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This research-to-resource article reports pedagogical implications of several types of research literature. This literature collectively focuses on boys’ adolescent development, with specific attention to psychological and sociological implications on the teaching of vocal technique during the period of voice change. From this foundation, the concept of breath control is identified as a relatively stable process during adolescence, providing teachers and their students a beginning point for conversations about the developing voice and explorations of rudimentary vocal technique. This article describes a step-by-step process for approaching these pedagogical conversations and singing explorations.


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Freer, P. K. (2018). Initial Steps in Vocal Technique for Boys Experiencing Difficulty with Phonation During the Adolescent Voice Change. Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 37(1), 9-12.


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