Performance Voice: Foibles of the Singing Voice The physiologic demands required by the projected, performing voice are rigorous and may place artists at risk for behavioral maladaptation and development of vocal pathology. Comprehensive voice rehabilitation must attempt to address both phonotraumatic etiology and eventual post-rehabilitative demands for the performer. Singers have been observed to compose the ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2003
Performance Voice: Foibles of the Singing Voice
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  • Martin L. Spencer
    Department of Otolaryngology, The Ohio State University, Voice Institute Columbus, OH
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Article   |   July 01, 2003
Performance Voice: Foibles of the Singing Voice
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, July 2003, Vol. 13, 25-29. doi:10.1044/vvd13.2.25
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, July 2003, Vol. 13, 25-29. doi:10.1044/vvd13.2.25
The physiologic demands required by the projected, performing voice are rigorous and may place artists at risk for behavioral maladaptation and development of vocal pathology. Comprehensive voice rehabilitation must attempt to address both phonotraumatic etiology and eventual post-rehabilitative demands for the performer.
Singers have been observed to compose the second largest percentage of clinical load seen in voice clinics across the country (Titze, Lemke, & Montequin, 1997). They are a large and diverse group, including amateur and professional soloists and choristers and singing teachers. Western musical idioms are typically delineated by repertoire type: classical, pop/ rock, jazz/ blues, country/bluegrass, gospel/ contemporary Christian, and music theater. Each repertoire is far ranging in musical expectations, and it is common for singers to cross idiom boundaries for artistic exploration or to generate consistent employment.
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