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Your Body, Your Voice

The Key to Natural Singing and Speaking
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
North Atlantic Books
 | 
September, 2011
ISBN:
9781583943205
Quantity: 
2
$21.50 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

An innovative guide to the underlying design principles of the human voice, Your Body, Your Voice explains patterns of vocal misuse and how to restore the voice to its full potential. Unlike manuals that focus on specific techniques, this book demonstrates how the voice functions as part of the total musculoskeletal system—that unless that system works as a coordinated whole, traditional forms of vocal training will not be effective.

Enhanced with over 50 detailed full-colour illustrations, the book discusses the fallacy of traditional breathing exercises and explains that the key to efficient breathing lies in the expansive support of the trunk and rib cage. Investigating the elements needed to produce a strong supported tone, Dimon describes the importance of voice “placement,” or directing the sound to a part of the body in order to produce a fully rounded, resonant tone. He identifies harmful patterns of speech and singing, and offers helpful methods for reestablishing the natural function of the vocal mechanism. Individual chapters cover elements of the whispered “ah,” producing a pure sung tone, vocal registers, the suspensory muscles of the larynx, and more.

“Anyone who is genuinely serious about singing will find extraordinarily simple and liberating truths about how the body can embody the voice in the most spontaneous and natural manner.” —Malcolm Walker, professor of voice at the Paris Conservatoire

 

 

 

Publisher’s Description: 

In this innovative book, Theodore Dimon, EdD, shows how each part of the vocal organ (breathing, larynx, throat, and so on) works as part of a larger musculoskeletal system that is often interfered with, and how identifying this larger system and understanding in a practical way how it works allows a person to train and improve the voice, whether speaking or singing. Traditional vocal training methods, says Dimon, cannot be effective without restoring the functioning of the musculature that supports the voice.

Enhanced with over 50 detailed full-color illustrations, the book discusses the fallacy of traditional breathing exercises andexplains that the key to efficient breathing lies in the expansive support of the trunk and rib cage. Investigating the elements needed to produce a strong supported tone, Dimon describes the importance of voice placement, or directing the sound toa part of the body in order to produce a fully rounded, resonant tone. He identifies harmful patterns of speech and singing, and offers helpful methods for reestablishing the natural function of the vocal mechanism. Individual chapters cover elements of the whispered ah, producing a pure sung tone, vocal registers, the suspensory muscles of the larynx, and more.

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