Voice and the Young Actor

A workbook and DVD

Author: Rena Cook

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147253915X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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"Many high school theatre teachers do not have access to intensive voice instruction. Rena's book will fill that void. It is instructive, concise, easy to understand, and most importantly for the high school student, fun. High school teachers will find the book an invaluable voice and acting resource. It would be beneficial to all high school theatre programs to have Voice and the Young Actor as a textbook." Kim Moore, High School Teacher, Colorado There are thousands of students enrolled in school drama classes in yet very often young actors cannot be heard, are culturally encouraged to trail off at the ends of sentences, and habitually use only the lowest pitches of the voice. Drama teachers, frequently ask, "How can I get my students to speak up, to be clear, to articulate?" Voice and the Young Actor is written for the school actor, is inviting in format, language and illustration and offers clear and inspiring instructions. A DVD features 85 mins and 28 filmed voice workshop exercises with the author and two students. These students log their reflections in the book on what they have learned throughout their training and there is space for the reader to do the same. A workbook in format, Voice and the Young Actor provides simple, interactive vocal exercises and shows young performers how to take voice work into acting.
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Die persönliche Stimme entwickeln

CD. / Gesprochen von Kristin Linklater und Thea M. Mertz

Author: Kristin Linklater

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783497022960

Category:

Page: 280

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Inhalt Einfuhrung in die Arbeit Wie die Stimme arbeitet Warum die Stimme nicht funktioniert I: Der BefreiungsprozeSS Die Wirbelsaule - die Stutze des Atems Atmung - die Quelle des Lautes Die Beruhrung des Tons Schwingungen, die den ursprunglichen Ton verstarken Zwischenschritt: Trainingseinheit fur Entspannung, die Wirbelsaule, den Kopf, Atmung, Beruhrung des Tons, Summen Der Stimmkanal II: Der EntwicklungsprozeSS: die Resonanzleiter Die Resonanzraume des Stimmkanals Freilassen der Stimme aus dem Korper Die Mitte der Stimme Die Nasen-Resonanzraume Stimmumfang Die Schadel-Resonatoren III: Empfindsamkeit und Kraft Die Kraft der Atmung Das Zentrum Artikulation Zwischenschritt: ubungseinheit IV: Die Verbindung zu Text und Schauspielen Worte Texte Beobachtungen und Meinungen zu Stimme und schauspielen
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Audition Speeches for Young Actors 16+

Author: Jean Marlow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113586506X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

View: 3862

Audition Speeches for 6-16 Year Olds offers a generous helping of carefully selected speeches that children can prepare for auditions. Each speech is introduced with commentary to set the scene and help the young actor.
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Vocal Technique

A Physiologic Approach, Second Edition

Author: Jan E. Bickel

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 1944883347

Category: Music

Page: 248

View: 2911

Vocal Technique: A Physiologic Approach, Second Edition builds upon the premise firmly established in its first edition -- a singer who understands how his or her body functions when speaking and singing will necessarily be a better singer and teacher of singing. As such, it is the ideal text for voice classes and lessons at the university level as well as for voice lessons in the independent studio. Because it is so comprehensive, including anatomy, posture, breath management, physiology of tone production, achieving resonance, the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), classification of voices, health care for singers, a logical method for learning repertoire, stage deportment, and technology in the voice studio, it is also an excellent book for teaching vocal pedagogy. This text provides the essential information regarding anatomic and physiologic functions connected with the speaking and singing process so that singers will learn to develop their technique fully and thus maintain optimal technical skill and vocal health throughout a long singing and/or teaching career. The technical aspects of singing are discussed in detail, giving the singer the tools to apply this technique to a wide variety of repertoire and languages. The author provides a thorough introduction to the IPA and its application to the English, Italian, French, German, and Castilian Spanish languages. New to this edition: A new chapter on Science and Technology in the Voice Studio, including links to sites providing equipment and software for the voice studioUpdated illustrations detailing anatomy and physiologic functionEvery chapter has been updated to improve comprehensibility, especially the chapter covering the use of the IPASignificantly updated information on health and nutrition to reflect recent research in the fieldA list of recommended sources where singers and teachers can download free and/or inexpensive music for use in the voice class or studio
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Sing Your Best

Seven Vocal Exercises That Really Work

Author: Raymond Smolover

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9781929395743

Category: Music

Page: 47

View: 413

Sing Your Best is a breakthrough voice training method built on the principles of athletic training and over 50 years of voice research and education. The Vocal Workout, which consists of seven essential exercises, takes only 20 minutes a day. These exercises will strengthen the muscles and ligaments in your singing voice, so you can sing easily and effortlessly with power and control. They will extend your pitch range, improve your pitch accuracy, eliminate register breaks and increase the fullness and richness of your tone. This book is for beginners to professionals---in all styles---who want a proven method of voice-building that will also preserve and prolong vocal health.
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Solutions for Singers

Tools for Performers and Teachers

Author: Richard Miller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199882843

Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 8909

While many texts and courses on the art of singing offer comprehensive overviews of technique and performance, few have time to delve into the specific questions they spawn. Solutions for Singers explores these unanswered questions, filling in gaps that professional performers, students of singing, and voice teachers have long sought to close. Fielding over 200 questions, distinguished teacher and performer Richard Miller tackles problems raised during hundreds of his master classes and pedagogy courses. He deliberately avoids abstract generalities, concentrating instead on specific, recurring questions: What are some good exercises to loosen or relax tension in the back of the tongue? Do you apply the same principles regarding breathing to a younger student that you do to older students? What is meant by voiced and unvoiced consonants? Is there a female falsetto? Through such specialized questions, Miller probes the very essence of artistic expression. The questions are organized under ten broad topics, which Miller considers from various angles. He couples traditional and modern philosophies to present the most relevant and precise solutions. The result is an invaluable handbook for singers, which, read either sequentially or selectively, provides a unique and pragmatic approach to vocal artistry and technique.
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Übungen und Spiele für Schauspieler und Nicht-Schauspieler

Author: Augusto Boal

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 351873038X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 403

View: 4743

Die berühmten Übungen und Spiele Boals liegen hier in einer auf den neuesten Stand gebrachten und stark erweiterten Ausgabe vor. Dabei geht es darum, Zuschauer in Handelnde zu verwandeln. Dieses in 25 Sprachen übersetzte Standardwerk richtet sich an jeden, der die Übungen beruflich oder im Alltag anwenden will – an Schauspieler wie an Laiendarsteller, Pädagogen, Lehrer und Therapeuten. Zugleich gibt der Band Einblick in die Arbeit »des wichtigsten Theatermachers Lateinamerikas« (The Guardian).
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Performer Training

Developments Across Cultures

Author: Ian Watson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9789057551512

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 236

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Performer Training is an examination of how actors are trained in different cultures. Beginning with studies of mainstream training in countries such as Poland, Australia, Germany, and the United States, subsequent studies survey: · Some of Asia's traditional training methods and recent experiments in performer training · Eugenio Barba's training methods · Jerzy Grotowski's most recent investigations · The Japanese American NOHO companies attempts at integrating Kyogen into the works of Samuel Beckett · Descriptions of the training methods developed by Tadashi Suzuki and Anne Bogart at their Saratoga International Theatre Institute · Recent efforts to re-examine the role and scope of training, like Britain's International Workshop Festival and the European League of Institutes of Arts masterclasses · The reformulation of the use of emotions in performer training known as Alba Emoting.
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The Voice in Violence

And Other Contemporary Issues in Professional Voice and Speech Training

Author: Rocco Dal Vera

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781557834973

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 5502

(Applause Books). This collection from The Voice and Speech Trainers Association focuses on the voice in stage violence, addressing such questions as: * How does one scream safely? * What are the best ways to orchestrate voices in complex battle scenes? * How to voice coaches work collaboratively with fight directors and the rest of the creative team? * What techniques are used to re-voice violent stunt scenes on film? * How accurate are actor presentations of extreme emotion? * What is missing from many portrayals of domestic violence? Written by leading theatre voice and speech coaches, the volume contains 63 articles, essays, interviews and reviews covering a wide variety of professional concerns.
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National Theatre Connections Monologues

Speeches for Young Actors

Author: Anthony Banks

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472573137

Category: Drama

Page: 208

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For the first time, there is an anthology of monologues for young people available, taken from plays commissioned as part of the National Theatre Connections over the past 20 years. Always drawing together the work of 10 leading playwrights ? a mixture of established and current writers ? the annual National Theatre Connections anthologies offer young performers between the ages of 13 and 19 an engaging selection of plays to perform, read or study. Each play is specifically commissioned by the National Theatre's literary department and reflects the past year's programming at the venue in the plays' ideas, themes and styles. The plays are performed by approximately 200 schools and youth theatre companies across the UK and Ireland, in partnership with multiple professional regional theatres where the works are showcased. This anthology of 100 monologues is the ideal resource for teenagers and young people attending auditions either in the amateur or professional theatre world; students leaving secondary school to audition for drama school; as well as teachers of English and Drama looking for suitable dramatic for their students to engage with and perform. It provides suitable scene-study books that are suitable and relevant to the student in terms of tone, style and content. Young actors who have searched for audition material written in the voice of teenage characters will welcome this resource.
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The NATS Bulletin

The Official Magazine of the National Association of Teachers of Singing

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Singing

Page: N.A

View: 7191

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A Dictionary for the Modern Singer

Author: Matthew Hoch

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810886561

Category: Music

Page: 318

View: 2430

An indispensable guide for students of singing, vocal pedagogues, and lovers of the art of singing, this dictionary will help students to more fully understand the concepts articulated by their teachers. Topics include vocal pedagogy, voice science, vocal health, styles, genres, performers, diction, and other relevant topics.
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Summer Theatre Directory 2001

A National Guide to Summer Employment for Professionals and Students : Performers (Equity & Non-Equity), Directors, Designers Technicians, Management

Author: Jill Charles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780933919488

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 175

View: 5732

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Creative Music Composition

The Young Composer's Voice

Author: Margaret Lucy Wilkins

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415974674

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 7577

Designed to be an introductory textbook for music students, this title aims to tackle the key ingredients that make for successful composition. It covers several musical languages, analyses various rhythmic forms, and suggests approaches for composing for a variety of instruments, as well as for the human voice.
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