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Mike Campbell

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Mike Campbell

Mike Campbell has appeared in concerts and jazz festivals across the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and Canada. He has performed with Sarah Vaughan, Tuck & Patti, Henry Mancini, Nancy Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and Benny Carter, and has recorded with Nancy Wilson, Donald Byrd, Moacir Santos, and Roger Miller, among others. Mike has also contributed his talents to several movie soundtracks and numerous TV and radio commercials. He has served on the Board of Governors for NARAS. As a member of SAG, AFTRA and A.F. of M., he has performed in over forty television shows.

Mike has recorded seven solo albums, and is featured on the Herb Geller autobiographical "Playing Jazz" on Fresh Sound Records.

Mike teaches at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California, and serves as its Vocal Program Director. He was Chairman of the Vocal Music Department and a teacher at the renowned Grove School of Music for ten years, and has presented voice clinics worldwide. Mike gives private singing lessons and performance classes. He has two vocal instruction videos released by Warner Bros, and has authored a sightsinging book and a vocal harmony book, both published by Hal Leonard.

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Mike Campbell : Harmony Vocals - The Essential Guide : 01 Book & 1 CD :  : 073999952629 : 0793588782 : 00695262

Mike Campbell : Harmony Vocals - The Essential Guide

Review: Finally! The rudiments of harmony explained and demonstrated in this easy-to-use and understand songbook and accompanying tutorial CD. Brought to you by the Musician's Institute, this concise guide contains a wealth of information all in one convenient reference. Beginning with an overview of intervals and chord construction (with accompanying exercises), the book then guides the singer through 18 "Songbites,"practice pieces where each three-part harmony arrangement is broken down so that the parts can be rehearsed individually. Other sections include "Tips and Techniques,"a truly practical introduction to singing style, particularly as it applies to harmony vocals-things like how to hear your part and stay on it. The last chapter focuses on sight-singing and chart-reading. "Harmony Vocals"is recommended for any beginning/intermediate harmony singer.

Chapters: Harmony Vocals, Essential Guide, Part 1: Getting Started, How To Read Music, Scales, Intervals, Chords, Building Harmonies, Part 2: Tips & Techniques, Cohesiveness of the Backing Vocal, Vocal Effects, Practice and Rehearsal, Part 3:Songbites (For Practicing 3 Part Harmony), Doh-Dee-Doh, Don't Get a Tattoo, London Traffic, Tell Your Mama, Don't Be So Good, Go Walk the Dog, Find My Way, We Can Make It, Ooh, Baby, Doo-ee-ooh, Hoo Hoo Hoo, You'll Have My Love, The Good Vibes, Dance, Dance, Dance, Katmandu, Business Suit, I Pay My Taxes, Country Ahs, Part 4: Advanced Sightsinging, Singing Through Chords, DIatonic Progressions, Chart Reading (Bass and Chords), Duets, Four Part Harmony

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6013b | Book & 1 CD $17.95 Harmony Singing Instructional


Mike Campbell : Sightsinging: The Complete Method For Singers : 01 Book :  : 073999951950 : 0793581915 : 00695195

Mike Campbell : Sightsinging: The Complete Method For Singers

Review: This book designed from core curriculum programs at the famous Musicians Institute in Los Angeles is a comprehensive source of sightsinging fundamentals. It covers major and minor scales, modes, the blues, arpeggios, chromaticism, rhythm and counting, and includes professional lead sheets and over 300 examples and exercises.

Chapters: Recognizing Patterns, Melodies, Dotted Notes, Combining Dotted Notes and Melodies, Intervals and Their Inversions, Triads and Arpeggios, Major Melodies, Minor Melodies, Changing Meters, Two-Part Sightsinging

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1157b | Book $17.95 Sightsinging Material

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