The Philosophy of the Human Voice: Embracing Its Physiological History; Together with a System of Principles, by which Criticism in the Art of Elocution May be Rendered Intelligible, and Instruction, Definite and Comprehensive. To which is Added A Brief Analysis of Song and Recitative
"The analysis of the human voice, contained in the following essay, was undertaken some years ago, exclusively as a subject of physiological inquiry. Upon the discovery of some essential functions of speech, I was induced to pursue the investigation; and subsequently to attempt a methodical description of all the vocal phenomena, with a view to bring the subject within the limits of science, and thereby to assist the purposes of oratorical instruction"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
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Page 363 - Then visit a conservatorio of music ; see the orderly tasks, the masterly discipline, the unwearied superintendence, and the incessant toil to produce accomplishment of voice ; — and afterwards do not be surprised that the pulpit, the senate, the bar, and the chair of medical professorship are filled with such abominable drawlers, mouthers, mumblers, clutterers, squeakers, chanters, and mongers in monotony ; nor that the schools of singing are constantly sending abroad those great instances of...