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Vocal Techniques for the Instrumentalist - 2nd edition

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Amy Rosine, Kansas State University

Copyright Year: 2018

ISBN 13: 9781944548193

Publisher: New Prairie Press

Language: English

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Reviewed by Crystal Kim, Adjunct Lecturer, New York City College of Technology on 4/13/21

The basis of the technique has a great scientific and anatomical explanation to how the voice is used as an instrument. Since singing has to use the right body parts to make full use of the voice, the book goes into detail of what these body... read more

Reviewed by Shawn Goodman-Royer, Assistant Professor, Marian University on 12/26/20

Rosine was very concise and created an easy to read book. However, the book does not cover a variety of topics that might be considered essential for the pre-service educator. Specifically, the Rosine does not really address the changing male... read more

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 Why are you here?
  • Chapter 2 Healthy Singing
  • Chapter 3 Motivation
  • Chapter 4 Learning and Performing Vocal Music
  • Chapter 5 Respiration
  • Chapter 6 Phonation
  • Chapter 7 Voice Range
  • Chapter 8 Resonance
  • Chapter 9 Articulation
  • Bibliography

About the Book

Vocal Techniques, the course title used at many institutions, is essentially a voice class for instrumentalists, and is a required course for instrumental music education majors seeking all-level certification. Students take at least one Vocal Techniques course to learn proper singing technique along with basic pedagogy and can include teaching techniques as they apply to adolescent singers. The focus of the course is the development of the individual singing voice. This includes breathing, tone production, articulation, musicality and textual expression and understanding. Students also develop confidence in front of groups, improve their general vocal quality, and learn that a healthy voice serves them well in the general and performance classroom.

The purpose of this text is to teach instrumental music education students about vocal production as it applies to solo singing. Beginning with a foundational understanding of breathing, singers will learn about the vocal instrument (anatomy), how to create clear, pleasant, tone (phonation and resonance), pronounce words clearly (articulation and diction) and how singing is similar, and different, from playing an external instrument. This is the first textbook to explore teaching voice as it directly pertains to playing an instrument.

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Amy Rosine, Kansas State University