Mary King: Singing In French - Medium/Low Voice (The Boosey Voice Coach)

Books | Medium Voice, Low Voice

Catalogue No: M060119439
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French is a language beset with problems, especially for non-native speakers. Where should there be a liaison between one word and the next? What mouth shape is needed to produce a tricky vowel sound? What about nasal vowels - or all those silent consonants? This book contains all the tricks of the trade: the singer need never fear singing in French again.

The Boosey Voice Coach is an entirely new concept in vocal training. Not a self-teaching manual, and not filled with off-putting diagrams, this series is a wholly practical guide to singing - learning about technique and interpretation through the repertoire itself.

Each volume is devoted to singing in one particular language. In each volume of the series, works from the vocal canon have been selected specifically by Mary King for their technical and musical challenges. Each piece is discussed at length, starting with the words ('Text' - including a literal translation as appropriate), moving to general advice about how the song might be approached ('Notes'), and then addressing the technical difficulties the music presents ('Skills'). Expressed in clear language, Mary King's approach is direct, practical and not limited to one particular teaching method. Any student will find that these books enrich and complement their vocal studies.

ISBN: 9780851625508
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 20 April 2009
No of pages: 127
Language: English, French
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
 
     

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      5
      This is an excellent book in an excellent series. The words are clear and translations very good What I like is the range of songs, not the same "olds" that appear in most collections of French songs for more advanced students. I am enjoying discussing the pages accompanying each song with my students.I fully recommend this to any English speaking teacher with or without a good knowledge of the French language.
      Anonymous - (Auckland , New Zealand)
      5
      This is an excellent book in an excellent series. The words are clear and translations very good. What I like is the range of songs, not the same "olds" that appear in most collections of French songs for more advanced students. I am enjoying discussing the pages accompanying each song with my students.I fully recommend this to any English speaking teacher with or without a good knowledge of the French language.
      Anonymous - (Auckland , New Zealand)

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