Fundamentals of Great Vocal Technique: The Teachings of Michael Trimble

Christopher Arneson
Jul, 2013
Inside View Press

Compiled by Dr. Arneson, Trimble's new book will enlighten readers about vocal technique as taught by the masters of Bel Canto and practiced by the greatest singers of the 19th and 20th centuries. His insights are based on a pedagogic foundation of personal experience, interviews with famous singers, and historically significant texts. His method, based on the principle of appoggio (breath management) through contrary motion, has stood the test of time and will help current and future singers make the most of their vocal gifts. The book is full of wonderful anecdotes about famous singers and their vocal techniques ranging from Enrico Caruso and Luciano Pavarotti, to Lilli Lehmann and Zinka Milanov--many of whom were his personal friends, colleagues, and mentors, and with whom he shared the opera stage around the world.