Voice and Articulation
Teach Yourself Accents Europe
A Handbook for Young Actors and Speakers
Paperback ISBN: 0879108096
Written for actors, this book illustrates how to speak with different European accents. Blumenfeld, an actor, dialect coach, and writer, covers French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Yiddish and their regional variations. He provides general information on accents and European accents, then explains the specific features and sounds of each dialect, and includes practice exercises in the language and English, scenes, and monologues. The CD contains practice sessions. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Voice for Performance
Paperback ISBN: 0879103531
"The goal of voice work," Linda Gates explains in Voice for Performance, "is to reveal the mind and soul of the character through the words of the playwright so the audience can both hear and understand." She addresses key elements of voice and speech-respiration, vibration, resonation, and articulation-in a straightforward style and grounds her approach in the elimination of the separation between the actor's voice and speech. Gates also addresses how this relates to the voice of the actor/singer. For the first time, this book is now available in paperback and includes eight hours of exercises with the author on two companion audio CDs. A new Chapter, "The Singing Voice," has also been added.
Anatomy of Voice
How to Enhance and Project Your Best Voice
Paperback ISBN: 1620554194
"An illustrated guide to the dynamic physiological structures that create and individualize the voice. Explores the structures of the vocal tract and their functional relationships to the entire musculoskeletal system with detailed drawings. Examines thecomponents of the larynx and pharynx, the effects of muscular tensions on the vocal cords, the importance of skeletal alignment, and the complex roles of the diaphragm, soft palate, lips, and tongue in vocalization. Provides exercises and techniques for increased air flow, correct posture, proper tongue position, jaw relaxation, and toning of the soft palate to improve the voice. When we use the voice, we involve the entire body. Our internal balance, muscular tone, skeletal alignments, soft tissue flexibility, and even our eye movements are reflected in the voice we project to our audience, whether one person or thousands. Using the signature anatomical style of Blandine Calais-Germain's groundbreaking book Anatomy of Movement, this illustrated guide presents a dynamic, integrated study of the physical structures of the vocal tract and their functional relationships to the entire musculoskeletal system. From the individual bones and muscles of the head and neck to the intricate structure of the shoulders to the abdominal muscles and pelvis, the authors explain how each part of the body moves, flexes, vibrates, and supports the creation and individualization of the voice. With detailed drawings and clear, concise text, they examine the individual components of the larynx and pharynx, the effects of muscular tensions on the vocal cords, proper alignment of the skull, rib cage, and pelvis, the intimate relationship between breath and voice, and the complex roles of the diaphragm, soft palate, lips, and tongue in vocalization. They provide simple exercises and techniques for increasing air flow and force, correct posture, proper positioning of the tongue, relaxation of the jaw, and toning of the soft palate. Whether singer, teacher, actor, lawyer, politician, or workshop leader, this book reveals how understanding your vocal anatomy enables you to express your best voice"--
Your Body, Your Voice
The Key to Natural Singing and Speaking
Paperback ISBN: 158394320x
"Your Body, Your Voice presents the basic underlying design principles of the human voice, addresses harmful patterns of speech and singing, and offers techniques designed to restore the voice to its full potential"--Provided by publisher.
Anatomy of the Voice
An Ilustrated Guide for Singers, Vocal Coaches, and Speech Therapists
Paperback ISBN: 1623171970
The first comprehensive, fully-illustrated approach to the voice that explains the anatomy and mechanics in detailed yet down-to-earth terms, for voice users and professionals of all kinds This book is the first to explain, in clear and concise language, the anatomy and mechanics of the mysterious and complex bodily system we call the voice. Beautifully illustrated with more than 100 detailed images, Anatomy of the Voice guides voice teachers and students, vocal coaches, professional singers and actors, and anyone interested in the voice through the complex landscape of breathing, larynx, throat, face, and jaw. Theodore Dimon, an internationally recognized authority on the subject, as well as an expert in the Alexander Technique, makes unfamiliar terrain accessible and digestible by describing each vocal system in short, manageable sections and explaining complex terminology. The topics he covers include ribs, diaphragm, and muscles of breathing; the intrinsic musculature of the larynx, its structure and action; the suspensory muscles of the throat; the face and jaw; the tongue and palate; and the evolution and function of the larynx.
The Healing Power Of The Human Voice
Mantras, Chants, And Seed Sounds For Health And Harmony
Paperback ISBN: 1594770506
A complete introduction to using the sounds of the voice to promote healing explains the emotional meanings and healing attributes of human vocal expressions, from vowels and consonants to natural sounds such as laughter and sighs, and includes easy-to-follow vocal and breathing exercises and a CD with chants and mantras from cultures around the world. Original.