What are Vocal Modes?

Jun 21, 2017

Vocal mode pedagogic ideas are based on categorizing certain elements of the voice into groups so as to aid in the teaching and learning of singing ideas. Here at TVS we are a vocal mode methodology and the only program to distinguish between two kinds of vocal modes, physical vocal modes and acoustic vocal modes.

Physical Vocal Modes

These are eight unique physiological configurations in which the larynx, along with the muscles in and around the voice, can configure into to produce a particular sound color or a particular acoustic effect. Although useful for developing technique, vocal modes also serve as vehicles for singers to understand the vocal mechanism. This is because these classifications help singers understand the different configurations the larynx can adopt. Here at TVS we have 8 basic physical vocal modes that have distinct characteristics relative to each other. These are:

  • Speech mode
  • Sob
  • Falsetto
  • Belting
  • Twang
  • Distortion
  • Quack
  • Opera

 

Acoustic Modes

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