Commonplaces of Vocal Art

The Commonplaces of Vocal Art

The Commonplaces of Vocal Art

A PLAIN STATEMENT OF THE PHILOSOPHY OF SINGING
IN A SERIES OF INFORMAL CHATS WITH
VOCALISTS, TEACHERS, STUDENTS,
PLATFORM-SPEAKERS AND ALL
WHO WISH TO USE THEIR
VOICES CORRECTLY

by Louis Arthur Russell

Preface Excerpt:
The Commonplaces of Vocal ArtThe following studies treat of the philosophy of the voice and of voice use, and offer suggestions as to the best method of practice for the development of the speaking voice and the voice in singing. The work is largely made up of essays written during the last ten years for various musical journals, and of lectures before musical institutions. These essays have been rewritten and brought up to date, with reference to the author’s further experience and deeper study since their first publication. They have also been placed in practical sequence, and made more didactic, that they may, together with much new matter, form a succinct text book for vocal students (singers and public speakers), and serve as a companion work to the author’s books of Practical Exercises, The Essential Practice Material for Singers ; English Diction for Singers and Speakers;
and The Singer’s Control of Body and Breath.

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