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date: 20 April 2019

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Every solo or choral singer has experienced differences between various performance venues that strongly depend on the acoustics of the spaces themselves. This has a direct influence both on the musical performance on stage and its perception by the audience. Singers often report that the interactions between performing musicians and their ability to hear each other change when they move from the rehearsal room to the concert venue. The acoustic influence of the room might provide inspiration for changing details of the music interpretation; but it might also damage the communication between musicians during the performance. This chapter focuses on the acoustic impact of being in a room on the singing voice during a rehearsal or concert.

Keywords: performance venues, acoustics, perception, singing voice

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