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Embodied VoiceWork: Beyond Singing

Author : Lisa Sokolov

Embodied VoiceWork: Beyond Singing
ISBN : 9781945411380
E-ISBN : 9781945411397


Embodied VoiceWork: Beyond Singing is an introduction to the theory and practice of Embodied VoiceWork (EVW), a comprehensive method developed by the author exploring vocal improvisation as an expressive language and transformational tool. This book serves as a resource for exploring one’s own voice and using voice as an integral part of the therapeutic process. It lays out the resources and the power within the process of connecting into music, the body and the breath, and freeing the voice. This work has been applied  in music therapy practice, arts education, and human potential work. The book contains poetry, theoretical groundwork, and a practical sequence of 60 serious ‘games” used in this practice as well as material from session and group work in the practice of EVW.  The appendix lays out a basic curriculum structure for Embodied VoiceWork Practitioners.

Embodied VoiceWork: Beyond Singing is for music therapists, musicians, movers, arts therapists, body/mind therapists, educators, professional singers, or people who are afraid to sing a note.  It is a book for participants and practitioners of Embodied VoiceWork and body/mind/soul explorers.

Sokolov is a singer, composer, vocal music therapy pioneer, and long-time professor at New York University. She teaches and performs internationally, and her recordings have won acclaim and many citations for “Best CD of the Year.” Recognized as “one of the most remarkable vocalists on the jazz scene…Lisa mines the depth of human experience without fear.” (KIOS Jazz Journal NPR). For more information, visit her websites: www.lisasokolov.com  and www.embodiedvoicework.com

CONTENTS 

Chapter 1: Introduction

FOUNDATIONS 
Chapter 2: Goals and Premises

Chapter 3: The Language of Music

Chapter 4: We Are All Singers

Chapter 5: The Attitude of Listening
 
THE FUNDAMENTALS OF THE PRACTICE OF EMBODIED VOICEWORK 
Chapter 6: The Warm-ups

Chapter 7: The Five Tools

Chapter 8: The Call of the Body

Chapter 9: Fear of Process—Faith in Process
 
SOUNDING THE BODY
Chapter 10: The Spine Roll

Chapter 11: Body Resonance

Chapter 12: The Yawn

Chapter 13: The Path of Breath

Chapter 14: The Integrated Body
 
THE ESSENTIALS OF MUSIC 
Chapter 15: The Theory of Tone and the Overtone Series

Chapter 16: Interval—The Sound of Relationship

Chapter 17: Listening to Melody and Harmonic Movement

Chapter 18: Time

Chapter 19: The Soundscape
 
OVERVIEW
Chapter 20: The Camera Pans Out and Looks at the Wider Picture

Chapter 21: The Inner State of the Guide

Chapter 22: Individual Work—What a Session Might Look Like

Chapter 23: Four Students Speak
 
APPENDIX

SUPPLEMENTAL READING

POEM LIST

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

INDEX