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Richard Miller: Training Soprano Voices

Catagories of the Female Voice
Registration Events in Female Voices
Making a Beginning
Breath Energy in Singing
The Agility Factor
Resonance in Soprano Voices: Supraglottic Considerations
Nasal Continuants as Assists in Resonance Balancing
Non-Nasal Consonants as Assists in Adjustment of the Resonator Tract
The Sostenuto Factor
Soprano Vocal Registration and Vowel Modification (Aggiustamento)
Accomplishing Dynamic Control
The Daily Regimen
The Wedding of Emotion and Skill

A young dramatic soprano should not be forced into a soubrette mold, nor should the soubrette soprano be assigned dramatic tasks. Although all soprano voices have common characteristics, each type has unique features that require a particular approach in teaching. Training Soprano Voices addresses this issue directly by providing a complete and reliable system for training each type of soprano voice. Designed as a practical program for singers, teachers, and voice professionals, it couples historic vocal pedagogy with the latest research on the singing voice. The book emphasizes the special nature of the soprano voice and the proper physiological functioning for vocal proficiency. For each category of voice, Miller supplies a detailed description, recommends appropriate literature, and provides an effective system for voice building, including techniques for breath management, vibratory response, resonance balancing, language articulation, vocal agility, sostenuto, proper vocal registration, and dynamic control. The book concludes with a daily regimen of vocal development for healthy singing and artistic performance. Dozens of technical exercises, vocalization material taken from the performance literature, and numerous anatomical illustrations are included.

Item code: 6058B | Book | $49.95 |add item to cart
Classical  | Solo | 178 Pages | Hardcover | 7 x 10

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