Anatomy of the Voice
An Illustrated Guide for Singers, Vocal Coaches, and Speech Therapists
The first comprehensive, fully-illustrated approach to the voice that explains the anatomy and mechanics in detailed yet down-to-earth terms, for voice users and professionals of all kinds
This book is the first to explain, in clear and concise language, the anatomy and mechanics of the mysterious and complex bodily system we call the voice. Beautifully illustrated with more than 100 detailed images, Anatomy of the Voice guides voice teachers and students, vocal coaches, professional singers and actors, and anyone interested in the voice through the complex landscape of breathing, larynx, throat, face, and jaw. Theodore Dimon, an internationally recognized authority on the subject, as well as an expert in the Alexander Technique, makes unfamiliar terrain accessible and digestible by describing each vocal system in short, manageable sections and explaining complex terminology. The topics he covers include ribs, diaphragm, and muscles of breathing; the intrinsic musculature of the larynx, its structure and action; the suspensory muscles of the throat; the face and jaw; the tongue and palate; and the evolution and function of the larynx.
About the Author
DR. THEODORE DIMON, JR. is the founder and director of the Dimon Institute, which teaches a holistic model of mind-body integration. A widely recognized expert in the Alexander Technique, Dr. Dimon has spent the past 35 years developing an innovative theory of education that focuses on mastery of mind and body as the foundation for all learning. His previous books include The Undivided Self, Anatomy of the Moving Body, The Elements of Skill, The Body in Motion, and Your Body, Your Voice. He resides and works in New York City.
G. DAVID BROWN is a professor of illustration at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. A medical illustrator with 26 years of experience, Brown earned a masters degree in medical illustration from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, where he also served for four years on the graduate faculty of the Department of Biomedical Communications. Brown is also the cofounder of Synapse Media Productions, Inc., producing medical illustration work for print and video productions.