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"Chiaroscuro" And The Quest For Optimal Resonance, Adam Kirkpatrick Sep 2009

"Chiaroscuro" And The Quest For Optimal Resonance, Adam Kirkpatrick

Faculty Publications

The author discusses "chiaroscuro," which refers to the balance of brilliance and warmth in the timbre of the singing voice. He offers exercises and approaches to help singers discover and foster optimal resonance in their voices. Resonance is explained, techniques for recognizing optimal "chiaroscuro" are shared, and methods of digital palpitation of the buccal and laryngeal regions to tune the resonance tract are detailed.


An Analysis And Performance Guide To The Tuba Music Of Alice Gomez, George Palton Jan 2009

An Analysis And Performance Guide To The Tuba Music Of Alice Gomez, George Palton

Music Faculty Research

An analysis and performance guide to selected compositions of Alice Gomez as well as practical insights into the composition and performance of the works. Also includes background information on Gomez and her solo and chamber compositions that feature the tuba, including Bonampak, Latin Jazz Suite, and Highlife.


Strategies For Music Learning, George Palton Jan 2009

Strategies For Music Learning, George Palton

Music Faculty Research

Article provides strategies on how to take a new and fresh piece of literature from being completely unknown to performance ready.


Looking Back Looking Forward : A Folio Of Contemporary Original Songs Within The Australian Bush Ballad Tradition, Drawing On The Analysis Of Selected Songs, Robert Kenneth Richard Brock Jan 2009

Looking Back Looking Forward : A Folio Of Contemporary Original Songs Within The Australian Bush Ballad Tradition, Drawing On The Analysis Of Selected Songs, Robert Kenneth Richard Brock

Theses

This thesis is a practice-based project that combines a creative folio (in the form of a complete album of original music - Moving Through the Vineyard) with a written exegesis that documents the creative processes and decisions that underscore the creation of the album. The thesis is inspired by songwriters and poets (both past and present) associated with the Australian bush ballad tradition – artists whose work resonates with my own. I examine the history of Australian bush music and how selected artists have created original material within this tradition, and draw on the results of my examinations in writing and recording ...