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Integrated Practice: Coordination, Rhythm & Sound

Integrated Practice: Coordination, Rhythm & Sound

by Pedro de Alcantara


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ISBN-13: 9780195317077
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 07/08/2011
Series: Integrated Musician Series
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Pedro de Alcantara is a musician, writer, and teacher. His books include Indirect Procedures: A Musician's Guide to the Alexander Technique, The Alexander Technique: A Skill for Life, and the children's novels Befiddled and Backtracked. He lives in Paris and New York, and he travels the world giving seminars and master classes.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part I: Rhythm
1. Words, Sounds, Gestures
2. Prosody, or the Secrets of Rhythm
3. The Grid: A Life Principle
4. The Metric Grid
5. Coincidence: Intention and Gesture
6. Rhythmic Solfège
7. The Metronome and the Rubato
8. Superbar Structures
9. Opposing The Grid
10. Patterning and Sequencing Part II: Coordination
11. Connection & Flow: First Principles
12. The Juggler: A Cello Lesson
13. Object Wisdom: An Oboe Lesson
14. Body, Breath, Vibration, Text: A Voice Lesson
15. The Quadrupedal Prosodist: A Piano Lesson Part III: Sound
16. The Harmonic Series
17. The Harmonic Series and the Voice
18. The Messa di Voce: Virtuosity of Contact
19. Practicing The Messa di Voce
20. Improvisation: A Lifestyle Conclusion Bibliographical Notes Bibliography Appendix: "The Exercises: An Overview"

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