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Musicians' health and wellness

Vocal health resources

  • Dynamics of the Singing Voice by Meribeth Bunch Dayme

    A reference text for all singers, this book discusses the physiological, psychological, musical and emotional aspects of the voice, in regards to singing and also speaking. Presents clear explanations and diagrams of parts of the body that relate to singing and to the processes of vocal production. The fifth edition has been updated with thoughts on vocal pedagogy in the 21st century.
  • The Owner's Manual to the Voice - A Guide for Singers and Other Professional Voice Users by Rachael Gates, L Arick Forrest and Kerrie Obert
    MT821 G38 2013, Marvin Duchow Music Library

    Designed to acquaint the singer with the inner workings of their instrument, this book discusses vocal care, vocal anatomy, common causes of vocal changes and problems, and how to work with an ENT specialist. 
  • Professional Voice: The Science and Art of Clinical Care by Robert Thayer Sataloff
    RF510 S28 2005 v.1-3, Marvin Duchow Music Library

    A comprehensive scientific resource for vocal care professionals and performers, designed to provide a practical understanding of the specialized aspects of clinical vocal care. While written primarily for physicians, enough introductory information is provided to render it accessible.
  • The Singer's Guide to Complete Health edited by Anthony F. Jahn
    MT821 S57 2013 , Marvin Duchow Music Library

  • Singing With Your Whole Self: The Feldenkrais Method and Voice by Samuel H. Nelson and Elizabeth Blades-Zeller
    MT821 N45 2002, Marvin Duchow Music Library

    A guide for singers on how to use the Feldenkrais Method to address problems of tension and muscle strain, with the goal of optimizing vocal performance. Contains modularized Feldenkrais "Awareness through Movement" lessons.
  • Vocal Health Information handout by the Duke Voice Care Center

Using catalogue subject headings to find information about vocal health

Search for vocal health resources in the Library's catalogue by linking to the following subject headings:

Voice - Physiological Aspects
Voice - Care and Hygiene
Voice Disorders
Voice Disorders - Prevention & Control
Vocal Cords - Physiology

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