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- ISBN: 9780415585583 | 0415585589
- Cover: Nonspecific Binding
- Copyright: 2/10/2011
Voice: Onstage and Off is a comprehensive guide to the process of building, mastering and fine-tuning the voice for performance. Every aspect of vocal work is covered, from the initial speech impulse and the creation of sound, right through to refining the final product in different types of performance. This highly adaptable course of study empowers performers of all levels to combine and evolve their onstage and offstage voices.This second edition is accompanied by an all-new interactive Companion Website, which includes:extensive teacher guides including sample syllabi, scheduling options, and ways of adapting to varying academic environments and teaching circumstances"karaoke" versions of the exercises with coaching directions or simple piano tones to guide workbefore and after examples of student's voiceslinks to helpful websites for more in-depth studyMicrosoft Word versions of the forms used throughout so students can fill them in and submit them electronically to their instructorsvideos of the vocal folds in action and showing how the body breathes.Three mentors -- the voice coach, the voice shrink and the voice doctor ' are on hand throughout the book and the website to ensure a holistic approach to voice training. The authors also provide an authoritative survey of US and UK vocal training methods, helping the reader to make informed choices about their study.