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How to Sing (Meine Gesangskunst)

Gelesen von Ruth Golding

(4,646 Sterne; 24 Bewertungen)

Lilli Lehmann, born Elisabeth Maria Lehmann, was a German operatic soprano of phenomenal versatility. She was also a voice teacher.

She wrote: "Every serious artist has a sincere desire to help others reach the goal—the goal toward which all singers are striving: to sing well and beautifully." This is the 1915 second (expanded) edition of her book, and the accompanying online book scan includes many illustrations and diagrams, both physiological and musical, which the listener will find useful.

Much of Lilli Lehmann's advice is complex and demanding - the standards which she set for herself were beyond the highest aspirations of most professional singers. However, there is still much in this book that is enlightening to all those who are interested in using their voice to best advantage, both in song and the spoken word. (Summary by Ruth Golding and Wikipedia) (5 hr 23 min)


00 - Preface; My Purpose; My Title to Write on the Art of Song


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01 - Section I: Preliminary Practice


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02 - Section II: Of the Breath


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03 - Section III: Of the Breath and Whirling Currents


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04 - Section IV: The Singer's Physiological Studies


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05 - Section V: Equalizing the Voice - Form


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06 - Section VI: The Attack and the Vowels


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07 - Sections VII - VIII: Nasal Singing; The Head Voice


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08 - Sections IX - XII: Sensations of Tongue, Nose, Palate and Resonance of Hea…


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09 - Sections XIII - XIV: On Vocal Registers; Development and Equalization


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10 - Section XV - XVI: White Voices; Theodor Wachtel


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11: Section XVII: Highest Head Tones


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12: Sections XVIII - XIX: The Tremolo; The Cure


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13 - Sections XX - XXI: The Tongue; Preparations for Singing


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14 - Sections XXII - XXIV: Position of the Mouth; Connection of Vowels; The Lips


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15 - Sections XXV - XXVII: The Vowel Sound AH; Italian and German; Auxiliary Vo…


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16 - Sections XXVIII - XXX: Resonant Consonants; Practical Exercises; The Great…


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17 - Sections XXXI - XXXII: Velocity; Trill


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18 - Section XXXIII: How to Hold One's Self when Practising


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19 - Section XXXIV: Pronunciation - Consonants


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20 - Sections XXXV - XXXVI: Concerning Expression; Before the Public


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21 - Section XXXVII - XXXVIII and Note: Interpretation; In Conclusion; Remedy f…


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(5 Sterne)

I really enjoyed this book and the way it's been written. Gives a full guide of untold lessons to us singers even if never took professional trainning. Thanks a lot.

(4 Sterne)

very well read and very informative!

Exceptional book

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The narrator is superb.

it was Good i learned alot

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