Voice and Song; A Practical Method for the Study of Singing

Voice and Song; A Practical Method for the Study of Singing

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...organs in exactly the same positions respectively as for P, T and K, the "puff" being less forcible, also--the characteristic difference--that the "puff" is pre ceded by a small and limited amount of voice. M, N and NG are classed as correlatives of P, T and K because, respectively, they also are produced by exactly corresponding positions of the articulating organs; their characteristic difference comes from keeping the mouth hermetically closed, allowing the sound ( voiced breath ) to escape through the nose, hence the term nasal in the classification, all others being oral--that is, from the mouth. The remaining unvoiced (and consequently unsingable) consonants represent noises and hisses, made by the forcible expulsion of breath through channels formed in the mouth by particular dispositions of the tongue, teeth, or lips; and, although the sounds of their voiced correlatives arc sustainable ( and therefore singable ), they are very disagreeable when unduly prolonged. The fully trilled R occurs only before vowels, and is produced by the upper part of the point of the tongue vibrating against the roof of the mouth just behind the gums. R in other places requires scarcely any trill. The voiced consonant L is the most singable of all, and is much used as a "voice-placer" (see Exs. 36-38). It is sufficiently vocal to fulfil the office of a vowel; for example, the last syllable of each of the following words must sound as L sustained: humble little people, = humbl littl peopl, not humbul littul peopul. 1 Consonant, from the Latin consonans, sounding together; "an articulate sound which requires to be combined and sounded with a vowel to be heard distinctly." - Glottis, the variable A shaped opening...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236545605
  • 9781236545602