Vocal Arts Workbook and DVD: A practical course for developing the expressive range of your voice

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This practical workbook and DVD helps actors to fully develop expressive voice skills to communicate thoughts and feelings with precision and power. At the heart of the book are practical projects, with examples supplied on the accompanying DVD, which enables you to:

-connect your breath with your voice
-meet the demands of your performance
-use your voice expressively with pitch and range

Each chapter consists of an introductory Framework; Explorations; Exercises; Follow Up work; Suggested Texts; and Further Reading: a unique, student-centred approach not found in other voice books.

The Vocal Arts Workbook + DVDis a complete learning programme drawing on the work of a wide range of practitioners to be used at home, as a course text, or as a way to integrate 20-30 mins of voice work into an acting class.

The DVD contains: 85 mins of video and 38 physical exercises. Download them to your ipod and copy the movements as you go along.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Refreshing and imaginative, this book teaches through enhanced awareness, and instructs through clear and specific exercises"—Cicely Berry
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780713688245
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Series: Performance Books Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 637,550
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

David Carey is a Senior Voice Tutor at RADA and was previously Principal Lecturer of Voice Studies at Central School of Speech and Drama. He has worked internationally as a voice coach. Rebecca Clark Carey is a voice tutor at RADA and she has extensive theatre experience as an actor and voice coach in the US.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements     ii
Forewords     iv
Introduction     vi
Relaxation, Release, Alignment     1
Framework     1
Exploration     7
Exercises     8
Follow-up     37
Further reading     38
Breath and Voice - Connect     39
Framework     39
Exploration     47
Exercises     48
Follow-up     73
Suggested texts     75
Further reading     75
Breath and Voice - Supply and Support     76
Framework     76
Exploration     83
Exercises     84
Follow-up     107
Suggested texts     109
Further reading     109
Resonance and Range     110
Framework     110
Exploration     116
Exercises     118
Follow-up     159
Suggested texts     160
Further reading     161
Articulation and Muscularity     162
Framework     162
Exploration     165
Exercises     166
Follow-up     184
Suggested texts     185
Further reading     189
Vocal Workout     190
Sample Curricula     195
Bibliography and Resources     198
Professional Histories     201
Index     206
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