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Singing with your whole self : the Feldenkrais method and voice / Samuel H. Nelson and Elizabeth Blades-Zeller ; illustrated by Amy Walts.

Nelson, Samuel H. (Author). Blades, Elizabeth L. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781461664284 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1461664284 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (ix, 171 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, [2002]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 164) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: ch. 1. Overview -- ch. 2. Control and letting go -- ch. 3. Base of support -- ch. 4. Intentionality and effort -- ch. 5. Pelvic power -- ch. 6. Breathing -- ch. 7. Upper trunk flexibility -- ch. 8. Shoulder girdle and arms -- ch. 9. Head and neck -- ch. 10. Hands and mouth -- ch. 11. Eyes -- ch. 12. Pedagogical uses for this volume.
Summary, etc.: "This book teaches performers to use the Feldenkrais Method to ameliorate problems of tension, muscle strain, and illness in order to obtain optimal vocal performance. Singing with Your Whole Self contains an important and unique feature: modularized Feldenkrais "Awareness through Movement" lessons. These are specifically designed for liberating function in all musicians, and in singers in particular. Modularized lessons allow the user to choose between functionally useful short segments or entire lessons. The first part of the book presents the theory behind why this approach works in an easily understood and concrete fashion. The remaining chapters explore our anatomy by area and explain usage, problems, and how these relate to singing.
These chapters include lessons that revolve around improving performance. Includes an index both by lesson and by problem, referring performers to the lessons most effective for a specific problem."--BOOK JACKET.
Source of Description Note: Description based on print version record.
Subject: Singing > Instruction and study.
Music > Performance > Physiological aspects.
Feldenkrais method.
Chant > Étude et enseignement.
Musique > Exécution > Aspect physiologique.
Feldenkrais, Méthode de.
MUSIC / Instruction & Study / Voice.
Genre: Electronic books.

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