From the introduction: This book offers you a unique doorway into the world of creating. It explores what it means to be creative, from many perspectives. It investigates the act of creation, the processes and inquiries involved in creating, and the results and consequences of creating. It also reveals what gets in the way of us creating effortlessly and easily, both as artists and in our everyday lives...
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How to Learn the Alexander Technique by Barbara Conable; William Conable
Publication Date: 1995-07-01
Body Learning by Michael J. GelbThis new, fully revised and updated edition confirmsBody Learning's status as the classic work on the Alexander Technique for maintaining the health and efficiency of the body.
Publication Date: 1996-01-15
What Every Singer Needs to Know about the Body by Melissa Malde; MaryJean Allen; Kurt-Alexander ZellerUpdated and expanded content New images and exercises on breathing Chapter on physical expression updated New material about visual focus and facial expressions Many updates and extensions in response to reader feedback Glossary added How well do you know your body? Well, the "heres how" and "whats what" of your vocal instrument - your entire body, not just the larynx - are contained succinctly, clearly, and simply in this practical new book. What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body gives singers and their teachers a Body Mapping resource - from anatomy and physiology to body awareness - that helps them discover and correct 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. Because the structures and movements inherent in the vocal instrument are the same for every singer, they apply equally to every kind of singing. Differences in style result from differences in the choice of movement. Understanding and mapping the structures and movements used in singing provides the technical foundation for all singers. The purpose of this book is to provide singers with that foundation. This book does not espouse a single method or attempt to teach singing techniques. Rather, it describes the movements of singing with accuracy and detail so that singers may experiment on their own and communicate with each other more effectively. This has never been done before and it is a substantial contribution to music education in general and the education of singers in particular. In one authors words, "This book is needed because singers deserve to know the truth about their bodies. There are many pedagogy books that present the anatomy and physiology without helping singers fin
Publication Date: 2012-10-15
Singing with Your Whole Self by Samuel H. Nelson; Elizabeth Blades-ZellerSinging with Your Whole Self teaches performers to use the Feldenkrais Method to ameliorate problems of tension, muscle strain, and illness in order to obtain optimal vocal performance. It contains an important and unique feature: modularized Feldenkrais "Awareness through Movement" lessons. These are specifically designed for liberating function in all musicians and in singers in particular. Modularized lessons allow the user to choose between functionally useful short segments or entire lessons. The first part of the book presents the theory explaining why this approach works in an easily understood and concrete fashion. The remaining chapters explore our anatomy by area and explain usage, problems and how these relate to singing; lessons throughout revolve around improving performance. Includes an index both by lesson and by problem, referring performers to the lessons most effective for a specific problem.
Publication Date: 2001-11-27
Notes of hope : stories by musicians coping with injuries by David ViningPreface / David Vining, Mountain Peak Music -- A lifetime of recovery and acceptance / Amy Likar, flute -- Evolution / Shelley Rich, violin -- Recovery blues: healing the music self / Sarah Schmalenberger, horn -- Recovering myself, discovering myself: a pianist's second chance / Adam Cole, piano -- Rethinking recovery / Bonnie Draina, voice -- Why don't you just play the saxophone? / David Vining, trombone -- Focal dystonia: an unexpected gift / Andrée Martin, flute -- Giving my body a chance to heal itself / Marie Speziale, trumpet -- How dystonia brought balance to my life / Allison Dromgold Adams, saxophone -- Creating a map to deal with life's challenges / Constance E. Barrett, cello -- No longer suffering for my art / Jennifer Johnson, violin -- Reconciling double-edged swords: form making it happen to letting it happen / Kristin Delia Hayes, flute.
Flagstaff, AZ : Mountain Peak Music
Call Number: ML395 .N68 2014
Publication Date: 2014
Search the library's catalog for more publications from Mountain Peak Music, including David Vining's (Ed) Breathing Books, which contain methods and exercises for different instrumentalists such as the trombone, trumpet, and tuba among others.