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On the Art of Singing

Richard Miller


Covering all facets of vocal performance, this book considers in detail established comparative vocal techniques, the specifics of interpretation and communication, the factors that contribute to career preparation and maintenance, and the application of functional information to the art of singing. Topics that most frequently concern singers and teachers at all levels of accomplishment are reviewed. These include an examination of pedagogical approaches to breath management, to laryngeal freedom, and to resonance balance, advice on career building, considerations of style and interpretation, ... More

Keywords: comparative vocal techniques, singing, breath management, resonance balance, acoustics, laryngeal freedom, physiology, singing voice

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Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780195098259
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Miller, author
Professor of Singing, Director of the Otto B. Schoepfle Vocal Arts Laboratory, and Director of the Institute of Vocal Pedagogy, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music

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I On Training the Singing Voice

II On Musical Style and Interpretation

III On Preparation for the Professional Life

IV On the Singing Voice and Vocal Function

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