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How to Sing [Meine Gesangskunst]   By: (1848-1929)

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HOW TO SING

[MEINE GESANGSKUNST]

BY

LILLI LEHMANN

[Illustration: MADAME LILLI LEHMANN.]

TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN

BY

RICHARD ALDRICH

New York THE MACMILLAN COMPANY LONDON: MACMILLAN & CO., LTD. 1902

All rights reserved

COPYRIGHT, 1902, BY THE MACMILLAN COMPANY.

Set up and electrotyped November, 1902.

Norwood Press J.S. Cushing & Co. Berwick & Smith Norwood Mass. U.S.A.

[Transcriber's Note: In this e text, characters with macrons are preceded by an equal sign and enclosed in brackets, e.g., [=a]. Characters with breves are preceded by a right parenthesis and enclosed in brackets, e.g., [)e]. Superscripted characters are preceded by a carat, e.g., Gretel^e.]

CONTENTS

PAGE

MY PURPOSE 1

MY TITLE TO WRITE ON THE ART OF SONG 5

SECTION I

PRELIMINARY PRACTICE 11

SECTION II

OF THE BREATH 19

SECTION III

OF THE BREATH AND WHIRLING CURRENTS 27

SECTION IV

THE SINGER'S PHYSIOLOGICAL STUDIES 35

SECTION V

EQUALIZING THE VOICE; BREATH; FORM 45

SECTION VI

THE ATTACK 69

SECTION VII

NASAL. NASAL SINGING 73

SECTION VIII

SINGING TOWARD THE NOSE. HEAD VOICE 78

SECTION IX

THE HEAD VOICE 86

SECTION X

SENSATION AND POSITION OF THE TONGUE 99

SECTION XI

THE SENSATIONS OF THE PALATE 102

SECTION XII

THE SENSATION OF THE RESONANCE OF THE HEAD CAVITIES 108

SECTION XIII

SINGING COVERED 123

SECTION XIV

ON VOCAL REGISTERS 133

SECTION XV

DEVELOPMENT AND EQUALIZATION 142

SECTION XVI

WHITE VOICES 154

SECTION XVII

THEODOR WACHTEL 158

SECTION XVIII

THE HIGHEST HEAD TONES 162

SECTION XIX

EXTENSION OF THE COMPASS AND EQUALIZATION OF REGISTERS 169

SECTION XX

THE TREMOLO 170

SECTION XXI

THE CURE 176

SECTION XXII

THE TONGUE 181

SECTION XXIII

PREPARATION FOR SINGING 189

SECTION XXIV

THE POSITION OF THE MOUTH (CONTRACTION OF THE MUSCLES OF SPEECH) 192

SECTION XXV

CONNECTION OF VOWELS 196

SECTION XXVI

THE LIPS 212

SECTION XXVII

THE VOWEL SOUND AH 214

SECTION XXVIII

ITALIAN AND GERMAN 219

SECTION XXIX

AUXILIARY VOWELS 226

SECTION XXX

RESONANT CONSONANTS 229

SECTION XXXI

PRACTICAL EXERCISES 232

SECTION XXXII

THE GREAT SCALE 239

SECTION XXXIII

VELOCITY 245

SECTION XXXIV

TRILL 251

SECTION XXXV

HOW TO HOLD ONE'S SELF WHEN PRACTISING 256

SECTION XXXVI

CONCERNING EXPRESSION 263

SECTION XXXVII

BEFORE THE PUBLIC 265

SECTION XXXVIII

INTERPRETATION 270

SECTION XXXIX

IN CONCLUSION 279

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