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Acoustics in the Voice Studio

Tuesday 31st October 2023, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (London Time)

For many voice teachers and practitioners, acoustics presents an intriguing yet elusive concept. We come across it, read about it and harbour curiosity, but frequently, the terminology and definitions become excessively technical and complex to understand. Because of this, many put acoustics books in their 'for later' pile and skim over acoustics research.

The aim of this course is to give you the fundamentals of acoustics so you can understand and apply these concepts to your teaching or research, in an absolute beginner friendly way.

We will begin with an overview of how understanding acoustics can benefit singers and voice practitioners. Then we will move on to exploring aspects of sound — waves, pitch, frequency, amplitude, wavelength, resonance, and harmonics. We will briefly delve into human hearing and its relevance to our voice before moving on to how sound behaves in enclosed spaces, whether it is a spacious hall or a compact vocal tract. Finally, we will look at how data from acoustic software can be interpreted in real-life situations. At the end, you will have the chance to ask all your questions about potential applications to your teaching practice or research ideas. 

This course will cut through the complexity and demystify the jargon, explain how acoustics can be useful for practitioners, and help you determine potential applications for student success. Upon completing this course, you will not only hold an understanding of acoustics but also possess the knowledge to identify potential applications that pave the way for student success.

🏷️ Price £30 (UK VAT inclusive)
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Gokce Kutsal

Gokce Kutsal is an experienced interior architect, acoustics designer and musician; her blended background has provided Gökçe with high proficiency as an acoustician...

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