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Voice Work: Art and Science in Changing Voices

Voice Work: Art and Science in Changing Voices

Christina Shewell

ISBN: 978-0-470-01992-4

Feb 2009

538 pages

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$119.99

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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.

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

?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

Acoustic Figure 3.5 constricted and unconstricted
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Acoustic Figure 3.6 Creak
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Acoustic Figure 3.7a breathy no fold contact
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Acoustic Figure 3.7 b breathy short fold contact
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Acoustic Figure 3.8 Sustained at steady pitch
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Acoustic Figure 3.9 Narrow and wide pitch range
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Acoustic Figure 3.10 Resonating ladder
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Page 181 Overtone Chanting
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Page 256 Whispering
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Page 303 Breath 30
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Page 303 Breath 31
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Page 304 Breath 32
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Page 311 Lips 1
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Page 312 Lips 7
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Page 313 Lips 9
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Page 316 Jaw 5
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Page 317 Jaw 11
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Page 320 Jaw 21
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Page 320 Jaw 23
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Page 321 Tongue 3
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Page 323 Tongue 9
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Page 324 Tongue 12
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Page 324 Tongue 13
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Page 324 Tongue 14
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Page 326 Soft Palate 3
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Page 328 Pharyngeal_Laryngeal 3#47C0
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Page 328 Pharyngeal_Laryngeal 2#5618
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Page 330 Pharyngeal_Laryngeal 9#0E34
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Page 331 Pharyngeal_Laryngeal 10#981C
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Page 331 Pharyngeal_Laryngeal 11#733F
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Page 333 Pharyngeal_Laryngeal 17#065C
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Page 333 Pharyngeal_Laryngeal 20#CF0D
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Page 334 The Natural Sounds
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Page 337 Phonation 5
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Page 337 Phonation 6
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Page 339 Phonation 9
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Page 343 Phonation 26
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Page 343 Phonation 27
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Page 343 Phonation 28
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Page 347 Resonance 3
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Page 347 Resonance 4
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Page 348 Resonance 7
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Page 349 Resonance 11
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Page 349 Resonance 12
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Page 350 Resonance 14
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Page 351 Resonance 16
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Page 352 Resonance 22
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Page 353 Resonance 25
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Page 353 Resonance 26
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Page 357 Pitch 2
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Page 358 Pitch 5
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Page 359 Pitch 8
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Page 359 Pitch 10
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Page 360 Pitch 13
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Page 361 Pitch 16
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Page 362 Pitch 19
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Page 362 Pitch 23
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Page 363 Pitch 24
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Page 363 Pitch 25
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Page 363 Pitch 26
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Page 364 Pitch 28
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Page 365 Simple song
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Page 369 Loudness 6
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Page 404 Group 35
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Page 448 Inappropriate 'therapeutic' voice
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VSPP 2.c. Breath support
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VSPP 3.a Lips
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VSPP 3.b Jaw
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VSPP 3.c Tongue
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VSPP 3.d Soft Palate
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VSPP 3.e Pharyngeal
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VSPP 3.f Laryngeal
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VSPP 4.a Rough phonation
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VSPP 4.b Breathy phonation
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VSPP 4.c Creak
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VSPP 5 Resonance quality
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VSPP 6.a Centre pitch
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VSPP 6.b Pitch Range
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VSPP 6.c Intonation Patterns
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VSPP 7.a Loudness level
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VSPP 7.b Loudness variety
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VSPP 7.c Power Source
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VSPP 8.a Consonants
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VSPP 8.b Vowels
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VSPP 8.c Pace
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VSPP 8.d Pause
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VSPP 8.e Fluency
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