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 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.
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. Sell?s 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.
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.
This voice text combines an introduction to the singing process with an anthology of 60 songs. It also offers an introduction to the basics of how the voice works along with methodical voice building techniques. Piano accompaniments of the songs are available on cassette and CD.
This essential foundation for teaching vocal technique is now available in paperback! Based on the great teaching of the past, it explains the utilization of principles and applications of vocal techniques. The Chromatic Vowel Chart defines the vowel color changes in chromatic progressions for all voices, and the text explains how singing principles can be used by relying on the ear, the eye, and the sense of vibration in the body. Cloth edition [0-8108-1933-3] published in 1987. Paperback edition available April 2002.
Voice teachers have been addressing vocal acoustics in some manner for as long as there has been voice instruction. Now with sophisticated yet inexpensive sound analysis technology widely available, voice teachers see its potential value for the studio and want to understand the acoustics of vocal registration in order to apply these principals to their own as well as their students' singing. This book is a scientific yet accessible approach to the study and practical applications of vocal acoustics.--
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 first comprehensive, fully-illustrated approach to the voice that explains the anatomy and mechanics in detailed yet down-to-earth terms, for voice users and professionals of all kinds This book is the first to explain, in clear and concise language, the anatomy and mechanics of the mysterious and complex bodily system we call the voice. Beautifully illustrated with more than 100 detailed images, Anatomy of the Voice guides voice teachers and students, vocal coaches, professional singers and actors, and anyone interested in the voice through the complex landscape of breathing, larynx, throat, face, and jaw. Theodore Dimon, an internationally recognized authority on the subject, as well as an expert in the Alexander Technique, makes unfamiliar terrain accessible and digestible by describing each vocal system in short, manageable sections and explaining complex terminology. The topics he covers include ribs, diaphragm, and muscles of breathing; the intrinsic musculature of the larynx, its structure and action; the suspensory muscles of the throat; the face and jaw; the tongue and palate; and the evolution and function of the larynx.