A singer's point of reference: baseline vocal measurements during study at a university

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Julie F. Celona-VanGorden (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Robert Wells

Abstract: The careers of professional voice users depend a great deal on the quality and condition of their voices. Voice students in a university are training their voices for professional use. Vocal health and hygiene are of utmost importance. Often acoustic and aerodynamic measures of the voice are not obtained until after the student experiences vocal difficulties not due directly to technical issues. A record of the student's voice obtained when healthy is useful in evaluating the voice when it is in distress. This paper discusses the advantages to collecting and recording baseline vocal measurements while a student is studying voice. It also explains the kinds of vocal parameters which are most helpful in the evaluation, the instrumentation used to obtain the measurements, as well as the procedures and protocol used in obtaining them. Strategies for using the information and for setting up a system in a university to collect and record students' baseline measurements are also included.

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Language: English
Date: 2009
Baseline, Pedagogy, Vocal Health
Voice $x Measurement.
Voice disorders $x Diagnosis.
Singing $x Instruction and study.
Voice $x Care and hygiene.
Singers $x Health and hygiene.
Singing $x Physiological aspects.

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