Training Soprano Voices

Training Soprano Voices

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Description

All soprano voices have characteristics in common, but each type of soprano voice also has special features that require a particular approach in teaching. A young dramatic soprano must not be forced into a soubrette mold, nor should the soubrette soprano be assigned dramatic tasks. Training Soprano Voices offers a complete system for training each type of soprano voice based on historic vocal pedagogy coupled with modern-day research on the singing voice. Designed as a practical program for singers, teachers, and voice professionals, the book places emphasis on the special nature of the soprano voice and the proper physiological functioning for the establishment of vocal proficiency. For each category of voice, Miller supplies a detailed description, recommends appropriate literature, and provides an effective system for voice building, including techniques for breath management, vibratory response, resonance balancing, language articulation, vocal agility, sostenuto, proper vocal registration, and dynamic control. The book concludes with a daily regimen of vocal development for healthy singing and artistic performance. Dozens of technical exercises, vocalization material taken from the performance literature, and numerous anatomical illustrations are included.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 188 pages
  • 162 x 236 x 20mm | 439.98g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • numerous music examples and halftones
  • 0195130189
  • 9780195130188
  • 493,637

Review quote

Miller has produced another must-have book for professional voice libraries....Everything this reviewer expects from one of Miller's books is here: clarity, scientific support, practicality, proven exercises, relevant extracts from the literature, and, of course, strong opinions. With his books Miller is leaving a legacy of a lifetime of study and learning pursued with rigor and passion. * Choice Print *show more

About Richard Miller

In addition to his long and distinguished performance career, Richard Miller is internationally known for master classes in systematic vocal technique and artistic interpretation. He is Professor of Singing at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Director of the Otto B. Schoepfle Vocal Arts Center, and he is the author of On the Art of Singing and Singing Schumann.show more

Table of contents

Introduction ; 1. Categories of Female Voice ; 2. Registration Events in Female Voices ; 3. Making a Beginning ; 4. Breath Energy in Singing ; 5. The Agility Factor ; 6. Resonance in Soprano Voices (Supraglottic Considerations) ; 7. Nasal Continuants as Assists in Adjustment of the Resonator Tract ; 8. Non-nasal Consonants as Assists in Adjustment of the Resonator Tract ; 9. The Sostenuto Factor ; 10. Soprano Vocal Registration and Vowel Modification ; 11. Accomplishing Dynamic Control ; 12. The Daily Regimen ; 13. The Wedding of Emotion and Skill ; Appendix: Several Matters Concerning Female Vocal Healthshow more

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