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The Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing

Volume I: Development

Edited by: Frank A. Russo , Beatriz Ilari , Annabel J. Cohen

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

Print ISBN: 9781138059306
eBook ISBN: 9781315163734
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The Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing, Volume I: Development introduces the many voices necessary to better understand the act of singing?a complex human behaviour that emerges without deliberate training. Presenting research from the social sciences and humanities alongside that of the natural sciences and medicine alike, this companion explores the relationship between hearing sensitivity and vocal production, in turn identifying how singing is integrated with sensory and cognitive systems while investigating the ways we test and measure singing ability and development. Contributors consider the development of singing within the context of the entire lifespan, focusing on its cognitive, social, and emotional significance in four parts:

  • Musical, historical and scientific foundations
  • Perception and production
  • Multimodality
  • Assessment

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 I: Development tackles the first of these three questions, tracking development from infancy through childhood to adult years.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Historical, Musical, and Scientific Foundations for Studies of Singing Download PDF
Chapter  2:  From Canonical Babbling to Early Singing and its Relation to the Beginnings of Speech Download PDF
Chapter  3:  An Evolutionary Perspective on the Human Capacity for Singing Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Salomon Henschen and the Search for a Brain Center for Singing Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Mechanics and Acoustics of the Singing Voice Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Brain Mechanisms Underlying Singing Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Singing and Speech as Comparable Phenomena Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Linguistic Tone and Melody in the Singing of Sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Effects of Hormones and age on the Voice Download PDF
Chapter  10:  An Empirical Evaluation of Note Segmentation and Automatic Pitch-Extraction Methods for the Singing Voice Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Annotating Multimodal data of Singing and Speaking Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Perception, Vocal Production, and the Development of Singing Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Role and Functions of Infant-Directed Singing in Early Development Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Home Musical Environment and Singing Development in Infancy Download PDF
Chapter  15:  An Exploration of the Relationships Between Perception, Production, Cognition and Environment in the Development of Singing in Children Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Vocal Communication in Birds and Humans Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Singing and the Child who is Deaf Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Multimodal Aspects of Singing Development Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Infant-Directed Singing from a Dynamic Multimodal Perspective Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Before Singing Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Motor System Involvement in the Perception of Singing Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Measuring the Development of Singing Ability and the Mental Testing Tradition Download PDF
Chapter  23:  A Meta-Analytic Perspective on the Development of Singing in Children Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Construction and Validation of the Seattle Singing Accuracy Protocol (SSAP) Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Solo or Doubled Singing Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Correlations Among Music Aptitude, Singing Voice Development, and Singing Accuracy Achievement in Young Children Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Performance of Canadians on the Automated Airs Test Battery of Singing Skills Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Analyzing Singing Abilities and Language Skills During The Elementary School Years Download PDF
Chapter  29:  “What is Your Favorite Song?” Download PDF
Chapter  30:  How Musical Culture is Reflected in The Choice of Favorite Songs of Estonian Children Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Tone Language and Musical Experience Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Effects of Group Vocal Training in Older Adults Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Conclusion Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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