9780393061369

The Performer's Voice: Realizing Your Vocal Potential

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393061369

  • ISBN10:

    0393061361

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-10-01
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc

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Concise, Accurate, and Accessible, The Performer's Voice explains how the voice works and how to use it efficiently. Emphasizing the infinite potential of the human voice, this practical book enables vocal professionals to use their voices effectively to create dynamic performances.Written for people who use their voices every day?rom singers, actors, and teachers to trial lawyers, ministers, and radio announcers?he Performer's Voice brings together the basic anatomy, physiology, technique, and performance skills required for effective use of the voice. Simple exercises and observations, designed for busy people to do in a short time, provide practical application. Anatomically correct drawings support concise, direct explanations. Taking a balanced, commonsense approach, this book provides simple guidelines for using the voice healthily and imaginatively.For anyone who relies on the voice for a living, The Performer's Voice provides the essential tools for confident, imaginative, and compelling performances.

Table of Contents

Illustrations ix
Preface xi
Acknowledgments xvi
Introduction: Discovering Your Voice 1(10)
PART I MAKING SENSE OF VOCAL MECHANICS 11(96)
1 The Logic and Wisdom of the Body
14(10)
2 Physical Alignment and Balance
24(9)
3 Breathing
33(20)
4 Making Sound
53(15)
5 The Structures of Resonance and Voice Quality
68(16)
6 Articulation
84(18)
Summary of Part I
102(5)
PART D THE ART OF VOCAL EXPRESSION AND PRESENTATION 107(44)
7 Vocal Color and Expression
111(13)
8 The Art of Presentation
124(24)
Summary of Part II
148(3)
PART III THE ART OF PERFORMING 151(60)
9 The Ingredients of Performance
154(8)
10 Defining Presence
162(13)
11 Preparation and Performance
175(18)
12 Vocal Health
193(16)
Summary of Part III
209(2)
Epilogue: The Complete Performer 211(2)
Appendix A: Summary of Anatomical Terminology 213(4)
Appendix B: Working with Rhythm 217(2)
Further Reading 219(4)
Index 223

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