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Author Gates, Rachael.
Title The owner's manual to the voice : a guide for singers and other professional voice users / Rachael Gates, Arick Forrest, Kerrie Obert.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.

Subject Voice -- Care and hygiene.
Voice culture.
Voice -- Physiological aspects.
Alt Name Forrest, L. Arick.
Obert, Kerrie.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 262 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Singers must equip themselves with enough knowledge to clearly convey specific sensations and difficulties with their instrument. Understanding of potential dangers and disorders, familiarity with a variety of medical procedures, and comprehension in various facets of diagnosis and treatments empower singers to ""own, "" just like other musicians, their instrument. The Owner's Manual to the Voice provides singers with the knowledge necessary to communicate effectively and in intelligent terms about their instrument, especially when conversing with medical professionals.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction -- 2. Your Instrument at a Glance -- 2.1. Where Is It? -- 2.2. Bodymapping -- 2.3. Basic Mechanics -- 2.4. Many Functions of the Larynx -- 3. Singer as an Athlete -- 3.1. Buff, With Abs of Steel -- 3.2. Sleep -- 3.3. Nutrition -- 3.4. Foods to Avoid and Why -- 3.5. Body Movement -- 3.6. Vocal Maintenance -- 3.7. Vocalizing -- 3.8. Mouth Breathing Versus Nose Breathing -- 3.9. Vocal Hazards -- 3.10. Vocal Myths -- 4. Troubleshooting -- 5. Indirect Culprits -- 5.1. Asthma -- 5.2. Allergies -- 5.3. Dehydration -- 5.4. Obesity -- 5.5. Premenstrual Syndrome -- 5.6. Pregnancy -- 5.7. Menopause -- 5.8. Old Age -- 5.9. Arthritis -- 5.10. Reflux and Heartburn -- 5.11. Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome -- 6. What Purpose Does the ENT Clinic Serve and How Will It Serve You? -- 6.1. ENT Clinic -- 6.2. Voice Specialists -- 6.3. Working as a Team -- 7. Vocalist's Guide to Finding the Right ENT -- 7.1. Why Go? -- 7.2. Whom to Ask -- 7.3. What to Ask -- 8. First Visit and Procedure -- 8.1. How Long Will It Take? -- 8.2. What They Need to Know About You and Why -- 8.3. Instruments Used in the Clinic -- 8.4. Understanding Hygiene in the Clinic -- 8.5. What They Will Do, Where They Will Probe, and Why -- 9. Partnership in Performance -- 9.1. Diagnose With the Doctor-Don't be Left Out! -- 9.1. How Voice Specialists See Your Instrument -- 9.3. Semantics -- 9.4. Synonyms: A Rosetta Stone for Voice and Medical Professionals -- 9.5. Misnomers -- 9.6. Terms to Avoid -- 10. Common Pathologies and Disorders in Singers and Possible Treatments -- 10.1. Laryngeal Edema and Erythema -- 10.2. Laryngitis -- 10.3. Vocal Fold Hemorrhage -- 10.4. Vocal Fold Varix -- 10.5. Vocal Fold Nodules -- 10.6. Vocal Fold Cyst -- 10.7. Vocal Fold Polyp -- 10.8. Polypoid Corditis -- 10.9. Vocal Fold Bowing -- 10.10. Sulcus Vergeture -- 10.11. Laryngeal Granuloma -- 10.12. Laryngeal Contact Ulcers -- 10.13. Laryngeal Web -- 10.14. Laryngeal Papilloma -- 10.15. Muscle Tension Dysphonia -- 10.16. Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis and Paresis -- 10.17. Arytenoid Dislocation -- 10.18. Laryngeal Sicca -- 10.19. Essential Vocal Tremor -- 11. Vocally Hazardous Drugs -- 11.1. Allergy and Cold Medications -- 11.2. Antibiotics -- 11.3. Anxiety Medications/Antidepressants/Mood Stabilizers -- 11.4. Asthma Medications -- 11.5. Blood Pressure Medications (Antihypertensives) -- 11.6. Blood Thinners -- 11.7. Cough Suppressants (Antitussives) -- 11.8. Dermatologic Drugs -- 11.9. Diarrhea Medications/Antispasmodics -- 11.10. Gastrointestinal/Reflux Medications -- 11.11. Hormone Therapy -- 11.12. Nausea/Motion Sickness/Antidizziness Medications -- 11.13. Mucolytics -- 11.14. Pain Relievers -- 11.15. Sleep Aids -- 11.16. Steroids -- 11.17. Herbal Medications -- 11.18. Vitamin Supplements -- 12. Cautions to the Singer Undergoing Surgery -- 12.1. Aspects of the Surgical Process that Concern Singers -- 12.2. Postoperation Concerns -- 12.3. Common Problems Where Surgery Could Affect the Voice Mechanism -- 12.4. Microlaryngeal Surgery -- 12.5. Common Instruments and Materials Used in Microlaryngeal Surgery -- 13. Hypothetical Microlaryngeal Phonosurgery -- 13.1. Scheduling -- 13.2. Check-In -- 13.3. Preoperative Care -- 13.4. Operation -- 13.5. Postoperative Care -- 13.6. At Home -- 14. Common Questions Answered -- 14.1. What Gives Us Each Our Own Unique Sound? -- 14.2. Why Does My Recorded Voice Sound Different? -- 14.3. How Are Opera Singers Heard Over an Orchestra Without Amplification? -- 14.4. How Do I Avoid Getting Nodules? -- 14.5. What Are the Best/Worst Types of Beverages for My Voice Around Performances? -- 14.6. Should I Really Avoid Dairy Products While in Production? -- 14.7. How Much Time Should I Spend Warming Up Before a Lesson? -- 14.8. What Exactly Happens When My Voice Gets Hoarse? -- 14.9. What Happens When I Lose My Voice? -- 14.10. What Causes Vibrato? -- 14.11. To What Extent Is a Great Voice Determined by Vocal Physiology? -- 14.12. What Causes a Tickle? -- 14.13. My Voice Gets So Tired When I'm Trying to Memorize Music. What Should I Do? -- 14.14. What Do My Vocal Folds Look Like When I Sing a Whistle Tone? -- 14.15. Why Do Some Singers Find Vocal Agility Easy and Others Find It More Difficult? -- 15. Glossary -- 15.1. Acronyms and Abbreviations -- 15.2. Suffixes -- 15.3. Vocabulary.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780199964673 (electronic bk.)
019996467X (electronic bk.)
1299690777 (ebk)
9781299690776 (ebk)
9780199964666
0199964661
9780199964680
0199964688
OCLC # 852158335
Additional Format Print version: Gates, Rachael. Owner's manual to the voice. New York : Oxford University Press, 2013 9780199964666 (DLC) 2012041874 (OCoLC)814301927