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Metodo Practico di Canto - Soprano o Tenore

By Nicola Vaccai

Piano, Vocal
Composed by Nicola Vaccai (1790-1848). Edited by Elio Battaglia. Vocal. Classical Period, Studies, Vocal Training and Play Along. Instructional book and accompaniment CD. With introductory text, instructional text, vocal melody, piano accompaniment and lyrics. Composed 1990. 68 pages. Ricordi #ER2890. Published by Ricordi (HL.50482867).

Item Number: HL.50482867

ISBN 9781480304703. 9x12 inches.

Nicola Vaccai's Practical Vocal Method (Soprano Or Tenor) is complete and scrupulous, providing an ideal preparation for a certain type of 'pre-Rossinian vocalism' which is attracting renewed interest. This edition is a critical and technical revision of the composer's original work by Elio Battaglia.

The completeness and centrality of Vaccai's method is further demonstrated by the practical examples on the accompanying CD. The CD contains a recording of the whole method for both female and male voice.

  • Manca sollecita 
  • Semplicetta tortorella 
  • Lascia il lido, e il mare infido 
  • Avvezzo a vivere 
  • Bella prova e d'alma forte 
  • Fra le ombre un lampo solo 
  • Quell'onda che ruina 
  • Delira dubbiosa 
  • Nel contrasto amor s'accende 
  • Come il candore 
  • Senza la'mabile 
  • Benche di senso privo 
  • La gioia verace 
  • L'augelletto in lacci stretto 
  • Quando accende un nobil petto 
  • Piu non si trovano 
  • Se povero il ruscello 
  • Siam navi all'onde algenti 
  • Vorrei spiegar l'affanno 
  • O placido il mare 
  • La patria e un tutto 
  • Alla stagion de fiori 

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  • 5

    A. J. Glick
    Chantilly, VA
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  • August 17, 2011 Classic Teaching Tool

    Written in 1830, Vaccai's "Practical Method" is still a standard for teaching beginning through advanced voice students. Its beauty lies in the fact that each lesson teaches more than just how to sing intervals or bel canto technique, but how to hear them and recognize them visually -- the key...

    to sight-singing. Not to mention phrasing, and theory. I was taught these over 50 years ago and love teaching them to my students today.

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  • 5

    S. Bowman
    Louisville, KY
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  • March 19, 2009 CD ideal for vocal practice

    After a year of using Vaccai exercises in my voice lessons through the Schirmer's edition, I wanted a CD to make practice at home easier and more fun. With vocal recordings for both soprano and tenor as well as tracks with accompaniment only, the CD was exactly what I...

    was looking for! A nice bonus was that the book is much easier to use than the less expensive Schirmer's, as the music and lyrics are in larger print, and the Italian is clearly printed. Definitely worth the price to purchase this edition with CD! For those unfamiliar with Vaccai exercises, they are like calisthenics for the voice, providing ear training for intervals and developing vocal flexiblity through increasing difficulty. Can be used Beginner through Advanced!

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  • 5

    Santiago de Chile
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  • December 14, 2007 Vaccaj Metodo Practico di Canto

    This is a perfect tool for the beginner and the intermediate singing student. The exercises are perfect examples of the ideal progression in the art of singing. Best regards from Chile!

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  • 5

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  • August 19, 2007 Great for Voice and Musicianship

    This series of songs is a unique and powerful education by itself. Each of the first 8 songs focuses on an interval; i.e., first step by step scale song, then thirds, etc. The songs are catchy, easy to learn with the CDs, but also complex--for me they never...

    get dull. This course is an old-fashioned complete one designed to take someone from amateur to professional and as such it is immensely satisfying and challenging. This is one of my most valued possesions. I had to order it again after years to get the CDs because my tapes died. This recent revisit to the course has led me to a newfound passion for opera.

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  • 5

    San Francisco CA
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  • March 11, 2006 Simple exercises to train your voice

    This is an old test that is still used for classical voice training. The lessons are short arias that increase in complexity from a simple scale to a complicated melody. It has piano part.

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