What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body, Third Edition

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 What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body, Third Edition gives singers and teachers a Body Mapping resource - from anatomy and physiology to body awareness - that helps them discover and correct misconceptions about how their bodies are designed and how they function. This book provides detailed descriptions of the structures and movements necessary for healthy and efficient body awareness, balance, breathing, phonation, resonance, articulation, and gesture. Many voice books focus on the anatomical facts, but leave singers asking, "How can I apply this to my singing?" What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body helps to answer that question, providing practical exercises and detailed illustrations.

For the third edition, the authors have updated and expanded the content throughout the book. Some specific additions include:

Updates throughout in response to reader feedback.Author recommended websites and resources to clarify Body Mapping concepts.

This book provides the technical foundation for singers of all styles. The authors do not espouse a single method or attempt to teach singing techniques or styles. Rather, they describe the movements of singing with accuracy and detail so that singers may experiment on their own and communicate with each other in a common language.

*Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book. 


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Publisher
Plural Publishing
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Published on
Jul 31, 2016
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Pages
285
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ISBN
9781944883072
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Language
English
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Genres
Music / General
Music / Instruction & Study / Voice
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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Vocal Technique: A Physiologic Approach, Second Edition builds upon the premise firmly established in its first edition -- a singer who understands how his or her body functions when speaking and singing will necessarily be a better singer and teacher of singing. As such, it is the ideal text for voice classes and lessons at the university level as well as for voice lessons in the independent studio. Because it is so comprehensive, including anatomy, posture, breath management, physiology of tone production, achieving resonance, the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), classification of voices, health care for singers, a logical method for learning repertoire, stage deportment, and technology in the voice studio, it is also an excellent book for teaching vocal pedagogy.

This text provides the essential information regarding anatomic and physiologic functions connected with the speaking and singing process so that singers will learn to develop their technique fully and thus maintain optimal technical skill and vocal health throughout a long singing and/or teaching career. The technical aspects of singing are discussed in detail, giving the singer the tools to apply this technique to a wide variety of repertoire and languages. The author provides a thorough introduction to the IPA and its application to the English, Italian, French, German, and Castilian Spanish languages. 

New to this edition:

A new chapter on Science and Technology in the Voice Studio, including links to sites providing equipment and software for the voice studioUpdated illustrations detailing anatomy and physiologic functionEvery chapter has been updated to improve comprehensibility, especially the chapter covering the use of the IPASignificantly updated information on health and nutrition to reflect recent research in the fieldA list of recommended sources where singers and teachers can download free and/or inexpensive music for use in the voice class or studio

 

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