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作者 Drohan, Marie Antoinette
書名 The effect of aging on the singing voice and the vocal longevity of professional singers
國際標準書號 0496825550
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說明 187 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 65-06, Section: A, page: 2018
Sponsor: Harold Abeles
Thesis (Ed.D.)--Columbia University Teachers College, 2004
Each generation appears to procreate a healthier population, the consequence of which is longer life expectancy. Forced retirement is becoming less of an issue in many job sectors. However, some careers are greatly impacted by physiological changes that accompany the aging process. This study concerns itself with the physiological aging of the singing voice and what impact, if any at all, it has on the professional opera singer. Also, prompted by the observation that men seem to enjoy a longer singing career than women, this study attempted to shed light on this notion
Twelve successful national and international opera singers, six males and six females aged 65 to 83 years of age were interviewed while being recorded as a means to determine the validity of documented scientific research on the aging voice. The process resulted in a more thorough understanding of the effects of aging on professional singers' careers. The overall opinion of these professionals is that those who do not survive were obviously not trained well or abused their voices over time. They assert that the vocal debasement of opera singers is probably caused by singing the wrong repertoire or singing full for too long. Researchers, however, contend that the larynx cannot escape the effects of physiological aging. It can be speculated that these very well trained singers have unknowingly made compensatory adjustments in their singing technique to continue to experience the same vocal sensations they had prior to their senescent years. Thus, one would surmise that professional senior opera singers are no exception to the actualization of an aging larynx
School code: 0055
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Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 65-06A
主題 Music
Education, Music
Health Sciences, Speech Pathology
Gerontology
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Alt Author Columbia University Teachers College
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