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Practical Anatomy for Classical Voice 1 (MUSI20156)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 6.25On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeMUSI20156
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject examines the physiological and acoustical factors that combine to make a classical vocal sound and how these factors can support the development of vocal technique. Through both lectures and practical exploration the subject explores the nexus between vocal physiology and artistry from both theoretical and practical perspectives.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Understand the basic acoustical and physiological principles of the singing voice
  • Apply varied singing approaches and terminology
  • Understand physiological concepts of mainstream teaching approaches and how these might be applied in a practical context
  • Analyse and articulate the ways in which creative purpose, emotional and physical balance and vocal technique, interact with a performer’s musical and dramatic intentions
  • Become familiar with current research in vocal performance science and pedagogy
  • Demonstrate a greater understanding of the practical components of voice production

Generic skills

On completion of this subject participants will have enhanced the following generic skills:

  • The capacity to subject concepts to critical scrutiny and evaluation
  • The capacity to subject concepts and action to an applied context
  • The ability to engage with critical literature
  • The ability to transfer concepts and theoretical explanations into practical applications

Last updated: 11 November 2018