Orthophony, or Vocal Culture; AA Manual of Elementary Exercises for the Cultivation of the Voice in Elocution

Orthophony, or Vocal Culture; AA Manual of Elementary Exercises for the Cultivation of the Voice in Elocution

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...Death is a solemn mystery, indeed," we have the fall of the "third" as the interval. And still employing the same word in earnest and emphatic assertion, we have the fall of the " fifth " in the saying of Hamlet, " Indeed, indeed, sirs, but this troubles me." The fall of the " octave" shows the impassioned assertion of Othello when repeating in amazement Iago's " Indeed! " he asserts, passionately, " aye, indeed! " In the latter example we have the slide of the " octave "--the rising on the first " Indeed! " and the falling through the same interval on the repetition. We discover, then, that there are these well defined intervals of the second, third, fifth, and octave, with rising and falling slide; or, to divest the definitions of the scientific nomenclature, we may denominate them the suspended, unimpassioned, earnest, and impassioned slides. The intervals of the remainder of the scale are not heard in speech, except of the " seventh," when it becomes the minor octave for pathos, and of the " fourth " and " sixth," as in inebriety--the natural defect of a physical inability to complete to the ear, or with the vocal organs, the ordinary intervals of colloquial or impassioned expressions. In certain abnormal conditions of feeling, the unusual utterance of the slide of the double octave might be heard, as in Cooper's fiendish shriek in the words of Shylock: " If I can catch him once upon the hip;" where, according to actual musical notation, he would rise two octaves from the low growl of deepseated revenge to the quivering shriek of malice on the word hip. Or, as in an instance known to the compiler, of a lady who, attempting to scream out to a thief, was overcome with horror, and the voice sank two octaves from the piercing scream of anger to...
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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123667507X
  • 9781236675071