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  • Best Books About Singing (Singing Teachers)

    Posted by Kat Hunter on August 27, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Hi All,

    I’ll have a little extra time to read this holidays and was wondering if any of you have books about singing you’d recommend. Technical stuff is welcomed, but anything really. Go!

    Eliza Fyfe replied 8 years, 6 months ago 2 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Matt Pocock

    Member
    August 27, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    3 Classics:

    Singing and the Actor – Gillyanne Kayes
    Singing & Teaching Singing – Janice Chapman
    The Dynamics Of The Singing Voice – Meribeth Bunch Dayme

    3 Out-There Choices:

    The Use And Training Of The Human Voice – Arthur Lessac
    The Structure Of Singing – Richard Miller
    Freeing The Natural Voice – Kristin Linklater

    Happy holidays! 🙂

  • Kat Hunter

    Member
    August 27, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Didn’t know old Miller was out-there! haha. I’ve read the Miller and Kayes, I’ll check out the others!

  • Kat Hunter

    Member
    August 27, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    3 choices I can recommend:

    Voice: Psyche and Soma – Cornelius Reid
    The Naked Voice – Stephen Smith
    Your Body, Your Voice – Theodore Dimon

    Happy holidays indeed 🙂

  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    August 27, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Set Your Voice Free – Roger Love

  • Matthew Rusk

    Administrator
    August 27, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    I was surprised that Roger Love had coached Eminem…somehow wouldn’t think the two would have got on, Love being full of energy bouncing around and Eminem seeming the slightly quieter type prone to exploding now and again! But anyway apparently they hit it off!

  • Kat Hunter

    Member
    August 27, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Hey Eliza,

    I’ve heard some mixed reviews about old Roger Love. What’s his teaching method? Anything in particular you took away from his book?

  • Matt Pocock

    Member
    August 27, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Agreed – I had some mixed reactions: not the Love-in I was expecting!

  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    August 27, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    I haven’t finished it to be honest. I’m not a big reader. Or even a small one. But the first few chapters and I was sold – it just made sense to me! I love how he compared with the speaking voice and detailed expression and tone. Looking forward to reading the rest! What are your thoughts? He does seem to name drop an awful lot… and actually seems to have a rather annoying voice himself, which surprised me!

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