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Singing: The First Art

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Dezember 2006

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

This invaluable text breaks down complicated singing concepts with 64 specific vocal exercises designed to overcome faults and to develop vocal virtuosity. Drawings, musical examples, anatomical illustrations, and copious photographs of opera stars are also included.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Part 1 List of Exercises Part 2 List of Musical Examples Part 3 List of Illustrations Part 4 Acknowledgments Part 5 Practical Advice Part 6 Introduction Part 7 PART I: THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE ART OF SINGING Chapter 8 1 The Art of Singing in the Ancient World Chapter 9 2 The Age of Bel Canto Chapter 10 3 The Age of Grand Opera Chapter 11 4 Wagner, Verdi, Virgins, and Verismo Chapter 12 5 Modern Times Chapter 13 6 The Age of the Machine Part 14 PART II: VOCAL TECHNIQUE Chapter 15 7 Appoggio: The Historical Bel Canto Method of Breathing Chapter 16 8 The Primary Vibration Chapter 17 9 The Mechanical Registers Chapter 18 10 The Acoustical Registers Chapter 19 11 Applications Part 20 Glossary Part 21 Bibliography Part 22 Name Index Part 23 Subject Index Part 24 About the Author

Portrait

Dan H. Marek is a distinguished international singer, teacher, and writer who has appeared as a principal tenor at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, and the Salzburg Opera. He is a teacher of voice at Mannes College of Music in New York City.

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The first part of this textbook for vocal students is devoted to tracing the historical background of the art of singing from ancient times to the present. Subsequent chapters teach practical vocal techniques, beginning with the Bel Canto method of breathing. Marek (voice, Mannes College of Music) has also provided approximately 60 vocal exercises for developing vocal virtuosity. The volume is illustrated with b&w anatomical drawings and photographs of opera stars... Reference and Research Book News, May 2007 Singing: The First Art is both a history and a manual...Pedagogues who have not read Coffin's texts will find this an accurate and accessible overview; teachers who are familiar with the work will find it a balanced and practical interpretation of the method. Journal of Singing, November 2008 provides useful references...well written and well supported by illustrations and musical examples...[Marek] has done singers, and those who are interested in singing, a great service by drawing together some of the major sources of literature on vocal history and vocal technique. Music Education Research The first part of this textbook for vocal students is devoted to tracing the historical background of the art of singing from ancient times to the present. Subsequent chapters teach practical vocal techniques, beginning with the Bel Canto method of breathing. Marek (voice, Mannes College of Music) has also provided approximately 60 vocal exercises for developing vocal virtuosity. The volume is illustrated with b&w anatomical drawings and photographs of opera stars. Reference and Research Book News, May 2007
EAN: 9780810857117
ISBN: 0810857111
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: SCARECROW PRESS INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2006
Seitenanzahl: 235 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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