Structure of Singing System and Art in Vocal Technique

ISBN-10: 0534255353

ISBN-13: 9780534255350

Edition: 1996

Authors: Richard Miller

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Combining the physical, technical, and artistic aspects of singing, the author applies current findings in medicine, acoustics, phonetics, and speech therapy to the singer's needs. The text demonstrates the scientific basis of exercises and vocalises, covering all major areas of vocal technique.
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List price: $198.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 10/21/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

The Coordinated Vocal Onset and Release: Establishing Dynamic Muscle Equilibrium through Onset and Release
The Varieties of Onset
The Hard Attack
The Soft Onset
The Balanced Onset (Dynamic Muscle Equilibrium)
Exercises for Achieving the Balanced Onset
Uses of the Aspirated Onset
Uses of the Glottal Attack
Physiological Benefits of the Coordinated Onset
Onset Vocalises which Induce Dynamic Equilibrium
Group 1 Exercises
Staccato and Onset
Group 2 Exercises
Group 3 Exercises
The Release
The Soft Release
The Hard Release
The Balanced Release
The Supported Singing Voice: Breath Management in Singing
Subglottic Pressure and Glottal Activity
The Technique of appoggio
Breath Management Exercises without Phonation
Breath Management Exercises with Sibilants and Fricatives
Breath Management Exercises Involving Phonation
Breath-pacing versus "More Support"
Agility in Singing: Flexible Application of Breath Power
Exercises for the Acquisition of Agility
The Resonant Voice: Supraglottic Considerations in Singing
Vowel Formants
The Singer's Formant
The Singer's Perception of Timbre
The Open Throat (gola aperta)
"Placement" of the Voice (impostazione della voce)
Exercises for Establishing Resonance Balance (impostazione) in Singing
Velopharyngeal Closure
The Well-balanced Vowel: Vowel Differentiation in Singing
The Acoustic At-rest Posture
The Vowel Postures
Formation of the Neutral Vowels [[characters not reproducible] and [[characters not reproducible]
Formation of the Vowel [a]
Formation of the Vowel [i]
Formation of the Vowel [e]
Formation of the Vowel [[characters not reproducible]
Formation of the Vowel [[characters not reproducible]
Formation of the Vowel [o]
Formation of the Vowel [u]
Mouth Position for Vowels in Singing
Exercises for Vowel Differentiation
Group 1 Exercises
Group 2 Exercises
Resonance Balancing through Nasal Consonants: The Influences of Nasal Continuants on Resonator Adjustment
Pedagogical Uses of Consonantal Phonemes in General
Use of the Nasals in Balancing Resonator Coupling
Some Uses of the Voiced Bilabial Stop [m]
Uses of the Alveolar-nasal Continuant [n]
Some Uses of the Voiced Linguavelar Stop [[characters not reproducible]
Some Uses of the Lingua-palatal-nasal Continuant [[characters not reproducible]
Some General Considerations on the Nasal Continuants
Resonance Balancing through Non-nasal Consonants: The Influence of Non-nasal Consonants on Resonator Adjustment
Uses of the Voiced Lingua-anterior-palatal Continuant [j]
Uses of the Lingua-alveolar Continuant [l]
Uses of the Alveolar Single [r] and the Alveolar Rolled [[characters not reproducible]
Uses of the Voiced Labiodental Fricative Continuant [v] and the Voiceless Labiodental Fricative Continuant [f]
Uses of the Voiced Bilabial Stop Plosive [b] and the Voiceless Bilabial Stop Plosive [p]
Use of the Voiced Lingua-alveolar Fricative Continuant [z] and the Voiceless Lingua-alveolar Fricative Continuant [s]
Uses of the Voiced Linguadental Fricative Continuant [[characters not reproducible] and the Voiceless Linguadental Fricative Continuant [[characters not reproducible]
Uses of the Voiced Lingua-alveolar Stop Plosive [d] and the Voiceless Lingua-alveolar Stop Plosive [t]
Uses of the Voiced Linguavelar Stop Plosive [g] and the Voiceless Linguavelar Stop Plosive [k]
Uses of Voiceless Consonants in General
Useful Pitch Patterns
Vowel and Diphthong Patterns
Coupled Consonants
Sustaining the Voice: Sostenuto
Exercises for Developing Sostenuto
Group 1 Exercises
Group 2 Exercises
Group 3 Exercises
Group 4 Exercises
Group 5 Exercises
Unifying the Registers of Male Voices
Register Terminology
Primo passaggio (First Register Transition)
Secondo passaggio (Second Register Transition)
Zona di passaggio (zona intermedia) (The Passage Zone)
Registration Events of Male Voices
Voce di petto (Chest Voice)
Voce Mista (Mixed Voice)
Voce di testa (Head Voice)
Voce finta (Feigned Voice)
The Male Falsettist
Exercises for Achieving an Evenly Registered Scale in Lower and Middle Voice
Exercises for Achieving an Evenly Registered Scale in Upper and Middle Voice
Unifying the Registers of the Female Voice
Registers of the Female Speaking Voice
Combining Female Singing Registers
Registration Events of Female Voices
Chest in Female Voices
Open Chest
Chest Mixture
Exercises for the Development of the Lower Range
Head Mixture in Female Lower Range
Head Mixture in Female Middle Range
Exercises for Inducing Head Mixture in Middle Voice
Female voce di testa
Exercises for Inducing voce di testa Sensations Throughout the Voice
Flageolet Register
Exercises for Developing the Flageolet Range
Vowel Modification in Singing: aggiustamento
Timbre Terminology
The Technique of aggiustamento (The Vowel Series in Modification)
Exercises for Achieving aggiustamento
Range Extension and Stabilization in Singing
Range and Voice Categorization
Extending the Vocal Range
Exercises for Extending and Stabilizing the Vocal Range
Messa di voce and Dynamic Control
Exercises for Developing Dynamic Control
Determining Dynamic Levels
Vibrancy in Singing: Vibrato and Vocal Timbre
Physical Causes of Vibrato
Uses of the Vibrato
Correcting Oscillation ("Wobble")
Eliminating Straight-tone Intrusion
Correcting the Vibratoless Voice
Correcting Tremolo ("Shake")
Vibrato and Velocity
Pedagogical Uses of Straight-tone
Uses of the Trill
Coordinating Technique and Communication
Pedagogical Attitudes: The Aesthetics of Vocal Timbre
The New Student
Compensatory Methods of Singing
The Technically Intense Teacher
The Interpretation-oriented Teacher
The Technique-mystique Teacher
The One-aspect Teacher
Pedagogical Balance
Teaching Oneself
Healthy Singing
Conditioning for Performance Readiness
Performance-day Routine
When Not to Sing
What to Sing
The Teacher-performer
The Question of Complete Vocal Rest
The Question of Medication
Dry Throat
"Clearing" the Throat
Fighting the Cough
Singers and the Laryngologist
Weight and the Singing Voice
Diet and the Singer
Physical Exercise and Singing
Longevity and the Voice
The Optimistic Performer
Laryngeal Structure and Function
Cartilaginous Structure of the Larynx
The Single or Unpaired Laryngeal Cartilages
The Paired Laryngeal Cartilages
Ligaments and Membranes of the Larynx
The Interior of the Larynx
Muscles of the Larynx and their Function
Extrinsic Muscles
Intrinsic Muscles
The Muscles of Adduction
The Muscles of Elongation
Summary of Intrinsic Laryngeal Action
The Structure and Mechanics of the Breath Apparatus
The Thoracic Cage
The Region of the Sternum
The Intercostal Muscles
The Diaphragm
The Lungs and the Pleurae
Muscles of the Neck
Muscles of the Upper Torso
Muscles of the Anterolateral Abdominal Wall
Systems of Breath Control
The Physiology of the Vocal Tract Resonator System
The Physical Factors of Vocal Registration
Cricothyroid Action in Registration
External Frame Function
Summary of Physical Aspects of Registration
Influences of Various Voiced and Unvoiced Consonants on Resonator Adjustment
International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) Symbols
A Concise Correlative Pronunciation Guide
IPA Symbols for Vowels, Semi-vowels, and French Vowel Sounds
International Phonetic Alphabet Symbols for Consonant Sounds
Glossary of Nonmusical Terms
Glossary of Vocal Terms
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