After a general overview of vocal technique, the chapters address the physiological, psychological, pedagogical, acoustic, and interpretive issues facing the solo singer in the choral setting. Concepts, such as phonation; resonation and timbre; approaches to diction; voice classification; choral blend; interpreting emotion; relationships among choral conductor, singer, and teacher of singing; and the use of vibrato are examined in detail. Concluding with a conversation with two choral conductors, as well as a glossary, bibliography, and index, this volume is beneficial to singers, teachers, and conductors alike.
For this edition, all chapters have been revised and updated, with particular attention to the Accent Method of breathing as a highly effective remedial and training technique appropriate for all singers and students; new research on use of the transverse abdominis muscles in vocal support strategies; a complete revision and updating of the case studies; a new description of the ultimate tongue release exercise; and the addition of the puffy cheeks exercise.
Providing a comprehensive overview of the four primary areas of phonetics, Phonetics: Transcription, Production, Acoustics, and Perception is an ideal guide to the complete study of speech and sound.
Covers all four areas of phonetics: transcription, production, acoustics, and perception
Offers uniquely thorough coverage of related relevant areas, including vocal fold vibration and the working of the ear, creating an engagingly flexible work for instructors
Includes chapter-by-chapter exercises, enabling students to put their knowledge into practice
Written in a clear and concise style by two of the field’s leading scholars