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The Crisis Advertiser

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 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:

"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.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, Ill.: "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.

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The Crisis
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Vol. 9 - No.1 
November, 1914
Whole No. 49
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[Image with caption: Along The Color Line]
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Music and Art

Mr. Richard B. Harrison gave a series of recitals in Boston, New York, and Philadephia. His programs included scenes from "The Merchant of Venice," "Julius Caesar," "Macbeth," and "Damon and Pythias."
The Music School Settlement for Colored People, formerly at 257 West 134th St., New York, has removed to larger quarters at 4 and 6 West 131st Street. J. Rosamond Johnson, the well-known composer, is general supervisor and there is room for 500 students.
The choir of the Towne Avenue A.M.E Church of Los Angeles, Cal., gave in September their third annual recital. The supplemented chorus of 150 voices, drawn from several of the church choirs of the city, was assisted by an orchestra of 13 instruments with pipe organ and piano. This choir and the baritone, Mr. Emanuel Hall, are said to be in constant demand by both white and colored religious organizations in and about the city of Los Angeles. Mr. William M. Bynum is the director and Mr. Elmer C. Bartlett, organist.
On Wednesday night, August 26th, a pantomime and poses were given before a large audience at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Washington, Pa. The undoubted artistic and financial success of the entertainment was due to the management of Mrs. E. R. Butler, wife of the pastor of the St. Paul A.M.E. Church. Mrs. Butler secured the services of Miss Hallie Q. Brown for the training of 32 young women who took part in the entertainment.
During the month of August in the auditorium of the Arizona School of Music at Phoenix, Ariz., a company composed of colored amateur players assisted by pupils of the U.S. Indian School, gave an interesting performance of Shakespeare's Richard III. before a large mixed audience. The Arizona Gazette says of the performance: "The performers were letter perfect in their several parts and rendered the difficult lines with dignity and a large measure of appreciation, and the keen understanding of the play was a credit to performers and audience alike. The leading role was acceptably filled by James H. Robinson, who staged the play and conducted the rehearsals."
The Music Department of Wiley University, Marshall, Texas, has secured the services of Carl Diton as director of music. Mr.Diton will have charge of one of the best music schools of the southwest, the faculty of which comprises five teachers representing New England Conservatory, Oberlin Conservatory, Wiley and Fisk Universities. Mr. Diton is well known as a pianist in the East.
Mme. Viola Spikes-Kitchen, a pianist of Los Angeles, Cal., gave a piano recital at Bethel A.M.E. Church, Dallas, Texas, on September 29th.
The Saxophone Trio, composed of three colored young men of Lexington, Ky., was one of two dance orchestras engaged to play for the Louisville Hop Club, an exclusive social club of Louisville, Ky., at their dance given on September 11th. The second orchestra, composed of seven pieces from the Majestic Theatre, was to play alternately


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