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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 the 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:

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Director Paulist Choristers of Chicago."

From "Musical Courier," N.Y.: "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."


"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. 

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Vol. 9-No. 2   December, 1914   Whole No. 50



MR. HARRY T. BURLEIGH, baritone composer of New York, has completed his cycle of "Saracen Songs," published by Ricordi and Company.

[[pilcrow]] Mr. W. J. Henderson, of the Sun, has written the prefatory note in praise of Mr. Burleigh's art and the fascination of the compositions. Concerning the cycle the following note appears in the Boston Symphony program book of October 30th. "This composer's real value as a musician is now causing a stir in England, where the stereotyped ballad has raged for time almost forgotten. The advancement in American musical compositions as demonstrated by H. T. Burleigh, over the average form of English ballad, has brought from the artists of Europe meritorious approval upon the American composer and his work, by using his compositions upon all suitable occasions."

[[pilcrow]] On the evening of November 1 at Symphony Hall, Boston, Mass., the Municipal Band of Havana, Cuba, Guillermo M. Thomas, director, gave a farewell appearance. The band was brought to Boston in October, to fill a month's engagement of daily concerts at the Boston Domestic Science and Pure Food Exposition and has given much pleasure to the many visitors at the fair. At least twenty-five of the seventy musicians are colored. The band is now in New York.

[[pilcrow]] Mr. J. Shelton Pollen, pianist of Boston, Mass., was heard in a diversified program at a piano recital given at Union Baptist Church on October 15 at Baltimore, Md., for the benefit of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He was assisted by the best home talent. There was a large audience. The program included "Valse in A-Flat" by Mr. Pollen, whose serious work in the field of composition as well as his skill in improvisation is familiar to the music public of Boston.

[[pilcrow]] "The Congo and Other Poems" is a recently published volume of poems by Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, the Illinois poet, who wrote the story in the November CRISIS. The book contains an unusual lyrical poem--"A Study of the Negro Race," which is divided into three sections.

[[pilcrow]] Clarence Cameron White, who is touring the West, appeared in St. Paul October 21. This was his fourth appearance in that city. The concert was a success.

[[pilcrow]] The white women's clubs of Minnesota rendered a program each day at the recent state fair. A number of colored women were invited to take part on the musical program of one of the afternoons. They were heartily applauded.

[[pilcrow]] The Renaissance Players of Philadelphia have opened the season with a number of one-act plays on racial subjects.

[[pilcrow]] Mr. R. N. Dett, director of music at Hampton Institute, has just given a concert in the Hampton gymnasium before an audience of two thousand people. Mme. Anita Patti Brown sang and Joseph Douglass played.

[[pilcrow]] Lois Depp, of Springfield, Ohio, is a baritone at the age of seventeen; he has a range of twenty-six notes and a voice of great volume. He is a pupil of Bernard

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