The Voice

Its Production, Care and Preservation

Author: Frank E. Miller
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,455 / 131 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 46.5
LoC Category: MT
Downloads: 967
Added to site: 2010.01.05
mnybks.net#: 26200
Genre: Music
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Excerpt

he voice-producing organs. Had I not been a singer and were not now a physician, I might not realize the influence upon the artist's physical well-being, and especially upon that delicate apparatus, the voice-mechanism, of temperament, mental condition and other purely metaphysical factors. This book, then, while it believes in consulting nature, does not believe in that "natural" method which simply tells you to stand up and sing; nor does it believe in that physiological method which instructs you to plant yourself in front of a mirror and examine your throat with a laryngoscope; nor in advising you to follow minutely the publications of the Society for Psychological Research. It believes in a synthetic coördination of the three. In my practice I have become convinced that every impairment of the voice is due to outraged nature, resulting in a physiological condition of the vocal organs that should not exist, and, in turn, inducing a psychological condition, such as worry and despondency, which also sh

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