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The Instrumental instrument - Dove


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The Instrumental instrument - Dove

  1. 1. The Instrumental Instrument Charity Dove Subject Librarian - Music Cardiff University
  2. 2. Technique?!
  3. 3. Just the Basics… 
  4. 4. …and practical advice Good sir! Always keep your moustache and internal organs tidy before you pose for anatomical illustrations.
  5. 5. H E A D t o T O E
  6. 6. Mind and Body
  7. 7. So then what…?
  8. 8. …Warm ups!
  9. 9. Say‘Aaaaahhhh…’ At, last- the Voice! Resonating Chambers Hng-N-M: Mee-Mae-Mah-Moe-Moo (1 note) Dental Mee(x8) Mae(x8) Mah(x9) (5 note scales) Nasal Nee(x4) Nya(x4) Nyah(x5) (3 note arpeggios) Sinus Yin(x4) Yang(x4) Yong(x5) (3 note arpeggios) Connecting Mee(x4) Mya(x4) (3 note arpeggios); Myah—(x7) (open chord triad plus octave) Extending Myah—(x9) (open chord triad); *pant/tongue stretch*; Ah—(plus octave & third)
  10. 10. How do you get to Carnegie Hall?
  11. 11. “The eloquent man is he who is no beautiful speaker, but who is inwardly and desperately drunk with a certain belief.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals, 1845
  12. 12. “She told him that she loved him.” …now place the word “only” anywhere in that sentence…
  13. 13. F A C E t h e M U S I C
  14. 14. “The tone of musical INSTRUMENTS and our own VOICE facilitate deepening the RESONANCE of our body- mind with the universal RHYTHMS and wholeness of SPIRIT. ” ~JoEllen Goertz Koerner, "Quantum Healing," Healing Presence: The Essence of Nursing, 2011 (2nd
  15. 15. The Instrumental Instrument Charity Dove Cardiff University
  16. 16. All images sourced via Wikimedia and the U.S. National Library of Medicine Digital Collections… staff (2014). "Medical gallery of Blausen Medical 2014". WikiJournal of Medicine 1 (2). DOI:10.15347/wjm/2014.010. ISSN 2002-4436. Browne, Lennox; Behnke, Emil. Voice, song, and speech: a practical guide for singers and speakers : from the combined view of vocal surgeon and voice trainer. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1884 Cohen, J. Solis. The throat and the voice. Philadelphia : Blakiston, 1880 Gray, Henry Gray; Carter, Henry Vandyke (illus.). Anatomy of the Human Body. Philadelphia : Lea & Febiger, 1918 Griffiths, W. H. How to sing : a complete treatise on singing with practical illustrations and diagrams. London : W. Paxton & Co., 1900 Guttmann, Oskar. Gymnastics of the voice: a system of correct breathing in singing and speaking, based upon physiological laws : a self-instructor in the training and use of the singing and speaking voice. Albany, N.Y. : Edgar S. Werner, 1882 Jdontfight. Illustration of the mental process called "transcendence" during the practice of Transcendental Meditation. 2010 Lynch, Patrick J. (medical illustrator); Komorniczak, M. (derivative work). Paranasal_sinuses.svg, 2009: Head_anatomy_anterior_lateral_views.svg, 2006 Makeyev, Alex (Макеев Александр Константинович). Own work:, 2015 OpenStax College. Anatomy & Physiology, Connexions Web site., Jun 19, 2013. Philip, Frank. Philosophy of vocal culture : a textbook of vocal training and preparation for song interpretation. London : William Reeves Bookseller, 1900 Trall, R. T. The human voice: its anatomy, physiology, pathology, therapeutics, and training : with rules of order for lyceums. New York : Fowler & Wells, 1882