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Kendrick Jacocks
Anatomy of Bel Canto

Bel Canto Technique
Anatomy of the Nose
Soft Palate
Tongue and Jaw
Breathing and Support
Discussing the Ancient Manner
The Cavities of the Head
Head Resonance
Buccel Resonance
Chest Vibrations
Open and Closed Tones
Pelvic Support
Chest Voice
Chest Tone, Stage, Consonants
Technique of Chest Resonance

This book of the 'bel canto' series by author Kendrick Jacocks takes the anatomical and physiological route to explaining why the 'bel canto' position achieves the timbres, calibration, and control native to it. The book proves the functional aspects of the nasalis (nose muscle system), and provides detailed descriptions of the paranasal sinuses: ethmoid, sphenoid, maxillary, and frontal, and their effect on tone quality. It explains chest tensions; the connection between the pelvic floor and mask in supporting the breath, and the chest position. The books explains how to use the muscles that open and close the tone, the importance of the relaxation of the spine, and explains resonance. The book provides anecdotes from such writers, artists and teachers as Giovanni Sbriglia, Joan Sutherland, G.B. Lamperti, Regine Crespin, and Manuel Garcia. Kendrick Jacocks is a professionally active dramatic tenor, pedagogue, and critic whose life is dedicated to the practice of opera as a means of transmitting human emotion. He has performed with symphony orchestras and opera companies in the United States, Europe, Eurasia, Canada, and Central America. He received a BM in voice and literature from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and his MA in voice pedagogy and performance from the University of ND at Grand Forks. He plans to complete a DMA at Rutgers University.

Item code: 5291B | Book | $19.95 add item to cart
Opera  | Solo | 94 Pages | Softcover | 8 x 11

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