Seminar - Introduction to the Acoustics of the Voice

Friday 23rd October 10am-1pm

Are you foggy about formants? Suspicious of a spectrograph? Hazy over harmonics? Would you like the secrets of resonance to be revealed?

Voice Acoustics is an area that need not be intimidating, even if you don’t have a background in science. Understanding acoustics can often be the sticking point for singing teachers; in this seminar, we will gently lead you through the relevant principles of acoustics in order to make sense of what you are seeing and hearing.

Voice acoustics
• Frequency, amplitude and the harmonic series
• Acoustic properties of resonant spaces
• Vowels and formants
• Voice-specific acoustic challenges