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Students report subjective effects of training by use of phonation tube on singing technique.

Tideman, Anna-Lena LU (2011)
Abstract
Background: Voice therapy aims at curing voice problems. Various studies on persons with voice disorders have shown positive effects of therapy with the method using a so-called phonation tube. Purpose: The purpose of this project was to investigate student reported effects of training by use of phonation tube on the singing technique. Methods: The training was performed by eight students, studying at the Malmö Academy of Music at Lund University to become music teachers. All students in this study had a less-than-perfect singing technique in common. The students filled out questionnaires concerning self-evaluations of their vocal abilities before and after the training. They wrote logbooks during the training period of two weeks. They... (More)
Background: Voice therapy aims at curing voice problems. Various studies on persons with voice disorders have shown positive effects of therapy with the method using a so-called phonation tube. Purpose: The purpose of this project was to investigate student reported effects of training by use of phonation tube on the singing technique. Methods: The training was performed by eight students, studying at the Malmö Academy of Music at Lund University to become music teachers. All students in this study had a less-than-perfect singing technique in common. The students filled out questionnaires concerning self-evaluations of their vocal abilities before and after the training. They wrote logbooks during the training period of two weeks. They also wrote conclusive summaries after the training. The voices of the students were perceptually assessed by two speech therapists and registered by so-called
phonetograms. The students underwent clinical examinations by a phoniatrician. Results: In this thesis the data gathered from the reports of the students are described and analyzed. All eight students reported improvements as described in thematic analysis after two weeks training with the phonation tubes. The improvements described by the students concerned not only better rand voice, better control, greater depth and increased range but also increased self-confidence and clear awareness of the singing technique. Conclusions: The estimation of the participants’ answers before and after the training indicates substantial effects regarding almost every aspect that is of importance concerning the technique of singing. The results speak in such a way that there is reason to continue this pilot study with a thorough study based on a more sophisticated training program with the phonation tube. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Background: Voice therapy aims at curing voice problems. Various studies on persons with voice disorders have shown positive effects of therapy with the method using a so-called phonation tube. Purpose: The purpose of this project was to investigate student reported effects of training by use of phonation tube on the singing technique. Methods: The training was performed by eight students, studying at the Malmö Academy of Music at Lund University to become music teachers. All students in this study had a less-than-perfect singing technique in common. The students filled out questionnaires concerning self-evaluations of their vocal abilities before and after the training. They wrote logbooks during the training period of two weeks. They also wrote conclusive summaries after the training. The voices of the students were perceptually assessed by two speech therapists and registered by so-called<br/>phonetograms. The students underwent clinical examinations by a phoniatrician. Results: In this thesis the data gathered from the reports of the students are described and analyzed. All eight students reported improvements as described in thematic analysis after two weeks training with the phonation tubes. The improvements described by the students concerned not only better rand voice, better control, greater depth and increased range but also increased self-confidence and clear awareness of the singing technique. Conclusions: The estimation of the participants’ answers before and after the training indicates substantial effects regarding almost every aspect that is of importance concerning the technique of singing. The results speak in such a way that there is reason to continue this pilot study with a thorough study based on a more sophisticated training program with the phonation tube.},
  author       = {Tideman, Anna-Lena},
  keyword      = {Voice training,Singing},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {09},
  pages        = {21},
  title        = {Students report subjective effects of training by use of phonation tube on singing technique.},
  year         = {2011},
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