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Vocal Pedagogy Multimedia Platform

Joanne Sydney Lesser

“Excellence in Singing is impressive in its scope. Ten years in the making, this five-volume instructional tome is an ambitious undertaking that takes teacher and student deep into the singer’s craft. With extended pedagogical chapters followed by corresponding exercises, the books are geared toward singers and instructors looking to expand their repertoire of teaching learning tools…The series, to its credit, includes explorations of all physical and artistic aspects of singing, rather than limiting its focus strictly to vocal technique. Volume Two: Mastering the Fundamentals gets down to the brass tacks of singing, offering useful, basic exercises…. Volume Three: Advancing the Technique explores in great detail, sophisticated concepts of tone, resonance, and transitions among registers, with an even more impressive array of exercises and a well-conveyed and unbiased section on musical theater “belting” for the female singer. The many valuable ideas and exercises in Volume Four: Becoming an Artist provide the sort of refresher from which even advanced teachers and students will benefit. In addition to skill builders in musical interpretation, these exercises include many of the same dramatic tools an actor might use. Volume Five: Managing Vocal Health discusses behaviors, substances and medical conditions that can cause vocal problems, explains potential treatments and offers several case studies of working singers responding to crises in vocal health.”
Reviewer Opera News

With an array of books, films, animations, MRIs, cineflourosopy, fiber-optic endoscopy, and (soon) online applications—all integrated, yet independent (for mix and match units)—we offer everything you need to make teaching vocal pedagogy easier, complete, and satisfying.

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sample chapter 8 “Breath” (from Mastering the Fundamentals)

sample clip of “sound at the vocal folds” (from The Human Voice)

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  1. Vocal Pedagogy Multimedia Labs

    Vocal Pedagogy Multimedia Labs (online)

    As the first initiative in our pedagogy platform, we are offering the six films of The Singer's Voice: The Complete... Learn More

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    The Singer's Voice: The Complete Set

    The complete set of The Singer's Voice includes all six titles, priced with a discount, including the following: ... Learn More

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    The Singer's Voice: Breath

    The Singer’s Voice Breath will help you deliver the core concepts of breath support to your students rapidly and... Learn More

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    The Singer's Voice: Vocal Folds

    In the same style as Breath, the simplicity of Singer’s Voice Vocal Folds animations will help you deliver to your... Learn More

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    The Singer's Voice: Vocal Tract

    The Singer’s Voice Vocal Tract departs from Breath and Vocal Folds: its animation is derived from 87 MRIs taken of... Learn More

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    The Singer's Voice: Resonance

    Resonance and the next title, The Human Voice, helps you guide your students... Learn More

  7. The Singer's Voice: The Human Voice

    The Singer's Voice: The Human Voice

    The Human Voice lets you show your students the complex relationships that allow the singer’s voice to emerge as... Learn More

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    Beginning the Process:The art of teaching and learning singing

    The moment a student begins the process of becoming an artist in the world—what a magical time. And your... Learn More

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    Mastering the Fundamentals: Body, breath, phonation, and resonance

    Mastering the Fundamentals organizes itself around the goal of “Developing flexibility in the parts that control the voice”—the same... Learn More

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    Advancing the Technique: The rich tonal landscape, the smooth vocal line, and a vibrant voice

    Advancing the Technique, a tome over 600 pages, guides you through nearly every advanced topic in vocal pedagogy. The... Learn More

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    Becoming an Artist: Interpretation, performance, and a lifetime of singing

    Becoming an Artist delves into the depths of the music, working out ideas and experience-inducing exercises that help you... Learn More

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    Managing Vocal Health: The human instrument

    A voice is only as good as its health—and, especially in training, where the voice is inherently stressed, there... Learn More

  13. International Phonetic Alphabet book for learning how to sing

    International Phonetic Alphabet for Singers

    The International Phonetic Alphabet is the lingua franca of vocal pedagogy. Not only does it help you teach diction, but... Learn More

  14. CelumbraIPA: International Phonetic Alphabet Font for Singers

    CelumbraIPA: International Phonetic Alphabet Font for Singers

    Add to Cart  CelumbraIPA smooths out working with the lingua franca of voice—the Internaltional... Learn More

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    Sing! Song & Text for Voice Class

    Sing! rounds out the vocal pedagogy multimedia platform with materials for voice class—a balanced, well-rounded text, sheet music,... Learn More