Singing Bel Canto: Art and Science

Michelle Nova, MISM and Patricia Collins, Ph.D.
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From Farinelli to Frank Sinatra, the influence of Bel Canto is widespread and long-lived. It is a singing style which has relevance and merit for all singers – not just classical.

In this clear, and concise book, Michelle Nova and Patricia Collins examine the origins and history of Bel Canto – taking into account the subtle changes in terminology and phrasing over the generations – and explain vocal anatomy and show how to apply Bel Canto technique. Thereafter, they give practical information on word sounds, how to sing a song, methods of preparation, and learning techniques. Also included are valuable appendices covering vocal exercises and examples of singers who themselves use Bel Canto technique.





1. Origins of Bel Canto

2. Vocal Anatomy and applying Bel Canto technique

3. Singing sounds

4. Understanding how to sing a song

5. Example songs

6. Prepare to sing

7. Learning to Sing

Appendix I. Technical Exercises for voice development

Appendix II. Singers to listen to who use Bel Canto technique





Details: 120 pages. Paperback

ISBN13: 978-1-909082-12-0

Release Date: 2014


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