A Dictionary For The Modern Singer by Matthew HochA Dictionary For The Modern Singer by Matthew Hoch

A Dictionary For The Modern Singer

byMatthew Hoch

Paperback | September 2, 2016

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Titles in the Dictionaries for the Modern Musician series offer both the novice and the advanced artist key information designed to convey the field of study and performance for a major instrument or instrument class, as well as the workings of musicians in areas from conducting to composing. Each dictionary covers topics from instrument parts to technique, major works to key figures-a must-have for any musician's personal library! A Dictionary for the Modern Singer is an indispensable guide for students of singing, voice pedagogues, and lovers of the art of singing. In addition to classical singing, genres, and styles, musical theatre and popular and global styles are addressed. With an emphasis on contemporary practice, this work includes terms and figures that influenced modern singing styles. Topics include voice pedagogy, voice science, vocal health, styles, genres, performers, diction, and other relevant topics. The dictionary will help students to more fully understand the concepts articulated by their teachers.Matthew Hoch's book fills a gap in the singer's library as the only one-volume general reference geared toward today's student of singing. An extensive bibliography is invaluable for students seeking to explore a particular subject in greater depth. Illustrations and charts further illuminate particular concepts, while appendixes address stage fright, tips on practicing, repertoire selection, audio technology, and contemporary commercial music styles.A Dictionary for the Modern Singer will appeal to students of singing at all levels. For professionals, it will serve as a quick and handy reference guide, useful in the high school or college library and the home teaching studio alike; students and amateurs will find it accessible and full of fascinating information about the world of the singing.
Matthew Hoch is associate professor of voice and coordinator of voice studies at Auburn University. He is the author of several books, including Welcome to Church Music & The Hymnal 1982 (2015) and Voice Secrets (2016). He holds a BM from Ithaca College, MM from the Hartt School, and DMA from the New England Conservatory. Dr. Hoch is t...
Title:A Dictionary For The Modern SingerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:318 pages, 10.85 × 8.6 × 0.75 inPublished:September 2, 2016Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:144227669X

ISBN - 13:9781442276697

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Donald SimonsonThe DictionaryEssaysClassical and Contemporary Commercial Music: A Comparison by Jeannette LoVetriCriteria for Selecting Repertoire by John NixPracticing 101: Ten Tips for Making the Most of Your Time Between Lessons by Dean SouthernCoping with Musical Performance Anxiety by Heather HunnicuttWhat Every Singer Needs to Know About Audio Technology by Matthew EdwardsAppendicesAppendix 1. IPA Vowel Chart, Consonant Chart and Symbol ChartAppendix 2. Anatomy DiagramsAppendix 3. Fach ChartAppendix 4. Bel Canto: A DefinitionAppendix 5. Timeline: The History of SingingAppendix 6. The Pulitzer Prize and Grawemeyer Award: Vocal WorksAppendix 7. The Tony Award for Best MusicalAppendix 8. 100 Operas to KnowAppendix 9. Major Song Cycles, Collections, and SetsAppendix 10. Listening to SingersAppendix 11. Top Ten Steps to WellnessAppendix 12. Medications and Their Effects on the Voice

Editorial Reviews

A Dictionary for the Modern Singer by Matthew Hoch is a comprehensive, valuable, and readable addition to the canon on voice and pedagogy. He maintains an objective and neutral perspective, which is rare, welcome, and exceedingly difficult to do, given the passion and strong beliefs that we voice teachers have about technique! The appendices put information (such as the Fach System) at our fingertips, so that we don't have to search for it, even if we have other sources. The book goes on my "must have" list and will be a favorite for gifts to friends in voice and related fields. It is said that each generation stands on the shoulders of those who came before, and Dr. Hoch has done just that, masterfully!