Re: extended vocal tech...

Subject: Re: extended vocal tech...
From: Richard Zvonar (
Date: Thu Nov 18 2004 - 14:56:02 EST

At 2:26 PM -0500 11/18/04, jef chippewa wrote:
>you'll find that although some people may have a very efficient
>manner of notating such things for specific pieces/aesthetics,
>"extended vocal techniques" notation is hardly standardized, and if
>it seems to be, the standard will generally be "very" regional.

There is another important issue: extended vocal techniques can also
be very "personal" in that one vocalist may be really adept at a
particular mode of production but another may not. This point is
stressed by members of the Roy Hart Group, who do many workshops in
EVT and always encourage their students to find their own personal
vocal quirks.

That being said, some types of EVT can certainly be taught in a
formal way. For instance, I studied voice with Linda Vickerman (the
contralto of the EVT Ensemble) at UCSD and she used reinforced
harmonics as a way to quantify focused vowel production.


______________________________________________________________ Richard Zvonar, PhD (818) 788-2202

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