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The Psychology of Singing
A Rational Method of Voice Culture Bbased on a Scientific Analysis of All Systems, Ancient and Modern

CONTENTS
PART I
Modern Methods of Instruction in Singing
CHAPTER I
Tone-Production and Voice Culture
CHAPTER II
Breathing and Breath-Control
CHAPTER III
Registers and Laryngeal Action
CHAPTER IV
Resonance
CHAPTER V
Empirical Materials of Modern Methods
CHAPTER VI
A General View of Modern Voice Culture

PART II
A Critical Analysis of Modern Methods
CHAPTER I
Mechanical Vocal Management as the Basis of Voice Culture
CHAPTER II
The Fallacy of the Doctrine of Breath-Control
CHAPTER III
The Fallacies of Forward Emission, Chest Resonance, and Nasal Resonance
CHAPTER IV
The Futility of the Materials of Modern Methods
CHAPTER V
The Error of the Theory of Mechanical Vocal Management

PART III
The Basis of a Real Science of Voice
CHAPTER I
The Means of Empirical Observation of the Voice
CHAPTER II
Sympathetic Sensations of Vocal Tone
CHAPTER III
Empirical Knowledge of the Voice
CHAPTER IV
The Empirical Precepts of the Old Italian School
CHAPTER V
Empirical Knowledge in Modern Voice Culture
CHAPTER VI
Scientific Knowledge of the Voice

PART IV
Vocal Science and Practical Voice Culture
CHAPTER I
The Correct Vocal Action
CHAPTER II
The Causes of Throat Stiffness and of Incorrect Vocal Action
CHAPTER III
Throat Stiffness and Incorrect Singing
CHAPTER IV
The True Meaning of Vocal Training
CHAPTER V
Imitation the Rational Basis of Voice Culture
CHAPTER VI
The Old Italian Method
CHAPTER VII
The Disappearance of the Old Italian Method and the Development of Mechanical Instruction
CHAPTER VIII
The Materials of Rational Instruction in Singing
CHAPTER IX
Outlines of a Practical Method of Voice Culture

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