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The Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing

Volume II: Education

Edited by: Helga R. Gudmundsdottir , Carol Beynon , Karen M. Ludke , Annabel J. Cohen

Print publication date:  June  2020
Online publication date:  May  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138061149
eBook ISBN: 9781315162607
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The Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing, Volume II: Education examines the many methods and motivations for vocal pedagogy, promoting singing not just as an art form arising from the musical instrument found within every individual but also as a means of communication with social, psychological, and didactic functions. Presenting research from myriad fields of study beyond music—including psychology, education, sociology, computer science, linguistics, physiology, and neuroscience—the contributors address singing in three parts:

  • Learning to Sing Naturally
  • Formal Teaching of Singing
  • Using Singing to Teach

In 2009, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada funded a seven-year major collaborative research initiative known as Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS). Together, global researchers from a broad range of disciplines addressed three challenging questions: How does singing develop in every human being? How should singing be taught and used to teach? How does singing impact wellbeing? Across three volumes, The Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing consolidates the findings of each of these three questions, defining the current state of theory and research in the field. Volume II: Education focuses on the second question and offers an invaluable resource for anyone who identifies as a singer, wishes to become a singer, works with singers, or is interested in the application of singing for the purposes of education.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Learning to Sing Naturally Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Informal Singing Practices of Children Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Singing Acquisition in the First Years of Life Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Children Learning to Sing in Everyday Family Life in Minority World Homes Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The songs children sing Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Functions of Singing and Songs in the Lives of Brazilian Children Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Musical Features and Community Thematic of Selected Children’s Songs of the Wagogo People of Central Tanzania Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Field Recordings of Children’s Singing Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Singing through Childhood Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Singing in South African Schools Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Vocal Self-Image of Chinese Adults Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Adults Learning Traditional Icelandic Vocal Music in a Semi-Formal Setting Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Antecedents to the Career of Singer-Songwriter as Revealed by Interviews and On-line Surveys Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Formal and Non-formal Teaching of Singing in the Studio and Choral Environment Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Science-Informed Vocal Pedagogy Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Interdisciplinary Breath Connections Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Using the International Phonetic Alphabet as a Tool to Teach Singing Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Multimodal Analysis of Indian Vocal Music Training Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Singer as Researcher Download PDF
Chapter  20:  How Professional and Student Singers Cope with Performance Anxiety Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Evaluation Tools in Singing Education Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Art Song Pedagogy and Performance Practice Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Teamwork Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Choral Practice and Research at the Beginning of the 21st Century Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Fostering Transformative Singing Engagement with Secondary School Students Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Pedagogical strategies for influencing the pubertal male singer Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Lifecycle of the Female Singing Voice Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Rehearsal Techniques for Youth and Senior Voices in Intergenerational Choir Singing Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Using Singing and Songs to Learn and to Teach Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Relationships Between Intrinsic and Broader Educational Benefits of Singing Training Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Singing Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Singing to Support Foreign Language Learning Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Can singing facilitate acquisition of second-language morphosyntax in native speakers of Chinese? An artificial language study Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Do Singing and Music Enhance Language Learning, Including Perception and Pronunciation? Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Singing and Moving Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Singing in Instrumental Music Instruction Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Making Mathematics Special through Song Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Conclusion Download PDF
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