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Deep muscles, deeper understanding: An investigation into abdominal muscle activation during vocalization and the impact of active training for the stage actor

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Lew, R and Bird, M-L, Deep muscles, deeper understanding: An investigation into abdominal muscle activation during vocalization and the impact of active training for the stage actor, Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies, 4, (1) pp. 71-84. ISSN 2057-0341 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1386/jivs.4.1.71_1

Abstract

Stage actors need breath control for voice projection and resonance. However, little is known about the abdominal muscle activation during vocalizations of different sounds and different lung volumes. The impact of training on muscle activation is likewise under-reported in the literature. This Voicing describes the content of an intervention used in an intensive six-week series of training workshops and forms the basis for a research project where muscle recruitment before and after was measured in both trained and untrained performers. Through participation in this intensive workshop, an untrained performer demonstrates changes in muscle recruitment with reduced activation of the global muscles and improved muscle efficiency.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:exercise, rehabilitation, abdominals, training, muscles, efficiency, pilates, Suzuki, sensitivity
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Sports science and exercise
Research Field:Exercise physiology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Preventive medicine
UTAS Author:Bird, M-L (Dr Marie-Louise Bird)
ID Code:139087
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2020-05-25
Last Modified:2021-03-17
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