[The book]'s central chapters provide a no-nonsense and non-patronising guide to the "vocal nitty-gritty". . . In the process of doing so, Mindel. . . also usefully invites the reader. . . to reflect on issues that can all too easily get forgotten or overlooked. . . . [the book] presents a genuinely useful compendium of information and advice from which the already experienced and confident singer is likely to learn plenty.