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The Techniques of Singing

By Nicholas Isherwood

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Composed by Nicholas Isherwood. Paperback. Book, CD. 212 pages. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BVK1861).

Item Number: BA.BVK1861

ISBN 9783761818619. 29 x 21 cm inches. Language: German/English. Preface: Sylvano Bussotti / Nicholas Isherwood.

The music of the 20th and 21st centuries demands a notably larger spectrum of abilities than traditional vocal literature. Nicholas Isherwood describes these techniques with numerous examples, gives practice tips and demonstrates the techniques on the CD included with this book.

Using Berio's Sequenza III as an example, Isherwood shows how a singer can learn such a work, step by step. The book includes an overview of solo vocal repertoire and makes references to pieces that might be suitable for a singer with little experience in the music of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Composers will also benefit from this book, thanks in particular to information on vocal registers, their limits and possibilities. In addition, the musical examples provide an insight into various notation possibilities.

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