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OF INTEREST TO VOCAL STUDENTS TONE-PLACING AND VOICE_DEVELOPMENT Points explained, viz.: Breath in Singing, Trying the Voice, the Soprano, the Mezzo-Soprano the Contralto, Tenor Leggiero or High tenor, the Baritone, the Bass, Parts of the vocal Apparatus, the Mouth, the Tongue, Position when Practising, Position when Singing, How to Practice, Good Rules for Singing. Comment from conductor of the Paulist Choristers, the celebrated choral society which received the first prize awarded at the International Singing Contest held in Paris on May, 25, 1912: "Dear Mr. Tinsley: "I take great pleasure in commending your very useful and succinctly written book on 'Tone-Placing and Voice-Development.' Your own appreciation of the psychology of singing and the fundamental principles of the art you have cleverly reduced to a simple system. Cordially yours, "Father WILLIAM J. FINN, C. S. P., Director Paulist Choristers of Chicago." From "Musical Courier," N. U.: "A very practical little book is 'Tone-Placing and voice-Development,'by Pedro T. Tinsley. It contains some very excellent material and vocal exercises, and should be in the hands of all vocal students." From "Music News," Chicago, I11.: "Accordingly his 'Practical Method of Singing' is a most concise and practical little manual, containing many valuable vocal exercises. It cannot fail to be helpful to all ambitious vocal students." HELPED HIM GREATLY "Since I practised your exercises of "Tone-Placing and Voice-Development' my voice is more resonant than it has been for years. It seems to me that I am getting a new voice." Prof. John T. Layton, Director Coleridge-Taylor Musical Society, 1722 10th St., N. W., Washington, D. C. PRICE $1.00 Address the publisher: Pedro T. Tinsley, 6448 Drexel Ave., Chicago Ill.; or Clayton F. Summy, 64 E. Van Buren St., or Lyon & Healy, Adams and Wabash Ave., Chicago, Ill. THE NATIONAL TEACHERS' AGENCY Through us school authorities, without expense or delay, get into communication with the strongest and most carefully investigated teachers in all lines. Teachers who seek positions or advancement should register with us and avail themselves of our expert service. Prompt and courteous attention to correspondence. B. F. BOWLES, Manager, 2739 CONVERSE AVENUE East St. Louis, ILL WANTED Agents for THE CRISIS. Dignified work. 70 Fifth Avenue, New York. E. ALDAMA JACKSON Graduate Institute of Musical Art, Organist and Director of Music St. Mark's M. E. Church Teacher of Theory of Piano Theory course embraces elementary and advanced Harmony or Counterpoint. Private or Class Work Studio: 30 W. 132d STREET, NEW YORK CITY The Poems of Phillis Wheatley the early Negro poetess collected by RICHARD R. WRIGHT, JR., and CHARLOTTE CROGMAN WRIGHT Price, One Dollar THE CRISIS 70 Fifth Avenue New York "GLEANINGS FROM DIXIE-LAND" Ten poems by EFFIE T. BATTLE, A.M. "Mrs. Battle has an individual gift of melody." - Springfield Republican. "You owe it to your race to publish your poems in book form." - Editor, Southwestern Christian Advocate. "Verses are smooth, graceful, high-minded and clear, reverent to all t ruth, appreciative of all beauty and true inspirations." -George W. Cable. PRICE 25 CENTS ADDRESS: OKOLONA INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, Okolona, Miss. PHOTOGRAPHS ENLARGED We produce the finest enlargements ever made at reasonable prices, dealing directly witht he consumer. Our original patented process brings out a lifelike fashion all the shades and tints of colored people. Write us today. We guarantee return of original pictures. Frames at factory prices. THE DOUGLAS SPECIALTIES CO., DEPARTMENT K 3548 Vernon Avenue Chicago, Ill. $25.00 PER WEEK may be made in commissions by parties handling "History of Negro Soldiers n Spanish-American War" combined with "History of the Negro Race." 400 pages, 50 illustrations. Price $1.25 net. Address: E. A. 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To avoid the embarrassment of a possible loss in transmission, authors are urged to keep a copy of manuscripts submitted. Address all communications to teh Chairman, Mrs. L.B. Glenn, 941 S. St., N. W., Washington, D.C. Mr. H. T. Burleigh's recently published sacred song, "His Word Is Love," is spoken of with facor in ladig music journals. Of one of the two short songs, the words by W. R. Henley, Musical America says: "Here Mr. Burleigh is writing seriously and when he does that, he is always interesting. One can recall nothing that he has done recently that is pure and fine as his 'Bring her Again to Me,' in which he seems to have caught completely the spirit of Henley's lovely poem." Ricordi & Co. announce a new song, "Mem'ries of Violets," by J. Rosamond Johnson. At the third of the "Chansons en Crinoline," given at the Plaza Hotel, New York, in January, a special feature was called "The Story of a Cotton Gown." Mme. Frances Alda, the Metropolitan Opera soprano, sang Southern melodies and Mr. Harry T. Burleigh, baritone, with a quintet of colored singers sang Afro-American folk songs. At Dayton, Ohio., Miss Kitty Cheatham gave an interesting talk to 1,000 young women employed at the National Cash Register Co. In appreciation of Miss Cheatham's enthusiastic espousal of the preservation of Negro melodies, a quartet of colored singers were engaged to sing folk-songs. the sining did not meet with the approval of Miss Cheatham, and to the amusement of the audience, she came to the stage and proceeded to direct them. At the Victoria Theater, at her regular recital, Miss Cheatham paid a glowing tribute to the late Paul Laurence Dunbar, and read his "When Malindy Sings." Os-Ke-Non-ton, the Mohawk Indian Chief, who is said to have a find voice which is not being trained fro the concert stage, made his debut in New York City at the "Tree of Light." The music journals spoke appreciatingly of his appearance. At the Musicale given at Hempstead, L. I. on Jan. 12th, by pupils of Miss Fay Foster, a teacher of New York City, songs by Coleridge Taylor were presented on the program. At the Ford Hall Meeting of Jan. 17, at Boston, Mass., for which Rev. John Haynes Holmes of New York was the
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