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PMA1005 Voice Fundamentals
Credit Points: 15

This unit introduces core vocal health practices in performer training including warming up the voice, breath support, alignment, placement of the voice and strategies to observe and release habitual tensions that can restrict or damage the voice. Students learn to identify and connect with their natural voice. They encounter a range of approaches to extend their vocal range and flexibility in terms of rhythm, pitch, resonance and breath capacity. They engage with recent literature on voice training and learn to use a journal as a tool for critical reflection. Students apply and test their vocal skills by performing individual speeches and group texts.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
Y97Bachelor of Performing Arts
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014