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The Singer's Voice: Vocal Folds

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Authors Joan Wall and Robert Caldwell
ISBN 1934477137
Length 1 DVD
Price $150.00
Fred Minifie

“The series of five films produced on the singer’s voice provides excellent teaching aids for use in courses in vocal pedagogy and in communication sciences and disorders. The information is accurate, simply presented, and appropriate. The colorful graphics and animation provide dynamic demonstrations of respiration for sound production and of laryngeal anatomy and physiology. All in all, this series provides excellent teaching aids.”
Department of Speech and Hearing University of Washington
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Raymond Fink

“Hitherto, the science of acoustics has seemed rather dry to me, especially when dissecting the human voice. But no more. Joan Wall’s expert narration is aptly matched to Robert Caldwell’s script and illuminating animation of air molecules and echoes and resonances. I came away feeling that I had effortlessly achieved a degree of understanding that has eluded me for many years.”
Author, The Human Larynx: A functional Study of Laryngeal Biomechanics Professor of Medicine, University of Washington
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Fred Minifie

“The series of five films produced on the singer’s voice provides excellent teaching aids for use in courses in vocal pedagogy and in communication sciences and disorders. The information is accurate, simply presented, and appropriate. The colorful graphics and animation provide dynamic demonstrations of respiration for sound production and of laryngeal anatomy and physiology. All in all, this series provides excellent teaching aids.”
Department of Speech and Hearing University of Washington
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Robert T. Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A.

“. . . a very useful teaching tool. The film does an admirable and beautiful job of explaining the interactions between the voice source signal and the resonance system. Mr. Caldwell should be highly commended.”
Director, Jefferson Arts Medicine Center Professor, Otoloaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
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Fred Minifie

“The information is accurate, brilliantly presented, and appropriate for undergraduate students. The stunning MRIs, overlaid with animation, offers an unparalleled view of the articulators and a wealth of insight into vocal sound production. All in all, this DVD series provides excellent teaching aids for use in beginning courses on speech and singing production.”
Department of Speech and Hearing University of Washington
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Johan Sundberg

“I have enjoyed watching your instructional videos on the singing voice. I have used them in many lectures for singing teachers, voice researchers, and other groups. The functioning of the breathing apparatus during phonation and, in particular, during singing seems hard to grasp by most such voice experts. However, after having watched this film, their understanding of the breathing mechanism seemed much clearer. I warmly recommend these videos to people.”
Professor of Music Acoustics Kungle Tekniska Hogskolan Author, The Science of the Singing Voice
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James McKinney

“Breath is an excellent resource for voice pedagogy classes and for teaching beginning voice students or choir members the basics of good breathing techniques. The high-quality graphics should do much to eliminate many misconceptions about breathing for singing. A valuable addition for your school or library. I have enjoyed watching your instructional videos on the singing voice. I have used them in many lectures for singing teachers, voice researchers, and other groups. The functioning of the breathing apparatus during phonation and, in particular, during singing seems hard to grasp by most such voice experts. However, after having watched this film, their understanding of the breathing mechanism seemed much clearer. I warmly recommend these videos to people.”
NATS Journal of Singing
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B. Raymond Fink, M.D.

“The Vocal Folds videotapes explain how the sounds of the singing voice originate and outline the basic principles of training. Simple but quite accurate colored drawings of the larynx are animated to show the way the parts work together. The narrative is lucid, beautifully spoken, perfectly timed and technically accurate, yet easily understandable to the non-specialist.”
University of Washington School of Medicine
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Fred Minifie

“I have studied the superb films by Robert Caldwell and Joan Wall. All are truly outstanding. The Vocal Folds explains how the sounds of the singing voice originate and outlines the basic principles of training. Simple, but quite accurate, colored drawings of the larynx are animated to show the way the parts work together. The narrative is lucid, beautifully spoken, perfectly-timed, and technically accurate, yet easily understandable to the non-specialist. Viewers will gain new respect and a sense of wonder at nature’s masterpiece of engineering, the human larynx.“
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