Cusacks Lectures on Music

THIS little book is intended for Students preparing for the examinations of the Education Department, and includes all that is required in Theory of Music, Staff Notation, by Pupil Teachers during their whole course, by Scholarship Candidates, and by Certificate Students of the First and Second Year.

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Carusos Method of Voice Production : the scientific culture of the voice

By closely observing his method of singing, I saw the correct application by the master himself of the natural laws governing the mechanism of voice production, and I had the opportunity, by testing his ideas and principles, of ascertaining that they con-
formed with those I have developed in the scientific part of this book.

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Fifty Steps in Sight Singing

IT is slowly beginning to be recognised that to be unable to read a single line of music at sight is, after all, rather a sign of ignorance. This is encouraging, and should be made the most of by all who have at heart the spread of musical education, and the consequent advancement of music in this country.

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Manual of French pronunciation and diction

THIS book is intended for pupils and students who wish to acquire the normal or proper pronunciation of French. Being an elementary work on scientific lines, it offers a simple and reliable means of overcoming the difficulties which the subject undoubtedly presents to English speaking people.

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French Musical Diction

THE author s object in writing this book is: First, to show the student the necessity of a perfect diction, especially in singing. Second, to prove to him that the correct pronunciation of a foreign language, especially French, can be easily acquired and mastered by any serious and attentive student, and that such an acquisition is the best and greatest help to perfect singing.

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Grammar of Plainsong

The following pages, written at the request of His Lordship the Bishop of Birmingham, are intended as an introduction to a practical study of Plainsong; we have, therefore, avoided in them, as far as possible, all such intricate points as belong to the archaeology of the subject.

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How To Speak

The term Voice Culture is generally construed to mean a special line of training for a favored few who are gifted with the power to sing. Many people do not realize that the same training that improves singing would be beneficial to all voices. The fact that one speaks infinitely more often than he sings ought to prove the need of extending vocal training beyond the narrow bounds within which it is usually limited.

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Hygiene of the Vocal Organs

THERE are already so many books on the voice that some wonder may not unreasonably be felt that I should have seen fit to add to the number. Byway of explanation I may be allowed to direct the readers attention to the exact nature and scope of my little work. I have no pretension to speak with authority as a musician or even as a physiologist, and in the following pages I do not profess either to teach singing or elocution, or to throw new light on the obscurer problems of voice-production.

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Interpretation In Song

Interpretation is the highest branch of the singer’s art. To that end he has worked, and when he has reached it he has begun to live. The wise master, when his pupil’s wings have grown, will let him fly; he will cease to dictate and begin to collaborate.

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Jenny Linds Tour Through America and Cuba

THE arrangements which had been entered into by Mademoiselle Lind, with P.T. Barnum, for her visit to the United States, had been well Canvassed on both sides of the Atlantic when she first left Liverpool; nor were there a few who predicted a great loss to the speculator in her unrivaled attractions as the principal and most popular of living songstresses.

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Index to Kindergarten Songs

This index, the plan of which is similar to that of the well known Granger index to recitations, was suggested by demands from St. Louis kindergartners for the location of songs for which they were searching.

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Breathing for Voice Production

So much has been written during recent years regarding Breathing in relation to Voice Production and General Health, it may seem superfluous to say more on the subject. But the author feels strongly that the particular method the Lateral Costal Method of breathing he advocates has not received due attention, and he therefore ventures to urge its claims to consideration.

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Le Solfege

Ce recueil constitue la théorie nécessaire à l’étude de la Musique dans nos établissements d’instruction primaire. Les exercices gradués et variés en sont très simples et ne dépassent pas l’étendue de la voix des élèves; ils ont été étudiés dans le but de l’assouplir et de former leur oreille.

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