The ANTI-TECHNIQUE is an innovative method for vocal placement or projection entitled: ‘The technique of the voice in the mask,’ a centuries-old method that flourished during the 19th century. The technique’s last bastion was renowned Spanish singing teacher Francisco Andrés Romero, maestro of many greats including Alfredo Kraus, while he fulfilled his military service in Valencia and with whom he developed his incredible high notes.
In THE ANTI-TECHNIQUE the cranial resonators are gone into fully with explanatory drawings for the first time; references of the aforementioned centenary technique. This type of cranial placement is explained in a practical and achievable way with the clarity that every singing student expects and needs.
The mechanics of breathing, a subject that has always been complicated for the amateur, are also described in considerable detail in THE ANTI-TECHNIQUE. In this book breathing is explained in a practical and feasible way, with drawings to facilitate understanding and the use of this support mechanism on the sound being sung.
Another important chapter of THE ANTI-TECHNIQUE is that of covering, another much discussed discipline during all the eras of singing and one that was always upheld and taught by the legendary tenor Luciano Pavarotti throughout his career.
At the beginning of the book, the reason for the unusual book title is explained and also in the first chapter you can find references to the endless controversies on the hundreds of sub-techniques of singing that have existed since long ago.
Also in THE ANTI-TECHNIQUE there are many other curious facts on subjects that both students and music-loving readers alike will find interesting, enlightening and useful on matters relating to voice physiology and practices. The book also contains the history of vocal music and music related to singing in general.