Song choice and vocal exercises in group singing for for people with Parkinson's Disease

Show simple item record Mathews, R en Purdy, Suzanne en Tippett, Lynette en 2020-05-06T03:12:58Z en 2019 en
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dc.description.abstract A review of the literature reveals studies that have examined the benefits of active participation in group singing for health and wellbeing in people both with and without Parkinson’s disease. Few studies have investigated how using song might impact positively on the phonatory and respiratory muscle control systems affecting voice loudness, quality and prosody in people with PD and even fewer describe the nature of the singing, nature of the songs or how the songs were delivered. The thoughts contained in this paper are those of the first author, a musician of many years, who is also a senior speech-language therapist. The author has led a community based singing group, the Brainwave Singers (BWS), in New Zealand for a number of years using Voice and Choral Singing Therapy (VCST) as a voice intervention for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). This article describes the rationale for singing and the workings of that singing group and explores how song choices might develop parameters of voice amplitude, voice quality and wellbeing. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries The New Zealand Journal of Music Therapy en
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dc.title Song choice and vocal exercises in group singing for for people with Parkinson's Disease en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.begin-page 25 en
pubs.volume 17 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en;dn=971118900385793;res=IELHEA en
pubs.end-page 41 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 795139 en Science en Psychology en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2020-02-24 en

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