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Kendrick Jacocks
Bel Canto - A Professional Manual

Foundation of Bel Canto the Development of Bel Canto
The Magic Word "HUNG"
Tone of Bel Canto
Legato of Bel Canto
Attack of Bel Canto
Messa di Voce
Mezza Voce
Vocal Registers
Breath Support for Bel Canto
Bel Canto Resonance
Timbres of Bel Canto
French The Language of Bel Canto
Beauty of Tone
Increasing the Higher Range

This guide somatically explains how to sing using fundamental 'bel canto' technique. It is unique because it explains the physical technique of 'bel canto' in plain words, rather than discussing opinions and observations, style, vocalises, history and theory. The author, Kendrick Jacocks, has used the method, which was identified as 'bel canto' by professionals in the field as he prepared for his debut performances of Verdi's "Otello' with the Donetsk State Opera in The Ukraine and on tour in Spain. His performances held interest for his unique ability to transmit real emotion through the use of timbre, intensity, and dynamics, which was enabled by three essential physical movements. The 'bel canto position' was taught to him by the successful 'bel canto' teacher and soprano Virginia Zeani. The technique was then applied by the actions he sets forth in this book, and aided by his own studies and practice. The second half of the book provides helpful remedies, suggested listening, a short explanation of the teachings of Manuel Garcia II, Enrico delle Sedie, Mathilde Marchesi, and Giovanni Sbriglia, "Constantin Stanislavsky on Singing in the Mask", quotations on the value of humming and suggestions from Zinka Milanov, Virginia Zeani, Marian Anderson, G. B. Lamperti, Jean de Reszke, and Rosa Ponselle, and a short gallery.

Item code: 5292B | Book | $13.45 add item to cart
Opera  | Solo | Softcover | 8 x 11
9781425976699 | 9781425976699

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