Singing and teaching singing : a holistic approach to classical voice /

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San Diego, CA : Plural Publishing,, United States, p.xxi, 371 pages : illustrations, music ; $c 26 cm (2017)


1597568910 (alk. paper)

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WV 501


Instruction and study., Singing


Includes bibliographical references and index.Pedagogical philosophy / Janice L. Chapman -- Primal sound / Janice L. Chapman -- Postural alignment / Janice L. Chapman -- Breathing and support / Janice L. Chapman and Ron Morris -- Phonation and the speaking voice / Janice L. Chapman and Ron Morris -- Resonance / Janice L. Chapman and Ron Morris -- Articulation / Ron Morris and Janice L. Chapman -- Artistry and performance / Janice L. Chapman -- Voice and the brain / Pamela Davis -- At the heart of teaching and learning / Marilyn McCarthy -- Teachers and learners / Marilyn McCarthy -- Vocal and respiratory anatomy and physiology / John S. Rubin -- Hearing and singing / Adrian Fourcin -- Working with the professional singer / Janice L. Chapman -- From performer to pedagogue : a multidisciplinary route / Janice L. Chapman -- Manual therapy in the management of voice disorders : in conversation with Janice Chapman, Jacob Lieberman.Singing and Teaching Singing: A Holistic Approach to Classical Voice, Third Edition continues to be a beloved resource for singers and their teachers, speech-language pathologists, laryngologists, and an adopted text for instructors and students in voice, singing, and performing arts courses. Janice L. Chapman is able to draw on her experiences as a singer with some of the world's leading opera companies to present a teaching technique specifically focusing on voice in the areas of classical and opera singing. Interspersed with the concepts and components of Chapman's methods are vignettes from her life and career, animated by her conversational and vibrant style to guide (and entertain) the reader through the book in a step-by-step fashion. The philosophy of teaching presented combines three main facets: Holistic, Physiological, and Incremental. The Holistic segment emphasizes that the act of singing involves the whole person (that is, body, mind, spirit, emotion, and voice); the Physiological segment stresses anatomy, muscular function, and effects of muscular interactions so that students and teachers alike can understand and visualize the functional workings of the torso, larynx, and the vocal tract and their impact on good singing practices; and the Incremental section shows that the act of singing can be broken down into manageable components that have a natural hierarchy which eventually interact and interlock. This teaching model provides a framework to master one element at a time, with the resulting effect of a complete and integrated mastery of technique. Chapman recommends this framework for rehabilitative work with the dysfunctional singer, for working with the developing singer, and for the ongoing development and maintenance of the technically able professional singer. Case studies, examples, exercises, and contributions from some of the world s best-known voice professionals further highlight the text.