Title of Abstract

Vocal Fry: Relevance in the Training of a Classical Voice

Submitting Student(s)

Todd GillespieFollow

Session Title

Education : Students and Learning

Faculty Mentor

Kristen Wunderlich, D.M.A.; wonderlichk@winthrop.edu

College

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department

Music

Faculty Mentor

Kristen Wunderlich, D.M.A.

Abstract

Vocal Fry is a naturally occurring register of the human voice that is often shied away from due to its negative connotation and implications in our society. Vocal fry, also known as the pulse register, occurs when the vocal folds are relaxed and allow the air to pulse through with the folds closing completely in between each pulse. This tone can be crackly and viewed as illegitimate by some vocal pedagogues; however, it has benefits that are unknown to many. Fry tones, when used sparingly, can be a beneficial aspect of vocal training. This paper explores the positive uses of vocal fry for vocal therapy, classical vocal training exercises, and the extension of the vocal register for certain settings of music.

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Course Assignment

MUST 319 - Wunderlich

Special Needs

Virtual recording of reading paper. (Internship during the week)

Start Date

16-4-2021 3:15 PM

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Vocal Fry: Relevance in the Training of a Classical Voice

Vocal Fry is a naturally occurring register of the human voice that is often shied away from due to its negative connotation and implications in our society. Vocal fry, also known as the pulse register, occurs when the vocal folds are relaxed and allow the air to pulse through with the folds closing completely in between each pulse. This tone can be crackly and viewed as illegitimate by some vocal pedagogues; however, it has benefits that are unknown to many. Fry tones, when used sparingly, can be a beneficial aspect of vocal training. This paper explores the positive uses of vocal fry for vocal therapy, classical vocal training exercises, and the extension of the vocal register for certain settings of music.