How To Sing by Lilli LehmannHow To Sing by Lilli Lehmann

How To Sing

byLilli Lehmann

Paperback | August 23, 2012

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Excerpt: ...to sing well, even if they do interpret Wagner? Will they not learn, for the sake of this very master, that it is their duty not to use their voices recklessly? Is it not disrespectful toward our greatest masters that they always have to play hide and seek with the bel canto, the trill, and coloratura? Not till one has fully realized the difficulties of the art of song, does it really become of value and significance. Not till then are one's eyes opened to the duty Pg 160 owed not only to one's self but to the public. The appreciation of a difficulty makes study doubly attractive; the laborious ascent of a summit which no one can contest, is the attainment of a goal. Voices in which the palatal resonance--and so, power--is the predominating factor, are the hardest to manage and to preserve. They are generally called chest voices. Uncommon power and fulness of tone in the middle ranges are extremely seductive. Only rarely are people found with sense enough to renounce such an excess of fulness in favor of the head tones,--that is, the least risky range to exploit and preserve,--even if this has to be done only temporarily. Copious vocal resources may with impunity be brought before the public and thereby submitted to strain, only after long and regular study. The pure head tone, without admixture Pg 161 of palatal resonance, is feeble close at hand, but penetrating and of a carrying power equalled by no other. Palatal resonance without admixture of the resonance of the head cavities (head tones) makes the tone very powerful when heard near by, but without vibrancy for a large auditorium. This is the proof of how greatly every tone needs the proper admixture. Pg 162 SECTION XVIII THE HIGHEST HEAD TONES As we have already seen, there is almost no limit to the height that can be reached by the pure head tone without admixture of palatal resonance. Very young voices, especially, can reach such heights, for without any strain they possess the necessary...
Title:How To SingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:August 23, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770453830

ISBN - 13:9781770453838

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