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  • Volume 17 The shirt, the song and vocalities: 'The Boy[s] From Oz'
    • Abstract: Giuffre, Liz; Hughes, Diane
      This article discusses the vocal delivery of three Australian performers, Peter Allen, Todd McKenney and Hugh Jackman, in their respective recorded performances of "I Still Call Australia Home". The first relates to the original version written and performed by Allen in 1980, the second is performed by McKenney in 1998 for the original Australian production of 'The Boy From Oz', and the third is performed by Jackman in 2003 as part of the cast of the Broadway production of The Boy From Oz. Comprehensive analysis utilizing phonemic transcriptions and elements of vocality (individual, representational and assumed) identifies that each case study expresses characterisation (or aspects of it) in different ways. This has implications for musical theatre performers and pedagogy.

      PubDate: Mon, 1 Aug 2016 22:44:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 17 Gesture and body-movement as tools to improve vocal tone
    • Abstract: Nafisi, Julia
      Gestures and body-movements (GBM) are widely used tools in the teaching and learning of singing. In order to measure the validity of this teaching tool, 25 volunteer participants worked on four vocal exercises following either instructions that used GBM or voice-pedagogical instructions that incorporated no movement. 183 expert listeners compared each participant's base-line recordings with takes after teaching interventions and marked any perceived change in the quality of vocal tone on a rating scale. The evaluation of these case studies suggest a significant beneficial effect of the GBM-intervention, independent of participants' previous singing experience and their preference for a teaching intervention, but dependent on the type of vocal task.

      PubDate: Mon, 1 Aug 2016 22:44:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 17 Revealing a neglected gem: Robert Schumann's Sieben Lieder von
           Elisabeth Kulmann, Op. 104
    • Abstract: Dunstone, Prudence E
      The late Lieder of Robert Schumann are performed far less frequently than those of his most prolific year of song writing, 1840, and are also perhaps undeservingly less well known amongst singers and concert audiences. The Sieben Lieder von Elisabeth Kulmann, Op. 104 were composed in 1851, during Schumann's last post as Municipal Music Director in D sseldorf. The cycle is an ideal choice for a young soprano at tertiary level, and some individual songs are also suitable for younger singers. This article explores the background to the composition, and also features of the songs, which may assist in a pedagogical approach to this cycle.

      PubDate: Mon, 1 Aug 2016 22:44:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 17 From the editor
    • Abstract: Mitchell, Helen
      PubDate: Mon, 1 Aug 2016 22:44:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 17 Setting the pace: Perspectives on contemporary singing
    • Abstract: Hughes, Diane; Baker, Stephen; Bartlett, Irene; Robinson, Daniel; Monro, Veronica
      This article draws together the pedagogical perspectives of leading Australian contemporary singing teachers. Each author addresses the diverse range of challenges and prospects that face today's contemporary singers and teachers from a particular perspective. As such, the article poses significant considerations for those involved in contemporary singing teaching and/or industry practices. From adapting to the digital environment, the opportunities afforded by real-time performance, the relevance of voice science, addressing vocal and career sustainability through to developing a diverse skill set, the article comprehensively addresses 'setting the pace' for contemporary vocal pedagogy.

      PubDate: Mon, 1 Aug 2016 22:44:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 17 Classical voice and the microphone: A work in progress
    • Abstract: Cummings, Karen
      Classical singers are expert at manipulating the interaction of their voice, the instrumentation, the repertoire and the acoustic space their performance takes place in. Classical singing as a technique has historically responded to changes in these performance elements. The microphone is increasingly becoming an integral part of some classical vocal performances. This engagement with technology has implications for vocal technique, vocal aesthetic and performing contexts, and the development of a new collaborations and new skill sets for classical singers. The use of the microphone by classical singers also raises questions about what it is to be a classical singer. Divisions between vocal and musical genres are becoming more permeable as new vocal and operatic works use the microphone as an integral part of the composition and singers are using the microphone to interpret classical vocal repertoire written without the thought of the microphone.

      PubDate: Mon, 1 Aug 2016 22:44:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 17 The Overlooked Demographic: Teaching the mature amateur singer
    • Abstract: Murray, Lynne
      Much of the pedagogical literature aimed at teaching classical singing is focused on singers who fall into one of two categories: the highly motivated young professional or would-be professional, or the senior high school/American college student. Resources are much slimmer, however, to assist in teaching the mature student who has no aspirations to professional singing, but whose stated goal in seeking lessons may be simply to sing the high notes in choir, or not to fall apart in a choir audition. Addressing strongly ingrained dysfunctional habits and misunderstandings about how the voice works, while motivating, encouraging a practice routine, building confidence and dealing with often poor musical skills make these students challenging to teach. Repertoire selection for this group of students can be particularly difficult. While they often may be highly successful in their own field, many of these students present with a lack of confidence in relation to singing, and managing these two contradictory states requires a very different interpersonal approach than when teaching a Conservatorium student.

      PubDate: Mon, 1 Aug 2016 22:44:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 17 Singing in Australian schools: Pitfalls and promise
    • Abstract: Wicks, Darren
      Historically, singing has been central to musical learning and, although attitudes may have changed over time, it is likely that all Australian students will sing at some point during their education. However, not all students enjoy the same level of access to quality singing programs. In fact, the present condition of singing in Australian schools could best be described as patchy and variable. Has this always been the case and was there ever a golden age of singing in Australian schools? Examining historic educational documents offers insight into the foundational role of singing in the early Australian education system. It also demonstrates how school singing has changed over time, both for the better and for the worse. This paper reviews literature that offers a snapshot of singing in Australian schools from early Colonial times until the present day. It also explores implications for teacher professional development, partnerships and a national plan of action for school singing.

      PubDate: Mon, 1 Aug 2016 22:44:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 How singers hear themselves: Using recordings in the singing
           studio
    • Abstract: Southcott, Inge E; Mitchell, Helen F
      Singers are unable to hear their own voices the way their listeners do, yet teacher and singing student must communicate about vocal quality and work to improve the student's basic sound. This study examined the efficacy of using recordings in this feedback loop by testing singers' perceptions of hearing themselves on playback and their perceived ability to improve their singing performance after listening. Fifteen singing students, aged between 18 and 70, were recorded on a portable Zoom H4 digital recorder. They then listened to the playback through quality headphones. Following both the live performance and the recorded playback, they rated their singing for overall quality, intonation, diction, ease of production and breathiness. The process was then repeated. Singers reported that hearing themselves on the recordings was helpful, empowering, and confidence-building although singers' self-ratings of their first and second performances did not show significant differences in scores. A sub-group analysis comparing experienced and novice singers showed that lack of experience was a key factor in the inability of the novice singers to make rapid desired improvements in their repeat performance. In a blind perceptual evaluation, four expert listeners independently rated the singers' two performances on the same parameters, and they also did not score the second performance as significantly improved. Singers found it difficult to improve their performance after a single playback. This preliminary study suggests that aural feedback from high fidelity digital recordings is a powerful new pedagogic tool and that further studies are recommended to explore its potential in the singing studio.

      PubDate: Mon, 1 Aug 2016 21:51:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 An encultured identity: Individuality, expressivity and the
           singing-self
    • Abstract: Hughes, Diane
      The human voice is able to engender experiences, traditions, emotions, ethnicity and human existence. Such enculturation can be heard when music and voice combine in singing. Sung vocal sound is therefore a representation of 'self' and, typically, the contemporary singer in popular culture musics (PCM) is highly individualistic. In the digital age, consideration of how contemporary singers develop their individual identity is crucial to understanding how best to nurture the singing voice in the complex and evolving milieu that is PCM. This is particularly relevant when considering the methods and applications of vocal processing that are now readily accessible and implemented. This article examines the ways in which a contemporary singer's vocal identity is developed, maintained, compromised or, at times, negated. The results of the qualitative research discussed in this article form part of a comprehensive study on contemporary vocal artistry. Through an analysis of participant reflections and experiences, the findings provide insight into the multiplicity of concepts that underpin vocal identity in PCM and recognise the ways in which the encultured voice leads to individuality in expressivity.

      PubDate: Mon, 1 Aug 2016 21:51:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 Perceptually motivated auditory interpretation of the singer's
           formant
    • Abstract: Millhouse, Thomas J
      This paper investigates the notion of a perceptual singer's formant described within the auditorycognitive domain of human hearing. Seeking to more clearly define the relationship between the perception of an operatic singer's 'ring', 'ping' or 'twang' (Vennard, 1967), and the acoustical 3kHz spectral peak identified as the singer's formant (Bartholomew, 1934; Sundberg, 1974), this paper incorporates an auditory model for the analysis of the sung voice. Hermansky's (1990) Perceptual Linear Prediction (PLP) model utilises known psychoacoustical properties of human hearing to define a perceptually motivated auditory spectrum. The PLP model incorporates critical-band spectral resolution (Schroeder, 1977), equal-loudness approximation (Makhoul and Cosell, 1976) and intensity-loudness interpretations (Stevens, 1957), to derive a perceptually motivated auditory spectrum that closely resembles what is actually heard by the listener. This auditory spectrum provides the basis for our investigation into the difference between speech and singing in the perceptually motivated auditory domain. By taking a dataset of voice samples from a variety of different voice types and taxonomies, this paper identifies specific variability between speech and singing in the auditory domain. This auditory variability differs from current traditional acoustical interpretations. Specific findings include; An auditory description of the singer's formant that is more closely aligned with pedagogical perceptions of 'ring', 'ping' and 'twang' in the operatic voice. The presence of a singer's formant for soprano voice types in the auditory domain. Specific characterisation of the singer's formant in the auditory domain for a variety of vowel, voice types, and pitch frequencies, and a deeper insight into the perceptual interpretations of a singer's timbre as well as the specific vowel intelligibility as a function of the singer's pitch.

      PubDate: Mon, 1 Aug 2016 21:51:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 From the editor
    • Abstract: Mitchell, Helen
      PubDate: Mon, 1 Aug 2016 21:51:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 Voice work: Art and science in changing voices [Book Review]
    • Abstract: deBruyn, Nikki
      Review(s) of: Voice work: Art and science in changing voices, by Christina Shewell, Wiley-Blackwell, forewords by Dawn French, Lesley Mathison, Mark Meylan and Patsy Rodenburg. 538pp. West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. AUD $94.95 (pbk.), ISBN: 978-0-470-01992-4.

      PubDate: Mon, 1 Aug 2016 21:51:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 Singing with your whole self [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Logan, Liz
      Review(s) of: Singing with your whole self, by Samuel H. Nelson and Elizabeth Blades-Zeller. Scarecrow Press, 2001, 200pp. US $38.70 (pbk.). ISBN-13: 978-0810840492.

      PubDate: Mon, 1 Aug 2016 21:51:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 The ultimate vocal voyage: The definitive method for unleashing
           the rock, pop or soul singer within you [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Lee, Marisa
      Review(s) of: The ultimate vocal voyage: The definitive method for unleashing the rock, pop or soul singer within you, by Daniel Zangger-Borch. Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation. 165pp. US$ 19.99 (pbk.) ISBN-13: 978- 9185575190.

      PubDate: Mon, 1 Aug 2016 21:51:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 Your voice at its best: Enhancement of the healthy voice, help
           for the troubled voice [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Basham, Sandra
      Review(s) of: Your voice at its best: Enhancement of the healthy voice, help for the troubled voice, by David Blair McClosky with members of the McClosky Institute of Voice. Long Grove, Illinois: Waveland Press, Inc., 2011. 104pp. US$ $16.95 (pbk.). ISBN-13: 978-1577667056

      PubDate: Mon, 1 Aug 2016 21:51:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 Music immanent in words - Hugo Wolf's Morike lieder
    • Abstract: Nafisi, Julia
      The intricacies of German poetic language and its reflection in music are both charm and challenge in the study, performance and teaching of Lieder - particularly for Non-German speakers. The Lieder of Hugo Wolf arguably represent an afore unreached level of interconnection between word and music as here, in the words of the great Lieder-singer and scholar Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau 'every single declamatory device arises from the spirit of the language'. This paper gives a brief overview of Wolf's Lieder after words by Eduard M rike and illustrates the composer's 'musical re-inventions of poetry' by analysing text and music of the well known song "Das verlassene M gdlein" (The forsaken maiden). The paper further suggests pathways to approach this song so as to realise its depth and to achieve a high level of uncontrived expressiveness in its rendition.

      PubDate: Mon, 1 Aug 2016 21:51:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 16 Approaches to singing: 'Snapshots' of Australian contexts
    • Abstract: Hughes, Diane; Monro, Veronica; Power, Anne; Lemon-McMahon, Belinda; Powell, Sarah; Cooper, Naomi
      This article brings together performers, researchers, practitioners and educators to discuss approaches to and experiences of singing in Australia. The impetus behind this article was a round table discussion, "Why Sing?", presented by the authors at the 31st International Society of Music Education Conference, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2014. By linking practice and research in specific contexts, the authors address the reasons as to why some people sing, the roles and purposes of different types of singing, what motivates some to sing, and how to effectively communicate through singing in particular contexts. In the discussion and in relation to particular contexts, expressivity through singing (personal and collective), creativity and singing, healthy singing, and technology and singing are highlighted. The article concludes with implications for vocal pedagogy and for music education more broadly.

      PubDate: Mon, 1 Aug 2016 21:42:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 16 From the editor
    • Abstract: Mitchell, Helen
      PubDate: Mon, 1 Aug 2016 21:42:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 16 Professionalism in singing: Workplace conditions, implications
           and considerations for singers of popular culture musics
    • Abstract: Monro, Veronica
      Professional singers of popular culture musics (PCM) are expected to juggle elements beyond the craft of singing and stage performance. Despite this, professional singers are committed to their work, sometimes at the cost of undermining their work and compromising the quality of their performance. This research investigated the work environment of professional singers in Sydney, Australia, with an aim to identify elements that exist in the workplace. This paper highlights the various factors that emerged and how they influence and surround the overall work of the singer.

      PubDate: Mon, 1 Aug 2016 21:42:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 16 Looping vocals and applied effects in contemporary vocal studies
    • Abstract: Hughes, Diane; Monro, Veronica
      Since the advent of sound capture and replication, the contemporary singing voice and applied technology have developed symbiotically. At a rudimentary level, the technological facility to capture and reproduce sound has enabled the contemporary singing voice to be heard in live and recorded contexts; the development of applied effects on the singing voice has facilitated the creative crafting of vocal aesthetics and production options within these contexts. While a variety of contemporary instruments have implemented 'looping', the more recent development of vocal looping and loop stations designed for vocalists has furthered a myriad of vocal creativities. This article outlines the practice of looping and documents the introduction of vocal looping as a pedagogical practice in contemporary vocal studies.

      PubDate: Mon, 1 Aug 2016 21:42:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 16 Pedagogical implications of vocal learning and neuroplasticity
    • Abstract: Lemon-McMahon, Belinda
      This article discusses the potential influence of teaching practices on the development of a singer's vocal identity. Vocal identity is shaped by 'how' a singer sings, 'why' a singer sings and the individual morphology of the voice. Recent research into neuroplasticity has increased our understanding of how learning changes our brains. The connectedness of a singer's mind, body and voice means that pedagogical methods that affect neuronal connections may also impact on the emotions, feelings, perceptions, and memories of the singer. A singer's exploration of their own vocal identity may also be affected by mimicking or imitating other artists or teachers. This discussion will conclude with the pedagogical implications of vocal learning and neuroplasticity. KEYWORDS: neuroplasticity,

      PubDate: Mon, 1 Aug 2016 21:42:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 14 Lehn' Deine Wang' An Meine Wang': Heinrich Heine and Robert
           Schumann Revisited
    • Abstract: Nafisi, Julia
      The article discusses the reasons as to why German Leider is very popular with people all over the globe. Leider offers the great beauty of the words and the music combined and should be celebrated as a means of expressing one's most tender feelings.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 14 From the Editor
    • Abstract: Nisbet, Adele
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Vocology and the Selection of Choral Repertoire
    • Abstract: Nix, John
      The author discusses the hurdles that conductors may experience when preparing their choir for a performance. He suggests the aspects that should be considered when selecting repertoires for choirs.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 The Solo-songs of Jean Sibelius
    • Abstract: Keane, Robert
      This article introduces English speaking singers to the wealth of song repertoire from the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Performances of these songs are relatively rare, reflecting the hesitancy of singers to sing in the unfamiliar original texts, as well as the lack of access to the scores, hence an unfamiliarity with the treasures that lie within this canon of work. It is hoped that more singers will be willing to explore these songs, and this article is offered as a guide.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Digital Imagery Technology (DIT) and Voice Dysfunction: A Case
           Study
    • Abstract: McConaghy, Marion
      In this phenomenological study, I heuristically investigate the use of the computer as a virtual art studio, where digital media is combined with traditional art methods such as painting, drawing, collaging, and sculpture while working with the psychological impact of physical dysfunction of voice. Current literature indicates that digital imagery technology such as digital cameras, scanners, and photo-editing programs has a place in the therapeutic context.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 The Constructed Voice: A Sociocultural Model of Learning for
           Undergraduate Singers
    • Abstract: Latukefu, Lotte
      This article reports on the design and development of a model of learning influenced by sociocultural theories for undergraduate singers. It draws on data collected from reflective journals written by students as well as the findings from a pilot study conducted in 2005 where the aim was to examine the response of students to a changing curriculum in which traditional 'bel canto' singing technique was taught in conjunction with spoken voice class. The participants in the study were undergraduate students studying performance in the Faculty of Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong. This paper reports on some of the themes emerging from the pilot study, which were presented by Nicholls-Gidley and Latukefu at the 7th Voice Symposium of Australia held in September of 2005 and provided the basis for further research by Latukefu into strategies students use to construct learning.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Robert Edwin
    • Abstract: Connell, Kath
      Robert Edwin attributes his singing success to his parents who had a private voice studio in New York City at the Hotel Ansonia. Additionally he discusses the different roles and styles that he has performed.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 From the Editor
    • Abstract: Nisbet, Adele
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
 
 
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