Increasing glottal closure in an untrained male chorus by integrating historical, scientific, and clinical practice into choral voice building exercises

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An examination of the historical treatises of Manuel Garcia II and Giambattista Mancini, scientific studies pertaining to glottal closure, and Vocal Function Exercises used in clinical speech pathology led to an exploratory study that attempted to increase the glottal closure in an untrained university male chorus using only choral voice building exercises. The exploratory study used a single group, pre-test post-test design, and data was recorded using audio recordings of the entire chorus as well as electroglottograph measurements of individual subjects. The data show an increase in glottal closure as measured by closed quotient values, and an increase in energy in the upper partials of the recorded acoustic signal from the chorus.

Creator(s): Cottrell, Duane Coles
Creation Date: May 2009
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: May 2009
  • Digitized: October 7, 2009
Description:

An examination of the historical treatises of Manuel Garcia II and Giambattista Mancini, scientific studies pertaining to glottal closure, and Vocal Function Exercises used in clinical speech pathology led to an exploratory study that attempted to increase the glottal closure in an untrained university male chorus using only choral voice building exercises. The exploratory study used a single group, pre-test post-test design, and data was recorded using audio recordings of the entire chorus as well as electroglottograph measurements of individual subjects. The data show an increase in glottal closure as measured by closed quotient values, and an increase in energy in the upper partials of the recorded acoustic signal from the chorus.

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Level: Doctoral
Discipline: Performance
Department: College of Music
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Keyword(s): Choral voice building | closed quotient | vocal function exercises | Manuel Garcia | glottal closure
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • CALL-NO: MT875 .C685 2009
  • OCLC: 502141450 |
  • UNTCAT: b3813639 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc10998
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Holder: Cottrell, Duane Coles
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