Teaching Kids to Sing / Edition 2

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Overview

A foundational text in music education, TEACHING KIDS TO SING, 2e delivers a developmental program of exercises and skills to help all students achieve confident, accurate, and expressive singing. Founded on the principle that singing is a "learned" skill and grounded in the latest physiological research, this popular text provides a groundbreaking, step-by-step methodology for energizing the body, breath, ear, voice, and song. Thoroughly revised and updated, the new Second Edition includes a revision of the basic methodology, updated research on young singers, a separate new section on vocal physiology, contemporary music selections, and much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133958505
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 937,584
  • Product dimensions: 17.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth H. Phillips, Professor Emeritus at The University of Iowa, is a graduate of Westminster College (BM), West Virginia University (MM), and Kent State University (Ph.D.). An award-winning researcher and teacher, Dr. Phillips is the author of four books—TEACHING KIDS TO SING (Cengage), BASIC TECHNIQUES OF CONDUCTING (Oxford University Press), DIRECTING THE CHORAL MUSIC PROGRAM (OUP), and EXPLORING RESEARCH IN MUSIC EDUCATION AND MUSIC THERAPY (OUP)—as well as more than 100 reviews, chapters, and professional journal articles. Professor Phillips has been honored with three outstanding teaching awards from The University of Iowa and is recognized by the National Association for Music Education as one of the nation's most accomplished music educators. A recipient of the Robert M. McCowen Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Choral Music, he holds the Distinguished Music Alumni Award from Kent State University and serves as an honorary board member of the Lowell Mason Foundation. Dr. Phillips has presented workshops throughout the United States and in Australia, Canada, China, and New Zealand.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. I The Young Singer
1 Vocal Pedagogy for Young Singers 3
2 The Psychomotor Process 23
3 Vocal Parameters 41
4 The Child and Adolescent Singer 69
5 The Healthy Voice 91
Pt. II Vocal Technique for Young Singers
6 Vocal-Technique Curriculum 105
7 Respiration 145
8 Phonation 221
9 Resonant Tone Production 253
10 Diction 305
11 Expression 335
12 Vocal-Technique Summaries 359
Postscript 383
Index 385
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