Presenter Leon Thurman, Ed.D.
Presentation Title ADDRESSING VOCAL REGISTER DISCREPANCIES: AN ALTERNATIVE, SCIENCE-BASED THEORY OF REGISTER PHENOMENA
Additional Authors Graham Welch, Ph.D.; Axel Theimer, D.M.A.; Carol Klitzke, M.S., CCC/SLP
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1 Natalie Henrich – I’m glad you raised the point that vocal registers is a notion which needs to be clarified. In fact, I believe it is related to singing, and we scientists should find ways to define it more properly. [listen to audio for further discussion on vocal registers and terminology…] Audio link.
 
2 Perry Smith – One issue that singers deal with (and the audience pays for), are the notes in which the subglottal pressure is extremely high. This usually occurs past the second passaggio note, and I notice that no one theory has described or attempted to demonstrate what occurs in this area of the voice. I have my own theories since there is a limit as to how far the vocal folds will stretch. Something else has to occur and these are the notes the audience pays for and that all singers die for. No one in the field here has actually addresses this. The real issues are not the chest voice – middle voice transition but the upper transition, can you describe what occurs here?
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3 Jeannie Lovetri – I refer to the article you handed out in which you refer to belt singing which is about 4 paragraphs long. Would I be correct that all non-classical singing is being lumped under the category "belt?" [...Further discussion of singing classifications, listen to audio link for the rest]. Audio link.