DescriptionThis book is a necessity for anyone wanting to know how to use their voice to the maximum.
by Roma Waterman
This package also includes Clear Voice vocal lubricant.
In DepthClear Voice - vocal lubricant
Soothe those tired Vocal cords. Clear voice is an innovative blend of herbs designed to keep your airways open and your mouth and throat moist. Marjoram and Osha have long been used by singers for their soothing qualities
Me, myself and I - a three piece
Info on my background and why I wrote the book.
SECTION 1 - FOUNDATION
How it all works - the physiology of the voice Description of the larynx and oral and nasal pharynx, vocal Folds, epiglottis, trachea, diaphragm, lungs, tongue and mouth and how they all work in singing; Diagrams included.
Posture and how to stand How posture effects singing and speaking; The Alexander Technique and how to implement it; good and bad posture in sitting and standing; benefits of good posture.
Breathing - the ins and outs
The three ways we use our body to breathe; correct breathing technique; breathing exercises; diagrams and pictures included.
Resonance and vibration
What is resonance; the importance of good resonance; resonance and the oral and nasal pharynx; nasal cavity and mouth; vibration and the sinuses and chest.
Exercises for resonance and vibration
Q&A on how and when to warm up; how to get the most benefit from your warm-ups; scales.
Imagery exercises and how they can affect the sound and feel of the voice.
What is a vocal register; what is voice classification; notated range for each classification (soprano, mezzo, alto, tenor, baritone, and bass); FM grouping; chest, middle and head voice.
SECTION 2 - PERFORMANCE
How a microphone works; how to use a microphone; how to use monitors; in-ear monitoring; group singing; good live work etiquette; buying your own gear.
Description of the vocal booth, headphone amp and pop screen filter; studio microphones; acoustic paneling; how to use a microphone and headphones in a studio; doubling tracks; group vocals; recording a lead vocal take; reverb; original music vs singing a session; some points on how to get the best out of your voice.
How to be an effective choir member; how to be an effective choir leader, how to teach and learn harmonies; how to conduct a choir; tips on getting the most out of rehearsals.
Touring and gigging
How to look after yourself on and off the road. Jetlag, motion sickness, coping through time zones, earplugs, sleeping aids, natural therapies; warm-up tips.
Singing while playing an instrument
How to sing with ease while playing an instrument - sitting and standing. For guitarists, bass players, drummers, pianists.
SECTION 3 - MAINTENANCE
Vocal problems and how to fix them
Nodules (photos included); smoking; alcohol; upper respiratory tract infections (URI); laryngitis; pharyngitis; coughs; colds; Temporo Mandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ); dry mouth; character voices; tinnitus.
You are what you eat
Eating for peak performance; Glycemic Food Management; quick guide to good food choices; how to implement good diet practices; eating and performing.
What to do with a tired voice
Tips on how to look after the voice when it’s not at its best.
Stage fright and how to overcome it
Symptoms and cause of stage fright; practical tips on how to overcome it.
How to find a good teacher
Characteristics of good and bad vocal teachers; tips to help find the right teacher for you; what to do once you have found a good teacher.
Most common Q&A
Item Number: Music Sales THE WORKING SINGERS HANDBOOK PACKAGE 28120 0-0
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