Comparative Study of the Bel Canto Teaching Styles and their Effects on Vocal Agility

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This thesis examines the historical significance of the vocal methods employed from the middle of the seventeenth century to the beginning of the nineteenth century in what became known as the bel canto era. It provides further exploration into the pedagogical procedures of the bel canto technique through a study of the premier instructors and singers from this period. The resurgence of interest in this tradition is addressed along with its impact on current vocal pedagogy. The vital role that vocal agility played as one of its most distinguishing traits is the primary factor under investigation. A discussion of the ... continued below

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v, 122 leaves : music

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Harper, Portia August 1996.

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This thesis examines the historical significance of the vocal methods employed from the middle of the seventeenth century to the beginning of the nineteenth century in what became known as the bel canto era. It provides further exploration into the pedagogical procedures of the bel canto technique through a study of the premier instructors and singers from this period. The resurgence of interest in this tradition is addressed along with its impact on current vocal pedagogy. The vital role that vocal agility played as one of its most distinguishing traits is the primary factor under investigation. A discussion of the bel canto teaching styles in relation to their approach to agility is a major point of inquiry. By maintaining a link between present artists and pedagogues and the old Italian school, it helps the singer understand the historical implications of vocal agility as an integral part of healthy vocal development.

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Harper, Portia. Comparative Study of the Bel Canto Teaching Styles and their Effects on Vocal Agility, thesis, August 1996; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278170/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .