In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument
Singing is one of the great joys in life! However a singer is only as good as the material they sing and finding great songs that are perfect for your voice is an imperative. We offer here a wide selection of songbooks for solo voices in a variety of styles. These song books for singers will help widen your repertoire and introduce the singer to new and exciting material. These songbooks for solo voices are available for singers of all levels and ability. Many of these song books come with accompaniment CDs which can be a jazz combo, piano or in some cases with a full orchestra.
You know you should be a star and your big moment will arrive one day for sure! Well expand your repertoire and be sure you know how to sing and perform these songs from some of the greats in the business. These solo voice song books for pop female voices cover a wide selection of songs and will have you ready to belt one as well as the best of them.
Well of course there was only one Michael Jackson but who knows where the next pop singing sensation will come from. Popular songs are the ones that people enjoy both singing and listening to the most and here we offer a wide selection of songbooks of popular songs for the male voice. Whether its rock or pop we have a solo voice songbook for your style.
Everybody love a talented crooner singing a great standard and boy has there been some great male jazz singers over the years. From "Ol' Blue Eyes" himself to other greats such as Tony Bennett, Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole we offer here a selection of songbooks from many of these performers singing from the great American Songbook.
The Great American Songbook, also known as "American Standards", is the canon of the most important and influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century. Although several collections of music have been published under the title, it does not refer to any actual book or specific list of songs, but to a loosely defined set including the most popular and enduring songs from the 1920s to the 1950s that were created for Broadway theatre, musical theatre, and Hollywood musical film. They have been recorded and performed by a large number and wide range of singers, instrumental bands, and jazz musicians. The Songbook comprises standards by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin, and also Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, Richard Rodgers, and others.
The United States has a long and wonderful tradition of producing a long line of talented female jazz singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vauighn and Billie Holiday to contemporary jazz singers such as Ann Hampton Callaway and Alicia Keys. We offer here a selection of songbooks of songs as sung by these singers. Some are for PVG and otthers have accomapniement CDs to help you learn and perform.
Many of the greatest songs in popular culture came from musicals and their appeal is wide and enduring. These collections includes songs from Broadway, the West End of London, Disney movies and from movie musicals both modern and classic. From the well-known classics to lesser-known gems these songs are always fun to sing.
Not everybody gets to sing at La Scala but there are still many opportunities for the accomplished singer to perform some of the world's finest opera music and arias. We offer a wide selection songbooks for voices of all abilities and types of music from many of the great opera composers.
If you are blessed with a great voice you probably enjoy singing in the choir but sometimes you might well want to let your voice shine and sing a solo in praise of God. We offer here a selection of contemporary Christian songbooks suitable for all voices. Many of thhe books come with an accompaniment CD which helps you learn to both sing and perform the song.
It's never to early to learn to sing and the younger a person starts the more years of enjoyment they can experience. These songbooks for kids are especially designed for the younger singer and include many songs that are suitable for a child's performance. Your children will enjoy performing these songs and will help develop their singing style.
Weddings are one the happiest of occasions in anybody's life and are often celebrated in song. One couldn't ask for a more receptive audience and as a singer you want to be at your very best. These songbooks for wedding singers cover a wide variety of love songs and other suitable songs for weddings. Songs of romance for all styles and tastes
Expand your repertoire and add an international flavor to your set list by performing some of these songs from around the world. Folk songs have been entertaining generations of people and can be found in almost all cultures. We offer here a selection of songbooks for solo voice of different levels and with some having accompaniment CDs to facilitate learning.
One of the earliest forms of American vocal harmony singing is the tradition of African American spirituals. In the early nineteenth century, African Americans were involved in the "Second Awakening". They met in camp meetings and sang without any hymnbook. Spontaneous songs were composed on the spot. They were called spiritual songs and the term sperichil (spiritual) appeared for the first time in the book Slave Songs of The United States. This tradition has grown over the years due in great part to the uplifting and inspiring nature of this wonderful music.
Many singers first learn their craft in school where classes usually emphasis the classical songs. But everybody's repertoire should include some Country songs, whether a ballad or a rocker, as they are not only great fun to sing but will please most all audiences. These country music songbooks feature a variety of country music stars and many of their hits.
Singing alone is a lot of fun but how about doubling the fun by singing along with somebody else. Singing duets can be very rewarding and a great way to share the experience with a friend, professional colleague or a loved one. These songbooks of duets can be sung by singers of different levels and experience.
Singing Christmas music around the holidays is a joyous experience and we have collected here a wide selection of songbooks for Christmas. These songbooks are for solo voice, some are PVG, some with vocal and keyboard and we have been sure to include Christmas songbooks with CD accompaniments.