Breaking Through: From Rock to Opera : the Basic Technique of Voice

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 1994 - Music - 109 pages
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Contents

VOICE TECHNIQUES
1
Why Write Another Voice Book?
2
The Importance of Technique
3
You Can Learn to Sing
4
THE DISCOVERY OF PROPER TECHNIQUE
5
TECHNIQUES ON HOW TO IMPROVE AND CONTROL YOUR VOICE
7
The Basic Elements of Breath Control
9
The Basic Rules of Breathing Technique
15
Exercise 17 Pitch and Flexibility
47
Exercise 19 Trill Study
48
Exercise 2O Solfege Syllables
49
Summary
50
PHYSICAL EXERCISES
51
Exercise to Strengthen the Diaphragm Pelvic Muscles
52
Head Hung Technique
53
ADVANCED TECHNIQUE
55

PLACEMENT AND RESONANCE
17
Vocal Resonance
18
Our Natural Amplifier
19
The Open Throat as a Conduit for Vibration
20
The Perfect Resonant Tone
21
THE EVEN VOICE
23
How Can I Eliminate Registers?
24
Training the Even Voice
25
The PassagioKey to High Notes
26
How Pitches are Selected
27
One Students Story
28
More About High Notes
29
Falsetto
30
Chest Voice
31
VOCAL EXERCISES
33
How to Vocalize
34
Exercise 1 Closed Hum
35
Exercise 2 Open Hung
36
Exercise 3 Staccato
37
The Purpose of Consonants in Vocal Exercises
38
High Notes
39
Exercise 5 StaccatoLegato
40
Exercise 8 Octave Leaps
41
Exercise 1O No Breaks
42
Exercise 12 Legatos for Sustaining
43
Exercise 14 Third Leaps
44
Exercise 15 TripletsThe Even Scale
45
Exercise 16 Interval Control
46
The Lips and the Tongue
56
Standard Vocal Ranges
57
Placement of Upper Tones
58
Proper Vowel Formation
59
The Passagio
60
Tension False Resonsance and Misplaced Focus
61
VOCAL PROBLEMS AND REMEDIES
64
Pitch Problems
65
How Problems in Speech Affect the Singing Voice
66
HEALTH
68
How to Prepare for a Performance
69
Eating and Drinking Before a Show
70
Excess Phlegm
71
FROM STUDENTS
73
Barry Keenan
75
Deborah Hanan of Lost Pilots and Ministers of Culture
76
Eldon Daetweiler of Red Heaven
77
Holly Miller
78
ROCK N ROLL STAR
80
Using the Microphone
81
Nerves of Steel
82
Drugs Food and Drink
83
Consistent Performances
84
HOW TO FIND A GOOD TEACHER
85
Teacher Coach or Accompanist?
87
Your Voice as an Unique Instrument
88
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