The Vocal Pedagogy of Frederic Woodman Root

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Frederic Woodman Root was a vocal pedagogue and writer of the late nineteenth century. He wrote over eighteen books on vocal pedagogy, and numerous articles on singing. Since his death, most of his works have fallen into obscurity. The purpose of this document was to codify the vocal pedagogy of Frederic Woodman Root, discussing his particularly thorough methodology, and to bring his methods back into the public eye. His method is broken down into the various components of basic musicianship, the General Principle, the Three Vowel Forms, registers, breathing, and agility. Examples from Root's exercises are included and discussed.

Creator(s): Grogan, David Christopher
Creation Date: May 2010
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
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  • Creation: May 2010
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Frederic Woodman Root was a vocal pedagogue and writer of the late nineteenth century. He wrote over eighteen books on vocal pedagogy, and numerous articles on singing. Since his death, most of his works have fallen into obscurity. The purpose of this document was to codify the vocal pedagogy of Frederic Woodman Root, discussing his particularly thorough methodology, and to bring his methods back into the public eye. His method is broken down into the various components of basic musicianship, the General Principle, the Three Vowel Forms, registers, breathing, and agility. Examples from Root's exercises are included and discussed.

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Level: Doctoral
Discipline: Performance
Department: College of Music
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Keyword(s): Vocal pedagogy | breath management | registers | General Principle | Fredrick Root
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Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Holder: Grogan, David Christopher
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