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DePauw University's First Year Seminar on Writing about Music

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Vocal and Aural Perceptions of Young Singers Aged Ten to Twenty-One

by Susan Yarnall, from the Journal of Singing Sept/Oct 2006 issue, pages 81-85.


As they progress through adolescence, many singers encounter physical, mental, emotional and psychological changes. By studying how and when each change occurs, teachers can better predict problems and assist students through this volatile period. The following article presents findings from two studies on the process of vocal maturity. In the first study, the author notes five stages of development: between ages 11-12, 12-13, 13-14, 14-15, and 16-18. In each stage, physical, emotional and psychological development are taken into consideration, as well as vocal maturity. The second study made use of recording equipment to examine students' perceptions of their own sound. Many of the subjects were surprised by what they heard. The author concludes with a list of tips for teachers to better instruct and support their adolescent students.


At 11/19/2006 8:00 PM, Blogger Godfather Outlaw said...

fine outline, sounds like you covered all the basics.

At 11/19/2006 9:47 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

I think this is what an abstract is really supposed to sound like. Good job.

At 11/19/2006 9:52 PM, Blogger iheart-t-ravs said...

you did a good job of giving the reader a good idea of what the article is about.

At 11/19/2006 10:59 PM, Blogger Mistuh Bond said...

Wow, very in-depth and shallow at the same time. I like this.


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