Publication Date

1-1-1992

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Seaver, Earl J., III

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders

Abstract

Singing is one of the most mysterious of all of the arts. Although many people are able to recognize and appreciate a good singing voice, very few people, if any, can accurately describe the production acts necessary to create a beautiful song by the vocal instrument. Because most speech-Ianuguage pathologists have been trained more thoroughly in the speaking voice and vocal hygiene, therapy is often focused on these two aspects. The voice teacher, however, is more adept at training vocal production in singers. By working symbiotically, both fields can practice what they know best, and therefore help singers with vocal distress to flourish. The object of this paper is to compare and contrast the objectives and techniques of the speech-language pathologist to those of the music voice teacher when working with the singing voice. The author will compare the techniques of the two fields when approaching respiration and correct pitch production. Because voice disorders are the binding factor between the two fields, this issue also will be addressed.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

29 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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