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Anthony F. Jahn M.D.: The Singer's Guide to Complete Health

Good Health and Singing: An Overview
The Vocal Apparatus: Structure and Function
Pulmonary Medicine for Singers
Allergy Basics
Disorders of the Nose, Sinuses and Throat
Hearing and Hearing Loss in Singers
Hearing Conservation and Hearing Rehabilitation
Sleep: The Art and Science
Hormones and the Voice
Nutrition and Weight Management
Anesthesia for Singers
Advances in Laryngeal Surgery for Singers
Home Remedies
Medications and the Voice
Exercise Programs
Meditation and Relaxation Techniques
Yoga for Singers
Chinese Herbal Remedies for Singers
Secrets of a Long Career

Anthony F. Jahn, MD, internationally acclaimed otolaryngologist and Director of Medical Services at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, offers a comprehensive guidebook on a wide range of health and disorders that affect the voice. A vital tool for singers, voice teachers, and choral directors, The Singer's Guide to Complete Health empowers vocal performers to take charge of their own minds and bodies, providing advice about a variety of health issues that affect professional well-being as well as remedies to the most important and common health problems that singers face in their careers. Dr. Jahn has invited a diverse group of health care specialists and music professionals to share their expertise and tips with singers and their teachers. The chapters cover a broad spectrum of topics, including not only vocal issues, but also general physical and psychological well-being, diet, and exercise, accompanied by easy-to-follow illustrations, diagrams and charts. Each chapter provides a clear explanation of an aspect of health of practical relevance to vocalists. The book enables singers to make informed decisions about their own health, and gives guidance on seeking appropriate professional help and self-remedies. It includes numerous suggestions on ways to prevent illness and maintain a healthy vocal lifestyle, not only with traditional methods such as diet, exercise, and Alexander technique, but also holistic approaches such as meditation, yoga, tai chi, acupuncture, and Chinese herbs. A comprehensive blend of professional voice expertise and medical science, The Singer's Guide to Complete Health is an essential addition to bookshelves and medicine cabinets of both singers and those who care for them.

Item code: 6920B | Book | $34.95 |add item to cart
Instructional | 470 Pages | Softcover | 6 x 9
9780195374032

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