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Vocal Mechanics: A Look Under the Hood


vocal mechanics book



How the voice works, how to maintain the machine and improve performance
This book has evolved from a popular workshop presented by Verlene Schermer, and also from over 30 years of teaching private voice in the San Francisco Bay Area. Verlene’s presentation style both in her workshops and lessons and in this book is comfortable and conversational. This makes learning vocal concepts fun, interesting, and easier than many people think it could be!  The whimsical graphics in the book, which were drawn by Verlene along with the help of her computer, are useful aids for understanding the physiology, and for applying the visualizations.  This book is not meant to replace the voice teacher, but to aid those who are either not near enough to a voice teacher for regular lessons, or for those who would like a supplementary book with exercises.  The book comes with a CD of the vocal warm up exercises presented in the book. ($15.00 for book/cd)

Also available as a digital PDF book and mp3s.


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Breathing visualizations