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The Head Voice and Other Problems

Practical Talks on Singing

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Author: D.A. Clippinger
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 32,972 / 101 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.9
LoC Category: ML
Downloads: 2,318
Added to site: 2006.10.08
mnybks.net#: 14928
Genres: Instructional, Music
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is meant by indirect control, involuntary, automatic action.

One could write indefinitely on the peculiarities of voice training, the unique suggestions made, the mechanical instructions given, the unbelievable things students are made to do with lips, tongue and larynx as a necessary preparation to voice production. In this as in everything else there are extremists. Some have such an exquisite sense of detail that they never get beyond it. At the other extreme are those who trust everything to take care of itself. Both overlook the most important thing, namely, how the voice sounds.

It requires much time, study and experience to learn that voice training is simple. It is a fact that truth is naturally, inherently simple. Its mastery lies in removing those things which seem to make it difficult and complex. Training the voice, this so called "voice placing," is simple and easy when one has risen above that overwhelming amount of fiction, falsity, and fallacy that has accumulated around it, obsc

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