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Voice & Singing

Voice, Singing

Given Alexander’s background as a reciter, his emphasis in his writings is more on voice use in general, and he rarely mentions singing. However, the obvious application of the Alexander Technique to singing has been explored by many writers. F. M. Alexander Alexander’s 32-page pamphlet, The Human Voice Cultivated and Developed for Speaking and Singing by the New Methods! does not contain anything specific for singing, but is on voice use and breathing in general. In the 1904 article ‘The Lady of the Deep C’, Alexander is described as helping the singer Miss...
F. M. Alexander Many of Alexander’s early writings were on breathing and voice, specifically elocution.[1] Alexander’s 32-page pamphlet, The Human Voice Cultivated and Developed for Speaking and Singing by the New Methods! does not contain anything specific for singing, but is on voice use and breathing in general. In the article ‘The Lady of the Deep C’ (1904), Alexander is described as helping the singer Miss Violet Elliott, an Australian contralto.[2] Alexander uses the example of a stutterer to illustrate the application of his Technique in the chapter...