The Origin and Treatment of Common CCM Vocal Problems

Casey Joiner

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Audio documentation proves that style and technique are constantly evolving; a sound that early twentieth century vocal technicians might have lauded could very well seem distasteful to a modern-day singer, and vice versa. But as the study of music exits its storied ethnocentric mindset and begins to incorporate teachings and lessons from civilizations outside of the Western idiom, vocal style is likewise undergoing its own evolution. Where classical music once reigned supreme in the voice studio, other styles such as jazz, R&B, gospel, and pop have arrived on the pedagogical front and are becoming an undivorceable part of the curriculum. One of the most notable vocal styles made its first appearance on the American stage in the late 1800’s and continues to be the most popular alternative to classical music. That style, Musical Theatre, accounts for a large percentage of new repertoire and an even larger percentage of the national revenue. Tallies estimate that professional musical th
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9
JournalJournal of the Texas Tech University Ethics Center
StatePublished - Jul 15 2020


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