Dr.Kari Ragan Author and Voice Instructor
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A Systematic Approach to Voice:

The Art of Studio Application

  • Over 85 vocal exercises for studio application framed within a systematic approach for both a CCM and classical aesthetic
  • A brief overview of the mechanics of each voice system and relevant “teacher takeaways”
  • Extensive discussion on semi-occluded vocal tract (SOVT) exercises
  • Introduction of several kinesthetic singing tools
  • Eight sample warm-up protocols designed for various levels of singers and both CCM and classical genres
  • A PluralPlus companion website with video demonstrations for each vocal exercise and sample warm-up

A Systematic Approach to Voice: The Art of Studio Application is a professional resource presenting a framework for the integration of science-informed principles of voice production and pedagogical application in the training of singers. Author Dr. Kari Ragan has spent years using this organizational template of the five voice systems – respiration, phonation, registration, articulation, and resonance – to identify technical challenges and design corrective vocal exercises in order to facilitate efficient singing.

Each of the voice system chapters contains a brief overview of the mechanics as well as key points for teachers, or “teacher takeaways.” The book’s core offering is vocal exercises which, framed within a systematic approach, provide strategies for the art of studio application. The intent is to create an approach that leads to technically proficient singing working in service of great artistry.

View the Virtual Book Launch 58:15

The official virtual book launch of “A Systematic Approach to Voice: The Art of Studio Application” published by Plural Publishing in the spring of 2020. Nicholas Perna interviewed Dr. Kari Ragan as part of the Virtual 2020 National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Conference.