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Music, Language, and Human Evolution$
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Nicholas Bannan

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199227341

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199227341.001.0001

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Vocal Traditions of the World

Vocal Traditions of the World

Towards an Evolutionary Account of Voice Production in Music

(p.142) 6 Vocal Traditions of the World
Music, Language, and Human Evolution

Trân Quang Hai

Nicholas Bannan

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides an evolutionary account of the development of voice production in music. It provides an historical background to voice theory, evolution, and culture and discusses the use of literary analysis to investigate the role of song in human culture. It looks at the development of a synthetic and practice means of voice classification and describes different voice types that offer a rich inventory of the processes employed in human vocal music.

Keywords:   voice production, music, voice theory, song, human culture, voice classification, human vocal music

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