I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for books about singing? So far I've read "The Diagnosis and Correction of Vocal Faults" by James McKinney and "The Functional Unity of the Singing Voice" by Barbara Doscher. Is there anything else that you would recommend? Are there any sources that might better illustrate everything in the larynx and how it functions? The illustrations in the books were helpful to an extent, but some were too vague and not always labeled or illustrated clearly enough to see exactly which arrow was pointing at which structure (some structures weren't clearly delineated).
Also, are there any books or publications that answer the following (or if you have any personal experience as a teacher, I would love to hear it!):
1. Once the basics are covered, are there differences in how different voice types should be trained, or certain technical difficulties that they are more likely to encounter?
2. What are the technical differences between different types of singing (i.e. opera v. musical theater v. pop)?
3. Is a person's average speaking pitch indicative of their voice type? If so, what are the average speaking pitches for the basic voice types (baritone, bass, soprano, etc)?
4. Why do different sources list different pitches as the passagio notes for different voice types? Is it because they can't agree on how many registers exist, or does it have to do with the specific vowel or exercise that is being performed, or something else entirely? What notes would you say are the transition points based on your experience?
I guess that's a long post with a lot of questions ...
If you have any suggestions or experience, I would love to hear it.
Thank you very very much.