Pedagogy Voice 1 (VSAO3014)


This unit aims to promote awareness of the main elements of teaching and learning the functional aspects of singing. It examines ways of learning about singing and provides a basis for learning about the physiology and acoustics of the singing voice, approaches to posture, breathing, phonation (onset, range and tessitura, dynamic controls, vibrato, register) and resonance. Assessment includes micro-teaching modules, readings, round table discussions, comparative reports and written tests. On completion of this unit, students will have knowledge and experience of the bases of physiology and acoustics of voice, and of a variety of approaches to singing and teaching.

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1 hr class/wk


Oral work (40%), written work (60%).

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