Voice & Voiceovers
Vox Method: Training the Voice
W. Steven Lecky
Montreal based voice trainer W. Steven Lecky presents an approach to training that offers concrete technique and real tools that can be objectively assessed, corrected and drilled. Comes w/ DVD. Softcover, 255 pp. $44.95.
The Art of Voice Acting
James R. Alburger
This book shows you the steps to take to learn the performing skills necessary to be successful as a voice talent. It also has the information you need to get your demo produced and into the hands of those who will hire you. Study these pages and you will get a solid foundation that you can build on to achieve lasting success in the business of voiceover. Softcover, 409 pp. $32.95.
The Alchemy of Voice
This book will teach you how to discover your 'signature note' -- your unique pitch and resonance of voice that allows you to tune into your whole mind and body and be more appealing and persuasive to others. Use the easy-to-follow exercises to achieve inner balance and harmony, boost confidence, add colour and energy to your self-expression and smooth the way with difficult people and situations. Softcover, 200 pp. $16.95.
Classic Voice: Working with Actors on Vocal Style
Drawing on Catherine Weate's extensive experience as a voice coach, Classic
Voice provides a comprehensive preparation for the vocal demands
within classic texts. It includes warm-up ideas, exercises to experiment
with sound, word and rhythm and detailed workshop plans using specially
selected extracts from classic plays. Always practical, this book will
supply directors, lecturers, teachers, trainers and coaches with the
tools they need to easily integrate vocal work into their rehearsals,
classes or seminars. Softcover, 282 pp. $37.99.
You Can Do Cartoon Voices, Too!
As a leading voice actor and teacher, Sunday Muse is the perfect person to help kids (ages 6-12) unleash their imagination and create cartoon voices. For this fun and informative book, she reveals the step-by-step process and practice techniques that she uses to create memorable characters. Her methods not only help build confidence and creativity, but they may also open doors for ambitious children who want to take their acting further. For those who are so inclined, this book even features information about the business of acting, including advice on auditioning, creating a demo, and finding an agent. Also included is an audio CD. Softcover, 65 pp. $24.95.
The Thought Propels the Sound
Janet Madelle Feindel
Even though actors constantly rely on their voice to create a character and express themselves on stage, very few performers spend enough time honing this essential tool. Furthermore, most actors don't know how to properly care for this tool which, on most productions, is being pushed to its limits 8-10 times per week. At last we have a practical and insightful guide which covers all of the ways in which actors use (and sometimes misuse) their voice. Janet Madelle Feindel has distilled years of wisdom, earned both as an actor and a teacher, into this excellent book. Softcover, 260 pp. $60.00.
The Voice Book
Kate DeVore & Starr Cookman
From teachers, religous leaders, and entertainers to lawyers, executives, salespeople, and doctors, millions of people rely on their voices for their livelihoods. The Voice Book is a one-of-a-kind reference book with dozens of vocal exercises and a detailed guide to the anatomy and physiology of voice. Inside you will learn about the full range of vocal health, from protecting against hoarseness and laryngitits to expanding speaking range and enhancing voice tone. Softcover, $16.95.
The Singing Voice
This concise, intelligent, helpful, funny and eminently readable book will show you how to keep that voice of yours in good trim and how to tackle the tough world of audiitons, rehearsals, long runs, tours, sound studios and much more. Softcover, 115 pp. $33.00.
Word of Mouth: A Guide to Commercial and Animation Voice-Over Excellence
Word of Mouth is the primary instructional book in the voice-over field. A clearly written and practical primer for the beginner and a welcome refresher course for the professional, Word of Mouth contains voice-over exercises, sample copy, and essential advice about producing a demo, auditioning, self promoting, getting an agent, and what to expect on the job. It also includes agent listings and a 50-minute audio CD. Softcover, 182 pp. $23.95.
Veteran voice-over actor, writer, producer, and teacher Janet Wilcox
provides the inside scoop on the industry and personal training to
help voice-over hopefuls find work in network promos, commercials,
documentaries, books on tape, radio, animated films and more. Voiceovers shows
readers how to use their great voices to garner cash and compliments.
Softcover, 197 pp. $32.95.
Freeing the Natural Voice
Revised and Expanded
Arguably the most read book on voice technique, Freeing the Natural
Voice presents a lucid and multi-leveled account of the
human voice in the context of performance. The emphasis of the work is
on the removal of the physical and psychological blocks that inhibit the
human vocal instrument and its objective is a voice in direct contact
with emotional impulse, shaped by the intellect but not restricted by
it. Its logical progression of exercises is designed for students, teachers,
professionals, and anyone interested in vocal expression. Softcover, 381
Your Voice Heard
Chuck Jones, a leading expert on voice training for actors, reveals
his groundbreaking techniques clearly and concisely in this revised
and expanded edition of a classic text. For any actor who wants to
grow and develop, Make Your Voice Heard offers powerful,
practical tools for connecting the voice to emotion and using the
voice to create new
levels of meaning. Softcover, 159 pp. $21.00.
Singing Tips: Stuff All the Pros Know and Use
Adam St. James
Are you ready to take your singing to the next level? This book presents
valuable how-to insight that singers of all styles and levels can
benefit from. The text, photos, music, diagrams and accompanying
a terrific, easy-to-use resource for a variety of topics, including:
vocal exercises, breathing exercises, the singer's health, preparation,
technique, understanding music, singing harmony, microphones, career
advice, and much more.
Softcover, 71 pp. $19.95.
Sharon L. Stohrer
Provides both beginning and advanced students with a basic, reliable, readable
introduction to the many issues focusing on training and maintaining a healthy
voice. The Singer's Companion covers issues faced by vocalists
in all styles of music, ranging from how to find a good teacher to auditions
and performance tips. Softcover, 121 pp. $35.95.
Human Voice: The Story of a Remarkable Talent
We live in an age when a hi-tech gadget that could reveal a person's
size, height, weight, gender, sexual orientation, social class and
race in less than sixty seconds unseen is no longer the stuff of
science fiction. Yet, as Anne Karpf's engrossing book reveals, this
instrument already exists and has for centuries. It is the human
key to communication and our ability to read between the emotional lines.
Softcover, 399 pp. $21.95.
Meribeth Bunch Dayme
Concise, accurate, and accessible, The Performer's Voice explains how
the voice works and how to use it efficiently. Emphasizing the infinite
potential of the human voice, this practical book enables vocal professionals
to use their voices effectively to create dynamic performances. For
anyone who relies on the voice for a living, this book provides the
fundamental means for confident, imaginative, and compelling performance.
Hardcover, 234 pp. $35.00.
Workouts for the Contemporary Singer
Vocal exercises are key to a healthy and powerful singing voice. Vocal
Workouts for the Contemporary Singer provides singers of today's music
with complete exercise circuits to match all voice types and levels -- whether
you're new to singing or an experienced professional. Grounded in traditional
vocal technique and updated for singers of rock, r&b, hip-hop, and other
contemporary styles, this book will expand your vocal technique, power, stamina,
range, and expressive breadth. Softcover, 117 pp. $32.95.
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