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ISBN-13 9781577668725ISBN-10 1577668723
ISBN-10 1577667719ISBN-13 9781577667711
Author(s): Joan Melton; Kenneth Tom
Publisher: Waveland Press
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 141

Too often performers are conditioned to think they have a “speaking voice” and a “singing voice.” Yet, in fact, the voice we use to speak, laugh, cry, shout, scream, yawn, and call out is the same voice we use to sing! Joan Melton brings together the contrasting worlds of singing and acting training in an approach that is physically energizing, vocally freeing, and infinitely practical. Kenneth Tom contributes a chapter on vocal anatomy, offering clear and accessible material on how the voice works, along with practical advice on its care. This groundbreaking book outlines a course of study that effectively integrates singing and theatre voice techniques throughout the training process.The physicality of Melton’s approach addresses the concerns of professional voice users in any field, and her detailed work on phrasing applies equally to singing and speaking. The CD accompanying this edition features guidelines and detailed instructions for many of the exercises, including a complete yoga-based sequence with sound.