Basics of Vocal Pedagogy The Foundations and Process of Singing

ISBN-10: 0070682895

ISBN-13: 9780070682894

Edition: 1998

Authors: Clifton Ware

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This comprehensive introductory text was written primarily for prospective teachers of singing, vocal music educators, choir directors, and voice coaches. Academic material is balanced with practical exercises that develop efficient vocal technique.
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Book details

List price: $160.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 7/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Clifton Ware received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University and has been a professor at the University of Minnesota School of Music ever since. Ware is the chair of the Roy A. Schuessler Vocal Arts Center at the Minnesota School of Music. He has also performed several roles in more that 50 theatrical productions. Ware has written Adventures in Singing and Basics of Vocal Pedagogy, both introductory texts for vocal students.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Philosophy of Singing Origin and Nature of the Singing Gesture
Aesthetics in Singing
Tonal Preferences
Status of Popular and Classical Singing
Benefits of Voice Study
Psychology of Singing Gaining Psychological Insight
Perceptual and Conceptual Aspects
Coping with Complexity and Contradiction
The goal and the Journey as One
Realistic goals and expectations
Body-Mind Integration The Vocal Athlete
Role and Function of Muscles
Exercise and Fitness
Diet and Nutrition
Managing Stress
Body-Mind Strategies
Physical
Vocal Exercises
Efficient Body Alignment
The Vocal Process: Making Connections Understanding Voice Science
The Vocal Process: How the Voice Works
Mind
Body Connections
The Speech to Singing Connection
From Speech to Singing Using Physical
Vocal exercises
Exercises for Coordinating Breath, Phonation, and Resonation
Respiration: Managing Breath Role and Benefits of Breathing
Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiration System
Methods of Breathing
Factors Affecting Efficient Breathing
Breathing Exercises
Breath Coordination and Management
Breath-Tone Coordination Exercises
Phonation: Producing Tone Characteristics and Production of Vocal Tone
Principal Anatomy Involved in Phonation
Initiating Vocal Tone
Exercises for developing Efficient Phonation
Registration: Connecting Voice Levels Explanation and Description of Vocal Registers
Historical Survey of Registration Terminology
Voice Registers Theories
Registration Physiology
Classifying Register Transitions
Negotiating Register Transitions
Exercises for Coordinating Vocal registers
Resonation: Optimizing Tone Quality Acoustics-The Science of Sound
Properties and Characteristics of Sound
Resonance
Vocal Resonators
Maximizing Vocal Resonance
Vocal Efficiency
Techniques for Enhancing Vocal Efficiency
Articulation: Voicing Vowels and Consonants Communicating Through Language
Linguistic Terminology
Primary Singing Languages
Introduction to Vowels
Vowel Modification and Efficiency
Introduction to Consonants
Chart of Consonants
Sounding Consonants
Suggestions for Improving Diction
Coordination: Unifying The Vocal Process What is Vocal Coordination?
Elements of Dynamic Vocalism
Classification of the Singing Voice
Professional Singing Voice Categories
Reconciliation of Opposites
The Singer's Instrument: Use, Pathology, and Care The Vocal Instrument and Stress
Identifying and Classifying Vocal Disorders
The Vocal Organ Under Stress
Contributing Factors to Vocal Misuse and Abuse
Aging and Hormonal Effects
Voice Irritants
Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders
Serious Vocal Disorders
Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention
Treatment and Prevention of Vocal Disorders
Auditory Disorders: Prevention and Cure
Some Do's and Don'ts of Vocal Health
Solo Vocal Performance Selection and Preparation of Solo Vocal Repertoire
Interpretation and Expression
Vocal Performance Dynamics
Vocal Performance Options and Opportunities
Teaching Singing History of Vocal Pedagogy
Foundations of Effective Teaching
Instructional Strategies, Techniques, and Tools
Life-Span Voice Teaching
Modes of Instruction
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