Title

The Effects Of A Pedagogical Approach Incorporating Videotaped Demonstrations On The Development Of Female Vocalists' "belted" Vocal Technique

Date of Award

1986

Availability

Article

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Department

Music Education

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to (a) examine how the parameters of respiration and attack in phonation, registration, resonance, and articulation contribute to the "belted" vocal quality, (b) develop videotapes demonstrating these parameters to trained and untrained vocalists, and (c) evaluate the effectiveness of the videotapes. The study includes a brief history of the evolution of commercial singing styles as distinguished from the European classical tradition. The parameters of respiration and attack in phonation, registration, resonance, and articulation are then discussed, with the emphasis on attack in phonation as a crucial element in furnishing the intensity, sharpness, and projection typical of the belted vocal quality. The videotaped demonstrations, which are intended for use by voice teachers as a pedagogical tool in teaching belting vocal technique, are accompanied by suggestions for implementation, references, and a discography.The effectiveness of the videotaped demonstrations was tested utilizing a pretest-posttest, quasi-experimental design. A test for differences between means revealed that a statistically significant change in trained judges' ratings of the female vocalists' belted vocal quality occurred as a result of the experimental treatment.

Keywords

Education, Music

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