January 21, 2015

Reviews for Hidden in Plain Sight

I am pleased to feature the following reviews for my little book Hidden in Plain Sight: The Hermann Klein Phono-Vocal Method based upon the Famous School of Manuel Garcia, and am grateful to the writers who have said great things about Klein's manual, which is as relevant today as it was when written a century ago. 

"The introduction to this pedagogic treatise reads like a detective novel. Those interested in historical vocal pedagogy will find this volume fascinating, and all serious students of voice will benefit from the succinct and straight-forward instruction offered by Klein." —Debra Greschner, The Journal of Singing

"This is much more than just a piece of vocal archeology. It takes the art of teaching back to foundational elements of voice training: no acoustic analysis, airflow studies, no closed quotients—only simple concepts and effective exercises that are tried and true, developed through decades of trial and error and proven over scores of years in studios all over the world. Would that our voice teaching profession take heed and return to simple things as presented in this little book." —Stephen F. Austin, VOICEPrints—The Official Journal of the New York Singing Teachers Association 

"This remarkable book, with an introduction by New York voice teacher Daniel James Shigo, makes available for general use and study the precepts of the vocal method developed and perfected by Manuel Garcia, Jr. (1805-1906), son of a tenor who had sung Don Ottavio during Mozart's lifetime and created the role of Almaviva in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia. This is a valuable reissue of a major course of vocal study by a pupil of one of the most famous teachers of all time, and the price is ridiculously cheap." —Lynn René Bayley, Fanfare: The Magazine for Serious Record Collectors 

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