Etude Volume 24, No. 9

Etude Volume 24, No. 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...criticisms of the press. A few weeks later I made my debut before u public audience at Caserta, singing alternately in "Faust" and "Cavalleria." The morning after a performance I made it a habit of sending at once for all the reliable daily papers. Then I read over and over every criticism, favorable or unfavorable, regarding my performance. If I find the critic is a man of musical discrimination I attempt to apply all he suggests to my next performance. Otherwise, if the critic appears to be careless and indifferent, complimenting and finding fault without justification, I do not pay much attention to him. I unfold the rest of the paper and read the news. STUDIO HINTS FOR VOCAL STUDENTS, ORIGINAL AND SELECTED. BY FREDERIC 8. LAW. The Human voice is really the foundation of all music.--Wagner. People who have singing voices are those who have so wished to sing that their desire has overcome the fear of their inability to sing.--Ffrangcon-Davics. The study of singing is psychological. Students often find fault with mechanical deficiencies when the difficulty lies in the imagination. True vocal training consists in ignoring physical hinderances, not, as many imagine, in considering them. Look forward, not back. Cultivate the imagination. Even an exercise can be made dramatic. Sing it--or still better, declaim it to an imaginary listener. Self-consciousness and its inevitable consequence--rigidity, are the chief obstacles to successful tone production. Pacing, easy and natural gestures while singing, are aids in securing the necessary elastic, unconstrained poise of the body. Practical voice culture includes: 1. Quiet diaphragm. 2. Loose, mobile throat, tongue, and chin. 3. Flutter of tone at teeth. To secure these more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236944267
  • 9781236944269