Solutions for Singers: Tools for Performers and Teachers / Edition 1

Solutions for Singers: Tools for Performers and Teachers / Edition 1

by Richard Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195160053

ISBN-13: 9780195160055

Pub. Date: 01/08/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

While many texts and courses on the art of singing offer comprehensive overviews of technique and performance, few have time to delve into the specific questions they spawn. Solutions for Singers explores these unanswered questions, filling in gaps that professional performers, students of singing, and voice teachers have long sought to close.

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Overview

While many texts and courses on the art of singing offer comprehensive overviews of technique and performance, few have time to delve into the specific questions they spawn. Solutions for Singers explores these unanswered questions, filling in gaps that professional performers, students of singing, and voice teachers have long sought to close.

Fielding over 200 questions, distinguished teacher and performer Richard Miller tackles problems raised during hundreds of his master classes and pedagogy courses. He deliberately avoids abstract generalities, concentrating instead on specific, recurring questions: What are some good exercises to loosen or relax tension in the back of the tongue? Do you apply the same principles regarding breathing to a younger student that you do to older students? What is meant by voiced and unvoiced consonants? Is there a female falsetto? Through such specialized questions, Miller probes the very essence of artistic expression.

The questions are organized under ten broad topics, which Miller considers from various angles. He couples traditional and modern philosophies to present the most relevant and precise solutions. The result is an invaluable handbook for singers, which, read either sequentially or selectively, provides a unique and pragmatic approach to vocal artistry and technique.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195160055
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/08/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
693,716
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1270L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

1Breath Management
2Posture
3Laryngeal and Intralaryngeal Function
4Resonance Balancing
5Nasal Continuants and Nonnasal Consonants
6The Phenomenon of Vibrato
7Registration
8Healthy Singing
9Pedagogy Issues
10Performance Concerns
Glossary of Terms
App. IPitch Designations
App. IIIPA Symbols for Vowels, Semivowels, and French Nasal Vowel Sounds
App. IIIIPA Symbols for Consonant Sounds
App. IVRepertoire for Younger or Beginning Singers
Select Bibliography
Index

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