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Practical Method of Italian Singing - High Soprano

High Soprano

By Nicola Vaccai

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High Soprano. Composed by Nicola Vaccai (1790-1848). Edited by John Glenn Paton and J Paton. Vocal Method. Opera and Vocal. Instructional book. With introductory text, instructional text, vocal melody, lyrics and piano accompaniment. 42 pages. G. Schirmer #LB1911. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50262820).

Item Number: HL.50262820

ISBN 0793539080. With introductory text, instructional text, vocal melody, lyrics and piano accompaniment. Opera and Vocal. 7.5x10.7 inches.

Italian composer Nicola Vaccai (1790-1848) was known for his operas in his day, but today is remembered as a master voice teacher. Vaccai composed these exercises for training the classical voice, extending range and increasing agility, breath support, and all other technical issues of singing. The art of singing reached a zenith in Italy in 1800-1840. Vaccai's “Practical Method” has been used by millions of singers since its first publication in Europe in the 19th century. Schirmer released the first American edition in the early 20th century, and it remains a classic for voice study. The method comes in various editions for different voice types, including this one for mezzo-soprano, alto or baritone.

  • Lesson 1 
  • La Scala - The Scale 
  • Salti di Terza - Intervals of Thirds 
  • Lesson 2 
  • Salti di Quarta - Intervals of Fourths 
  • Salti di Quinta - Intervals of Fifths 
  • Lesson 3 
  • Salti di Sesta - Intervals of Sixths 
  • Lesson 4 
  • Salti di Settima - Intervals of Sevenths 
  • Salti di Ottava - Intervals of Octaves 
  • Lesson 5 
  • I Semitoni - The Semitones 
  • Lesson 6 
  • Modo Sincopato - Syncopation 
  • Lesson 7 
  • Introduzione alle Volate - Preparatory Example for the Roulade 
  • Lesson 8 
  • Le Appoggiature sopra, e sotto - Appogiaturas above and below 
  • L'Acciaccatura - The Acciaccatura 
  • Lesson 9 
  • Introduzione al Mordente - Preparatory Example for the Mordent 
  • Il Medesimo in diversi modi - The same exemplified in various ways 
  • Lesson 10 
  • Introduzione al Gruppetto - Preparatory Example for the Turn 
  • Il Gruppetto - The Turn 
  • Lesson 11 
  • Introduzione al Trillo - Preparatory Example for the Shake 
  • Lesson 12 
  • Le Volate - On Roulades 
  • Lesson 13 
  • Modo per portare la voce - On the Glide or manner of carrying the Voice 
  • Lesson 14 
  • Il Recitativo - On Recitative 

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