Basics of Singing

ISBN-10: 0028723376
ISBN-13: 9780028723372
Edition: 3rd 1994
Authors: Jan Schmidt
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Description: This comprehensive introductory text has helped hundreds of thousands of new singers and experienced singers find their voice or sing even better. The text consists of two parts. Part One discusses principles of voice production, breathing, vocal  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Wadsworth
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

This comprehensive introductory text has helped hundreds of thousands of new singers and experienced singers find their voice or sing even better. The text consists of two parts. Part One discusses principles of voice production, breathing, vocal health, music reading, learning a song, performance techniques, musicianship, and song interpretation. Part Two is an anthology of 52 songs, movies and musical theater, folk, art songs, songs of faith, duets, and rounds (for group performance). A companion 2-CD Set includes all the melodies and accompaniments for the song anthology, plus pronunciation for foreign language songs.

Song Anthology Contentsp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Techniquep. 1
Practicingp. 2
Attention to Detailsp. 3
Good Singing Posturep. 3
Equipment for Practicingp. 4
Concluding Commentsp. 5
Vocalizingp. 6
The Larynxp. 6
Vocalisesp. 8
Breathingp. 12
The Physiology of Breathingp. 12
Breathing While Singingp. 14
Vocalisesp. 16
Learning a Songp. 19
Transferring Technique to Songsp. 19
Tools of Learning a Songp. 20
Steps in Learning a Songp. 20
Communicating a Songp. 25
Sample Song-Learning Methodp. 26
Basic Principles of Vocal Techniquep. 28
Articulationp. 28
Open Throatp. 29
Elevated Upper Cheeksp. 29
Inhalation, Attack, and Linep. 29
Basics of Correct Articulationp. 30
Acousticsp. 31
Vocal Healthp. 35
Anti-Inflammatory Medicationsp. 36
Cold Curesp. 36
Gastroesophageal Medicationsp. 37
Local Anestheticsp. 38
Social Drugsp. 38
Halitosisp. 38
Other Medications and Toxinsp. 39
Surgeryp. 39
Exercisep. 40
Theatricsp. 41
Studying Other Disciplinesp. 41
Styles of Singingp. 42
Classical Singingp. 43
Popular Singingp. 44
Theater Singingp. 45
Concluding Commentsp. 46
Music Readingp. 47
Song Anthologyp. 53
Background and Performance Notesp. 54
Performance Notesp. 54
Folk Songsp. 54
Songs from Movies and Musical Theaterp. 60
Art Songs and Ariasp. 65
Songs of Faithp. 69
Roundsp. 72
Sample Vocal Exercisesp. 305
For Further Studyp. 309
Glossary of Musical Terms and Symbolsp. 311
Glossary of Technical Termsp. 313
Glossary of Song Stylesp. 317
International Phonetic Alphabetp. 319
e-Sourcesp. 321
Bibliographyp. 327
Indexp. 329
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