The Use and Training of the Human Voice: A Bio-Dynamic Approach to Vocal Life / Edition 3

The Use and Training of the Human Voice: A Bio-Dynamic Approach to Vocal Life / Edition 3

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by Arthur Lessac
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559346965

ISBN-13: 9781559346962

Pub. Date: 11/01/1996

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

This introductory text details Arthur Lessac’s proven procedures for understanding, training, and improving the voice and speech of the performer by exploring the varied qualities of the physical energies associated with producing sounds.  See more details below

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This introductory text details Arthur Lessac’s proven procedures for understanding, training, and improving the voice and speech of the performer by exploring the varied qualities of the physical energies associated with producing sounds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559346962
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
11/01/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
232,057
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Frank Langella

Acknowledgements

Introduction
PART I. SEEDING THE SOIL AND BUILDING THE FOUNDATION

1. Theatre As a Laboratory

2. Don’t Envy a Good Voice . . . You Have One!

3. The Duality of Breathing and Posture

4. The Energy of Relaxation: The Creative Art of Resting
PART II. ORGANICALLY CULTIVATING THE BODY’S VOCAL NRG STATES

5. The Dynamics of Consonant NRG: The Music of the Consonants

6. The Dynamics of Tonal NRG: The Music of the Voice Itself

7. The Dynamics of Structural NRG: The Music of the Vowels

8. The Four Neutrals: The Musical Feel of Staccato and Syncopation in Speech
PART III. REAPING WHAT WE SOW

9. Exploring Creative Vocal Life: General Exploring and Discovering

10. Exploring Creative Vocal Life: Specific Exploring and Discovering

11. Exploiting Your Creative Vocal Life Onstage

12. What about a Standard?
APPENDICES

Appendix A: A Comparative Guide to Pronunciation

Appendix B: Some Related Comments

Appendix C: Some Relevant Anatomical Illustrations
Glossary

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The Use and Training of the Human Voice: A Bio-Dynamic Approach to Vocal Life 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
TinkerRT More than 1 year ago
Everything Arthur says about the voice feels right when I try his exercises. I am so far only into the first three  chapters, but all of it correlates closely with the best  of Dr. John Diamond, Touch for Health by DR. John Thie,  and the One Brain System of Three in One Concepts by Gordon Stokes and Daniel Whiteside, spiritually guided by  Candace Callaway. I am a rank (very rank) amateur singer, with only a civil engineering degree to assisst me in understanding the  human voice and anatomy. I particularly like the layout of the book that leads one on an elliptical learning curve through the different facets of breath, diction, projection, and especially the consonants, which my other teachers have not fully addressed. Since reading this text and beginning the exercises, I have a glimmer of hope that at age of 80,  I may dare solo performance someday.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Arthur Lessac had taken the various aspects of voice production and created a method of studying the voice that is easy to understand and execute. Study and Practice are necessary to grasp the relaxed sublity of what Lessac is proposing. Each vowel,consonant or sound effect a musical instrument to be felt by the vocalist. When all instruments are played naturally and easily, rich, resonant, and beautifully articulate speech and singing freely happens. For speakers, singers, and anyone wishing to improve their voice, this is a must have--must use educational tool.