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The Use and Training of the Human Voice: A Bio-Dynamic Approach to Vocal Life,9781559346962
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The Use and Training of the Human Voice: A Bio-Dynamic Approach to Vocal Life

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3rd
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9781559346962

ISBN10:
1559346965
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Pub. Date:
11/1/1996
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McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

This introductory text details Arthur Lessac's proven procedures for understanding, training, and improving the voice and speech of the performer by exploring the varied qualities of the physical energies associated with producing sounds.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Frank Langella

Acknowledgements

Introduction

PART I. SEEDING THE SOIL AND BUILDING THE FOUNDATION

1. Theatre As a Laboratory

2. Don’t Envy a Good Voice . . . You Have One!

3. The Duality of Breathing and Posture

4. The Energy of Relaxation: The Creative Art of Resting

PART II. ORGANICALLY CULTIVATING THE BODY’S VOCAL NRG STATES

5. The Dynamics of Consonant NRG: The Music of the Consonants

6. The Dynamics of Tonal NRG: The Music of the Voice Itself

7. The Dynamics of Structural NRG: The Music of the Vowels

8. The Four Neutrals: The Musical Feel of Staccato and Syncopation in Speech

PART III. REAPING WHAT WE SOW

9. Exploring Creative Vocal Life: General Exploring and Discovering

10. Exploring Creative Vocal Life: Specific Exploring and Discovering

11. Exploiting Your Creative Vocal Life Onstage

12. What about a Standard?

APPENDICES

Appendix A: A Comparative Guide to Pronunciation

Appendix B: Some Related Comments

Appendix C: Some Relevant Anatomical Illustrations

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