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Michele Weir

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Michele Weir

Jazz arranger, educator, singer and pianist Michele Weir is a faculty member at the University of California, Los Angeles and a former member of the Grammy-nominated vocal group, Phil Mattson and the PM Singers. Michele's arrangements have been performed by groups including New York Voices, Manhattan Transfer, M-Pact, the Boston Pops, Pacific Symphony and many others. She served as Vocal Producer for the Manhattan Transfer's 2009 CD release, Chick Corea Songbook, and her educational arrangements are available thru a variety of publishers. Past activities include touring as pianist with singer Bobby Vinton, composing songs for the Shari Lewis TV show, and music supervision for the foreign language versions of the Dreamworks film, Prince of Egypt. Weir's educational book/CDs, Vocal Improvisation, Jazz Singer's Handbook, and Jazz Piano Handbook are available worldwide, and her CD release with guitarist, Bruce Forman is titled, The Sound of Music.

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Michele Weir : A Christmas Jazz Holiday : Sheet Music : 

Michele Weir : A Christmas Jazz Holiday

Review: This valuable publication features easy a cappella vocal jazz arrangements from the pen of jazz educator Michele Weir. These holiday classics fare all arranged perfectly in a light jazz style for today's singers. Includes a second group of three Christmas numbers arranged in a light, a cappella, vocal jazz style. Excellent material for your show and jazz choirs. Appropriate for beginning or established groups.

Chapters: Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! , I'll Be Home for Christmas, Jingle Bell Rock, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, O Christmas Tree, Winter Wonderland

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8044b | Sheet Music $3.95 | SSAA Vocal Jazz Christmas Arrangements


Michele Weir : A Christmas Jazz Holiday : Sheet Music : 

Michele Weir : A Christmas Jazz Holiday

Review: This valuable publication features easy a cappella vocal jazz arrangements from the pen of jazz educator Michele Weir. These holiday classics fare all arranged perfectly in a light jazz style for today's singers. Includes a second group of three Christmas numbers arranged in a light, a cappella, vocal jazz style. Excellent material for your show and jazz choirs. Appropriate for beginning or established groups.

Chapters: Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! , I'll Be Home for Christmas, Jingle Bell Rock, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, O Christmas Tree, Winter Wonderland

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8045b | Sheet Music $3.95 | SATB Vocal Jazz Christmas Arrangements


Michele Weir : Jazz Singers Handbook : 01 Book & 1 CD :  : 038081226415  : 00-22020

Michele Weir : Jazz Singers Handbook

Review: The Jazz Singer's Handbook provides an inspiring and practical window of insight into the world of professional jazz singing. Drawing upon an impressive career as an arranger, teacher, singer, pianist, and clinician, Michele Weir (faculty, UCLA) has distilled her experiences and observations into two handbook sections: the artistry and the mastery of singing jazz. Also included is a jazz chord library, a professional resource guide, a review of music fundamentals, and an index of terms and symbols. The CD includes sing-along tracks for standard songs, many of which are in two keys for different voice ranges, plus recorded examples of the performance and arranging concepts presented in the text.

Chapters: The Nature of Jazz Singing, The Story of the Text, Text Delivery, Coloring the Melody, Phrasing is Your Friend!, It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), Preparing to Sing A New Tune, Writing a Lead Sheet, Creating an Arrangement, Organizing a Gig Book, Rehearsing a Rhythm Section, Rhythmic Grooves and Playing Styles, Sitting In, Appendix I: Music Fundamentals, Appendix II: Jazz Chords Library, Appendix III: Professional Resource Guide, Appendix IV: Index

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6041b | Book & 1 CD $19.95 Vocal Jazz Instructional


Michele Weir : Vocal Improvistation : 01 Book & 1 CD :  : 14100

Michele Weir : Vocal Improvistation

Review: Calling all current and would-be jazz musicians - you have some serious reading and woodshedding (practicing) to do, 232 pages worth! A former member of the Grammy-nominated Phil Mattson Singers, Michele Weir currently teaches at UCLA, and has taught at USC, CSU Long Beach and the Phil Mattson School. "Vocal Improvisation" is designed for singers, students and teachers of vocal jazz. There is a CD that contains vocal examples with rhythm section background. The exercises are appropriate for all levels of experience, from beginning to advanced, and also be useful to instrumentalists for developing jazz articulation. A tremendous resource of information for any jazz musician!

Chapters: Part One: Jazz Fundamentals, Chords and Scales, Chord Progressions and how They Work, Other Basics, Jazz Keyboard, Part Two: Beginning Improvisation, Getting Started, Rhythm and Syllables, Creating Melodies, Diatonic Chord Progressions, Learning to Hear the Changes, Part Three: Intermediate Improvisation Articulation, Melodic Structure, Non-Diatonic Chord Progressions, Hearing the Changes, Part Four: Advanced Improvisation, Other Aspects of Rhythm, More About the Bebop Language, Hearing the Changes Even Better!, Improvising on Jazz Standards, Part Five: Other Considerations, Creating and Retaining Interest, Practice, Part Five: Vocal Improvisation In The Classroom, Working with Groups of Students, Group Activities and Games, Appendix A: Interviews with jazz Singers, Appendix B: Solos for Transcribing, Appendix C: Index of Exercises

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6012b | Book & 1 CD $36.95 Vocal Improvisation

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Song NameArrangerComposerArtistRecording TitleFormat
A Child is BornMichele WeirThad Jones/Alec WilderVelvet VoicesEssence 1 CDMORE DETAILS
A Child Is BornMichele WeirP.M. SingersNight In The City 1 CDMORE DETAILS
A Child is BornMichele WeirVoice TrekThe Spirit Of Christmas 1 CDMORE DETAILS
A Sleeping BeeMichele WeirUNC Vocal Jazz EnsemblesHot IX: United Jazz Artists 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Angel EyesMichele WeirBeachfront PropertyStraight Up 1 CDMORE DETAILS
At The End Of The DayMichele WeirRosana EckertAmerican River College Vocal Jazz EnsembleSo Near So Far 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Born To Be BlueMichele WeirRobert Wells, Mel TormeAmerican River College Vocal Jazz EnsembleAutumn Gold 1 CDMORE DETAILS
C'Est Si BonMichele WeirP.M. SingersJubilee 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Caroling, CarolingMichele WeirAlfred BurtVarious ArrangersChristmas JazzSheet MusicMORE DETAILS
Cheek To CheekMichele WeirIrving BerlinGold CompanyWhile We're Young 1 CDMORE DETAILS
ChicagoMichele WeirFred FisherOneVoiceEsperanto 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Christmas Time Is HereMichele WeirVarious ArrangersNovelty ChristmasSheet MusicMORE DETAILS
Dance Of The Sugar Plum FairyMichele Weirm-pactCarol Commission 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Dance Of The Sugar Plum FairyMichele WeirPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyCuesta VoceTimepieces 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Draw Me a CircleMichele WeirVarious ArrangersWomen's Jazz Ballads Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS
Fly Me to the MoonMichele WeirVoice TrekAn A Cappella Trek 1 CDMORE DETAILS
God Rest Ye Merry GentelmenMichele WeirBeachfront PropertyA Beachfront Christmas 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Harlem NocturneMichele WeirAmerican River College Vocal Jazz EnsembleMilestones 1 CDMORE DETAILS
He's AsleepMichele WeirVox PA Cappella Vocal Jazz 1 CDMORE DETAILS
He's AsleepMichele WeirAlf ClausenVarious ArrangersFriends & LoversSheet MusicMORE DETAILS
I Saw Her Standing ThereMichele WeirBeachfront PropertyStraight Up 1 CDMORE DETAILS
I'll Be Home for ChristmasMichele WeirMichele WeirA Christmas Jazz HolidaySheet MusicMORE DETAILS
I'll Be Home for ChristmasMichele WeirMichele WeirA Christmas Jazz HolidaySheet MusicMORE DETAILS
Jingle Bell RockMichele WeirMichele WeirA Christmas Jazz HolidaySheet MusicMORE DETAILS
Jingle Bell RockMichele WeirMichele WeirA Christmas Jazz HolidaySheet MusicMORE DETAILS
JubileeMichele WeirBobby McFerrinVarious ArrangersHip Cats Contemporary JazzSheet MusicMORE DETAILS
JubileeMichele WeirVoicesIowaHow Do You Keep the Music Playing 1 CDMORE DETAILS
JubileeMichele WeirBobby McFerrinPacific Mozart EnsembleJazz and Pop A Capella, Vol. 3 Live! 1 CDMORE DETAILS
JubileeMichele WeirP.M. SingersJubilee 1 CDMORE DETAILS
JubileeMichele WeirBobby McFerrinVarious ArrangersStandards 3Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS
JubileeMichele WeirMcFerrinVarious ArrangersStrictly JazzSheet MusicMORE DETAILS
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Michele WeirMichele WeirA Christmas Jazz HolidaySheet MusicMORE DETAILS
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Michele WeirMichele WeirA Christmas Jazz HolidaySheet MusicMORE DETAILS
Love Walked InMichele WeirSoundsationIn My Life 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Midnight SunMichele WeirBeachfront PropertyStraight Up 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Morning CoffeeMichele WeirBill CantosOneVoiceEsperanto 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Night In The CityMichele WeirP.M. SingersNight In The City 1 CDMORE DETAILS
O Christmas TreeMichele WeirMichele WeirA Christmas Jazz HolidaySheet MusicMORE DETAILS
O Christmas TreeMichele WeirMichele WeirA Christmas Jazz HolidaySheet MusicMORE DETAILS
O Come All Ye FaithfulMichele WeirBeachfront PropertyA Beachfront Christmas 1 CDMORE DETAILS
PeaceMichele WeirHorace SilverOneVoiceEsperanto 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Rock-A-Bye BabyMichele WeirVarious ArrangersWomen's Popular JazzSheet MusicMORE DETAILS
Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReindeerMichele WeirBeachfront PropertyA Beachfront Christmas 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Santa Claus Is Coming To TownMichele WeirMichele WeirA Christmas Jazz HolidaySheet MusicMORE DETAILS
Santa Claus Is Coming To TownMichele WeirMichele WeirA Christmas Jazz HolidaySheet MusicMORE DETAILS
Sleigh RideMichele WeirBeachfront PropertyA Beachfront Christmas 1 CDMORE DETAILS
So Dance SambaMichele WeirMt. San Antonio College - SingopationStompin' At The Savoy 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Tea For TwoMichele WeirCaesar/ YoumansGold CompanyWho Could Ask For Anything More 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Tenor Madness Michele WeirBeachfront PropertyStraight Up 1 CDMORE DETAILS
The Night Has A Thousand EyesMichele WeirAmerican River College Vocal Jazz EnsembleHello Young Lovers 1 CDMORE DETAILS
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