09Voice11 - sports events) Causes? v Slow rate of change...

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Voice Musicology 139
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Physicality v Respiration v Phonation (vocal folds and vocal tract) v resonation/pronunciation
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Talking about singing v Range/register v Chest v Head v falsetto v Timbre v Volume v Vocal expression v What is sung and how
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What do we sing? v Humming v Vocables v Vocal effects v Vibrato v Yodelling v Percussive sounds
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Music and text Help remember words Heighten emotion Sometimes inseparable Tensions between music and text?
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Fiji: Music as Integral Aspect of Culture v hymn singing in parts embodies/expresses cultural values v unconsciously internalized v Talent is not just individual but cultivated socially (ensemble, no soloists) v Allows everyone to sing in comfortable range v Related to meke ( singing /dancing) v polyphonic, narrative poem, movements v Tonal and non-tonal
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Contemporary public singing in U.S. v Perception that public singing is female pursuit v Reduction of male singing outside of school choirs (i.e. fraternal organizations, church congregations,
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Unformatted text preview: sports events) Causes? v Slow rate of change suggests social factors v Hypothesis that public singing is less valued v Thus, females may also lose interest in public singing over time Solo voices v Marili v Central Ghana v controlled buzzing at back of throat Solo voices v Chandmani Nutag (Egschiglen) v Overtone singing: Mongolia v Many styles, substyles v Karkhiraa v Isolation of higher harmonics Group voices v Cothoza Mfana (Ladysmith Black Mambazo of South Africa) v Mbube v Isicathamiya v A cappella Group voices v Pilentze Pee (Pilentze Sings) (Bulgaria) v Women s song v Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares (1987) v Small intervals: ringing like a bell v beats Group voices v Near Mengwi (Bali, Indonesia) v Kecak chant v gamelan suara (voice gamelan) v Ancient ritual origins v Re-created in 1930s v Ramayana epic !!!! v choreography v monkey chant...
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