Vocal Pedagogy - Topics of Study - The Nature of Vocal Sounds - Classification of Vocal Sounds

Classification of Vocal Sounds

Vocal sounds are divided into two basic categories-vowels and consonants-with a wide variety of sub-classifications. Voice Teachers and serious voice students spend a great deal of time studying how the voice forms vowels and consonants, and studying the problems that certain consonants or vowels may cause while singing. The International Phonetic Alphabet is used frequently by voice teachers and their students.

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