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Singing and imagination : a human approach to a great musical tradition

Author: Thomas Hemsley
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
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This book is written on the belief that the essential basic principles underlying good singing are in themselves rather few, and very simple, but that their application is amazingly varied in light of the individual's needs. It is not intended as a manual of voice production, and does not concern itself with medical matters, nor directly with anatomy, physiology, and acoustics. While not belittling the value of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hemsley
ISBN: 0198790163 9780198790167 0198790155 9780198790150
OCLC Number: 36961131
Description: x, 205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Readiness to sing: the Raw Material --
Posture --
Impulse, Intention, and the Anacrusis --
Colour --
The Importance of Good Diction --
The Singer's Ear --
The Pitch-Intensity Effect --
Breath --
The Work of the Imagination: the Study of Vocal Music --
Legato and Tessitura --
Pulse.
Responsibility: Thomas Hemsley.
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This is a comprehensive philosophy of the art of singing, addressed to those with a gift for singing who would like to understand better how to approach putting that gift to use. The central theme is  Read more...

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