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

Author: Thomas Hemsley
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hemsley
ISBN: 0198790163 9780198790167 0198790155 9780198790150
OCLC Number: 1006266774
Description: x, 205 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: List of Music Examples --
pt. I. General Introduction --
pt. II. The Basic Principles. Readiness to Sing: The Raw Material. Posture. Impulse, Intention, and the Anacrusis. Impulse. Intention. The Anacrusis and the Start of the Tone. Practical Hints: The Head-Voice and the Imposto. Colour. Voice Qualities. Mood. Text. Harmony. Falsetto. The Importance of Good Diction. The Singer's Ear. The Pitch-Intensity Effect. Breath --
pt. III. Words and Music. The Work of the Imagination: The Study of Vocal Music. Legato and Tessitura. Legato. Tessitura. Pulse --
pt. IV. Performance.
Responsibility: Thomas Hemsley.

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I couldn't put it down. Hemsley treats the subject seriously; everyone who is genuinely serious about singing, teacher, pupil, or listener, will find, as I did, extraordinary wisdom and truth within Read more...

 
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