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How to Sing Pop Music

Come on, ‘fess up. You want to be able to sing like Destiny’s Child, Seal, Kanye West or one of the other big contemporary stars. So why not learn how to do it? Whether it’s ear training, sight-reading, warm-ups and work-outs, or first aid for your voice, the skills you’ll pick up here will hold you in good standing no matter what kind of singing you do, and as an added bonus, most of these books have a special focus on contemporary music. And the writers here have the chops to stand behind their work – why not learn from Bobby McFerrin’s vocal coach? Or maybe the Beach Boys’ coach?

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Brody McDonald : A Cappella Pop - A Complete Guide to Contemporary A Cappella Singing

Review: A Cappella pop singing - it's the hottest trend in the nation! Author Brody McDonald's award-winning ensemble, Eleventh Hour, was the first high school group to appear on NBC's The Sing-Off, and now you can similarly challenge your top high school and collegiate age singers with this book! With a foreword by Deke Sharon, topics include forming your ensemble, music selection, rehearsal techniques, sound reinforcement, vocal percussion, and much more!

Songlist: What Are We Anyway?, The Audition, So What Do We Sing?, How To Structure Your Rehearsal, Rehearsal Techniques, Turkey Bacon, Practice versus Rehearsal, The Balancing Act, Planning Your Set List, Your Visual Plan, What To Wear, Vocal Percussion, What About The Bassses?, The Solo Vocalist, Moving to the Stage, Booking a Gig, Live Sound For Pop A Cappella, Microphone Technique, Effects Pedals, A Cappella Meets PR, Creating the Culture, Pop A Cappella in the Classroom, The Feeder Program, Making a Recording, The Sing-Off

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7684b | Book | $19.95 || Beginning Singing


Anne Peckham : The Contemporary Singer

Review: This comprehensive guide based on the curriculum of the Voice Department of Berklee College of Music is a must-have for every vocalist! Covers all the essentials, including: an overview of the singing process, treating voice as an instrument, tips for getting started & overcoming stage fright, proper posture and breathing, tone, discovering resonance, belting, diction, maintaining vocal health, mic techniques, and exercises for all voice ranges and types on the accompanying CD. Includes lead sheets for such standard repertoire pieces as: Yesterday; I'm Beginning to See the Light; and I Heard It Through the Grapevine. Maximize your vocal potential with this outstanding guide!

Songlist: Studying Voice, Breath Management, The Larynx, Enhancing Tone Quality, Vocal Registers and Blending, Diction, Practicing, Maintaining Vocal Health, Beyond the Basics, Performing, Auditioning, Practice Songs, Diction Guide

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1159b | Book & 1 CD | $24.95 || Vocal Technique


Blake Neely : Fast Track - Lead Singer

Review: Transform your shower singing into some real talent! This cool book/CD pack teaches reading music, scales and different keys, and provides all the essential info on how to train your vocal cords. Plus, you'll learn warm-up techniques, tips on handling a microphone, breathing exercises, and many more helpful hints. The accompanying CD includes more than 80 recorded songs and examples.

Songlist: How Your Voice Works, Teach Yourself To Read Music, Keys To Success, Maintenance and Care, Training Your Ears, Taking The Stage

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6217b | Book & 1 CD | $7.95 || Rock Singing Instructional


Bob Rose : Contemporary Singing Techniques - Female Voice

Review: Tried and proven by known industry professionals, Bob Rose's method for men and women will show you how to vitally improve your singing performance in all styles of music. These book/CD packs include live singing sessions demonstrating specialized techniques, and warm-up exercises to stretch, align and build your vocal instrument. They are designed to aid you in releasing, directing and controlling your singing, eliminating your problems and replacing them with working solutions.

Songlist: Figure References Index, Introduction, Vocal Instrument Identification, Vocal Hygiene, CD Book Application Key, Warm-up exercises, Singing Performance Sessions, Session Aids, Glossary of Terms, Conclusion, Reference Texts, About the Author

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7402c | Book & 1 CD | $19.95 || Vocal Technique


Bob Rose : Contemporary Singing Techniques - Men

Review: Tried and proven by known industry professionals, Bob Rose's method for men and women will show you how to vitally improve your singing performance in all styles of music. These book/CD packs include live singing sessions demonstrating specialized techniques, and warm-up exercises to stretch, align and build your vocal instrument. They are designed to aid you in releasing, directing and controlling your singing, eliminating your problems and replacing them with working solutions.

Songlist: Figure References Index, Introduction, Vocal Instrument Identification, Vocal Hygiene, CD Book Application Key, Warm-up exercises, Singing Performance Sessions, Session Aids, Glossary of Terms, Conclusion, Reference Texts, About the Author

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7401c | Book & 1 CD | $19.95 || Vocal Technique


Lis Lewis : Pop Singers First Aid Kit - Female Voice

Review: This book/CD pack by veteran vocal coach Lis Lewis (Steve Miller, Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin, Gwen Stefani) will help singers of all styles of music: warm up their voices, increase their endurance and range, correct bad habits, and sing longer and better! It is divided into two sections: The Singer's Troubleshooting Guide covers vocal health, finding the right teacher, practice, auditions, rehearsing, recording and performing, and The Singer's Warm-Up CD features helpful exercises to prepare the voice for serious singing.

Songlist: What's In This Book, Why I Wrote This Book, Vocal Health, The Right Teacher, Practice, Auditions, Rehearsing Your Performance, Recording, Ready, Set, Perform, No Clones, CD: Why, When & How, CD: Breath Control, CD: The Exercises, About The Author

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6023b | Book & 1 CD | $19.95 || Vocal Health


Lis Lewis : Pop Singers First Aid Kit - Male Voice

Review: This book/CD pack by veteran vocal coach Lis Lewis (Steve Miller, Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin, Gwen Stefani) will help singers of all styles of music: warm up their voices, increase their endurance and range, correct bad habits, and sing longer and better! It is divided into two sections: The Singer's Troubleshooting Guide covers vocal health, finding the right teacher, practice, auditions, rehearsing, recording and performing, and The Singer's Warm-Up CD features helpful exercises to prepare the voice for serious singing.

Songlist: What's In This Book, Why I Wrote This Book, Vocal Health, The Right Teacher, Practice, Auditions, Rehearsing Your Performance, Recording, Ready, Set. Perform, No Clones, CD: Why, When & How, CD: Breath Control, CD: The Exercises, About The Author

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6024b | Book & 1 CD | $19.95 || Vocal Health


Teri Danz : Vocal Essentials for the Pop Singer

Review: What seems like natural talent in a great singer is in reality a mixture of skill, training, and experience. This book is a complete guide to helping aspiring artists develop and manage their voice, learn solid techniques for successful pop singing, and improve their stage presence. It also provides an overview of music theory and reading, and indispensable tips for forging a singing career. Topics covered include: posture and breathing; vocal resonance and projection; vocal health and maintenance; various singing and musical styles; ear training; performing live and in the studio; working with microphones; and so much more! The accompanying CD includes a terrific set of warm-up exercises for daily use, as well as vocal and musical examples of each of the concepts presented.

Songlist: Posture and Breathing, Vocal Resonance and Projection, Vocal Health and Maintenance, Music Theory Basics, Ear Training, Performing, Working With Microphones

Style: Pop

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7301b | Book & 1 CD | $14.95 | Solo || Beginning Singing


Anne Peckham : Vocal Workouts for the Contemporary Singer bestseller

Review: Following up from her best-selling book, comes the much-anticipated book of vocal workouts based on the book's highly-effective vocal method. Grounded in traditional vocal technique and updated singers of rock, r&b, hip-hop, and other contemporary styles, this book will expand your vocal technique, power, stamina, range, and expressive breadth. Warm-ups get you ready to sing. Workouts build your vocal strength and all aspects of your technique. The accompanying sing-along CD will be your constant workout accompanist making vocal exercises and practice accessible.This book is the practical companion to Anne Peckham's best-selling "The Contemporary Singer," which has become the preeminent book on vocal technique for contemporary singers, used in music and choral programs all over the world.

Songlist: Vocal Essentials, Getting Ready To Sing, Breathing, The Four P's: Essential Building Blocks For Vocal Training, Vibrato, Vocal Registers, and Belting, Essential Vocal Care, Auditioning, Complete Vocal Workouts, Warm-ups For All Voices, Workout 1. Basic Workout, Workout 2. Advanced Workout, Singing Harmony: Two- and Three-Part Exercises, What Next?

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6262b | Book & 1 CD Vocal Warm Up Exerci | $24.95 | Solo || Vocal Warm Ups


Karen Surmani : Singing 101 - A Contemporary Approach to Singing

Review: Singing 101 starts with the very basics and gets you singing right away. Every lesson in the book is explained and performed by the instructor on the DVD. It's just like taking a class in the privacy of your own home. If you're new to vocals and want a grasp of the fundamentals so you can start singing your favorite songs, pick this up today!

Songlist: Introduction, How to Read Music, Breathing, Singing Posture, Vowels, Vocalizing, The Tongue and Throat, D.C. al Fine or Da Capo al Fine, The Jaw, Incomplete Measures, Repeat Signs, Singing Vowels and Consonants, 6/8 Time Signature, Matching Pitches, Vocal Space, The Fermata, Energy , Breath Marks, More About Breathing, Vocal Resonance, Higher Pitches, Musical Expression, Dynamics, Legato and Staccato

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5431b | Book & DVD | $19.95 || Beginning Singing


Gitika Partington : Sing Pop A Cappella Vol 2

Review: A unique guide to teaching unaccompanied singing! Gitika Partington's a cappella arrangements are used by youth and community choirs around the world. Gitika believes in the sensational power of group singing, bringing people together to express joy and celebration through song. Not being able to read music is no obstacle and Gitika's tips and the original arrangements included here demonstrate just how rewarding and inclusive teaching a cappella by ear and gesture can be! Gitika Partington is a singer/songwriter, vocal arranger, teacher and choral director. She has an MA in choral education and holds many other musical qualifications. She runs regular 'popular and world style' singing workshops as well as national training sessions for adults and children. In addition she runs three adult community choirs where all the music is learned by ear and is mostly self arranged. One of Gitika's major loves is a cappella vocal arranging, which she does for her three choirs and her vocal workshops. Her arrangements are used by youth and community choirs across the UK and internationally. This book contains the first of many of her arrangements she would like to share even more widely.

Songlist: All I Have To Do Is Dream, Happy Together, Lovely Day, House of the Rising Sun

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7465b | Songbook & 1 CD | $16.95 | SATB | A Cappella || Sing Pop A Cappella


Breck Alan : Lead Singer - Pop to Rock Level 1

Review: Designed by renowned vocalist/instructor Breck Alan, this comprehensive four part learning system integrates DVD, Audio CD, Booklet, and 24/7 online lesson support for an effective learning experience. You start with basics like proper posture, relaxing , how breath control really works and how male or female vocalist can find and develop their full singing range. Breck will show you his personal warm-up routines and exercises that will bring your voice to its highest performance level while maintaining vocal health. You'll develop techniques for coordinating your voice to sing in all styles from the studio to the stage.

Songlist: 1. New to Singing and Music:, Female & Male Vocal Ranges, - Call and Resonse, - Melody and Rhythm, - Basic Ear Training, - Easy 1-3, - Easy 1-5, - Easy 1-5 in Unison, - Singing without a Call and Response, - Basic Rhythm and Timing, - Counting Rhythm Values, - Counting along with a Song, - Singing with Songs from Your Collection, 2. Vocal Training, - The Four Parts of the Voice, - The Drool Exercise, - Hey and Hee with the Drool Exercise, - Liquid Singing, - Breath Support and Posture, - Tongue and Lip Roll Exercises, - Lip Roll Sustained, - Lip Roll 1-5 Ascending and Descending, - Lip Roll 1-5 Tripled, - The Three Ratios, - Number One Ratio Using the "I" Vowel, - Gradually Sustaining the Number One Ratio, - Singing with the Three Ratios - House of the Rising Sun

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3043dvd | DVD | $19.95 || Rock Singing Instructional


Breck Alan : Lead Singer - Pop to Rock Level 2

Review: Designed by renowned vocalist/instructor Breck Alan this program builds on the techniques learned in Pop to Rock Level 1. With this three part learning system that includes DVD, Audio CD, and 24/7 online lesson support men and women will learn to sing in your upper range with a wide range of tonal possibilities. Learn challenging techniques that focus on comfort and power with wide-ranging exercises that are immediately applicable to your singing. Learn to develop key vocal techniques like direction and anchoring of resonance, reflex oriented breath support and Breck's famous warm-up routines.

Songlist: Male and Female Vocal Ranges:, - Your Voice, - Comfort with Singing Full Range, - Major Scale - Gently working the Upper Range, - Major Scale Descending Arpeggios, - Singing Gently in the Upper Range, - Comfort with Distance, - Caruso's 1-5 Exercise with the Number Three Ratio, - Caruso's 1-5 Exercise with the Number One Ratio, - Singing with Distance and Mixed Ratios, - Star Spangles Banner with Mixed Ratios, - Resonance 3 Chambers 4 Positions, - Dropped Larynx Explanation, - Closed Nasal Explanation, - Ascending Dropped Larynx, - Closed Nasal Exercise, - Staccato Resonance Shifting, - Resonance Follows Pitch, - Mixing Up Resonances - House of the Rising Sun, - Extreme Reverse Resonance in Singing, - Number One Ratio Ascending, - Singing in Your Upper Middle Range Connected, - Variations with Techniques Learned So Far, - Vocal Disorders, - Why Warm Up, - and many more!

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3044dvd | DVD | $19.95 || Rock Singing Instructional


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