The Ear and the Voice

The Ear and the Voice

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by Alfred A. Tomatis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810851377

ISBN-13: 9780810851375

Pub. Date: 12/03/2004

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Tomatis was one of the earliest pioneers in the field now known as psychoacoustics, and his book L'Oreille et la Voix is considered a classic by many in that field. Although Tomatis initially applied his theories to vocal performance, it soon became clear that the principles he uncovered could also have a profoundly beneficial influence on actors, painters, writers

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Tomatis was one of the earliest pioneers in the field now known as psychoacoustics, and his book L'Oreille et la Voix is considered a classic by many in that field. Although Tomatis initially applied his theories to vocal performance, it soon became clear that the principles he uncovered could also have a profoundly beneficial influence on actors, painters, writers, and those suffering from physical and psychological disabilities. This translation makes Tomatis's discoveries accessible for a broad audience, and is divided into three parts that can be read separately or together. Part I introduces Tomatis's general concepts as they apply to the art of singing. Part II is a basic introduction to the anatomy of the ear and how its functions relate to the brain and the rest of the body. It also provides the reader with a metaphor-free vocabulary for discussing anatomy with doctors and other concerned professionals. Part III gives practical advice on singing, posture, and matters pertaining primarily to musicians. A list of the latest English-language books on the subject has been appended. The Ear and the Voice is for everyone who wants to understand and experience the benefits of conscious listening. Please visit the author's companion websites: www.vocalimages.com and www.voxmentor.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810851375
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/03/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
817,422
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Preface Part 3 To the Reader Part 4 How to Use This Book Part 5 Acknowledgments Part 6 Part I: Some Reflections on Singing Chapter 7 1 Treating the Voice Chapter 8 2 Singing, the Source of Energy Chapter 9 3 What is a Beautiful Voice? Chapter 10 4 Singing and the Right Ear Chapter 11 5 About Singers Chapter 12 6 The Art of Singing Part 13 Part II: How the Ear Works Chapter 14 7 About Listening Chapter 15 8 Anatomy and Physiology Chapter 16 9 The Ear and the Nervous System Chapter 17 10 The Ear's Control of the Voice Part 18 Part III: Vocal Technique Chapter 19 11 How to Sing Chapter 20 12 Listening Posture: Ear and Body Chapter 21 13 Bone Conduction Chapter 22 14 Breathing Chapter 23 15 Vowels Chapter 24 16 Falsetto Chapter 25 17 What is Needed to Sing Well? Chapter 26 18 Conclusion Part 27 Selected Bibliography Part 28 Index Part 29 About the Authors

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As a close collaborator of Dr. Alfred Tomatis for more than 30 years, I am in a good position to know how difficult it is to present his work in English in a way which is both easy to read and truthful to his thinking. The writing of Tomatis needs more than a translator it needs a total rewriting by people who are familiar with his work. This is what Roberta Prada and her collaborators have been able to accomplish and they have done it with great talent. Bravo! The Ear and The Voice offers precious insights and practical tips to singers, teachers in singing and other voice professionals. But it is not just another book on vocal technique. It sheds an entirely new light on many important subjects such as listening, language, learning and communication. If you've never heard of or read Tomatis' work, be ready for a drastically new experience! (Paul Madaule, Director of The Listening Centre, Toronto, Canada and author of When Listening Comes Alive.)