La prise en charge du chanteur de métal et ses spécificités

Abstract : "Dist singing" is a commonly self-taught practice used in metal music wrongly seen as pathogenic. In this study, we are investigating how the speech therapist can help the metal singer who is suffering from vocal disorder as well as identifying the possible factors to explain the rarity of this particular therapy. Therefore, we first came up with a hypothesis about the effects of therapy on distorted singing and then put together an overview of the current situation of this speech therapy practice. We directed three surveys intended to the people involved in this therapy, both directly and indirectly: the speech therapist, the singer, the teacher. The therapist had to either validate or disprove our speculation and describe the characteristics of the care they provided. We asked the singer about his vocal habits, as well as precisions about the therapy he has undertaken or his opinion about potentially asking for one. The instructor also had to either support or refute our assumption and tell us about his views on speech therapy and medical care. The results of the surveys confirmed our hypothesis and also brought to light the various specificities of the metal singer's therapy. According to our data, both singers and teachers would accept to go to a speech therapist in case of voice disorders. Moreover, the vocalist's level of knowledge does not affect his trust in speech therapy. Despite its rare occurrence, the metal singer's therapy reveals itself to be both efficient and long-lasting effects for the patient, and can be achieved by a therapist willing to adjust his practice to a different set of expectations with no need of a specific training beforehand.
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Caroline Visca. La prise en charge du chanteur de métal et ses spécificités. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2015. ⟨hal-01833026⟩

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