What’s so special about singers?

Venue

Journal of Voice , vol. 4(2), pp. 107 - 119

Publication Year

1990

Identifiers

Authors

  • Johan Sundberg

Abstract

Summary Research on singers’ breathing, phonation and articulation patterns during singing is reviewed and comparisons are made with typical speech patterns. It is found that singers’ and nonsingers’ use of the voice differ in several respects. The reasons for these differences are discussed and explanations are proposed referring to the special demands raised on singers with respect to economization of vocal effort and flexibility of phonation.

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