Voice and Speech for Musical Theatre - A Practical Guide

Voice and Speech for Musical Theatre - A Practical Guide $25.99, $19.49 (25% off)

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Chris Palmer

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Voice and Speech for Musical Theatre is the first book to combine traditional actor vocal training with musical theatre training, offering support and guidance for performers seeking to train their spoken voice specifically for singing and performing in musical theatre

The demands on performers in musical theatre are greater than ever

The shifting and extreme nature of the modern musical theatre repertoire requires performers capable of mastering musicianship, singing and dancing while at the same time providing convincing and clear performances as actors

Voice and Speech for Musical Theatre will help train musical theatre performers in the longer modes of voice needed to create convincing and moving performances

Ideal for the triple-threat performer, it features exercises for performers, tips for teachers and online video resources, allowing for a focused and outcome-oriented training of vocal techniques for musical theatre performers

Table of contents

List of Figures
List of Contributors
Preface for Teachers
Preface for Students

1. Posture, Alignment and Neutral Plus
2. Breath, Dance and Movement
3. Building the Voice
4. Pitch and Tune
5. Articulation
6. Resonance

Appendix 1 Sample curriculum
Appendix 2 Bibliography and resources
Appendix 3. Professional History



“This book belongs in my library and deserves a good visit from time to time” ~ Donna McKechnie, Tony Award, New York Drama Desk Award for A Chorus Line

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