Singing - Vocal Pedagogy

Vocal pedagogy is the study of the teaching of singing. The art and science of vocal pedagogy has a long history that began in Ancient Greece and continues to develop and change today. Professions that practice the art and science of vocal pedagogy include vocal coaches, choral directors, vocal music educators, opera directors, and other teachers of singing.

Vocal pedagogy concepts are a part of developing proper vocal technique. Typical areas of study include the following:

  • Human anatomy and physiology as it relates to the physical process of singing
    • Vocal health and voice disorders related to singing
    • Breathing and air support for singing
    • Phonation
    • Vocal resonation or Voice projection
    • Vocal registration: a particular series of tones, produced in the same vibratory pattern of the vocal folds, and possessing the same quality, which originate in laryngeal function, because each of these vibratory patterns appears within a particular range of pitches and produces certain characteristic sounds.
    • Voice classification
  • Vocal styles: for Classical singers, this includes styles ranging from Lieder to opera; for pop singers, styles can include "belted out" a blues ballads; for jazz singers,styles can include Swing ballads and scatting.
    • Techniques used in styles such as sostenuto and legato, range extension, tone quality, vibrato, and coloratura

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