Perspectives on Males and Singing

@inproceedings{Harrison2012PerspectivesOM,
  title={Perspectives on Males and Singing},
  author={Scott David Harrison and Graham Frederick Welch and Adam J. Adler},
  year={2012}
}
Over the centuries, there has been reluctance among boys and men to become involved in some forms of singing. Perspectives on Males and Singing tackles this conundrum head-on as the first academic volume to bring together leading thinkers and practitioners who share their insights on the involvement of males in singing. The authors share research that analyzes the axiomatic male disinclination to sing, and give strategies designed to engage males more successfully in performing vocal music… 

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