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Alcantara, Pedro de, 1958-
Integrated practice : coordination, rhythm, & sound / Pedro de Alcantara
New York : Oxford University Press, c2011
book jacket
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 4th Floor  ML3820 .A43 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Musicians -- Health and hygiene
Alexander technique
Physical Description xv, 290 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-276) and index
Summary The book shows you how to establish an imaginative dialogue between the relatively inflexible structure of music and your individual personality as a singer, instrumentalist, or conductor, and it explains how you can use the acoustic phenomenon of the harmonic series to make big, beautiful sounds with little muscular effort. Integrated Practice comes with more than a hundred and fifty exercises demonstrated by video and audio clips on an extensive companion website that will inform your daily practice, improvising, rehearsing, and performing. --from publisher description
Contents Words, sounds, gestures -- Prosody, or The secrets of rhythm -- The grid: a life principle -- The metric grid -- Coincidence: intention and gesture -- Rhythmic solf├ęge -- The metronome and the rubato -- Superbar structures -- Opposing the grid -- Patterning and sequencing -- Connection and flow: first principles -- The juggler: a cello lesson -- Object wisdom: an oboe lesson -- Body, breath, vibration, text: a voice lesson -- The quadrupedal prosodist: a piano lesson -- The harmonic series -- The harmonic series and the voice -- The messa di voce: virtuosity of contact -- Practicing the messa di voce -- Improvisation: a lifestyle
Series Integrated musician

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