Vocal Training: Vocalises
- Book Two, Vocal Training: Vocalises - Additional Instructions and Vocalise Sheet Music
- Includes MP3 Audio Downloads
- Demonstration, Accompaniment and additional instruction from the author, for high and low voice
This is the companion volume to "Authentic Bel Canto Vocal Instructions: The Ten Essentials" to provide the teacher and student with a rich multimedia audio and notation series of vocal exercises in the classic bel canto technique. Audio clips with the author's verbal instructions, examples of how the exercises are to be sung, demonstrations, and piano accompaniment for high voice (soprano, tenor) and low voice (alto, bass) are provided via MP3 download or optional set of five CDs. Instructions are provided in posture and breathing, with specific instructions, audio, and notation for each of the exercises.
What makes the Authentic Bel Canto series unique is how it brings together the exercises of Italian masters Porpora/Sbriglia for beginning voice; Marchesi's exercises for advanced voice; vocalizes to correct specific problems; and those intended to develop coloratura. The Marchesi vocalises include the important syllables which she originally used with her students - information which is sorely missing from other Marchesi vocalise books available today. Also included are the exercises of Jean de Reszke which were handed down to the author's teacher Maggie Teyte when the author studied with Teyte in London early in her career.
Authentic Bel Canto was reviewed in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Journal by Debra Greschner in January, 2014. “The volumes are well written and well researched. The manuals not only explain Mitton’s teaching method; they are treatises on the history of bel canto, expositions of the elements of singing, and guidebooks to the many facets of performance. The CDs are a valuable component… Mitton represents the amalgam of traditional pedagogue and voice scientist… Both the content and the presentation of this set are commendable.”