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Mapping a beautiful voice : theoretical considerations

Himonides, Evangelos (2009) Mapping a beautiful voice : theoretical considerations. Journal of Music, Technology and Education, 2 (1). pp. 25-54. ISSN 1752-7066

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Abstract

The prime purpose of this paper is to draw on a range of diverse literatures to clarify those elements thatare perceived to constitute a ‘beautiful’ sung performance. The text rehearses key findings from existingliteratures in order to determine the extent to which particular elements might appear the most salientfor an individual listener and also ‘quantifiable’ (in the sense of being open to empirical study). Thepaper concludes with a theoretical framework for the elements that are likely to construct and shape ourresponses to particular sung performances.

Item Type: Article
Controlled Keywords: Mixed methods, Music, Experimental research, Effectiveness of further and higher education, beautiful singing, perception of quality, psychoacoustics, vocal pedagogy, voice beauty
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Culture, Communication and Media
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 06 May 2010 13:29
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2013 13:33
URI: http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/3927
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