Vowels in Vocalise & Repertoire

Laryngeal Registration Component Workshop Recording


By: Classical Voice Training

This Practice Group was recorded on Saturday 9th January 2021.

10am – 12 noon – Morning Session
12 noon – 2pm – Lunch Break
2pm – 4pm Afternoon Session

Having already explored the core components of the teaching model in previous workshops, this is the second workshop exploring the outer satellites of the teaching model. This component workshop for singers and singing teachers, based on the Classical Voice Training teaching model focuses on the outer satellites of Laryngeal Registration. Laryngeal Registration looks at the different vibratory mechanisms of the vocal folds; M0, M1, Mx1, Mx2, M2, and M3. We explore historical and voice science terminology for these laryngeal registration events including ‘chest voice’, ‘the passaggio’, ‘cover’, ‘head voice’, ‘head register’, ‘chest’, and ‘voix mixte’ or ‘mixed voice’. We’ll look at the most comfortable configuration of the vocal folds across pitch range and give you simple practical exercises to start using these techniques straight away to improve your singing.


Vocal Craft and Classical Voice Training digitally presented this Laryngeal Registration Component Workshop on Saturday 9th January 2021.

About Classical Voice Training

Classical Voice Training is a company designed to present bespoke classical voice training courses for singers and teachers based on their groundbreaking ‘Classical Voice Training Workbook’ and Professor Janice Chapman’s groundbreaking book ‘Singing and Teaching Singing: A Holistic Approach to Classical Voice’ or S.A.T.S. by Plural Publishing. Classical Voice Training courses focus in detail on the SATS teaching model. Key elements include: Breathing and Support, Accent Method Breathing, Postural Alignment, Vocal Anatomy and Physiology, Phonation, Acoustic and Laryngeal Registration, Resonance, Articulation, Mind-skills for Performers, and Artistry and Performance. All of these components will be explored in sequence through this series of component workshops and practice group sessions on offer from October 2020 to Summer 2021.

About this Laryngeal Registration Component Workshop

This ‘Laryngeal Registration Component Workshop’ will focus in on the outer satellites of the Classical Voice Training Teaching Model: phonation, resonance, and articulation. Through practical application, this model gives the singer and teacher the skills they need to develop their classical singing technique. We have designed this workshop specifically for singers and singing teachers.

Laryngeal Registration is the focus for this workshop. Let’s explore, through evidence-based research and practical exercises, how singers and teachers can use the deep connections between the emotional motor system and laryngeal registration in singing. We will investigate primal sounds as triggers for emotional vocalisation and how they recruit laryngeal registers appropriately. We’ll also learn how to assess laryngeal registers and set up the vocal folds for different pitch ranges, and the relationships between laryngeal mechanisms. You’ll learn triggers to access M0, M1, Mx1, Mx2, M2, and M3 and how to use these registers efficiently in your teaching and singing. This course is packed full of practical exercises and techniques, giving both singers and teachers powerful tools for their own practice.

Taught by Opera Singer and Vocal Craft and Classical Voice Training Director James Platt and Professor Janice Chapman, author of the acclaimed textbook Singing and Teaching Singing: A Holistic Approach to Classical Voice, this workshop is the seventh session in a complete series of in-depth explorations of the full SATS Model.


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