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Basics of Vocal Pedagogy,9780070682894
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Basics of Vocal Pedagogy

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780070682894

ISBN10:
0070682895
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/1/1997
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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Summary

Basics of Vocal Pedagogyis 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.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1 - Philosophy of Singing

Origin and Nature of the Singing Gesture/Aesthetics in Singing/Tonal Preferences/Status of Popular and Classical Singing/Benefits of Voice Study

Chapter 2 - Psychology of Singing

Gaining Psychological Insight/Perceptual and Conceptual Aspects/Coping with Complexity and Contradiction/The goal and the Journey as One/Realistic goals and expectations

Chapter 3 - Body-Mind Integration

The Vocal Athlete/Role and Function of Muscles/Exercise and Fitness/Diet and Nutrition/Managing Stress/Body-Mind Strategies/Physical/Vocal Exercises/ Efficient Body Alignment

Chapter 4 - The Vocal Process: Making Connections

Understanding Voice Science/The Vocal Process: How the Voice Works/Mind/Body Connections/The Speech to Singing Connection/From Speech to Singing Using Physical/Vocal exercises/Exercises for Coordinating Breath, Phonation, and Resonation

Chapter 5- Respiration: Managing Breath

Role and Benefits of Breathing/Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiration System/Methods of Breathing/Factors Affecting Efficient Breathing/Breathing Exercises/Breath Coordination and Management/Breath-Tone Coordination Exercises

Chapter 6 - Phonation: Producing Tone

Characteristics and Production of Vocal Tone/Principal Anatomy Involved in Phonation/Initiating Vocal Tone/Exercises for developing Efficient Phonation

Chapter 7 - Registration: Connecting Voice Levels

Explanation and Description of Vocal Registers/ Historical Survey of Registration Terminology/Voice Registers Theories/Registration Physiology/ Classifying Register Transitions/ Negotiating Register Transitions/Exercises for Coordinating Vocal registers

Chapter 8 - Resonation: Optimizing Tone Quality

Acoustics—The Science of Sound/Properties and Characteristics of Sound/ Resonance/Vocal Resonators/Maximizing Vocal Resonance/Vocal Efficiency/Techniques for Enhancing Vocal Efficiency

Chapter 9 - Articulation: Voicing Vowels and Consonants

Communicating Through Language/Linguistic Terminology/Primary Singing Languages/Introduction to Vowels/Vowel Modification and Efficiency/Introduction to Consonants/ Chart of Consonants/Sounding Consonants/Suggestions for Improving Diction

Chapter 10 - Coordination: Unifying The Vocal Process

What is Vocal Coordination?/Elements of Dynamic Vocalism/Classification of the Singing Voice/Professional Singing Voice Categories/ Reconciliation of Opposites

Chapter 11- The Singer’s Instrument: Use, Pathology, and Care

The Vocal Instrument and Stress/Identifying and Classifying Vocal Disorders/The Vocal Organ Under Stress/Contributing Factors to Vocal Misuse and Abuse/Aging and Hormonal Effects/Voice Irritants/Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders/Serious Vocal Disorders/Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention/Treatment and Prevention of Vocal Disorders/Auditory Disorders: Prevention and Cure/Some Do’s and Don’ts of Vocal Health

Chapter 12 - Solo Vocal Performance

Selection and Preparation of Solo Vocal Repertoire/Interpretation and Expression/Vocal Performance Dynamics/Vocal Performance Options and Opportunities

Chapter 13 - Teaching Singing

History of Vocal Pedagogy/Foundations of Effective Teaching/Instructional Strategies, Techniques, and Tools/Life-Span Voice Teaching/Modes of Instruction



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