MASTER CLASS RECORDING
In this master class, recorded in February 2013, Dr. Kirkpatrick gives an introduction to the primary points of vocal pedagogy. The first 20 minutes of the presentation includes theory on voice quality (volition technique, posture & respiration, phonation techniques, resonation techniques, articulation techniques), with the remaining 40minutes of the session illustrating how EMG biofeedback is used to improve singing quality/voice training. Two singers are used as examples with the biofeedback system, to illustrate how the signing training becomes easier. Monitoring of the EMG signal is shown throughout the training, to illustrate what the singers see, which leads to marked improvement and vocal self-awareness.
Please note that due to the nature of the musical performance, it may be necessary to turn-up the speaker volume when recorded participants are talking , and turn-down the speaker volume when the participants are performing singing exercises.