Academic journal article Journal of Singing

50 Ways to Abuse Your Voice: A Singer's Guide to a Short Career

Academic journal article Journal of Singing

50 Ways to Abuse Your Voice: A Singer's Guide to a Short Career

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Sataloff, Robert T., Mary J. Hawkshaw, Jaime Eaglin Moore, and Amy L. Rutt. 50 Ways to Abuse Your Voice: A Singer's Guide to a Short Career. Oxford: Compton Publishing Ltd., 2014. Paper, xi, 98 pp., $22.50. ISBN 978-1 -909082-11 -3 www.comptonpublishing.co.uk

In the September/October 1985 issue of The NATS Journal (the predecessor of Journal of Singing), Robert Sataloff was introduced as continuing contributor on matters of vocal health and care. The announcement was marked with the publication of his article "Ten Good Ways to Abuse Your Voice: A Singer's Guide to a Short Career, Part I." One year later, Sataloff penned "Ten More Good Ways to Abuse Your Voice: A Singer's Guide to a Short Career, Part II." These essays form the nucleus of the volume 50 Ways to Abuse Your Voice. Sataloff, who is a laryngologist and singer, is familiar to Journal of Singing readers as Associate Editor of the column "Care of the Professional Voice." His coauthors are three voice care professionals, also frequently encountered in the pages of this periodical: Mary Hawkshaw, a registered nurse who is on faculty in Otolaryngology at Drexel University; Jaime Eaglin Moore, otolaryngologist, laryngologist, and faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University; and Amy Rutt, who holds the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and serves on the faculty of Drexel University.

The tenets that were proffered in Sataloff s published articles are presented in a different order, but are reproduced with only a few revisions. The additional thirty maxims cover a wide range of behavioral choices, from ignoring dental health to playing a wind instrument. …

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