On the Art of Singing
A comprehensive volume on all facets of vocal performance, On the Art of Singing considers in detail established comparative vocal techniques, the specifics of interpretation and communication, the factors that contribute to career preparation and maintainance, and the application of functional information to the art of singing. Topics that most frequently concern singers and teachers at all levels of accomplishment are reviewed. These include an examination of pedagogical approaches to breath management, to laryngeal freedom, and to resonance balance, advice on career building, considerations of style and interpretation, and information on the physiology and acoustics of the singing voice. Data from diverse sources, otherwise inaccessible to the singer, are assembled and interpreted in the light of performance artistry. From his own long and distinguished career as a performer, teacher of singing, and vocal researcher, the author aims at making practical the relationship of technical proficiency to freedom in performance.
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Imagery and the Teaching of Singing
Five Principles for the Successful Teaching of Singing
Covering in the Singing Voice
The Open Throat Lagola aperta
Breath Management Diction and the Vocal Legato
Diction and Vocal Technique
The Performer as Voice Teacher
Pedagogical Clothing for the Emperor and Empress
Wrapping Up the Performance Package
What to Do on a Performance Day
Warming Up the Voice
The Technique of Marking
The Vocal Contestant and the Judges
Twentyone Proven Ways to Alienate Competition Judges
Beginning with Another Teacher
Early and Late Bloomers
The Tricky Teacher
Woofy Baritones and Tinny Tenors
What You Need Is More Support
Simplicity in Singing
Teaching Hearing the Voice
Si canta come si parla?
How Singing Is Not Like Speaking
Thinking Phonetically Values and Pitfalls of the IPA
A Parable of the Foolish Baker
The Choral Conductor as Teacher of Vocal Technique
The Law of Contingency and Vocal Pedagogies
To Admire or to Teach?
Patching the Vocal Garment
Mysteries and Miracles
The FlatEarth School of Vocal Pedagogy
Sharpening Up Some Old Pedagogical Saws
On Musical Style and Interpretation
Purely a Matter of Taste
The Two Poles of Bel Canto
Singing the melodie
Selfperception and Performance Reality
Sett ich ihn gesehen kann ich jedoch singen
Words or Sentences? Notes or Phrases?
Sentiment or Sentimentality?
Singing the Recitative
Reality and Art
Pop Music NonWestern European Vocal Styles and Efficient Vocal Function
How Is Legato Achieved in Singing?
Rhythm versus Beat
Large and Small Strokes
The GildaintheSack School of Singing
The Demise of the Studio Baroque Vocal Sound
Vocal Coach or Vocal Technician?
Vocal Tea Parties of the Private and Public Sorts
As the Old Italians Said
The Lively Dying Art of Singing
The Sense of Immediacy in Singing
On Preparation for the Professional Life
The Seven Pillars of Performance Success
A Stroll Past the Practice Rooms
What Technical Work Have You Done Today?
The Lonely Soccer Player
How to Really Bomb a Master Class
Developing Independence in the Student
Is There a Cure for Performance Anxiety?
Please Tell Me My Fach
The Aging Singer
The Wisdom of the Body in Singing
Truth in Advertising A Critical Look
The Practicality of Creativity
On the Singing Voice and Vocal Function
The Singing Teacher in the Age of Voice Science
On the Invasion of Vocal Pedagogy by Science
The Invisible Instrument?
Have You Read the Literature?
Tongue Neck and Jaw
Gorillas Giraffes Lions and Gazelles
Male and Female Created He Them
In Search of the Tenth Rib
Teaching Voices of the Opposite Gender
Instinctive Artistic Singing
Lets Build a Straw Man The TechniqueversusArtistry Debate
The Misuses of Scientific Information in the Teaching of Singing
Relax and Sing?
Easily Not Lazily Tonicity in the Singing Instrument
The Effect of Tongue Position on Spectra in Singing
The Role of the Jaw in Singing
The Incorrupt Jaw and Tongue of Saint Anthony of Padua
How Big Is the Big Sound?
Feeling Hearing and Seeing the Voice
Spectrographic Analysis of the Singing Voice
Vowel Definition in a Performance by Jussi Bjoerling of Vesti la giubba
Spectral Components of Five Cardinal Vowels in the Soprano Singing Voice Considered by Means of the Sequential Vowel Diagonal
A Brief Spectral Study of Vowel Differentiation and Modification in a Professional Tenor Voice
What the Vocal Arts Laboratory Can and Cannot Do
The Singer and the Otolaryngologist
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