Integrated Practice Coordination, Rhythm and Sound

ISBN-10: 0195317084
ISBN-13: 9780195317084
Edition: 2011
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Description: To be a musician is to "speak music." When you have something to say and you know how to say it, your gestures and sounds become both expressive and free. Offering an innovative, comprehensive approach to musicians' health and wellbeing, INTEGRATED  More...

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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/8/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

To be a musician is to "speak music." When you have something to say and you know how to say it, your gestures and sounds become both expressive and free. Offering an innovative, comprehensive approach to musicians' health and wellbeing, INTEGRATED PRACTICE gives you the tools to combine total-body awareness with a deep and practical understanding of the rhythmic structure of the musical language, so that you can "speak music" fluently, healthfully, and effectively. The key to mastering the language of music is rhythm. INTEGRATED PRACTICE contains an in-depth study of rhythm in music and in coordination, with dozens of exercises to help you infuse your gestures and musical phrases with rhythmic energy. The balance between structure and inventiveness is also essential to your wellbeing. Music is based on predictable grids of chords, scales, and time signatures, and yet your music-making ought to be unpredictable and fluid. INTEGRATED PRACTICE shows you how to establish an imaginative dialogue between the relatively inflexible structure of music and your own individual style as a singer, instrumentalist, or conductor. INTEGRATED PRACTICE covers the harmonic series in detail and includes novel approaches to improvisation, with exercises that you can apply to daily practice, rehearsing, and performing across the entire repertory. An extensive dedicated website with dozens of video and audio clips demonstrate the book's exercises.

A Companion Website
Introduction
Rhythm
Words, Sounds, Gestures
Prosody, or the Secrets of Rhythm
The Grid: A Life Principle
The Metric Grid
Coincidence: Intention and Gesture
Rhythmic Solf�ge
The Metronome and the Rubato
Superbar Structures
Opposing the Grid
Patterning and Sequencing
Coordination
Connection and Flow: First Principles
The Juggler: A Cello Lesson
Object Wisdom: An Oboe Lesson
Body, Breath, Vibration, Text: A Voice Lesson
The Quadrupedal Prosodist: A Piano Lesson
Sound
The Harmonic Series
The Harmonic Series and the Voice
The Messa di Voce: Virtuosity of Contact
Practicing the Messa di Voce
Improvisation: A Lifestyle
Conclusion
Appendix: An Overview of the Exercises
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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