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Effects of the Voiced Tongue Trill Technique in Glissandos on the Voice Range Profile of Choir Members: A Preliminary Study

  • Mykaella Monyque da Silva Lima
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    Speech-Languague Pathology and Audiology Departament, Departamento de Fonoaudiologia, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
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  • Daniela de Vasconcelos
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    Speech-Language Pathology Outpatient Clinic, Clinical Hospital of Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco Brazil
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  • Suelene Cibelle Silva dos Reis
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    Speech-Languague Pathology and Audiology Departament, Departamento de Fonoaudiologia, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
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  • Nathália Suellen Valeriano Cardoso
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    Health Sciences Center. Speech-Languague Pathology and Audiology Departament, Departamento de Fonoaudiologia, Graduate Program in Human Communication Health at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
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  • Mayara Kerolyn de Souza
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    Health Sciences Center. Speech-Languague Pathology and Audiology Departament, Departamento de Fonoaudiologia, Graduate Program in Human Communication Health at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
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  • Jonia Alves Lucena
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    Speech-Languague Pathology and Audiology Departament, Departamento de Fonoaudiologia, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

    Health Sciences Center. Speech-Languague Pathology and Audiology Departament, Departamento de Fonoaudiologia, Graduate Program in Human Communication Health at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
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  • Ana Nery Barbosa de Araújo
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    Speech-Languague Pathology and Audiology Departament, Departamento de Fonoaudiologia, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
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  • Adriana de Oliveira Camargo Gomes
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    Address correspondence and reprint requests to Adriana de Oliveira Camargo Gomes, Health Sciences Center. Speech-Languague Pathology and Audiology Departament, Departamento de Fonoaudiologia. Graduate Program in Human Communication Health at the Federal University of Pernambuco. Av. Prof. Artur de Sá, s/n – Cidade Universitária, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, CEP: 50670-420.
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    Speech-Languague Pathology and Audiology Departament, Departamento de Fonoaudiologia, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

    Health Sciences Center. Speech-Languague Pathology and Audiology Departament, Departamento de Fonoaudiologia, Graduate Program in Human Communication Health at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
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      Summary

      The objective of this study was to verify the immediate effect of the voiced tongue trill technique in ascending and descending glissandos on the voice range profile of choir members. A total of 25 sopranos, mezzo-sopranos, contraltos, tenors, and baritones participated in the study. They were choir members, aged 20 to 45 years, with no voice symptoms, and able to perform the voiced tongue trill technique. Their voice range profile was analyzed before and after performing the ascending and descending technique for 2 and 5 minutes. The maximum fundamental frequency values in the study groups increased after performing the ascending and descending technique for 2 minutes (P = 0.001) and 5 minutes (P = 0.003). The range in Hz increased after 2 minutes (P = 0.010) and 5 minutes (P = 0.050) of the ascending technique and after 2 minutes (P = 0.001) of the descending technique, and the minimum fundamental frequency mean value suffered interference from the type of technique (ascending/descending). The immediate effects of VTTT in glissandos on the VRP of choir members’ considering the two factors: condition and time, in ascending and descending glissandos for 2 and 5 minutes increased the maximum frequency and the range in Hz of choristers. Regarding volume levels results, no difference was found in intensity after applying the technique.

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