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Power performance for singers : transcending the barriers

Author: Shirlee Emmons; Alma Thomas
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
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To perform well in today's highly competitive world where technical skills have been advanced to an unprecedented degree, a singer must be able to handle incredible pressure within the performing arena; his or her ability to deal with this stress will often determine whether he or she will succeed. Why, then, do singers with less technical skill sometimes out-perform stars? Why do some stars suddenly stop  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Emmons, Shirlee.
Power performance for singers.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(DLC) 97031732
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shirlee Emmons; Alma Thomas
ISBN: 9780199761784 0199761787
OCLC Number: 707922737
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 320 pages)
Contents: pt. 1. The power of performance --
1. This thing called performance --
2. The characteristics of peak performance --
3. What is mental toughness --
pt. 2. Preperformance --
4. The performance cycle : plans and routines --
5. The self and performance : you, the person; you, the performer --
6. Physical well-being and relaxation --
7. Setting goals --
8. Developing self-confidence through positive thinking --
9. The art of concentrating --
10. Distractions --
11. Dealing with anxiety --
12. Imagery in performance --
13. Memory --
14. The coach's place in singer's preperformance work --
pt. 3. Performance --
15. Exploring and planning "meaning" for performance --
16. The audition and the competition --
17. The song recital and the staged performance --
18. The coach's and/or accompanist's place in singers' audition, competition, and performance work --
19. Fear in performance --
pt. 4. Postperformance --
20. Postperformance management --
21. Staleness and burnout in performers --
22. Mental rehabilitation following vocal injury or illness.
Responsibility: Shirlee Emmons, Alma Thomas.
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To perform well, a singer must be able to handle incredible pressure within the performing arena. Written as a self-help manual for singers at all levels of expertise, this book is designed to teach  Read more...


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