An Alexander Technique Approach to Singing (Singers’) Technique
This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the singer. It is the intention of this ebook to help the singer create a personal technique and posture in singing that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to sing. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally in singing, and to assist you in finding a way to sing, so that singing is easier and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Has to Offer Singers; Posture: Standing and Sitting; Direction (head leading the spine into lengthening); Support; The Jaw and Neck; Torso, Shoulders, Arms, Breathing, and Expression; Inhibition and Singing (letting go of bad habits); Accuracy; Whole Body Guided Release before Singing; When You’re not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; The Reasons Why Performer Resist Releasing Poor Physical Habits; Singing as a Gift; and COLLECTED ESSAYS.
Ethan Kind is a former concert guitarist who used the Alexander Technique to heal carpal tunnel pain in his left wrist and never had physical problems on the guitar again. He has also been an athlete all of his life. Please contact Mr. Kind if you have any questions about this ebook, suggestions that would make this ebook clearer and more expansive, or suggestions for other ebooks that you would like to see him write about. Mr. Kind can be reached at www.ethankind.com and [email protected]
This book is 183 pages