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The Acoustics of Different Genres of Singing  

Johan Sundberg

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Oct 2014
This chapter reviews several studies of singing in different styles. The studies reveal that the differences concern all the main dimensions of phonation: F0, loudness, phonation type, and ... More

Adolescent Girls’ Singing Development  

Lynne Gackle

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Aug 2014
A considerable amount of study has been devoted to the development of the adolescent male singing voice. By comparison, little attention has been given to the study of the adolescent ... More

Breathing in Singing  

Alan Watson

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Oct 2014
Accounts of breathing in methodological books on singing are often confusing or inaccurate rather than helpful. This chapter provides an overview of the principles of respiration and how ... More

Conservatory Teaching and Learning  

Mary King and John Nix

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Apr 2014
The progression from enthusiast to professional is sometimes marked by full-time training in a conservatory. This chapter describes each aspect of the conservatory experience, from the ... More

The Healthy Voice, Lifestyle, and Voice Protection (including Exercise, Body Work, and Diet)  

John S. Rubin and Ruth Epstein

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Sep 2014
Both medical professionals and voice users have healthy voice as a goal. In order to maintain health, an understanding of efficient vocal production is necessary. Knowledge of the ... More

The Neuroscience of Singing  

Boris A. Kleber and Jean Mary Zarate

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Aug 2014
To produce vocalizations including speech and song, the control of all muscles along the vocal tract (e.g. for respiration, vocal fold motion, resonance changes, and articulation) requires ... More

Singing and Emotion  

Eduardo Coutinho, Klaus R. Scherer, and Nicola Dibben

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Apr 2014
In this chapter the authors discuss the emotional power of the singing voice. The chapter begins by providing an overview of the process of externalization of emotions by the human voice. ... More

Teaching the Professional Singer  

Jean Callaghan

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Apr 2014
This chapter details what is involved in teaching to meet the needs of the professional singer. In working with professional singers, the teacher assumes a slightly different role from ... More

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