Power Performance for Singers

Power Performance for Singers : Transcending the Barriers

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To perform well in today's highly competitive world where technical skills have been advanced to an unprecedented degree, a singer must be able to handle incredible pressure within the performing arena; his or her ability to deal with this stress will often determine whether he or she will succeed. Why, then, do singers with less technical skill sometimes out-perform stars? Why do some stars suddenly stop performing? What is that mysterious factor that makes an electric performance? Consistent, competent performances do not depend solely upon superior vocal skills, nor are they a matter of luck. On the contrary, the best performances result from a combination of mental attitude, concrete performing skills, and excellent technical skills in that order. Yet most singers have never had the opportunity to acquire the essential skills that make for a successful career. Written as a self-help manual for singers at all levels of expertise, Power Performance for Singers is designed to teach performing artists, and especially singers, how to experience elite performance at their level. The skills outlined in this book will help singers use what they have, to enjoy their voices during performance, and to perform consistently to the best of their present ability.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 160.02 x 233.68 x 27.94mm | 544.31g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • figures and tables
  • 0195112245
  • 9780195112245
  • 746,806

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It is written with great enthusiasm and clearly laid out in a way that will make it a useful tool to those who need it....there are useful insights to do with confidence-building which will resonate with many singers. * Music and Letters *show more

About Shirlee Emmons

About the Authors Shirlee Emmons is a prominent New York City voice teacher and has taught at Columbia, Princeton, Boston, and Rutgers Universities. She is author of Tristanissimo (1990) and The Art of the Song Recital. Alma Thomas is an accredited sports psychologist who works with British sports stars in all fields, as well as dancers, singers, actors, lawyers, politicians, and international tennis and golf players.show more

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