Release on 2018-09 | by James Jordan,Kathy Kessler Price,Sean McCarther
Applying Voice Science to Choral Ensemble Pedagogy
Author: James Jordan,Kathy Kessler Price,Sean McCarther
Category: Choirs (Music)
This important volume brings together the latest knowledge of voice science, voice pedagogy, conducting, and accompanying into a single volume. It is a valuable resource for choral conductors, no matter the age or experience of their ensembles. The Anatomy of Tone explores essential aspects of anatomy, physiology, and acoustics, and describes their impact on choral teaching and rehearsal. In addition, this book reviews groundbreaking scientific information on spacing of singers and its effect upon intonation and vocal health. This volume contains pedagogical information pertaining to: -Breathing -Resonance -Formants in the Choral Rehearsal -Structuring the Choral Warm-Up -The Use of Breath as a Foundation of Expressive Choral Singing -The Use of Legato as a Primary Tool in the Choral Rehearsal -Choral Spacing for Balanced Resonance -Teaching of Specific Vowels and Their Internal Architectures -Use of Harmonically Based Warm-Ups -Piano Accompanying to Support Good Vocalism and Building Listening Skills "Though knowledge of vocal anatomy/physiology and acoustical theories have existed for centuries, technology now enables singers to see their voices in action, to measure sound pressure levels in performance/rehearsal spaces, and to understand resonance frequencies within the human instrument in ways we never have before. Take advantage of this information! Put it into action to create choirs whose singers do not have to pay the price of over-singing. Enable singers to sing throughout their lifespans with joy and freedom, thereby producing the most exquisite music of which they--and you--are capable." --Kathy Kessler Price, from the Foreword
A groundbreaking guide to creating the word-of-mouth magic that cuts through the skepticism and information overload of today's consumers, and drives sales-and profits-to new heights. What turns a "sleeper" into a box-office bonanza or catapults a just-released book to the top of bestseller lists? How do people decide which car to buy, which fashions fit the image they seek, and even which movie to see? Despite the daily assault of advertising and other traditional marketing strategies, statistics show that consumers are overwhelmingly persuaded by word of mouth-the recommendations of friends and the "buzz" that develops in the marketplace. As Newsweek recently proclaimed, "Buzz greases the great conveyor belt of culture and commerce, moving everything from movies to fashions of the body and mind faster and faster." In The Anatomy of Buzz, former marketing VP Emanuel Rosen pinpoints the products and services that benefit the most from buzz-a universe that embraces everything from high-tech equipment to books, various consumer and entertainment products to legal and other support services-and offers specific strategies for creating and sustaining effective word-of-mouth campaigns. Drawing from interviews with more than 150 executives, marketing leaders, and researchers who have successfully built buzz for major brands, Rosen describes the ins and outs of attracting the attention of influential first users and "big-mouth" movers and shakers. He also discusses proven techniques for stimulating customer-to-customer selling-including how companies can spread the word to new territories by taking advantage of customer hubs and networks on the Internet and elsewhere. Recent surveys show that 58 percent of young people rely to some extent on others when selecting a car, 53 percent of moviegoers follow the recommendations of friends, and 65 percent of the people who bought a Palm organizer were inspired by the enthusiasm of others. With The Anatomy of Buzz, business leaders have what they need to start the buzz and reignite excitement about a product or service stalled in a holding pattern, or launch a new product into the stratosphere.
"Of primary importance for students of Renaissance prose, this edition complements the on-going publication of Lyly's dramatic works in The Revels Plays. The introduction includes a discussion of the relationship between the dramatic and non-dramatic work locating Lyly's plays in a wider context."--BOOK JACKET.
Miller embarks on an alluring journey into the world of disgust, showing how it brings order and meaning to our lives, even as it horrifies and revolts us. In this book, Miller maintains that when we are disgusted, we are attempting to set bounds, to keep chaos at bay.
A Comparative Study of Land Use in Six Medium-sized Urban Places
Author: Gerald Walter Schultz
Pubpsher: National Academies
Category: Cities and towns
This study examines the broad urban setting of Turkey. On the basis of representativeness in regional location, age population changes, and functional characteristics, six medium-sized cities--Antalya, Adapazari, Aydin, Diyarbakir, Elazig, and Kayseri--are selected for detailed study. A short summary of their history, site, and situation is given. After a standardized method of delimitation was applied to each city to obtain comparability, systematic comparisons are made on three aggregate features of size, shape, and land use composition. (Author).