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The Ear and the Voice Paperback – 3 Dec 2004

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  • Paperback: 162 pages
  • Publisher: The Scarecrow Press, Inc. (3 Dec. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810851377
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810851375
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 0.9 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 929,867 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is the best of the books of Professor A. Tomatis. Translation by Roberta Prada is very well done, precise, with some improvements to the original text. I recommend to everybody, especially singers and musicians to read and reread it!--Dr. Bernard Auriol, Psychiatrist

As a close collaborator of Dr. Alfred Tomatis for more than 30 years, I am in a good position to know how difficult it is to present his work in English in a way, which is both easy to read and truthful to his thinking. The writing of Tomatis needs more than a translator; it needs a total rewriting by people who are familiar with his work. This is what Roberta Prada and her collaborators have been able to accomplish and they have done it with great talent. Bravo! The Ear and the Voice offers precious insights and practical tips to singers, teachers in singing and other voice professionals. But it is not just another book on vocal technique. It sheds an entirely new light on many important subjects such as listening, language, learning and communication. If you've never heard of or read Tomatis' work, be ready for a drastically new experience!--Paul Madaule, Director of The Listening Centre, Toronto, Canada and author of When Listening Comes Alive

Finally available in English, this is a scientific book about singing which contains important neurological insights and is both practical and eminently readable.--Thomas Hemsley, International Concert and Opera Singer, Professor at the Guildhall School of Music, London

This is an evocative read for every musician. From the visionary science and wisdom of Tomatis, The Ear and The Voice provides us with a waterfall of provocative ideas and insights. Long awaited, long overdue, this book is essential for the creative understanding of speech, listening and music making.--Don Campbell, Musician, Lecturer, Author of The Mozart Effect

About the Author

Alfred A. Tomatis (1920-2001) practiced as an ear, nose, and throat doctor in Paris, and specialized in the treatment of singers. Contralto Roberta Prada is president of Vox Mentor, LLC and is an active concert and recital performer. Baritone Francis Keeping is a performing and graphic artist, who teaches voice in New York. Pierre Sollier trained with Dr. Tomatis in Paris and is a family counselor in Oaxaca, Mexico. More information can be found at the author's webpage, www.vocalimages.com

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