David Howard, Helena Daffern and I presented an “Introduction to the Science of the Singing Voice” at the National Early Music Association International Conference in York.
NEMA Conference proceedings: Singing music from 1500 to 1900: style, technique, knowledge, assertion, experiment
An overview of our presentation: (follow links for further text)
Helena Daffern and Jude Brereton 1
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Understanding
- 3. Physiology
- 4. Perception – Formants
- 5. Perception – projection
- Useful Resources
Below is a brief summary of the paper presented on Thursday 9th July 2009 with a list of references for further reading. The session provided an introduction to the three main aspects of voice science – physiology; acoustics; perception – and briefly considered the importance of scientific understanding in the study of musicological evidence. The partnership In2Voice, run by Jude Brereton and Helena Daffern, provides lectures, workshops and private tuition in musical science and vocal acoustics, covering topics from the basic concepts of sound and hearing to the latest research areas being explored in musical acoustics, voice analysis and music technology.