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Making more sense of how to sing : multisensory techniques for voice lessons and choir rehearsals

Author: Alan Gumm
Publisher: Galesville, MD : Meredith Music Publications, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Overview: This book reveals how anybody can learn to sing and how any voice teacher or choral conductor can get anybody to sing, and keep making breakthroughs in singing. With multi-sensory techniques to match and build learning strengths, this book is for any singer from the rank beginner - including those thought to lack the ability - to the experienced and mature singer. Whether for self-guided, teacher-guided,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Gumm
ISBN: 9781574631524 1574631527
OCLC Number: 377666582
Notes: "HL00317193."
Description: x, 190 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Table and figures --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Breath Energy That Supports Vocal Tone: --
Posture --
Abdominal breathing --
Diaphragmatic breathing --
Ribcage expansion and costal breathing --
Accurate, Relaxed, And Vibrant Vocal Tone: --
Acoustics: frequency --
Pitch accuracy --
Lower larynx --
Open and relaxed throat and glottis --
Vocal fold pressure --
Vocal registers --
Effects of posture on phonation --
Focused, Lifted, And Resonant Tone: --
Acoustics: timbre and harmonics --
Raised and open soft palate --
Beyond the palate --
From the oropharynx to the nasopharynx --
Deeper and wider sinus resonance --
Vowel and register resonance --
Effects of posture on resonance --
Projection And Release Of Sound: --
Acoustics: amplitude --
Moving sound beyond the resonators --
Learning to hear sound in a room --
Choral applications: no one is heard, everyone is heard --
Freedom Of Articulators From Other Functions: --
Clear and distinct vowels --
Separate function of the tongue --
Free and quick-moving jaw --
Loose and responsive cheeks and lips --
Putting it all together --
References.
Responsibility: Alan J. Gumm.

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Overview: This book reveals how anybody can learn to sing and how any voice teacher or choral conductor can get anybody to sing, and keep making breakthroughs in singing. With multi-sensory techniques to match and build learning strengths, this book is for any singer from the rank beginner - including those thought to lack the ability - to the experienced and mature singer. Whether for self-guided, teacher-guided, or conductor-guided learning situations, this unique collection of exercises wakes up the senses for amazing results.

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