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Author LinkSmith, W. Stephen.
Title LinkThe naked voice : a wholistic approach to singing / W. Stephen Smith ; with Michael Chipman.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Description xiv, 208 p. :  ill., music ;  25 cm. +  1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Type of Material Book
Gen. Note Includes index.
Contents Contents: Introduction : in pursuit of authenticity -- Basic instincts. A wholistic approach to singing ; On speaking ; On breathing -- The inventions. Introduction to the inventions ; The first invention : simply speaking simply ; The second invention : free-flowing air ; The third invention : a balancing act ; The fourth invention : spontaneous combustion ; The fifth invention : the wobble ; The sixth invention : getting high -- Where the rubber meets the road. Playing the game ; Find your own path ; La voce is you ; Lifestyles of the healthy singer ; How to be successful.
Summary In The naked voice, W. Stephen Smith invites all singers to improve their vocal technique through his renowned and time-tested wholistic method. Focusing not only on the most important technical, but also on the often overlooked psychological and spiritual elements of learning to sing, his book allows readers to develop their own full and individual identities as singers. With philosophies and techniques drawn from a lifetime of teaching voice, Smith demonstrates how one can reveal the true unique sound of one’s own voice by singing with the whole self. The master’s method, presented in concrete and comprehensible terms with helpful illustrations, is enhanced by a CD containing exercises performed by singers from Smith’s own studio--singers whose talent and training bring them from across the country and from around the world. The clear and easy style of The naked voice welcomes the reader into Smith’s teaching studio, and into conversation with Smith himself as he presents the six simple and elegant exercises that form the core of his method. These exercises provide a foundation for free singing, and lead singers through the step-by-step process of mastering the technique. Throughout, Smith speaks sympathetically and encouragingly to the singer in search of an unencumbered and effective approach to the art. The naked voice is a must-read for all singers, giving teachers and students, amateurs and professionals, access to the methods and concepts that have earned Smith his reputation as one of the most highly-sought-after vocal instructors in the international arena today.
Subject LinkSinging -- Instruction and study.
LinkVoice culture.
Add.Author LinkChipman, Michael.

System Number 000677932
ISBN Link0195300505 (alk. paper)
Link9780195300505 (alk. paper)

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