How well do you know your body? Well, the here's how and what's what of your vocal instrument -- your entire body -- not just the larynx, are contained succinctly, clearly, and simply in this practical book. What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body gives singers, their teachers, and coaches a Body Mapping resource: teaching readers how to embody anatomy and physiology to help them discover and correct their misconceptions about the way their bodies are built and the way they function. In doing so, it provides maps with detailed descriptions of the structures and movement used in breathing, phonation, resonance, articulation and gesture illuminated with numerous illustrations and supported by many exploratory exercises.
The three authors Malde, Allen, and Zeller are licensed Andover Educators teaching the exciting and beneficial course: What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body. Barbara Conable, who created the course and Andover Educators, provides an Introduction to the book, and author Malde provides How to Use this Book. As experienced voice teachers and licensed Andover Educators, the three authors offer a wealth of information in this book. Chapters include: Body Mapping, Kinesthesia and Inclusive Awareness, The Core of the Body and the Six Places of Balance, the Singer's Breath, Creating a Singing Sound, Resonating the Voice, Singing as Communication: Mapping the Structures of Articulation, and Physical Expression for Singers. The two appendix are: What To Do about Performance Anxiety, by Barbara Conable, and The Scientific Basis of Body Mapping, by T. Richard Nichols.