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Vocal music in Ancient Rome
Vocal music in Ancient Rome

Author(s): Ioan Ardelean
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Music, Ancient World
Published by: Editura Muzicală
Keywords: voice; vocal music; ancient Rome; voice instruction;

Summary/Abstract: This work aims to address the issue of voice, sung or spoken in Roman Antiquity, both from a musical perspective and from other related fields. This started from the premise that the History of vocal music, among other things, aims to highlight theoretical or practical aspects with perennial validity related to the art of singing, but especially to reveal the path of the instrument called voice and its development in successive historical eras. The paper reviews current knowledge of the art of singing in ancient Rome, with the emphasis on several aspects of vocal pedagogy, the theoretical notions being presented in close connection with their practical applicability, in connection with both improving the phonation mode and maintaining the health of the vocal apparatus, essential for performance voices, there are also presented some rules of vocal hygiene, which besides preventing vocal disorders contribute to increasing resistance and flexibility.

  • Issue Year: VIII/2022
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 9-13
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: English