Vowels in Vocalise & Repertoire

Phonation: Practice Group Recording


By: Classical Voice Training

This practice group was recorded on Wednesday 18th November 2020.

Based on our groundbreaking ‘Classical Voice Training Workbook’ these Practice Groups give us the time to work through the practical application of major technical concepts for the core component workshops. These Practice Groups are ideal for singers and teachers who would like to gain a better practical understanding of the triggers and practical exercises we use to train classical singers. Packed full of exercises, physiology, simple triggers, exercises, vocalise and all the tips and tricks for immediate practical application of the concept covered throughout our Classical Voice Training teaching Model.


Vocal Craft and Classical Voice Training are proud to digitally present this Phonation: Practice Group Recording.

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 Recording

This practice group covers in detail the practical exercises and concepts from the Phonation: Component Workshop.

Concept we 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

The Team

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.


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