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Dynamics of the singing voice

Author: Meredith Bunch
Publisher: Wien [etc.] Springer 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th ed

Discusses the physiological, psychological, musical and emotional aspects of the voice, particularly as they relate to singing but also to speaking. This book offers reference for teachers of  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Meredith Bunch
ISBN: 3211829857 9783211829851
OCLC Number: 993526049
Notes: Met reg. en lit.opg.
Description: 196 p. 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Terminology used to describe singing; Understanding the processes of producing sound; Relating functional processes to the teaching of singing; Relating function to artistry; Relating personal growth to singing and artistry; How to use this book.- Psychological aspects of singing: Psychological factors; Physiological factors; Acoustic factors; Perception.- Posture and breathing in singing: Posture; Respiration; Subglottic pressure; Summary: breathing for singing.- Phonation: The anatomy of the vibratory mechanism; The function of the vocal folds in singing; Summary.- Resonation and vocal quality: The anatomy and physiology of the pharynx; A summary of the acoustics of the vocal tract; Conclusion.- Articulation: Vowels and consonants: a summary of their articulation; The mechanism of articulation; Anatomical aspects of articulation; Summary.- Vocal problems: their prevention and care: General health and nutrition; Hoarseness; Drugs; Smoking; Special vocal problems of women; Surgical procedures pertinent to singers; Singers and their doctors; Other professionals in health available to singers; Care of the voice.- Co-ordination, spontaneity and artistry: Co-ordination; Spontaneity; Artistry; On becoming a dynamic singer.- Singing from the heart: Life energy; Vibration; Quantum influences; Sound and healing; Pure emotion; The singer of the future.- References.- Author index.- Subject index.
Responsibility: Meribeth Bunch [; with il.. by Audrey Besterman ; consultant for anatomical portions Ruth E.M. Bowden].


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