Basics of Vocal Pedagogy Book

Basics of Vocal Pedagogy

  • Author : Clifton Ware
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
  • Date : 1998
  • Category : Music
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105011412223

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Basics of Vocal Pedagogy is a comprehensive introductory text for vocal pedagogy classes at the college and university level. Though written primarily for prospective teachers of singing, vocal music educators, choir directors, voice coaches and intermediate to advanced level singers will also find the text useful as a textbook, training manual, and general reference book.

The Disciplines of Vocal Pedagogy  Towards an Holistic Approach Book

The Disciplines of Vocal Pedagogy Towards an Holistic Approach

  • Author : Karen Sell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2017-07-05
  • Category : Music
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781351545020

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If classical singers and vocal pedagogues are to be prepared adequately for performance, teaching and co-operation in inter-professional relations, then an holistic education entailing multi-disciplinary study is essential. In this important new book, Karen Sell examines the disciplines pertinent to vocal pedagogy, tracing the lineage of views from the ancient world to the present day. In the process important diverse roots are exposed, yielding differing and even conflicting tonal ideals which have a bearing on the consideration of different singing methods and the interpretation of songs and arias. Ethics and psychology are identified as central to the entire pedagogical process along with the scientific basis of singing: encompassing acoustics, anatomy and physiology, with special reference to the bearing of the latter two upon vocal health and hygiene. A detailed consideration of singing technique is the centrepiece of the book, and an understanding of good technique and scientific awareness is shown to be fundamental to good vocal pedagogical practice. This leads to a discussion on performance and aesthetics, contributing to the education of the fully equipped singer. No study to date has demonstrated the inter-relationships between all these individual disciplines and the ways in which they influence singing pedagogy. Sells holistic, multi-disciplinary approach will be of particular benefit to singers and voice teachers, and will also appeal to music educationalists and professionals in cognate disciplines.

Historical Vocal Pedagogy Classics Book

Historical Vocal Pedagogy Classics

  • Author : Berton Coffin
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Date : 1989-01-01
  • Category : Music
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780810844124

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The late Berton Coffin's considerable research in areas related to the art of singing has resulted in these reviews, with interpretations of vocal pedagogy classics in the light of contemporary observations and findings. This volume contains a series of eighteen book reviews of the master singing teachers from Tosi (1723) to L. Lehmann (1914). Paperback edition available 2002.

The Diagnosis and Correction of Vocal Faults Book

The Diagnosis and Correction of Vocal Faults

  • Author : James C. McKinney
  • Publisher : Waveland Press
  • Date : 2005-02-28
  • Category :
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN : 9781478638810

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Popular for more than two decades among college voice teachers and their students, this outstanding, authoritative vocal pedagogy text is an invaluable manual. It thoroughly examines the vocal problems prospective voice teachers will encounter daily in the teaching studio and choral rehearsal. The author’s approach is a unique one, based in large part on diagnostic procedures similar to those used by doctors. As each vocal fault is presented, its identifying characteristics or symptoms are stated, its possible causes are discussed, and corrective procedures are suggested. An especially valuable feature is the book’s accompanying audio files (available here for download) that contains 14 male and female voice samples of the various vocal faults discussed in the text, enabling students to better identify basic characteristic sounds associated with each fault. Current and prospective choir directors and voice teachers who need help in improving the vocal sounds of choir members or students will find this practical guide-book to be an ever-present help in time of trouble.

A Beginning Singer s Guide Book

A Beginning Singer s Guide

  • Author : Richard Davis
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Date : 1998-09-10
  • Category : Music
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9780810835559

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A Beginning Singer's Guide is a vocal pedagogy with four practical uses. First, it can be used as a collateral text for studio voice lessons. The teacher can conserve time by assigning relevant reading in the book instead of making lengthy expositions during the lesson. Second, it can be used as a primary text for undergraduate vocal pedagogy classes. Many schools offer a vocal pedagogy class whose enrollment includes singers and future choral conductors. A special chapter for the future choral conductor containing methods and other aids should meet the need for an all-in-one text for this class. Third, it can be used as a practical guide for new voice teachers. A special chapter containing methods for new voice teachers and studio administration will be very useful to the new teacher of voice. Fourth, the book explores subjects not usually covered in music pedagogy books, such as notes on working with a pianist, improving memory, common acting terms, subtexting, and methods for alleviating performance anxiety. These important, yet often disregarded areas, further complement a singer's talent and skill. The author does not espouse any particular 'method' of singing; instead, he applies a universal, scientific approach with the firm belief that singing can be enhanced through further musical knowledge. The sequence of the book follows the natural sequence of learning to sing. The book is rounded out with line art of the vocal mechanism, musical examples, tables outlining the musculature of singing, practical forms, information for the beginning teacher, and a bibliography.

Sing Like Never Before Book

Sing Like Never Before

  • Author : Justin Stoney
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2020-10
  • Category :
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : 1950659755

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A Systematic Approach to Voice Book

A Systematic Approach to Voice

  • Author : Kari Ragan
  • Publisher : Plural Publishing
  • Date : 2020-04-20
  • Category : Music
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 9781635502305

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A Systematic Approach to Voice: The Art of Studio Application is a professional resource presenting a framework for the integration of science-informed principles of voice production and pedagogical application in the training of singers. Author Dr. Kari Ragan has spent years using this organizational template of the five voice systems—respiration, phonation, registration, articulation, and resonance—to identify technical challenges and design corrective vocal exercises in order to facilitate efficient singing. Each of the voice system chapters contains a brief overview of the mechanics as well as key points for teachers, or “teacher takeaways.” The book’s core offering is vocal exercises which, framed within a systematic approach, provide strategies for the art of studio application. The intent is an approach that leads to technically proficient singing working in service of great artistry. Key Features: * Over 85 vocal exercises for studio application framed within a systematic approach for both a CCM and classical aesthetic * Brief overview of the mechanics of each voice system and relevant “teacher takeaways” * Extensive discussion on semi-occluded vocal tract (SOVT) exercises * Introduction of several kinesthetic singing tools * Eight sample warm-up protocols designed for various levels of singers and both CCM and classical genres * Video demonstrations for each vocal exercise and sample warm-up

Vocal Technique Book
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Vocal Technique

  • Author : Julia Davids
  • Publisher : Waveland Press
  • Date : 2012-03-13
  • Category : Music
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN : 9781478608455

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Vocal Technique: A Guide for Conductors, Teachers, and Singers is the first book to connect the disciplines of vocal pedagogy, vocal science, and choral technique. It fills a need for accurate, well-researched, and easy-to-read information on how to teach and learn singing in both solo and choral contexts. This concise yet comprehensive guidebook offers numerous, practical voice-building and problem-solving suggestions and exercises, as well as clear photographs and elegant illustrations. The authors thoroughly address important topics such as breathing, onset, resonance, vowel modification, vibrato, register transitions, range extension, intonation, changing voices (both adolescent and aging), and vocal health. They integrate the perspectives of renowned artists, choral professionals, vocal pedagogues, and the latest in vocal science. This is a must-have for conductors, voice teachers, and music educators, and will benefit solo and choral singers of all ages and abilities.

A New Handbook for Singers and Teachers Book

A New Handbook for Singers and Teachers

  • Author : Richard Alderson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Date : 2020
  • Category : Education
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 9780190920449

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"This book is an instruction/reference manual for young singers, advanced performers, and singing teachers. Several facets of this book are unique and set it aside from other vocal pedagogy books. It is presented in two coordinated parts. Part One contains specific instruction in how to sing. Part Two offers details in how to teach singing: a wealth of information that is applicable throughout a singing life. Part One offers detailed, illustrated descriptions of the vocal mechanism and its function, as well as related exercises and vocalises. It also incorporates diction rules, information related to aspects of the young voice, the aging voice, audition strategies, and more. Part Two includes specific, practical advice on how to train singers to perform effectively, set up a teaching studio, and create lesson plans. Finally, this book provides an internet bibliography that lists pertinent websites. The continued lifelong relevance of the book is a major aspect. It is a book to be referred to over and again"--

Teaching Singing in the 21st Century Book

Teaching Singing in the 21st Century

  • Author : Scott D. Harrison
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2014-05-14
  • Category : Education
  • Pages : 413
  • ISBN : 9789401788519

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This volume brings together a group of leading international researchers and practitioners in voice pedagogy alongside emerging academics and practitioners. Encompassing research across voice science and pedagogy, this innovative collection transcends genre boundaries and provides new knowledge about vocal styles and approaches from classical and musical theatre to contemporary commercial music. The work is sure to be valuable in tertiary institutions, schools and community music associations, suitable for use by private studio teachers, and will appeal to choral leaders and music educators interested in vocal pedagogy. “I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I am confident it will help bring all aspects of vocal pedagogy firmly into the 21st century. Refreshingly, many different areas of pedagogy are included in the text so we can all work together to more fully understand the singing voice. Up to the moment research is included along with an exploration of the evolving contemporary styles of singing. Further, areas regarding teaching and curriculum in higher education are also reviewed. All in all, this text a crucial addition to a professional's vocal library.” Jeanne Goffi-Fynn, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA.

A Spectrum of Voices Book

A Spectrum of Voices

  • Author : Elizabeth L. Blades
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Date : 2017-12-15
  • Category : Music
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781538107010

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Blades combines insight from great teachers of the past and present to voice students at all levels. A quick-and-handy reference for the studio teacher, this book also serves as a text for vocal pedagogy courses and as a supplement for physiology and vocal mechanics, teachers and student of singing, music educators, and musical theater performers.

The Basics of Voice Science and Pedagogy Book

The Basics of Voice Science and Pedagogy

  • Author : Scott McCoy
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2020
  • Category :
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 1733506020

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Condensed version of "Your Voice: An Inside View," including chapters on listening, anatomy, breathing, phonation, vocal health, resonance, voice analysis, articulation, and hearing. The current volume incorporates fundamental information about voice science and pedagogy, presented in a way that is engaging and easy to understand. Now included 52 pages with color images.

The Essentials of Beautiful Singing Book

The Essentials of Beautiful Singing

  • Author : Karen Tillotson Bauer
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Date : 2013-07-29
  • Category : Music
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 9780810886896

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Voice research has revealed much about the singing voice, but science without practical application may fall short of fine singing. In The Essentials of Beautiful Singing: A Three Step Kinesthetic Approach, performer and scholar Karen Tillotson Bauer bridges the gap between science and singing. It reframes the complexities of voice science with a cultivated simplicity of style and terminology that speaks directly to the singer’s experience of singing, a kinesthetic one. Although well grounded in science, Bauer’s book does not linger in scientific terminology, but rather focuses on an action-based pedagogical approach that speaks to the kinesthetic nature of singing. The skillful use of the body as a musical instrument is the source of fine singing and only through heightened kinesthetic awareness can vocal skills be achieved and refined. Fact-based explanations of kinesthetic singing processes are remarkably clear and replace vague notions about good breath management, rich resonance, and clear enunciation. Guided exercises inform both the body and the mind as a kinesthetic unit. The Essentials of Beautiful Singing has received praise in the Journal of Singing, Choice Reviews for Academic Music Libraries, and the International Choral Bulletin, among others. Its practical perspective reflects the efforts and goals of singer, voice teacher, and choral director. Paired with a science focused text in a voice pedagogy class, it provides a needed balance between science and singing.

Bel Canto Book

Bel Canto

  • Author : James Stark
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Date : 2003-03-28
  • Category : Music
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781442690929

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In this well documented and highly readable book, James Stark provides a history of vocal pedagogy from the beginning of the bel canto tradition of solo singing in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries to the present. Using a nineteenth-century treatise by Manuel Garcia as his point of reference, Stark analyses the many sources that discuss singing techniques and selects a number of primary vocal 'problems' for detailed investigation. He also presents data from a series of laboratory experiments carried out to demonstrate the techniques of bel canto. The discussion deals extensively with such topics as the emergence of virtuoso singing, the castrato phenomenon, national differences in singing styles, controversies regarding the perennial decline in the art of singing, and the so-called secrets of bel canto. Stark offers a new definition of bel canto which reconciles historical and scientific descriptions of good singing. His is a refreshing and profound discussion of issues important to all singers and voice teachers.