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 New,A New Handbook for Singers and Teachers

  • Author: Alderson, Ann
  • Author: Alderson, Richard

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Contents

  • PART ONE: HOW TO SING
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Respiration
  • Physical Elements of the Vocal Mechanism
  • Breathing to Sing
  • Types of Breathing
  • Develop Coordinated Breathing
  • Breathing and the Musical Phrase
  • Symptoms of Improper Breathing
  • Additional Breathing Exercises
  • Helpful Sports Analogies
  • Other Useful Analogies
  • Chapter 3: Phonation
  • Making the Proper Sound
  • Coordinating Respiration with Phonation
  • Initiating the Tone
  • Sustaining the Tone
  • Moving from Note to Note
  • Releasing the Tone
  • Finding and Refining the Proper Tone
  • Dealing with Nasality
  • Exercise Remedies for Nasality
  • Vocalises for Nasality
  • Vibrato
  • History of Vibrato
  • Dealing with Vibrato
  • Breathiness
  • Hoarseness or Huskiness
  • Harshness or Stridency
  • Muffled or Swallowed Tone
  • Hollow or Hooty Quality
  • Other Analogies
  • Chapter 4: Resonance
  • Types of Resonance
  • Vocal Resonators
  • Developing a Rich Voice
  • Respiration--Phonation--Resonance
  • Resonance Exercises
  • Chapter 5: The Singing Vowel
  • Instrumental Characteristics of Vowels
  • The Fixed Formant Theory of Vowels
  • Making a Proper Vowel Sound
  • Vowel Unification Vocalises for all Voices
  • Vowel Migration
  • Vowel Modification
  • Chapter 6: Registers and Registration
  • Dealing with Registers
  • Dealing with Registration
  • Changing Registers Smoothly: Males
  • Changing Registers Smoothly: Females
  • Chapter 7: Articulation
  • Making Sense out of Sound
  • Sung Language vs. Spoken
  • Articulation Exercises and Vocalises
  • The trouble with /R/
  • Special Problems of Articulation
  • Chapter 8: Fundamental Diction for Singers
  • Italian Diction
  • Rules of Pronunciation
  • Latin Diction
  • Rules of Pronunciation
  • French Diction
  • Vowels
  • Nasal Vowels
  • Semi-vowels and Glides
  • Consonants
  • Special Rules of Pronunciation
  • German Diction
  • Vowels
  • Diphthongs
  • Consonants
  • Some General Rules in Singing
  • The Glottal Attack
  • Ach-Laut and Ich-Laut
  • Special Rules for the Letter /G/
  • Chapter 9: Audition Strategies
  • General Principles
  • Physical Strategies
  • Psychological Strategies
  • Final Suggestions
  • PART TWO: HOW TO TEACH SINGING
  • Chapter 10: Basic Concepts of Voice Teaching
  • General Vocal Pedagogy
  • A Broad Technical Base
  • Instructional Cue Card
  • Using the Cue Card
  • Choosing Literature
  • Two Golden Rules
  • Style and Musicianship
  • Reinforcement
  • Expectations
  • If the Student is not Making Progress
  • Logistics
  • Length of Lesson
  • Setting a Price
  • Chapter 11: Organizing a Training Program
  • Determine the Level of the Singer
  • Listen to the Singer and Analyze the Performance
  • Apply Four Key Principles
  • Determine a General Training Plan
  • Determine a Logical Starting Point
  • Constructing Coordinated Lesson Plans
  • The Individual Lesson Plan
  • Communicating Information
  • General Benefits of Lesson Plans
  • Teaching Aids
  • Summary
  • Chapter 12: Basic Vocal Exercises
  • Using Basic Vocal Exercises
  • Warm-up Exercises
  • Skill Exercises
  • Selecting Exercises
  • Assigning Exercises
  • Incorporating Exercises and General Training
  • Specific Lesson Organization
  • Chapter 13: Teaching Breathing Techniques
  • A Concise Explanation of the Singing Breath: For Beginners
  • A Logical Presentation of the Breathing Process
  • A Concise Explanation of Interrelated Functions
  • A Sample Discussion of Inhalation
  • A Sample Discussion of Exhalation
  • Teaching the Techniques of Proper Respiration
  • Relating the Functions of the Singing Breath
  • Analyzing a Singer's Breathing Skills
  • Discussing Various Types of Breathing
  • Applying Appropriate Breathing Techniques
  • Correcting Errors
  • Breathing Exercises and Correlated Use
  • Chapter 14: Teaching Phonation Skills
  • Teaching Techniques of Phonation: Basic Principles
  • Vocal Registers
  • Teaching Different Genders
  • Further Considerations
  • How to Analyze Vocal Sound
  • How to Design a Training Program
  • Solutions Related to Visual Clues
  • Solutions Related to Audible Clues
  • Other Common Phonation Errors
  • Sample Phonation Exercises
  • Chapter 15: Training the Resonators
  • The Resonating System
  • Adapting the Resonators
  • Types of Resonance
  • Applying Vowel Modification
  • Vowel Modification Exercise Charts
  • Constructing the Charts
  • Establishing Register Changes
  • Applying Resonance Principles
  • Respiration Plus Resonance
  • Using Repertory to Train the Resonators
  • Resonance Problems and Solutions
  • Chapter 16: Teaching Articulation Techniques
  • Respiration + Phonation + Resonance + Articulation
  • Identifying Articulators and Specific Types of Movement
  • Importance of Training Articulation
  • Elements of Articulation
  • Teaching Articulation Techniques
  • Diction Considerations
  • Training the Articulators
  • Articulation Problems and Solutions
  • Final Elements of Articulation Training
  • Chapter 17: Teaching Young Changing Voices
  • Normal Angst
  • Principles for Teaching Young Singers
  • Fundamental Concepts
  • Repertory
  • Peer Reinforcement
  • Young Male Voices
  • Countertenors or Male Altos
  • Exercises Specific to Boys' Voices
  • Young Female Voices
  • Exercises Specific to Girls' Voices
  • Assigning Repertory
  • Chapter 18: Teaching Aging Voices
  • General Considerations
  • Physical Factors of Aging Voices
  • Psychological Elements Related to Singing
  • Specific Aspects of the Aging Voice
  • Technical Adaptations
  • Exercises and Correctives
  • Physical Fitness and Vocal Fitness
  • Final Considerations
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