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 the series of component workshops and practise group sessions on offer from October 2020 to Summer 2021.
About this Phonation: Practice Group
This practice group will cover in detail the practical exercises and concepts from the Phonation: Component Workshop.
Concept we will focus on include:
- Effort Levels at the Vocal Folds
- Phonatory Adductory Range: Breathy, Neutral, Flow and Pressed Phonation
- Vocal Fold Closure and Compression
- Vocal Fold Adduction (closure) and Abduction (opening)
- Onsets & Offsets (Glottal: shock/strock, Aspirate: gradual and abrupt, simultaneous
- The role of the laryngeal muscles in pitch raising and pitch lowering (Cricothyroid and Arytenoid Muscles)
- Tilting, lengthening, stretching the Vocal Folds
- Laryngeal Mechanism Mx1
- Phonation and Dynamic Levels
- Primal Sound Triggers to Tune the Pharynx for high and low pitches
- Pre-Phonatory Tuning for Pitching
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 sixth session of a complete series of in-depth explorations of the full SATS Model.