Coffin's Sounds of Singing: Principles and Applications of Vocal Techniques with Chromatic Vowel Chartby Berton Coffin, Nicolai Gedda (Foreword by)
Coffin's "Sounds of Singing" has been simplified, revised, greatly enlarged, and brought back into print as the pedagogical source for both the Chromatic Vowel Chart (now in one complete chart, male and female), and Coffin's classic "Overtones of Bel Canto" (Scarecrow, 1980). It is based on the great teaching of the past, utilizing principles and applications of vocal techniques. The Chromatic Vowel Chart defines the vowel color changes in chromatic progressions for all voices. This book tells how singing principles can be used by relying on the ear, the eye, and the sense of vibration in the body.
Author Biography: The late Berton Coffin's teachings and writings established him as an international authority on vocal pedagogy. Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado, Boulder, he also lived and taught in Europe from 1976 to 1983in his private studio in Vienna; during summers with the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria; and in twenty-one opera houses in Austria, Denmark, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland. He presented master classes in this country and in Europe and served as a visiting professor of voice at U.S. universities. Dr. Coffin, baritone, held academic and professional music degrees from Columbia University, Eastman School of Music, Chicago Musical College, and Earlham College.
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