PhD Breathing Methoodology Journey – No.1

PhD Breathing Methoodology Journey – No.1

My Breathing/Singing Methodology Research Journey – No.1 I’ve been researching breathing methodology for some time now and I’ve decided to document my research journey. I have in front of me a large pile of research studies published in the Journal of Voice and I hope...

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The Accent Method: Does the Research Support It?

The Accent Method: Does the Research Support It?

The Accent Method: Does the Research Support It? The Accent Method has seeped into the consciousness of many informed practitioners within the UK and this is mainly due to the pioneering research of Janice Chapman and Ron Morris alongside the dedicated work of the...

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Warm-Up Research: A Review

Warm-Up Research: A Review

Warm-Up Research: A Review Recent Warm-Up Research: A Review Aerobic Exercise as a Warm – Up for Singing: Aerodynamic Changes Monica McHenry and Joseph Evans Winter edition, Volume 30: No.6 –  Journal of Voice 2016 There has been a very interesting study relating to...

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High Belt Voice: A Review of Recent Research

High Belt Voice: A Review of Recent Research

High Belt Voice: A Review of Recent Research A Review of Recent JOV Belt Research by Debbie Winter The Evolution of the Female Broadway Belt Voice: Implications for Teachers and Singers - Christianne Roll. Tampa, Florida I thought I would draw your attention to some...

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Singing during Menstruation: What Does the Research Say?

Singing during Menstruation: What Does the Research Say? There has been much debate over the years regarding the female menstrual cycle and its impact on voice quality and according to Sataloff (1993) the ‘hormonal environment’ does have a significant effect on the...

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Why is Feldenkrais so Important for Voice Teachers?

Why is Feldenkrais so Important for Voice Teachers?

Feldenkrais method is an invaluable tool for voice teachers because it focuses on the nervous system and provides an insight into the workings of our ‘somatic map’. Voice teachers frequently deal with students who exhibit postural habits that compromise voice...

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Recent Research – Soccer Coaches in Need of Voice Care

Recent Research – Soccer Coaches in Need of Voice Care

A recent study by Fellman and Simberg (2016) has illustrated that soccer coaches are at risk of developing voice problems. The study showed that 28.4%  of the 500 participants reported two or more frequently occurring vocal symptoms. The most common symptoms were...

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Recent Research on the Importance of Vocal Cool-downs

Journal of Voice The Impact of Vocal Cool-down Exercises: A Subjective Study of Singers’ and Listeners’ Perceptions by Dr Kari Ragan This research conducted by Kari Ragan explores the importance of a vocal cool down as a means of preserving vocal quality and...

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