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How to Sing Rock and Roll

If you’re a singer, then probably at least once you’ve wished you could sound like those guys on the radio… the rock and roll singers with the albums that sell hundreds of thousands of copies and tour the world. Well, THIS is how you learn to sound just like those guys on the radio. These books, CDs and videos will teach the aspiring rock star how to emulate the greats, with tips on everything from microphone technique to the benefits of licorice root. Here, you’ll learn about the full importance of diet, posture and breathing techniques, gain insights into training, embellishment and sight-reading, plus the consequences of liquor, cigarettes and coffee, and so much more. Have a seat, pull up a book, and explore.

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Bill Martin : Pros Secrets of Heavy Rock Singing

Review: It's one thing to howl rock classics in the privacy of your own shower, but quite another to hold your own, night after night, belting out lung-bleeding vocals on a world tour. How exactly do you attain that level of stamina? How can you develop your vocal range, increase your power and banish the specter of burnout? How, in short, can you survive as a professional rock vocalist? Fortunately help is at hand in the shape of "Pro Secrets for Heavy Rock Singing". With tips on vocal exercises and a wealth of interviews with top names in the business the mysteries of vocal development are laid bare, the benefits of licorice root are explored and cheese is identified as being more evil than an affiliation with Satan!

Songlist: Getting To Know Your Voice, Breath Control, The Power Equation, Warming Up, Supersonic Highs, Hitting The Right Notes, Gods of Rasp, Taming The Beast, The Pros Speak

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6298b | Book | $18.95 |


Elizabeth Sabine : Strengthening Your Singing Voice

Review: Hollywood voice strengthening specialist Elizabeth Sabine has spent a lifetime teaching vocal skills to rock singers from bands like Gun's N' Roses, 38 Special, Men At Work, Keel, and Giant as well as actors such as Chuck Norris and Elizabeth Shue and vocal coaches Jaime Vendera and Cara Mastrey. Elizabeth explains the usual sources of vocal fatigue and describes how to overcome these common problems that have cost some singers/actors their careers. She completely explains a simple system of turning your voice into energy and creating vocal power.

Songlist: So You Want To Sing, Meeting The Master , Enter John C, The Harsh, Ugly Voice Of A Fishwife, Mazzarella's Discoveries, It's All About Electrical Energy, The Two Secrets, A Statement From Pavarotti, The Cries And Calls, The Vocal Wisdom of Giovanni Battista Lamperti, The Fear of Hearing Your Own Voice, It's All One Voice, The Fragility of Childhood, Examples of Students' Vocal Problems, Life-Changing Experiences, The Powerful, But Vulnerable Cords, The Action Of The Vocal Cords, Even The Experts Are Confused, Vocal Cords In Action, What Vocal Scientists Don't Know, The First Breath, Sing Without Taking In Large Breaths, Never Let Them See You Breathe, Never Let Them Hear You Breathe, Don't Breathe In The Wrong Places, Function Versus Structure, The Abdominal Area Before You Speak Or Sing, The Power of Anger, Exercises Using Anger, The Problem With Copying Stylized Voices, and more

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6706b | Book | $19.95 |


Mark Baxter : Rock-n-Roll Singers Survival Manual

Review: This book is perfect for the aspiring rock singer that needs improvement, but cannot or will not take lessons. It is a thorough, yet easy-to-understand presentation of the basic elements of singing, including vocal production, training, breathing, posture and diet. Written in a down-to-earth style, the author addresses such relevant topics as overcoming nervousness, dealing with emotions, and the true consequences of coffee, alcohol & smoking. Includes useful illustrations and diagrams.

Songlist: All About Your World, All About Your Breath, All About Your Instrument, All About Yourself

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6219b | Book | $17.95 |


Matthew Edwards : So You Want to Sing Rock 'n' Roll

Review: Rock 'n' roll is a style that was born out of the great American melting pot. An outgrowth of the blues, rock 'n' roll music combines driving rhythms, powerful chords, and lyrics that communicate the human experience to audiences around the world. Although rock singing was once seen as a vulgar use of the human voice and was largely ignored by the academic community, voice teachers and singers around the world have recently taken a professional interest in learning specialized techniques for singing rock 'n' roll. So You Want to Sing Rock 'n' Roll gives readers a comprehensive guide to rock history, voice science, vocal health, audio technology, technical approaches to singing rock, and stylistic parameters for various rock subgenres. Matthew Edwards, assistant professor of voice at Shenandoah Conservatory, provides easy-to-understand explanations of technical concepts, with tips for practical application, and suggestions for listening and further reading. So You Want to Sing Rock 'n' Roll includes guest-authored chapters by singing voice researchers Dr. Scott McCoy and Dr. Wendy LeBorgne, as well as audio and visual examples available from the website of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. This work is not only the ideal guide to singing professionals, but the perfect reference work for voice teachers and their students, lead and back-up singers, record producers and studio engineers.

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4323b | Book | $36.95 |


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 |


Coreen Sheehan : Rock Vocals - A Guide to Proper Technique, Developing Your Range, and Much More

Review: Unlock the method to the madness! Rock Vocals is a dynamic guide to singing in rock and pop styles. You will understand how your voice works and how to take care of it. A variety of ranges and effects are also discussed, as well as information on staying healthy, gig and rehearsal etiquette, and much more! The accompanying audio CD features 26 demonstration and practice tracks.

Songlist: Introduction, How to Study and Improve Your Voice, How the Voice Mechanism Works, Engaging the "Red Voice", Engaging the "Blue Voice", Singing in the Middle Register, Time Management for Practice, Song Preparation, Gig and Rehearsal Etiquette, Your Future, Credits, About the Author

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5602b | Book & 1 CD | $17.95 |


Daniel Zangger-Borch : Ultimate Vocal Voyage

Review: Daniel Zangger is the first Swedish singing voice specialist to scientifically study the functioning of the rock, pop and soul voice. Drawing from his vast experience as a singer and educator, working in close collaboration with eminent vocal scientists, he has succeeded in developing a deceptively simple series of exercises that are guaranteed to help singers of all levels. Topics covered include: warming up, vocal qualities, the gig, a day in the life of a singer, voice care, voice disorders, support, vocal riffing, range, voice massage, anatomy and physiology, and singing in tune.

Songlist: Introduction, Warming Up, Breathing , The Vocal Folds, Your Sound, Articulation , Swingin' It, The Gig, After the Gig, A Few Words About, Voice Care and Voice Disorders, This Is Your Voice

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9807b | Book & 1 CD | $19.95 || Vocal Coaches


Karen Surmani / Kevin Mitchell : Rock Singing Techniques

Review: This book covers what every rock singer needs to know. Exercises and songs are included to help you strengthen your voice and extend your range. Live and studio singing is explained including information on the equipment you'll need to sing with a band. The CD includes accompaniments for songs and exercises.

Songlist: The Singer Within, The Basics of Singing, Advanced Rock-Singing Concepts and Techniques, Making It Happen: Singing Live with a Band, Making It Happen: Singing in the Studio

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6063b | Book & 1 CD | $10.95 |


Roger Kain : Xtreme Vocals

Review: Roger Kain, the author of Basic Vocal Workout, offers an alternative, creative and entertaining approach to vocal training in this new, hip instructional book. Through his characters, Harmony and Klash, Kain guides you through a 10 lesson program, covering everything from posture and how to project your voice to using vibrato and mastering rock techniques. It comes fully equipped with a CD loaded with examples and "how to's," a look at 10 successful rock artists, and a glossary of terms used in the lessons. This book is for anyone who wants to skip the theory lessons and jump right into making music.

Songlist: Meet Your Tutors, Your Instrument, Your Voice , Your Voice, Lessons, Top 10 Artists, Notes, Glossary, Answers To Test Questions

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6151b | Book & 1 CD | $11.95 |


Roger Kain : The Complete Vocal Workout

Review: Rock singing is an art. It's a simple job to go onstage, pick up a mic and howl like a banshee until your and the audiences heads are spinning, but what about tone? Inflection? Sustain? How to hit those really high notes? These days, the requirements of a singer are so demanding and far-reaching that more and more would-be Plant and Mercury's are seeking guidance from fully trained professionals. The Complete Vocal Workout is exactly this. Adapted from a syllabus originally developed for the Brighton Institute of Modern Music, here at last is a thorough guide to training the voice to perform under the duress of modern live and studio conditions. With a full spread of exercises fro both male and female voices, and with two accompanying demonstration CD's, The Complete Vocal Workout is the perfect guide for all those Pop Idol wannabes who wish to train without paying a fortune.

Songlist: The Range, Making A Start On High Notes, Learning To Control Breath, An Easy Way To Open Up The Low Notes, Improving Tone, Crying and Screaming, Smoothing Over the Joins in the Female Voice, Joining Up The Male Voices, Coordinating The Power Muscles On The High Notes, The Chest Voice, The Power Muscles and the Chest Voice, Bringing The Chest Voice Up To The High Notes, Magical Sounds In The Male Mixed Head Voice, The Female Mixed Voice, The Extreme Mixed Voice, Joining Up The Loud Voices, Ultra-Low Sounds, Solving Problems, Exercises In Minor Keys (Male & Female), Using The Major Modes To Enhance The Male Mixed Head Voice, Using The Major Modes To Enhance The Female Mixed Voice

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6268b | Book & 2 CDs Vocal Warm Up Exerc | $24.95 || Vocal Warm Ups


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 |


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 |


Breck Alan : Lead Singer - Rock to Metal Level 1

Review: This program is designed for men and women with little or no singing experience who want to ROCK. Your lessons with world-renowned vocalist/instructor Beck Alan start with basics likw how to relax your body when singing, how breath control really works and how to find and develop your full singing range. You'll learn warm-up routines that will bring your voice to its highest performance level while maintaining vocal health.

Songlist: 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, - The Four Parts of the Voice, - The Points of Relaxation, - Ascending Drool Exercise with Hi Ho, - Naturalizing and Speaking the Melody, - The Way Down Exercise, - Tongue Roll Sustained, - Tongue Roll 1-5 Ascending & Descending, - Tongue Roll 1-5 Tripled, - Tongue and Lip Roll Over Song Melodies, - The Three Ratios using the I Vowel, - Gradually Sustaining the Number One Ratio, - The Anchor - Using the Closed Nasal Technique, - Beginning the Harder Style, - Summary, - and many more!

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3045dvd | DVD | $19.95 |


Breck Alan : Lead Singer - Rock to Metal Level 2

Review: This program designed for both men and women by renowned vocalist/instructor Breck Alan builds on the techniques learned in Heavy Rock to Metal beginner. With this three part learning system that includes DVD, Audio CD, and 24/7 online lesson support you'll learn to sing in your upper range, master placement of your throat resonance, develop full-voice singing and learn how to keep your voice healthy. 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 Spangled Banner with Mixed Ratios, - Resonance 3 Chambers 4 Positions, - Mouth Horn Explanation, - Open Nasal Explanation, - Ascending Mouth Horn, - Open Nasal Exercise, - Mixing Up Your Resonances, - Extreme Reverse Resonance with Arpeggios, - Connected Verses Released Tone, - Master Placement, - Throat Resonance, - Steps to Working Out Difficult Passages, - Demonstration of Connected Full Voice Singing, - Vocal Disorders, - A Quick Warm Up, - and many more!

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3046dvd | DVD | $19.95 |


Melissa Cross : The Zen Of Screaming

Review: Vocal instruction for metal singers! Hosted by internationally acclaimed vocal coach Melissa Cross, (whose past students include Andrew W.K., Melissa Auf der Maur and the singers from Slipknot, Killswitch Engage and Thursday), this DVD provides information and step by step exercises to help you sing aggressively without damaging your vocal chords. The first of its kind, this DVD features convenient menus that allow you to navigate through over 30 segments, which include tips on vocal maintenance, actual vocal cord footage, and animations which illustrate specific vocal exercises. Bonuses include exclusive backstage and performance footage of today's most exciting artists, with candid offstage interviews and opportunities to see these artists actually working in the studio with Melissa. Featured vocalists include Andrew W.K., D. Randall Blythe (Lamb of God), Brian Fair (Shadows Fall), Melissa Auf der Maur and many more! Also includes an Audio CD & Booklet with a clearly itemized vocal practice program for each range. This DVD is as entertaining as it is informative and a must-have tool for rock vocalists of today.

Songlist: Exercises - Zzzs #1, Zzzs #2, French doorbell, 12321, 12321 - 87654321, Mee-gee monkeys, Gee-yahs, Wee-yemps, Gee-ya-gee-ya-gee, Ee-a-ee-a-ee, Wee-ee-ee, Wee-ee-wee-ee-wee-ee, Ya-yahs, Hey-heys

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6473dvd | DVD | $24.95 |


Melissa Cross : Zen of Screaming 2

Review: Moving a step beyond the basics of good vocal production learned in The Zen of Screaming, viewers now tackle the finer points of extreme vocals. Vocal instructor Melissa Cross guides students through the three different kinds of screams with the help of her clients, including the lead singers of Underoath, Unearth, Thursday, Arch Enemy, Sick of It All, All That Remains, A Life Once Lost, God Forbid and more. Plenty of performance and practice tips are included. The DVD is also highly useful for those wishing to get the 411 on how to get the rasp in the voice without ripping up the vocal cords.

Songlist: Intro, To Scream Or Not to Scream, Vocal Cords, Kinds Of Screams, Pitch The Scream, Transitios, Rapid Fire, Stand And Deliver, Breaking The Line, Enunciation, Bad Monitors, In The Studio, Overtone vs. Overuse, Vocal Rest, Closing Words

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6511dvd | DVD | $24.95 |


Rose Coppola : Rock Your Vox

Review: Designed for singers at every level, "Rock Your Vox" is a comprehensive instructional DVD and CD set that will benefit even the most advanced singers. Hosted by nationally acclaimed vocal performance instructor Rose Coppola, the "Rock Your Vox" DVD begins with important information about correct posture and proper breathing. The DVD then moves on to the vocal exercise section which is divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Rose provides accompaniment on the keyboard and offers encouragement and tips to help you get through each exercise. An instructional booklet is included to help you follow along. The DVD also features a bonus section which includes interviews with several industry professionals and information about some great new products specifically designed for vocalists. As an additional bonus, "Rock Your Vox" comes with two audio CDs that contain all the vocal exercises from the DVD, one for the male voice and one for the female voice (perfect for practicing in your car, in the studio or at home). The exercises are challenging and effective and, with regular practice, singers will greatly increase their range and gain vocal strength. "Rock Your" Vox works! And, it's an excellent way to become a better singer!

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6375dvd | DVD | $29.95 |


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