El sonido en el ámbito coral de Educación Secundaria: modelo de diagnóstico vocal y estrategias prácticas

  1. Saray Prados Bravo 1
  2. Claudia Rolando Eyjo 2
  1. 1 Universidad de León

    Universidad de León

    León, España

    ROR https://ror.org/02tzt0b78

  2. 2 Universidad de Valladolid

    Universidad de Valladolid

    Valladolid, España

    ROR https://ror.org/01fvbaw18

Journal of Sound, Silence, Image and Technology

ISSN: 2604-451X

Year of publication: 2022

Pages: 68-87

Type: Article

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As well as a group activity that provides wide-ranging vocal and auditory develop-ment, choral singing is a powerful communi-cation tool through sound because of its relationship with the text and its specific harmonies. There is plenty of research demonstrating the benefits that choral activity offers adolescents; however, the difference between the number of youth choirs and choirs for adults and children is striking. One reason is that adolescents go through their biggest vocal crises due to the abrupt hormonal changes that affect their larynx. It is a challenge for choral conductors to accommodate existing material or create specific material for these vocal difficulties, and the lack of tools available for conductors of such ensembles may justify the shortage of adolescent choirs.This article presents a vocal assessment model for choral work with young people based on sound categories, and proposes a series of strategies to develop sound in youth choral groups through exercises designed to train those categories in ways adapted to the specific difficulties faced by adolescents.