Care of the Professional Voice: A Guide to Voice Management for Singers, Actors and Professional Voice Users / Edition 2

Care of the Professional Voice: A Guide to Voice Management for Singers, Actors and Professional Voice Users / Edition 2

by D. Garfield Davies, Anthony F. Jahn
     
 

Singer and actors are a unique group of performers, relying almost entirely on their voice for the professional livelihood. Jet lag, amplification, allergens, stress, pollution, and vocal strain all affect vocal performance. Written for the performer, the teacher, and the vocal coach, Care of the Professional Voice offers clear explanations and medical

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Overview

Singer and actors are a unique group of performers, relying almost entirely on their voice for the professional livelihood. Jet lag, amplification, allergens, stress, pollution, and vocal strain all affect vocal performance. Written for the performer, the teacher, and the vocal coach, Care of the Professional Voice offers clear explanations and medical advice on vocal problems and vocal health.

Care of the Professional Voice is written by experts in laryngology in the United States and Great Britain. This second edition includes a singer's guide to self-diagnosis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878301904
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Forewords
1Anatomy and physiology of the vocal mechanism1
2Development of the larynx and the voice12
3Age and voice17
4Attributes of a good vocal performer22
5General considerations before performance26
6Laryngeal disorders : diagnosis, treatment and prevention31
7Anxiety, artistic temperament and the voice51
8Popular music and the musical theatre61
9Travel and the vocal performer73
10Medications and the professional voice78
11General medical considerations in the vocal performer88
12A visit to the laryngologist106
13Surgery and the vocal artist115
14A singer's guide to self-diagnosis125

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