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Humming and Singing While Playing in Clarinet Performance: An Evidence Based Method for Performers and Resource for Composers

Abstract Two different techniques utilizing vocalization in clarinet performance were examined through a research study in which one subject (the author) played several tasks utilizing each technique with different played pitches, vocalized pitches, and dynamic levels for each task. The first technique was singing while playing, which is also sometimes referred to as growling. This technique is produced by engaging the vocal folds during regular clarinet performance to create a second vocalized pitch that resonates in the oral cavity and exits through the mouthpiece as part of the same air stream as that used by the vibrating reed. The second technique studied was a much more recently pioneered technique that the author has labelled humming while pl... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Ruth, Jeremy Larkham (Author) / Gardner, Joshua T (Advisor) / Spring, Robert S (Advisor) / Schmelz, Peter J (Committee member) / Weinhold, Juliet (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Music education / Pedagogy / Clarinet / Evidence based composition guidelines / Evidence based pedagogical method / Humming while playing / Singing while playing / Vocalization and growling
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 311 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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