Reading goals for 2016

I vowed to blog on the 1st and 15th of every month, and today’s the 15th, so here goes….

I purchased a bunch of books over the last two years that I have simply had no time to read. So before I buy any more, I’m going to read them. And since school doesn’t start back up for me till February 1 (!!!!), I have a little time. These books are:

  1. The War of Art – I’m actually reading that now. Not completely blown away by it. I think it’d be a better podcast than a book.
  2. Practical Vocal Acoustics by Ken Bozeman of Lawrence Conservatory. I bought this last year at the NATS Winter Workshop in WPB, Florida (where it was warm and I wish I could be there right now). This will be a challenge because it’s science-y, and not science-y in a way that I can grasp easily, like vocal anatomy and physiology. No, it’s acoustics, which tend to scramble my brain.
  3. Body and Voice: Somatic Re-education by Marina Gilman. Also purchased last year.
  4. The Vocal Athlete (and its companion workbook) co-written by fellow Peab and Somatic Voicework™The LoVetri Method colleague Marci Daniels Rosenberg. Amazon tells me I bought this in JULY 2014.
  5.  Directing in Musical Theater: An Essential Guide. I bought this in November, because this is something that I MIGHT be starting to do in the fall. (I know, it’s a cliché – “But what I really want to do is direct.”)
  6. One Voice: Integrating  Singing and Theater Voice Techniques by Joan Melton, with whom I took a workshop a couple of years back.
  7. Singing in Musical Theater: The Training of Singers and Actors, also by Joan Melton. Both of these books were also purchased in November.
  8. Various other books that are non-singing related that I purchased for no apparent reason and I’m not in a hurry to read them.

 I think I’m going to hit Marci’s book first.

So I have no reason to play Bejeweled at night, when I have all this stuff to do, right?

I’ll try to review them as a finish each one.

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