About The Book
What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body, Fourth Edition gives singers and teachers a Body Mapping resource—from anatomy and physiology to body awareness—that helps them discover and correct misconceptions about how their bodies are designed and how they function. This book provides detailed descriptions of the structures and movements necessary for healthy and efficient body awareness, balance, breathing, phonation, resonance, articulation, and gesture. Many voice books focus on the anatomical facts, but leave singers asking, “How can I apply this to my singing?” What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body helps to answer that question, providing practical exercises and detailed illustrations.
New to This Edition
- Updated and revised content throughout the text
- Bulleted review sections for each chapter
- New and updated links to recommended videos
- Information on Biotensegrity and how it pertains to Body Mapping, along with helpful links to resources on the subject
- An expanded glossary
What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body comes with access to a PluralPlus companion website with audio and video recordings of the exploratory exercises.
This book provides the technical foundation for singers of all styles. The authors do not espouse a single method or attempt to teach singing techniques or styles. Rather, they describe the movements of singing with accuracy and detail so that singers may experiment on their own and communicate with each other in a common language.