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Singing and the Actor - Gillyanne Kayes

Singing and the Actor

Paperback Published: 20th September 2004
ISBN: 9780713668230
Number Of Pages: 208

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Classical singing training is no longer relevant for the theatre performer today. So how does an actor train his singing voice?
Now in its second edition, this practical handbook takes the reader through a step-by-step training programme relevant to the modern singing actor and dancer. A variety of contemporary voice qualities including belting and twang are explained, with exercises for each topic. This new edition has been revised throughout and includes an audio CD of voice exercises.

Acknowledgementsp. v
Forewordp. vii
How The Voice Worksp. 1
How do I make the notes?p. 2
My voice won't come out at auditionsp. 10
But I thought I wasn't supposed to feel anything!p. 17
What exactly is support?p. 27
Training Your Voicep. 41
Developing the three octave sirenp. 45
The nasal portp. 57
Dynamic control and projectionp. 71
Tuning the oral resonatorp. 90
Twang, the singer's formantp. 110
Working the textp. 119
Putting it togetherp. 120
Singing the textp. 134
Creating voice qualitiesp. 153
The act of singingp. 175
Afterwordp. 190
Glossaryp. 191
List of exercises and song assignmentsp. 193
Indexp. 197
Index of song titlesp. 200
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ISBN: 9780713668230
ISBN-10: 0713668237
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 20th September 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1