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Voice Work: Art and Science in Changing Voices

ISBN: 978-1-118-69738-2
544 pages
July 2013
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Voice Work: Art and Science in Changing Voices is a key work that addresses the theoretical and experiential aspects common to the practical vocal work of the three major voice practitioner professions - voice training, singing teaching, and speech and language pathology.

The first half of the book describes the nature of voice work along the normal-abnormal voice continuum, reviews ways in which the mechanism and function of the voice can be explored, and introduces the reader to an original model of voice assessment, suitable for all voice practitioners.

The second half describes the theory behind core aspects of voice and provides an extensive range of related practical voice work ideas. Throughout the book, there are a number of case studies drawn from the author's own experiences and a companion website, providing audio clips to illustrate aspects of the text, can be found at www.wiley.com/go/shewell.
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Table of Contents

Forewords vii

Dawn French (professional voice user) vii

Lesley Mathieson (speech and language therapist) viii

Mark Meylan (singing teacher) ix

Patsy Rodenburg (voice teacher) x

Preface xi

About the book .xiii

Acknowledgements xv

Part 1 Considering voice work 1

1 The voice work continuum 3

2 The nature of practical voice work 19

Part 2 Investigating voices 33

3 Seeing voices 35

4 Hearing voices 51

Part 3 The Voice Skills approach 69

5 Voice skills 71

6 The Voice Skills Perceptual Profile 82

Part 4 Voice work foundations 103

7 Bodywork foundations 105

8 Breath work foundations 122

9 Channel work foundations 144

10 Phonation work foundations 160

11 Resonance work foundations 175

12 Pitch work foundations 184

13 Loudness work foundations 195

14 Articulation work foundations 203

15 Voices and emotions .216

Part 5 Practical voice work 237

16 Practical voice care 239

17 General bodywork 258

18 Body voice exercises 271

19 Breath voice exercises 293

20 Channel voice exercises 310

21 Phonation voice exercises 335

22 Resonance voice exercises 346

23 Pitch voice exercises 356

24 Loudness voice exercises 367

25 Articulation voice exercises 377

26 Group voice exercises 393

Part 6 Voice disturbance 413

27 The disordered voice 415

28 The daily working voice 443

29 The acting voice 461

30 The singing voice 479

Afterword 498

Bibliography 499

Appendix I Organisations and websites 512

Index 515

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Reviews

?Exciting, motivational and practical. If ever a book was written to re-ignite my passion as a voice practitioner, this is it. Christina Shewell's wealth of experience and active approach jump off the pages of this motivational and practical book.? ( Speech & Language Therapy In Practice ,Autumn 2009)

?I whole-heartedly recommend that you invest in this book, as I am sure that you will find it an essential reference book and an inspiration for years to come?-- Sue Anderson, Journal of the Association of Teachers of Singing

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