Adventures in Singing A Process for Exploring, Discovering and Developing Vocal Potential

ISBN-10: 0070683085
ISBN-13: 9780070683082
Edition: 2nd 1998
Authors: Clifton Ware
List price: $44.68
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Description: This voice text combines a thorough introduction to the singing process with an anthology of 60 songs and offers a clear presentation to the basics of how the voice works along with methodical voice building techniques.

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Book details

List price: $44.68
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.60" wide x 10.70" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

This voice text combines a thorough introduction to the singing process with an anthology of 60 songs and offers a clear presentation to the basics of how the voice works along with methodical voice building techniques.

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
Preparing for the Journey
Four Questions for the Journey
Preparation Assessment
Getting Started
The Vocal Process: How the Voice Works
From Speech to Singing
Exercises for Exploring Speaking Range
Exercises for Improving Speech
From Speech to Singing Exercises
Getting Started with Physical/Vocal Exercises
Exercises for Coordinating Breath, Phonation, and Resonation
Getting Started with Learning and Performing a Song
Expanding the Mind
The Roots of Your Vocal Self-Image
Personal Vocal Perceptions
Opposites: Coping with Contradiction
Learning Modes
Process (Means) versus Product (End)
The Singer as Risk-Taker
Voice/Movement Improvisation Exercises
Voice and Self-Assessment
Energizing the Body
Fitness and Exercise
Diet and Nutrition
Rest, Relaxation, and Recreation
Voice Care: Coping with Voice Disorder
Hearing Disorders: Prevention and Cure
Physical/Vocal Exercises
Vocal Athlete Assessment
Developing Breath Managment
The Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory Mechanism
Methods of Breathing
Breathing and Breath Management Exercises
Breath Management Assessment
Initiating Tone
Characteristics and Production of Vocal Tone
Anatomy and Physiology of the Larynx
Initiating Vocal Tone
Releasing Vocal Tone
Characteristics of Efficient Vocal Tone
Exercises for Developing Efficient Phonation
Phonation Assessment
Connecting Voice Levels
Voice Register Theories
Auxiliary Registers
The Function of the Larynx in Registration
Negotiating Register Transitions
Exercises for Coordinating Vocal Registers
Vocal Registration Assessment
Optimizing Tone Quality
Acoustics--The Science of Sound
Vocal Resonators
Maximizing Vocal Resonance
Tone Placement or Focus
Resonance Assessment
Voicing Vowels and Consonants
Communicating through Language
Linguistic Terms
Introduction to Vowels
Vowel Modification and the Minimal Vowel
Vowels and Legato Singing
Introduction to Consonants
Chart of Consonants
Voicing Consonants
Suggestions for Improving Diction
Diction Assessment
Integrating the Vocal Process
Elements of Dynamic Vocalism
Classification of the Singing Voice
Reconciliation of Opposites
Vocal Coordination Skills Assessment
Learning a Song
Basic Musicianship
Song Study and Preparation
Musicianship and Learning Assessment
Performing a Song
Style in Vocal Performance
Expressive Use of Body and Voice
Song Performance
Continuing Your Vocal Study
Performance Skills Assessment
Bibliography
Glossary of Musical Terms
Glossary of Vocal and Technical Terms
Song Anthology
General Information
Information about the Group Songs
Information about the Folk Songs and Hymns
Information about the Art Songs and Arias
Information about the Musical Theater Songs
Foreign Language Song Texts: IPA and Translations

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