Performer's Voice Realizing Your Vocal Potential

ISBN-10: 0393061361
ISBN-13: 9780393061369
Edition: 2005
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Description: Concise, Accurate, And Accessible, The Performer's Voice explains how the voice works and how to use it efficiently. Emphasizing the infinite potential of the human voice, this practical book enables vocal professionals to use their voices  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/17/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Concise, Accurate, And Accessible, The Performer's Voice explains how the voice works and how to use it efficiently. Emphasizing the infinite potential of the human voice, this practical book enables vocal professionals to use their voices effectively to create dynamic performances. Written for people who use their voices every day--from singers, actors, and teachers to trial lawyers, ministers, and radio announces--The Performer's Voice brings together the basic anatomy, physiology, technique, and performance skills required for effective use of the voice. Simple exercises and observations, designed for busy people to do in a short time, provide practical application. Anatomically correct drawings support concise, direct explanations. Taking a balanced, commonsense approach, this book provides simple guidelines for using the voice healthily and imaginatively. For anyone who relies on the voice for a living, The Performer's Voice provides the essential tools for confident, imaginative, and compelling performances.

Meribeth Dayme, an authority on the singing voice, has given master classes in singing throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe. She regularly teaches courses in the vocal arts and workshops in self-development for singers and teachers of singing, and management training courses for major corporations. She is the author of The Performer's Voice, Dynamics of the Singing Voice, and Creating Confidence.

Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Discovering Your Voice
Making Sense of Vocal Mechanics
The Logic and Wisdom of the Body
Physical Alignment and Balance
Breathing
Making Sound
The Structures of Resonance and Voice Quality
Articulation
Summary of Part I
The Art of Vocal Expression and Presentation
Vocal Color and Expression
The Art of Presentation
Summary of Part II
The Art of Performing
The Ingredients of Performance
Defining Presence
Preparation and Performanc
Vocal Health
Summary of Part III
Epilogue: The Complete Performer
Summary of Anatomical Terminology
Working with Rhythm
Further Reading
Index

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