Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-1-4422-3193-1 • Paperback • October 2014 • $49.00 • (£38.00)
978-1-4422-3194-8 • eBook • October 2014 • $46.50 • (£36.00)
Matthew Edwards is assistant professor of voice and musical theatre styles, a specialist in rock, pop, country, and rhythm and blues at Shenandoah Conservatory/Shenandoah University. As a performer he has extensive experience in rock, musical theatre, and opera. Edwards has presented workshops on singing rock and using audio technology throughout the United States at universities and major conferences, including the Voice Foundation Annual Symposium Care of the Professional Voice, Musical Theatre Educator's Alliance, Southeastern Theatre Conference, and many others.
Chapter 1 – Still Like That Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll: A History Lesson
Chapter 2 – Singing Music Theater and Voice Science, Scott McCoy
Chapter 3 – Vocal Health and the Rock Singer, Wendy LeBorgne
Chapter 4 – Let Me Hear You Scream! (Rock Vocal Pedagogy)
Chapter 5 – Blue Suede Shoes: Singing with Style
Chapter 6 – I Love It Loud!: Using Audio Enhancement Technology
Chapter 7 – Who Are You? Who-Who, Who-Who?
Chapter 8 – Takin’ Care of Business
Chapter 9 – We Don’t Need No Education! Or Do We?
Appendix A – Classical Training and Bel Canto, Kathryn Green
Appendix B – Vocal Exercise Patterns
Appendix C – Breathing for Singing, Christina Howell
Appendix D – Glossary of Terms
Appendix E – Phonetic Symbols, Jonathan Flom
Teachers who are interested in teaching rock singers can consult resources such as this volume. Singers interested in performing professionally in the rock genre will find this book informative and useful, and those who teach them should read this volume as well.
— Journal of Singing