Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2014; 18 - a2274
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1388686

The Problem of Drives Vocals—Essays of Anthropology Vocal

Ariel Coelho 1
  • 1Curso Livre de Técnica Vocal Aplicada ao Rock

Introduction: The vocal drives are a common practice in popular vocal esthetics and fall into the category of vocal effects (such as vibrato), whose hallmark is breaking the fundamental frequency of the voice (sound-distortion effect). But only with the advances of Sciences Voice—conducted over the past three decades, especially—they were treated as a legitimate object of scientific research, and have, so to speak, “citizenship status” technical vocal.

Objective: The objective of this paper is to present an updated research on the phenomenon, resulting from a state of the art done from the available literature framework.

Data Synthesis: The question under consideration is the terminology found in the articles of various authors who have published on the subject, among them the author of this summary — Silvia Pinho and Guilherme Pecoraro (Brazil), Daniel Zangger Borch, Johan Sundberg, and Per Ake Lindestad (Sweden), Julian McGlashan (England), Melissa Cross (USA), Cathrine Sadolin (Denmark), and so on. So that would establish a research program that includes the subsequent issue of the physiological implications of each type of vocal drive.

Conclusion: The preliminary conclusion is that this is a time of many “comings and goings” among scholars of the subject, characteristic of any scientific enterprise that is in the process of systematization.

Keywords: drives vocals, singing rock, systematization.