The buzzy quality of high frequency energy can add an element of auditory roughness to singing that impacts timbre and perceived style. The amount of auditory roughness in a sound varies between different styles of singing. High frequency energy is often present in rock styles of singing. The great news is that this type of auditory roughness is both exciting and the result of solid vocal technique. A voice can have roughness without have damage! This talk will explore the impact of high frequency energy on our perception of the singing voice, and how that informs our approach to teaching diverse singing styles.
Talking of Singing - Chadley Ballantyne, 4th October, 5-6.30pm What's the Buzz? - Resonance strategies across genres
Chadley Ballantyne is a frequent guest speaker on the topic of applying acoustic voice pedagogy for both classical and CCM techniques. He has presented at the 2017 Pan-American Vocology Association (PAVA) Symposium, the 2018 Voice and Speech Trainers Association/PAVA Joint Conference, the 2017 West Central and Central Region NATS Conferences, the 55th NATS National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, the 2019 ACDA National Conference and he was a Pre-Conference Workshop presenter at the 56th NATS National Conference. He is a co-instructor at the Acoustic Vocal Pedagogy Summer Workshop at the New England Conservatory of Music and is a contributing author to The Evolving Singing Voice: Changes Across the Lifespan. Dr. Ballantyne is Assistant Professor of Music, Voice at Stetson University.