For many individuals, singing and performing voice is an essential component of their daily functional communication. As a result, if there is compromise in the ability to sing or perform, these individuals face financial loss, emotional compromise, and occasionally job loss may result. Singing and performing voice is considered a heightened, artistic form of voice production. In both the instances, the artist must combine the following elements of voice production to have a viable instrument: alignment, breath, breath support/control, appropriate phonation, resonance optimization, articulation, registration balance, and artistic beauty. Many of the listed elements of voice production are common in the world of speech pathology, but refined coordination and execution of these subsystems result in an artistically viable singing or performing voice. There are ...

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