Discover Your Voice: How to Develop Healthy Voice Habits / Edition 1

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First outlines the basics of voice use: release, breathing, posture, pitch, range, register, agility, resonance, and power. Then the author shows the practical nature of singing and the use of voice in developing a professional career. He concludes with an overview of anatomy, physiology, and therapeutic approaches to voice problems. The text is supplemented with specific vocal exercises. The accompanying CD gives readers the opportunity to engage in one-on-one voice lessons.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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"(A) vibrant addition to voice therapy....The activities move from general vocal warm-ups, which would be a fresh source of home practice activities for any voice patient, to very specific singing activities. The recording is well done and pleasant to follow." - ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

"If you need any further encouragement to admire this wise and knowledgeable book, you will find it in the accompanying CD, on which one female and one male singer demonstrate all the given exercies." - Singing

"Oren L. Brown presents a synthesis of a lifetime of practical experience. His ideas and techniques provide information and insights for singers and teachers in areas ranging fromn proper breathing and posture to harm caused to the voice by alcohol and tabacco." - Teaching Music

"(A) fundamentally sound approach with ideas that are based on clinical and scientific evidence and whose validity has been thoroughly and convincingly tested...It would prove to be of considerable value in both classroom and studio." - Journal Of Singing

"(T)here is an excellent summary of Voice Problems and would make an excellent present to give to the voice therapist." - ENT News

Brown taught voice at the Juilliard School and was a pioneer in voice therapy. He has expanded the 19-page syllabus for his students into a comprehensive text for self-study, study with a private teacher, or classroom instruction. He speaks of concepts, perceptions, exercises, acoustics, and physiology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565937048
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/1/1996
  • Edition description: Book and CD-Rom
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Primal Sound. Release. Posture and Breathing. Eliciting Pitches. Range and Registers. voice Classification. Agility. Resonance and Power. Growth and Maturation. Articulation. Practice Patterns. Interpretation. Requirements for a Professional Career. Choral Singing. Physical Facts. Laryngeal Anatomy and Physiology. Neurology and the Brain. Hearing. Enigmas. Voice Problems and Therapy. Hints for Teachers. Appendix.

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    Posted March 19, 2003

    Two Thumbs Up!

    It covers everything!

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