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Singers and Sound: An Introduction to Tomatis-Based Listening Training for Singers

Abstract ABSTRACT This document introduces singers and voice teachers to Dr. Alfred A. Tomatis's listening training method with a particular emphasis on its relevance to singers. After presenting an overview of Tomatis's work in the field of audio-psycho-phonology (circa 1947 through the 1990s) and specific ways that aspects of his theory are relevant to singers' performance skills, this project investigates the impact of listening training on singers by examining published research. The studies described in this document have investigated the impact of listening training on elements of the singer's skill set, including but not limited to measures of vocal quality such as intonation, vocal control, intensity, and sonority, as well as... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Hurley, Susan Lynn (Author) / Doan, Jerry (Advisor) / Dreyfoos, Dale (Committee member) / Kopta, Anne (Committee member) / Norton, Kay (Committee member) / Thompson, Billie M (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / listening / singers / sound / Tomatis / training
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 136 pages
Language English
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Note D.M.A. Music 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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