Effects of singing voice training on the VRP contour
Peter Pabon, Institute of Sonology, Royal Conservatory, The Hague and KTH CSC TMH
A longitudinal study was done to determine whether effects of singing voice training are manifest in the Voice Range Profile (VRP). The study shows that training does not necessarily extend the voice range, and in some respects may even reduce it. However, it is important to account for quality changes and for the impact of the acquired singing technique on the way that the VRP is produced pre- and post training. The bounds of the voice range that show in the VRP depend on the way the voice is used. Moreover, the pattern of acoustical changes that appears with the dynamic approach of the bounds may also inform on the singing technique used. This presentation will report on how changes in dynamic range and acoustic pathway seen in the VRP relate to the training of a classical singing style.