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TORU YUBA

Tenor, Vocal Method Researcher, Vocologist, Professor, Mie University, Japan.Lab. : 1577 Kurimamachiya-town, Tsu-city, Japan  514-8507  

℡&Fax: 011-81-(0)59-231-9272

E-mail: tyuba111@edu.mie-u.ac.jp

URL: http://yubamethod.org/

Graduated from Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music in 1981. 

Finalist of Japan-Italy VocalCompetition ('86,'87,'88).

Full member of The Japan Society of Logopedics and Phoniatrics

The Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Society of Japan, Inc.

RESEARCH: Japanese Government Grant Research Program

 

Title : The Symbolizing and Naming of Body-Sounds : Their Significance and Role in Creating

Sound-Artwith Frances Broderick, Professor of College of Mount Saint Vincent, New

York City as a collaborator ( ’01)

 

Title :  Effective Educational Method of Correcting the Inability to Carry a Tune

(As the New Field Research Project, ’97/ ’98)

         This is jointly sponsored by the Special Government Grant.

Result : Method for Curing Motor-Related Off-Key Singing

        The Japan Journal of Logopedics and Phoniatrics ’00

 

Title :  Practical Method of Improving Vocal Techniques Based on The Scientific Analysis

        of Vocal Mechanics with Cornelius L. Reid, Adjunct Professor of Columbia University as a collaborator ( ’96)     

Result :Register Mechanics and Their Role in Technical Training

        The Journal of The Japan Association for Research in Singing ( ’98)

LECTURE AND WORKSHOPS

 

More than 600 Off-Key Singers Have Been Corrected by Using The YUBA-Method for professors, conductors and part leaders of chorus at Sao Paulo State University in Brazil, in April 2002.

 

How The YUBA-Method Solved the Problems of 500Off-Key Singing Students(600, latest information in the handout on the day) was selected as a presentation from more than 600 proposals by the committee for The 58th National Biennial In-Service Conference of MENC (The National Association for MUSIC EDUCATION) in Nashville, Tennessee, USA in April 2002.

 

More Than 500 Off-Key Singers Have Been Corrected by Using The YUBA-Method

for postgraduate students at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City, in October 2001.                                                                          

 

How to Solve The Problem of Motor-Related Off-Key Singing by Using YUBA-Methodat The Third Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research & International Symposium on Gender and Back side (falsetto) Voicein Nagoya, Japan in August 2001.

                                                                                

The Curing of Off-Key Singingat the 102nd Annual General Meeting of The Oto-Rhino- Laryngological Society of Japan in Fukuoka, Japan in May 2001.

 

Method for Curing Motor-Related Off-Key Singingat the General Meeting of The Hawaii Music Teachers Association in Honolulu in January 2001.

 

Method for Curing Motor-Related Off-Key Singingfor professors and postgraduate students at The University of Hawaii in Honolulu in January 2001.

 

Curing Motor-Related Off-Key Singingat the 44th General Meeting of The Japan Society of Logopedics and Phoniatrics in Fukuoka, Japan in November 1999.

 

Correcting the Inability to Sing on Pitch

  at The William Paterson University of New Jersey in October 1998.

 

You Can Sing 3 Octaves without Vocal Register Break

  at The William Paterson University of New Jersey in April 1997.

 

PERFORMANCE

 

Studied with Cornelius L. Reid, Mutsumu Shibata, Shoichiro Tahara, Teruo Sanbayashi

 

Leading soloist in many operas and symphonies with professional orchestras.  Invited by the Chinese Government as a guest of the Visiting Artist Guild to perform concerts in Peking and Shanghai.  Performed solo recitals and concerts in Milan and New York.  Performed a leading role in an opera at Columbia University as a part of New York festival in September, 1997.

 

Earned a good review on his singing asHis vocal technique is very secure and full of expression.  He can carry far his beautiful resonance and clear diction.in Kansai Music Newspaper(Japan)  and his singing is first-ratein The Westsider(USA).

 

Gave a lecture recital at The William Paterson University of New Jersey in 1997, and a lecture recital and a Master Class at the above-mentioned university in 1998.  Gave a lecture recital at The College of Mount St. Vincent in New York City in 1998.

PUBLICATION ( Japanese Edition )

’02 journal : A Special issue on MUSIC EDUCATION for the Journal of Indian Musicological Society

           will be published in September.

 

’02 CD : Training of the Muscles for Singing(for female voice in Chinese, China) Victor Entertainment,

Inc. will be published as a teaching text of school in September.

 

’02 CD : Training of the Muscles for Singing(for male voice in Chinese, China) Victor Entertainment,

Inc. will be published as a teaching text of school in September.

 

’02 Journal : JOHNS : Journal of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery  ( Joint authorship )                                          Tokyoigakusha,Inc.

 

                                                                                    

’01 Book : Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Clinical Trend Part3

   ( Joint authorship )                                    Nakayama Shoten, Inc.

 

’01 CD : Training of the Muscles for Singing(for female voice) Victor Entertainment, Inc.

 

’01 CD : Training of the Muscles for Singing(for male voice) Victor Entertainment, Inc.

  

’00 VideotapeThe Secret of Muscles for Singing (Teaching voice and curing off-key singing)                                    Victor Entertainment, Inc.

 

’00 VideotapeTraining The Muscles for Singing (For elementary school students, before

boy’s voice changes & female voice)           Victor Entertainment, Inc.

 

’00 VideotapeTraining The Muscles for Singing (For high school students, after boy’s

voice changes & female voice)                Victor Entertainment, Inc.

       

’98 BookCD : Muscles for Singing with CD for vocal training  ( ’99 Revised edition)                       

Victor Entertainment, Inc.

Mr. Soh Hujimoto(General Manager) ACROSSPHERE, a division of Victor Entertainment, Inc.

BROADCASTING COVERAGE and AWARDS

The research achievements were reported by The Asahi Shinbun (Japanese daily newspaper : more than eight million circulation ) as the first successful example and was broadcast in more than 110 countries by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This was also broadcast domestically and internationally by NHK(Nippon Hoso Kyokai) news program.  Lecture in Japan to Medical Group by cable TV.

 

Lecture Recital in New York City was broadcasted by Spot Light (56ch) in New York City.

 

You Haven’t Heard Anything Yet !was given the Golden Camera Award (first prize) in the Art section (Music, Music Video, Musical Document) to The United States International Film and Video Festival in Chicago, in May 2000.  My study Curing Motor-Related Off-Key Singing is one of the 6 topics in the film. (The year before last was the Rolling Stones)

How to train the Muscles for Singing

 

The YUBA-Method : A New Method of Vocal Training

What is The YUBA Method ?

Pitch, intensity and tone quality are almost determined by the sound source which is the vibration on the vocal folds. Once an error happens on them, we cannot control the sound. But until today, the major vocal training methods such as, breath control and bringing the sound to the resonance position are not concerned with controlling sound source.

 The YUBA Method is the new vocal method based on physiological study. It is possible to quickly train the muscle of singing, cricothyroid and also possible to quickly elevate the air pressure by using this method. And it is possible to rapidly and essentially develop the following voicing skill by using this method, such as ; expansion of the tonal range, control and increment of volume and improvement of tone quality, etc. In addition to these vocal skills, this method could open the door : curing off-key singing so called tone-deafness which most people have strongly believed not curable in 20 century.

# The 6 targets for this vocal training

1.   To be able to sing smoothly in a wide tonal range with a register break

Once you learn how to blend and work the two voicing mechanisms for falsetto voice and for natural voice respectively, you can eliminate the register break and so sing songs meeting all the musical requirements.

2.   To be able to sing with flexible control of volume from an extremely minute sound (ppp) to a tremendously powerful one (fff) and vice versa.

3.   To be able to sing in a perfect pitch suitable for the musical expression

4.   To be able to sing for a very long time in one breath (transforming a breath into voice quite effectively)

5.   To be able to sing with a clear pronunciation (articulation) with good resonance

6.   To be able to sing in every shade of tone color

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