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by James C. McKinney

Popular for more than two decades among college voice teachers and their students, this outstanding, authoritative vocal pedagogy text is an invaluable manual. It thoroughly examines the vocal problems prospective voice teachers will encounter daily in the teaching studio and choral rehearsal. The author's approach is a unique one, based in large part on diagnostic procedures similar to those used by doctors. As each vocal fault is presented, its identifying characteristics or symptoms are stated, its possible causes are discussed, and corrective procedures are suggested. Current and prospective choir directors and voice teachers who need help in improving the vocal sounds of choir members or students will find this practical guidebook to be an ever-present help in time of trouble. Chapter headings: • Diagnosing vocal faults • A basic approach to vocal sound • Posture • Breathing & support • Phonation • Registration • Voice classification • Resonation • Articulation • The speaking voice • Coordination
Download The Diagnosis and Correction of Vocal Faults: A Manual for Teachers of Singing and for Choir Directors (Revised and Expanded Edition) epub
ISBN: 1565939409
ISBN13: 978-1565939400
Category: Photography
Subcategory: Music
Author: James C. McKinney
Language: English
Publisher: Genevox Music Group; Revised & enlarged edition (June 1, 1994)
Pages: 214 pages
ePUB size: 1187 kb
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Rating: 4.1
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I am a novice voice teacher but, to date, this has been the most helpful book for me regarding technique. I read to help me with teaching but found a few great perspectives that have inspired my own singing as well. I have the CD and haven't even gotten around to listening to it yet, yet have begun reading the book a second time. I got out my classic Richard Miller "the structure of singing" and found that he discusses many of the same concepts in a way that is less helpful and relevant for communicating practical help to my amateur, high school, students. For example, McKinney uses such simple, clear (non-technical) verbiage such as "breathing out muscles" rather than "muscles of expiration" which gives helpful ideas/tools of communication for my students.
Excellent book, TERRIBLE binding. I read it outside in the (admittedly) warm sun. The book fell apart. The glue came completely loose and whole sections of the book fell out. Considering the cost of the book, this should not happen. It was like I microwaved it or something.
Content of the book was great, though! Just don't read this book in the sun.
This is an exhaustive manual of vocal technique. From A to Z. For students, teachers, SLPs (btw, I'm an SLP grad student), vocal coaches, conductors--for ANYONE with any interest in the function in voice. It's not only, nor even primarily, about faults.
Btw, I love the way he keeps on summarizing the material after every section! Class--with a touch of elegance!
I loved this book. I own 6 other books on the training of singers but this new acquisition is the BEST. It is short and to the point which tells me the author knows what he is talking about and gets down to business. It is filled with practical ideas for choir directors in working with members individually on their voices. He follows the same teaching sequence I was taught years ago - breathing, phonation etc.; and I have used it successfuly to help my singing and other singers for years. Each vocal fault is clearly identified and many suggested exercises are provided to help the singer overcome their vocal faults to produce the best sound possible. I have been singing in church choirs since childhood. I am also a choir director at my church. I learned several things that were helpful to me personally. I was able to put the teaching immediately into practice; and it improved my tone immediately (thought I was above average in ability to begin with). I was able to take each topic and boil the main teaching down to a sentence or two to help identify vocal faults; and then I wrote a sentence or two on the fixes! This make a good cheat sheet or quick reference to use during choir practice. Wonderful book!! Would highly recommend it to church choir directors or vocal trainers!
I haven't finished this book yet, but I already wholly recommend it for vocal training. It is based in classical methods but can be used for any style/genre. It is a little wordy, but is still understandable. I find a lot of vocal books get overly technical and it can be very difficult to understand. This book is very informative, approachable, and helpful. I'm very glad I purchased it!
Very interesting ;some faults I would have diagnosed differently but for the explanation.
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Very useful in the studio to use with clients who have voice problems.
Excellent book -- easy to understand for those already initiated in the more than mere basics of singing technique.