The Complete Voice and Speech Workout: 75 Exercises for Classroom and Studio Use

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(Applause Books). Potent and empowering voice exercises by the master teachers who devised them! One of the constants that any actor, director or theatre teacher needs is a strong vocal warmup. This valuable, first-of-its-kind resource contains 75 exercises for both solo and group work, contributed by some of the best professionals in the world. There is a brief description of the history and purpose of each exercise followed by the exercise itself. The Voice & Speech Workout comes with a training CD that will be especially helpful to the

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Overview

(Applause Books). Potent and empowering voice exercises by the master teachers who devised them! One of the constants that any actor, director or theatre teacher needs is a strong vocal warmup. This valuable, first-of-its-kind resource contains 75 exercises for both solo and group work, contributed by some of the best professionals in the world. There is a brief description of the history and purpose of each exercise followed by the exercise itself. The Voice & Speech Workout comes with a training CD that will be especially helpful to the student or theatre professional working alone. Here master teachers run through each exercise in real time (leaving enough time for response). Among the contributors are such important voice teachers as: Frankie Armstrong, Mary Corrigan, Marian Hampton and Dorothy Runk Mennen. The exercises are divided into nine different areas: Getting to Know Your Voice; Stretching, Centering, Releasing, Aligning; Breathing and Supporting; Making Sound (Resonance and Articulation); Exploring Pitch; Projecting and Calling; Integrating Voice, Breath and Text; Integrating Voice and Movement; Exploring Character Voices and Dialects. Editor Janet Rodgers is past president of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association and an associate professor of theatre at Virginia Commonwealth University. Online audio is accessed at halleonard.com/mylibrary

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Rodgers (voice and speech training, Virginia Commonwealth U.) presents 74 classroom and solo vocal warm-up exercises for actors contributed by members of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association. Some of the techniques described include neck stretches; developing breath awareness while sitting; improvisation from primitive sound; and integrating voice, breath, and text. The accompanying CD contains audio instructions for 19 of the exercises. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9781557834980
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Edition description: BOOK & CD
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 726,828
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.75 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: How to Use This Book 1
Ch. 1 Getting to Know Your Voice 3
Ch. 2 Stretching, Centering, Releasing, and Aligning 9
Ch. 3 Breathing and Supporting 27
Ch. 4 Resonating 41
Ch. 5 Articulating 79
Ch. 6 Exploring Pitch 89
Ch. 7 Projecting and Calling 99
Ch. 8 Integrating Voice, Breath, and Text 105
Ch. 9 Integrating Voice and Movement 139
Ch. 10 Exploring Character Voices and Dialects 153
App.: List of Contributors and Exercises 163
Biographies 167
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