If in Doubt, Breathe Out: Breathing and Support Based on the Accent Method

Ron Morris, Ph.D. and Linda Hutchison
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Breathing and support are considered cornerstones of a secure vocal technique for classical singing.  No area of vocal pedagogy has been more controversial and, despite recent advances in the understanding of how the respiratory system functions, both in speech and song, some breath management strategies for singing continue to be at odds with scientific fact.  Furthermore, many singers find the development of these skills a challenge. 

In this practical, and concise book, Ron Morris, speech pathologist and singer, and Linda Hutchison, singer and singing teacher,  introduce Accent Method breathing – a technique that is well grounded in science, as it is based on the structure and function of the respiratory system – and demonstrate with exercises, how it helps develop effective breathing and support in singers. The science and theory is presented in a language that singers and their teachers will easily understand, and the book is written in a style that is both engaging and entertaining.



1. Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology
2. Breathing for Singing
3. Accent Method Principles and Practice: Speaking Voice
4. Modifications to Accent Method for Singing
5. Research into Accent Method for the Singing Voice
6. Accent Method the First Steps
7. The First Accent Bounce
8. Rhythmic Patterns
9. Exercises into Singing
10. A 10 Week Course for Group Teaching
Details: 224 pages approx. Colour, Paperback, 229x152mm

ISBN13: 978-1-909082-16-8

Release Date: April 2016 

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