The Ear and the Voice

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Scarecrow Press, 2005 - 142 pages
Tomatis was one of the earliest pioneers in the field now known as psychoacoustics, and his book L'Oreille et la Voix is considered a classic by many in that field. Although Tomatis initially applied his theories to vocal performance, it soon became clear that the principles he uncovered could also have a profoundly beneficial influence on actors, painters, writers, and those suffering from physical and psychological disabilities. This translation makes Tomatis's discoveries accessible for a broad audience, and is divided into three parts that can be read separately or together. Part I introduces Tomatis's general concepts as they apply to the art of singing. Part II is a basic introduction to the anatomy of the ear and how its functions relate to the brain and the rest of the body. It also provides the reader with a metaphor-free vocabulary for discussing anatomy with doctors and other concerned professionals. Part III gives practical advice on singing, posture, and matters pertaining primarily to musicians. A list of the latest English-language books on the subject has been appended. The Ear and the Voice is for everyone who wants to understand and experience the benefits of conscious listening. Please visit the author's companion websites: www.vocalimages.com and www.voxmentor.com
 

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Table des matières

Treating the Voice
3
Signing the Source of Energy
5
What is a Beautiful Voice?
11
Singing and the Right Ear
21
About Singers
27
The Art of Singing
37
How the Ear Works
41
About Listening
43
How to Sing
79
Listening Posture Ear and Body
83
Bone Conduction
89
Breathing
97
Vowels
107
Falsetto
115
What is Needed to Sing Well?
121
Conclusion
133

Anatomy and Physiology
45
The Ear and the Nervous System
55
The Ears Control of the Voice
65
Vocal Technique
77
Selected Bibliography
137
Index
139
About the Authors
141
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À propos de l'auteur (2005)

Alfred A. Tomatis (1920-2001) practiced as an ear, nose, and throat doctor in Paris, and specialized in the treatment of singers.

Contralto Roberta Prada is president of Vox Mentor, LLC and is an active concert and recital performer.

Baritone Francis Keeping is a performing and graphic artist, who teaches voice in New York.

Pierre Sollier trained with Dr. Tomatis in Paris and is a family counselor in Oaxaca, Mexico.

More information can be found at the author's webpage, www.vocalimages.com

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