Diafragmale–interkostale asemhaling en die voorkoms van gastroesofageale refluks by sangers
Du Plessis, Beverley
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This dissertation explores the possible relationship between diaphragmaticintercostal breathing (DIB) and the occurrence of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) in singers who specialize in Western art music (classical music). It is the product of a research project that had its origins within the contexts of vocal performance and voice pedagogy. An increasing number of voice students present with symptoms relating to GERD, and informal conversations with professional singers have also indicated that this is a medical condition with which many have to cope. Because GERD has a definite influence on the singer’s voice, it is necessary for the voice pedagogue to not only be aware of the symptoms of GERD, but also to guide the student in seeking help. Therefore, this article has a dual purpose, namely providing singers and voice pedagogues with sufficient information on the nature of, and the relationship between DIB and GERD on the one hand and, and on the other hand, to make some suggestions on how a voice pedagogue can assist a student in attempts to minimize the occurrence and effects of GERD.
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