Profiling the jazz singer

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Hargreaves, Wendy. 2013. "Profiling the jazz singer." British Journal of Music Education. 30 (3), pp. 383-396. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0265051713000107
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Profiling the jazz singer

ERA Journal ID9890
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorHargreaves, Wendy
Journal TitleBritish Journal of Music Education
Journal Citation30 (3), pp. 383-396
Number of Pages15
Year2013
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN0265-0517
1469-2104
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1017/s0265051713000107
Web Address (URL)https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-music-education/article/profiling-the-jazz-singer/E9A3D0B8673781D49A3F4609C1824388
Abstract

This paper presents new data extracted from the National Survey of Jazz Instrumentalists and Vocalists. The survey was administered to 209 professional jazz musicians who resided and performed in Australia during 2009–2010. Presented here are five statistically significant characteristics which differentiate vocalists’ experiences from other jazz musicians. These are: the singers’ preference for learning by imitation, their use of chords to find starting notes, their reliance on aural feedback, their greater sense of personal risk in improvisation, and their desire to be comfortable when performing lyrics. The results are accompanied by suggestions as to how jazz educators may respond to the findings.

Keywordsjazz, singing, education
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020360304. Music performance
360303. Music education
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Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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