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Why do people sing? : on voice

Author: Paddy Scannell
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA : Polity Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While the human voice is a fundamental part of our everyday experience, it remains enigmatic in many ways.In Why Do People Sing? Paddy Scannell explores some of the mysteries at the heart of vocal communication, from language acquisition and recording technology, to the effects of the microphone on the voice and singing techniques. What explains the communicative musicality of the voices between parent and child as  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Scannell, Paddy, author.
Why do people sing?
Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA : Polity Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018056143
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paddy Scannell
ISBN: 9781509529421 150952942X 9781509529438 1509529438
OCLC Number: 1076421798
Description: ix, 141 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The voice of the friend --
Talk, radio, and television --
Technologies of record --
Why do people sing?
Responsibility: Paddy Scannell.

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While the human voice is a fundamental part of our everyday experience, it remains enigmatic in many ways.In Why Do People Sing? Paddy Scannell explores some of the mysteries at the heart of vocal communication, from language acquisition and recording technology, to the effects of the microphone on the voice and singing techniques. What explains the communicative musicality of the voices between parent and child as a baby learns to talk? Can readers of fiction hear the voices of authors and characters within apparently soundless written texts? How has radio affected voice, talk, music, and singing, and how has it made them public in new ways? And by putting the voice into recordings, to what extent have broadcasting technologies provided a radically new resource for historians? These questions and more are explored in the first three chapters. In the final chapter, Scannell boldly puts into words the inexpressible experience of listening to singing, wherein the glory of the human voice finds its purest expression.This highly original book makes a distinct intervention by stressing the inherently positive qualities of talk (rather than language) as the basis for communication. Concise and beautifully written, it is suitable for students and scholars of media, communication, and other disciplines across the humanities, as well as general readers with an interest in this fascinating topic.

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