A Comparative Study of Perceptions of Vocal Health in Singing the Gospel Style

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LaSherrie D. Draughon (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library
Valarie A. Austin

Abstract: The contemporary gospel style is defined as mixture of various styles which include blue, jazz, rhythm and blues, rap, hip hop, soul, rock, contemporary jazz, contemporary jazz and blues, spoken word, and urban gospel styles. The first purpose of this study is to explore the perception of vocal health of music educators and individuals with outside occupations who currently sing the contemporary gospel style. The second purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between vocal usage during employment hours, and self-reported vocal quality when singing the contemporary gospel style.

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Language: English
Date: 2014
Gospel style, Vocal Health, Music Education

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