Physiological Features of Developing 6-8-Year-Old Children's Vocal Apparatus

Singing is the leading and one of the most loved children's musical activities. The physiological features of children's development are closely linked to developing coordination between their musical hearing and vocal apparatus. The present article deals with the physiological aspects of the process of coordination between 6-8-year-old children's musical hearing and vocal apparatus, among which an important role is played by the structure of vocal apparatus, mechanism of sound making and correct organisation of sound making process. Research aim: to study the physiological features of developing 6-8-year-old children's vocal apparatus. Singing--a psycho-physiological process, which is related to the operation of vitally important systems (respiratory, circulation of blood, endocrine system, and others). All parts of the vocal apparatus are in close interrelation and are interdependent: respiratory system, larynx, articulation apparatus, nasal cavity and side cavity. The vocal apparatus of younger children is very fragile: 6-8-year-old children's voice is soft, very small in terms of volume and high sounding, as it tones at the upper resonator. Therefore, it is necessary that sound making is organised in a correct and natural way, so that the child would feel comfortable, sing with ease and with pleasure.

Journal Problems in Music Pedagogy
Year 2015
Volume 14
Issue 1-2
Pages 119-128

Davidova, Jelena; Zavadska, Galina; Sersnova, Oksana; Rauduvaite, Asta; Chuang, Ming-Jen (2015) Physiological Features of Developing 6-8-Year-Old Children's Vocal Apparatus. In: Problems in Music Pedagogy, Vol. 14, No. 1-2, pp. 119-128. Available at


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