2020 SATS Advanced Workshop 2

Laryngeal and Acoustic Registration & Vocal Acoustics

Friday 10th July, 2020

1000-1200, 1400-1600



Registration is often one of the most contentious things to discuss in classical voice. The SATS model has, from the beginning, attempted to clarify the issue by considering registration from two perspectives - laryngeal and acoustic (scientific registers and singing registers).

We will present the latest research on the laryngeal mechanisms (vocal fold vibratory patterns) and the physiology behind them. MO, M1, M2 and M3 will be explained in detail, using video kymography of each mechanism.

We will explore the effects of cartilaginous and membranous adduction on voice quality - how the ‘glottal chink’ can cause breathiness in the tone and how to remediate this.

Practical exercises to help you assess and teach the different laryngeal mechanisms in the voice studio will be presented.

The latest research into voice acoustics has shown that register events can be laryngeal and/or acoustic. We will cover the acoustic elements of registration and present practical exercises to show you how to apply these concepts in the voice studio.

The day will include explanations of primal sound in the larynx and vocal tract, formant tuning, harmonics and their interactions with formants, singers formant cluster and squillo, vowel modification, definitions of timbre, acoustic registers – voce aperta and voce chiusa (open and closed timbre) and how to use spectrographs.

We will present practical exercises to teach these resonance strategies and discuss the influence of diction and articulation on resonance and phonation.


Cost: £60

NB both Workshops can be booked for the reduced fee of £100.

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