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The working singer's handbook

Author: Roma Waterman
Publisher: Kerrimuir, Vic. : Roma Waterman, 2002.
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Genre/Form: Methods (Music)
Methods Self-instruction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Waterman, Roma.
Working singer's handbook.
Kerrimuir, Vic. : Roma Waterman, 2002
(OCoLC)654399676
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roma Waterman
ISBN: 0958111006 9780958111003
OCLC Number: 51226273
Description: xi, 204 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: In the beginning ... 3 --
My first record deal 4 --
The wake-up call 5 --
Reassessing my values 6 --
Things begin to look up! 6 --
Part I Foundation --
Chapter 1 How it all works --
the physiology of the voice 11 --
What is the best technique for my voice? 13 --
Anatomy of head and throat 14 --
So all you gotta do is breathe! 17 --
Anatomy of breathing 18 --
Chapter 2 Posture and how to stand it 21 --
Posture is basic to breathing 23 --
The Alexander technique 24 --
Chapter 3 Breathing --
the ins and outs 33 --
Strength and coordination 35 --
Three ways of breathing 35 --
So which way should you breathe? 38 --
Some things to remember 42 --
Chapter 4 Resonance and vibration 45 --
What are resonance and vibration? 47 --
Resonance and vibration are natural! 47 --
Some questions 51 --
Chapter 5 Exercises for resonance and vibration 53 --
How to experience vibration for yourself 55 --
The exercises 55 --
Chapter 6 Vocal warm-ups 59 --
Like an athlete 61 --
Some common questions 61 --
Some vocal warm-ups 65 --
Chapter 7 Placement imagery 69 --
The act of thinking 71 --
Some imagery exercises 72 --
Some final thoughts on imagery 76 --
Chapter 8 Vocal registers and voice classification 77 --
What is a vocal register? 79 --
Voice classification 79 --
Chest, middle, and head voice 82 --
Part II Performance --
Chapter 9 Live work 89 --
Commonsense, but easily neglected 91 --
Microphones in solo work 91 --
Monitors 95 --
Group singing 99 --
Good live work etiquette 100 --
Buying your own gear 102 --
Chapter 10 Studio work 103 --
Studio work is different! 105 --
The vocal booth 105 --
How to use your microphone 108 --
How to use your headphones 108 --
Studio singing 109 --
Chapter 11 Choral work 113 --
A team effort 115 --
The choir member 115 --
The choir director 118 --
How to teach parts 120 --
How to conduct a choir 122 --
Chapter 12 Touring and gigging 123 --
How to look after yourself on the road 125 --
Jetlag 125 --
Motion sickness 129 --
Earplugs 129 --
Sleeping on the road 130 --
Vitamins and minerals on the road 132 --
Vocal warm-ups on the road 132 --
Chapter 13 Singing while playing an instrument 135 --
Easy to strain your voice 137 --
Guitarists and bass players 137 --
Drummers 138 --
Piano players 139 --
Part III Maintenance --
Chapter 14 Voice problems 143 --
Take care 145 --
Nodules 145 --
Smoking 149 --
Alcohol 150 --
Upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) 150 --
Temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) disorder 154 --
Tinnitus 156 --
Dry mouth 158 --
Using an unnatural voice 159 --
Chapter 15 You are what you eat 161 --
Eating well on tour is not easy 163 --
Glycaemic food management 163 --
Quick guide to good food choices 164 --
How to implement good diet practices 165 --
Eating and performing 166 --
Liquids 167 --
Chapter 16 What to do with a tired voice 169 --
Hints to avoid vocal fatigue 171 --
Vocal rest 173 --
Chapter 17 Stage fright 175 --
The 'No. 1 fear' of most people 177 --
Signs and symptoms 177 --
Is it normal? 177 --
Causes and management 178 --
Some practical tips 181 --
Chapter 18 How to find a good teacher 183 --
Not the impossible dream! 185 --
Things to look for 185 --
Things to avoid 188 --
Once you have found a good teacher 191.
Responsibility: Roma Waterman.

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