Your Voice at Its Best: Enhancement of the Healthy Voice, Help for the Troubled Voice, Fifth Edition

Waveland Press
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Freedom, ease, and power in song and speech for singers, public speakers, executives, and actors! Now in the Fifth Edition, this straightforward, clearly written guide presents David Blair McCloskys highly acclaimed techniques for developing and mastering a more perfect voice as well as rehabilitating voices that have suffered abuse. McCloskys methods, proven effective for more than 50 years, have been used by voice teachers, voice students, and speech pathologists as well as singers, actors, public speakers, executives, salespeople, ministers, broadcasters, and others whose voice use is significant in their lifeincluding the late President John F. Kennedy. Practicing McCloskys full range of techniques ensures that individuals can be the caretakers of their own voice and achieve maximum quality and fitness.
 
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About the author

David Blair McClosky graduated from the New England Conservatory in Boston and had a career in opera and oratorio performance. He subsequently dedicated over 50 years to studying the complexities of the vocal instrument and the treatment of voice disorders in singers and speakers. In collaboration with eminent otolaryngologists at Syracuse University and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, Mr. McClosky developed techniques to resolve vocal problems without surgery. He was Clinical Voice Therapist at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and treated people from all over the United States and beyond. Mr. McClosky was Professor of Voice at Boston University and taught at the Boston Conservatory of Music. He lectured and presented papers at many prestigious universities and professional organizations throughout the United States and abroad. The techniques he pioneered in the 1950sbased on correct diaphragmatic breathing, relaxation of the extrinsic laryngeal musculature, and the proper use of the vocal folds to produce healthy phonationare now used worldwide by performing singers, speakers, and teachers to maintain healthy, resilient voices even under demanding conditions.

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Publisher
Waveland Press
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Published on
Feb 18, 2011
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Pages
104
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ISBN
9781478609599
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Language
English
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Genres
Music / Instruction & Study / Voice
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