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Vocal Basics for the Beginning Singer

There's a reason those For Dummies books are so popular, it's because they're so useful. If you're the shy type, scared to open your mouth and show how little you know, invest in one of these beginners books, CDs and DVDs, and open your mouth to sing proudly! One major complaint of vocal instructors is those students who come to them with bad habits that they need to unlearn. With the products we have here, in our Basics for the Beginning Singer category, you can skip that whole learning-bad-habits thing and just learn how to do it right from day 1. How could that be a bad thing?

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Rob Dietz : A Cappella 101 : Book & Online Audio : 196288015277 : 170514876X : 00372893

Rob Dietz : A Cappella 101new

A cappella teacher/performer/producer, Rob Dietz, expertly describes the nuts, bolts and artistry of creating contemporary a cappella music. Rob is the perfect person to write this text, produce the sample tracks available on line and draw from his vast community of a cappella experts for advice and experiences. Whether you are an a cappella newbie or seasoned expert, this resource is for you!

Songlist: What is Contemporary A Cappella?, Starting a Group, Vocal Technique for Contemporary A Cappella, Arranging, Vocal Dumming, Vocal Bass Singing, Live and Studio Sound, Movement, Virtual Choir / Creating Videos

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11789b | Digital Version Available | Book & Online Audio | $29.95

Amparo Bellon-Champ : Gotta Sing - Learn To Sing in Multiple Genres : 1 CD

Amparo Bellon-Champ : Gotta Sing - Learn To Sing in Multiple Genres

Gotta Sing: Learn to Sing Multiple Genres is a great tool for the professional and novice singer alike. The CD focuses on what makes a singing style unique by combining vocal elements and ingredients in different ratios of placements and resonances. Each lesson is followed by a demonstration of three songs in different genres. The genres discussed are Alternative, Country, Jazz, Pop, R&B, and Rock. The song selections were chosen from hits within each specific genre. The works of Jefferson Airplane, Mariah Carey, Brenda Russell, Sarah McLachlan, Mary Blige, Michelle Branch, Etta James, Diana Krall, Sara Evans, Vanessa Carlton, Aretha Franklin, and Wynonna are highlighted and broken down into vocal components. All songs are performed by Amparo with the purpose of demonstrating to the listener that learning and adding new genres to their repertoire is possible. A worksheet is available for download to help the listener identify and score the stylistic changes within each sample song.

Songlist: Lesson 1: Register and Placement, Somebody to Love, We Belong Together, Piano in the Dark, Lesson 2: EQ and Breath Density, Angel, Love No Limit, The Game of Love, Lesson 3: Vibrato, Vibrato speed, vibrato width, A Sunday Kind of Love, I've Got You Under My Skin, I Could Not Ask for More, Lesson 4: Vowel Formation, A Thousand Miles, Daydreaming, Complicated, Lesson 5: Texturing and Stylization Techniques, Saints and Angels, Temptation, What The World Needs Now, CONCLUSION

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6802c | 1 CD | $19.95

Amparo Bellon-Champ : Gotta Sing - Aprenda a Cantar Multiples Generos : 1 CD

Amparo Bellon-Champ : Gotta Sing - Aprenda a Cantar Multiples Generos

Gotta Sing: Aprenda un Cantar Multiples Generos es una gran herramienta de ensenanza para el cantante profesional y el principiante. El CD se enfoca en la singularidad de cada estilo presentado. Los estilos son creado combinado elementos e ingredientes vocales en proporciones diferentes de colocaciones y resonancias. Cada leccion es seguida por una demostracion de tres canciones de tres generos diferentes. Los generos presentados en el CD son Balada, Bolero, Cumbia, Merengue, Latin Pop, Ranchera, Tejano, Tropical, and Salsa. Cada cancivocal-coach/Amparo-Bellon-Champ/n seleccionada fue un exito en su genero. Las canciones de Selena, Ednita Nazario, Olga Tanon, Gloria Estefan, Laura Pausini, Julieta Venegas, Rocio Durcal, La Lupe, Lucero, Rosana, y Celia Cruz fueron seleccionadas para demostrar las lecciones. Todas las canciones son interpretadas por Amparo con la meta de demostrar que una voz es capaz de producir una gama enorme de matices. Una hoja de ejercicios es disponible para descarga. Estos ejercicios ayudan al oyente identificar los cambios estilisticos en cada cancion.

Songlist: Leccion 1: Registro y Colocacion de Sonido, Baila Esta Cumbia, Como Antes, Es Mentrioso, Leccion 2: Ecualizacion y Densidad de Aliento, Con Los Anos Que Me Quedan, Emergencia de amor, Lento, Leccion 3: Vibrato, Velocidad de vibrato, y anchura de vibrato, Me gustas mucho, Que te pedi, Tu amor, Leccion 4: Formacion de la Vocales, Me Estas quemando, Pa' Ti no estoy, No me queda mas, Leccion 5: Textura y Tecnicas de Estilizacion, Mi Tierra, Por Un Beso, Quimbara, CONCLUSION

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6804c | 1 CD | $19.95

Andres Andrade : Absolute Beginners Voice : Book & 1 CD : 752187986416 : 0825635942 : 14001022

Andres Andrade : Absolute Beginners Voice

The Absolute Beginners approach is designed to make learning to sing easier than ever before! Suitable for both male and female beginners, this step-by-step guide takes you through the basics, from how to stand and breathe correctly, to singing your first song. Includes a picture guide to learning the art of singing. Begins with diagrams of the head and chest, and explanations of different 'resonators' and 'articulators' that create speech and singing, followed by posture, breathing and relaxation exercises. Next comes vocal exercises - demonstrated for female and male singers on the first CD, followed by a backing tracks. Includes ten songs which are presented on the second audio CD in performance and accompaniment versions. Also includes a section on vocal troubleshooting and a pull-out chart detailing a five-week plan of vocal exercises.

Songlist: Introduction, The Parts of Your Instument, Before You Start to Sing, Posture and Alignment, Exercises to Achieve Correct Posture, Breathing, Vowels and Consonats, Your First Vocal Exercises, How to Practice, Vocal Classification, About the Repertoire, "All Through the Night", "Auld Lang Syne", "Aura Lee", "Beautiful Dreamer", "Greensleeves", "My Buddy", "Scarborough Fair", "They Didn't Believe Me", "The Water is Wide", "You Made Me Love You", Basic Music Notation, Glossary of Musical Terms and Symbols, Vocal Troubleshooting

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6811b | Book & 1 CD | $14.95

Andres Andrade : The Complete Absolute Beginners Voice Course : Solo : Book, DVD & CD : 752187995098 : 0825636698 : 14007267

Andres Andrade : The Complete Absolute Beginners Voice Course

The Absolute Beginners approach is designed to make learning to sing easier than ever before! Suitable for both male and female beginners, this step-by-step guide takes you through the basics, from how to stand and breathe correctly, to singing your first song. Includes a picture guide to learning the art of singing. Begins with diagrams of the head and chest, and explanations of different 'resonators' and 'articulators' that create speech and singing, followed by posture, breathing and relaxation exercises. Next comes vocal exercises - demonstrated for female and male singers on the first CD, followed by a backing tracks. Includes ten songs which are presented on the second audio CD in performance and accompaniment versions. Also includes a section on vocal troubleshooting and a pull-out chart detailing a five-week plan of vocal exercises. The complete voice course brings together a method book, two audio CD's and a DVD in a single multimedia package to provide a total learning system.

Songlist: The Parts of your Instrument, Your First Vocal Exercises, Warm-up Exercises, Agility Exercises, Resonance Exercises, Vocal Troubleshooting, Introduction, The Parts of Your Instument, Before You Start to Sing, Posture and Alignment, Exercises to Achieve Correct Posture, Breathing, Vowels and Consonats, Your First Vocal Exercises, How to Practice, Vocal Classification, About the Repertoire, Basic Music Notation, Glossary of Musical Terms and Symbols, Vocal Troubleshooting

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Voicing: Solo | 6812dvd | Book, DVD & CD | $29.95

Anne Peckham : Singer's Handbook : Book : 073999480535 : 0876390572 : 50448053

Anne Peckham : Singer's Handbook

The Berklee in the Pocket Singer's Handbook is a must-have guide that sets a perfect 45- to 60-minute practice routine for you. Use it as your practice manual for a total vocal workout, from warm up to cool down. Covers: breathing exercises, tips for productive practice, mental practicing, breathing for relaxation, cool down techniques and more. Learn new tunes, clarify diction, and improve all aspects of your singing!

Songlist: Introduction to Practicing, Breath Management, Breathing Exercises, Practice Routine, Maintaining Your Vocal Health, Marking for Voice Conservation

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6027b | Book | $14.95

Audrey Hunt : Practice Guidance and Singing Tips : 1 CD

Audrey Hunt : Practice Guidance and Singing Tips

At last, here is a program for the singer who wants to become a pro and doesn't know where to start. The singer will learn how to: Create an act, Gain experience as a singer, Build a bio, resume and press kit, Learn the difference between an agent and a manager. Form a band, Build an audience, Make a demo, Promote and publicize, Build vocal Excellence ...and much more!

Songlist: Introduction, Getting Motivated, How to learn New Material Fast, Learning From Experience, Lots of Tips

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6635c | 1 CD | $14.95

Blake Neely : Fast Track - Lead Singer : Book & 1 CD : 073999317565 : 0634009818 : 00695408

Blake Neely : Fast Track - Lead Singer

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 | Digital Version Available | Book & 1 CD | $7.95

Brody McDonald : A Cappella Pop - A Complete Guide to Contemporary A Cappella Singing : Book : 038081424781  : 00-38006

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

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

By Phyllis Fulford and Michael Miller : Idiot's Guides As Easy As It Gets: Singing (2nd Edition) : Book : 9781615646210 : 74-1615646210

By Phyllis Fulford and Michael Miller : Idiot's Guides As Easy As It Gets: Singing (2nd Edition)

Now with helpful audio examples available online, Idiot's Guides As Easy As It Gets: Singing is a fast-track approach to improving vocal technique, including solo, ensemble, and sight singing. Filled with illustrations and exercises, this book covers many different musical styles---from pop and rock to country and classical.

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10186b | Book | $21.95

Carolyn Wilkins : Tips For Singers : Book & 1 CD : 884088147969 : 0876390890 : 50449557

Carolyn Wilkins : Tips For Singers

Learn the secrets to a successful singing career! A perfect complement to technique books, this essential handbook teaches how to: develop stage presence and musical identity; choose songs that showcase your voice; understand musical notation and create lead sheets; find the best key for your song; rehearse your band; choose and use mics and PAs; overcome stage fright; ace auditions; generate publicity; and more!

Songlist: Choosing Songs, Reading Music Notation, Finding Your Key and Transposing, More Notation: Dynamics and Repeats, Practicing Your Song, Creating a Lead Sheet, Hooking Up with the Rhythm Section: Roles and Functions in the Groove, Arranging, Rehearsing Your Band, Auiditions, Getting a Good Sound: Microphones, PA's an d Sound checks, Warm Up, Overcoming Performance Anxiety, The Day of the Show, Effective Performance: Delivering Your Song, After the Performance, Communication 101: Getting the Word Out

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6839b | Book & 1 CD | $19.95

Carry-A-Tune : Singing Coach Limited : CD-ROM : 183561000013 : 00631269

Carry-A-Tune : Singing Coach Limited

See - and hear - yourself singing better with these outstanding CD-ROMs. This learn-to-sing system makes it easy for anyone to learn to sing in tune! Simple to install and easy for singers of all ages to use, Singing Coach works on PCs running Windows XP, ME, and 2000. Includes: pitch-tracking system - microphone/headset - tracks progress for 3 sings - vocal range analyzer - 20 professional singing lessons - 12 practice songs - 4 free song downloads from the online music store.

Songlist: Find Your Range, See Yourself Sing, Sing with Confidence!

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6226cdro | CD-ROM | $49.95

Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, Robin and Linda Williams : Learn To Sing Harmony : Book & 1 CD : 073999331295 : 0634044826 : 00641533

Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, Robin and Linda Williams : Learn To Sing Harmony

Now that these popular lessons are on CD, it's easier than ever to join in and make beautiful vocal music. Find the song or part you are learning with the simple push of a button, and start harmonizing! If you're a complete beginner you'll learn the theory behind harmony singing and get the ear training you'll need to develop your style. If you already have some knowledge, these four wonderful singers will help you hone your skills, increase your repertoire and gain new techniques and insights into singing with others. The vocal parts, for duet, trio and quartet singing, are recorded on separate channels to allow you to try out your harmonies with Cathy, Marcy, Robin and Linda.

Songlist: Basics of Harmony, Down By The Riverside, Bury Me Beneath The Willow, Red River Valley, Long Journey Home, Good Old Mountain Dew, Hand Me Down My Walking Cane, Additional song lyrics, Careless Love, Trouble In Mind, Leavin' Train, Down In The Valley, Turtle Dove, Little Darlin' Pal Of Mine, Gold Watch And Chain, Keep On the Sunny Side, Blues Stay Away From Me, Amazing Grace, Goodnight, Irene, Stay All Night

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6199c | Book & 1 CD | $34.95

Daniel Zangger-Borch : Ultimate Vocal Voyage : Book & 1 CD : 884088261269 : 9185575194 : 00332742

Daniel Zangger-Borch : Ultimate Vocal Voyage

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

David Berkman : The Jazz Singer's Guidebook : Scat : Book & 1 CD

David Berkman : The Jazz Singer's Guidebook

Finally, a clear, step-by-step approach for serious singers who want to improve their grasp of jazz harmony and gain a deeper understanding of music fundamentals. Learn to accompany yourself, write lead sheets, understand the structure of the music, and improve your scatting. The Jazz Singer's Guidebook covers all the instrumental, theoretical and ear training requirements that you need in order to gain control of the music you are singing! The Jazz Singer's Guidebook will change how you hear music and make you a better singer, as well as give you the tools to develop your singing in directions you may not have thought possible. Subjects covered include:- The harmonic basis of the melody of songs, How to vary melodies, How to develop a greater awareness of the important harmonic details of songs, How to write a lead sheet and how to evaluate the chord changes that are on a lead sheet, How to hear tensions and chord tones on chords, How to know and hear the appropriate chord scale for each chord change, How to improvise from chord scales, Ways to improve your intonation for scatting. Plus hundreds of suggestions and exercises for scatting, composing, transcribing, understanding jazz vocabulary and increasing what you have to say as an improvising musician.

Songlist: Introduction, Becoming A Functional Pianist, Lead Sheet Basics, The Harmonic Basis of the Melody of Songs , Chord Tones and the Tensions of Progressions, Chord Scales, Friend or Foe?, Applying Chord Scales to a Tune, A Tetrachord Approach to Chord Scales, Chromatic Approach Note Patterns and Bebop Vocabulary, Guide Tone Lines, The Blues, Technical Drill of Intervals, Practicing Scat, Conclusion

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Voicing: Scat | 7084b | Book & 1 CD | $24.95

Elaine Schmidt : All About Singing : Book & 1 CD : 884088191214 : 1423446933 : 00311452

Elaine Schmidt : All About Singing

Have you struggled through tedious lessons and boring instruction books in your desire to learn to sing? If you wish there were a fun and engaging way to motivate you in your singing quest, then this is it - All About Singing is for you! Whether it's learning to read music, preparing an audition, singing in a choir, or all of the above, this guide will help you to finally start singing your favorite songs in many different styles. Plus you'll learn interesting tidbits on vocal health, working with a microphone, conquering stage fright, and other fun stuff about singing. This fun-filled, easy-to-use guide includes: an introduction to how the voice works; basic music-reading instruction; background on various styles of music, including many favorite songs; performance tips & tricks; famous singers & suggested listening; and more! Includes many songs to help you practice and learn.

Songlist: Finding Your Voice, Voice Types, Discovering Your Vocal Range, The Vocal Chords, The Break, Breathing and Posture, Daily Breathing Exercises, Daily Warm-Ups and Practices, It's All About Style, Working on Your Songs, Slow Down!, Hands and Eyes, Shaping a Phrase, Making Music Your Own, Diction, Vowels, Be Flexible, Vocal Health, Working with a Microphone, Conquering Stage Fright, Reading Music - The Basics, Keys, Scales and Forms

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7272b | Digital Version Available | Book & 1 CD | $19.95

Elaine Schmidt : First 15 Lessons - Voice (Pop Singers' Edition) : Solo : Songbook & Online Audio : 888680720216 : 1540013847 : 00254122

Elaine Schmidt : First 15 Lessons - Voice (Pop Singers' Edition)

The First 15 Lessons series provides a step-by-step lesson plan for the absolute beginner, complete with audio tracks, video lessons, and real songs! Designed for self-teaching or for use with an instructor, you'll build a solid foundation as you work through each lesson, learning the basics of the instrument and music reading while practicing the many exercises, concepts and song excerpts within. Must-know instruction so you can start playing right away, with a free online metronome! The voice book features lessons on: full-body singing, breathing, finding your voice, vocal warmups, the vocal break, caring for your voice, diction, music literacy, building skills, working on a song, dealing with nerves and more. Includes vocal lines from 12 songs: At Last - Cups (When I'm Gone) - Danny Boy - Georgia on My Mind - Give My Regards to Broadway - Hallelujah - Hard Times Come Again No More - Homeward Bound - I Ain't Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares for Me) - Scarborough Fair - The Skye Boat Song - You Raise Me Up.

Songlist: At Last, Danny Boy, Hallelujah, You Raise Me Up, Scarborough Fair, Homeward Bound, Give My Regards To Broadway, Skye Boat Song, Cups (When I'm Gone), Georgia On My Mind, Hard Times Come Again No More, I Ain't Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares For Me)

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Voicing: Solo | 40152b | Songbook & Online Audio | $9.95

Frederic Fay Swift : Fundamentals of Singing : Book : 029156063097  : 00-EL01254

Frederic Fay Swift : Fundamentals of Singing

Not everyone is endowed with a beautiful voice... but everyone can learn to use their voice instrument correctly. In the pages of this book, the fundamentals of singing will be state in simple language. Children as well as adults can learn to sing correctly. As they mature, they will continue to sing correctly. This book is intended to lay the foundation for voice culture based upon common sense and reason.

Songlist: We Are All Singers, History of Singing, Singing in America, Vocal Music in Our Schools, Our Singing instrument, Why People Sing, Breathing, Suggestions for Breathing, Exhaling, Producing Tones, Vibrating Exercises, Some Warnings, Speech and Singing, Vowel Sounds, Singing Vowels, Vocalizing Vowels, Vowel Sounds of Songs, More Vowel Sounds, Singing Words, Diphthongs, Consonants, Singing Consonants, More Consonants, Pronunciation, Diction, Vocalizing, Vocalizing Upward, Vocalizing Downward, Voice Classification, Quality of Voice, and more

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6529b | Book | $7.95

Garwood Whaley : Basics in Rhythm : 01 Book & 2 CDs : 073999171365 : 1574630253 : 00317136

Garwood Whaley : Basics in Rhythm

A collection of short, graduated studies for teaching or learning to read rhythms. Exercises cover all fundamental rhythms, meters, and mixed meters. Ideal as a supplement or primary reading method. Provides a systematic approach to reading and understanding rhythms and rhythm devices from the Renaissance to today. Now even better with the addition of a demonstration CD showcasing the exercises featured in the book. Useful for voices or any instrument.

Songlist: Note and Rest Values - Whole, half, quarter, eighth, Note and Rest Values - Quarter, eighth, Note and Rest Values - Sixteenth, Note Values - Sixteenth, Rhythmic Device - Dotted notes and rests, Rhythmic Device - Triplets, Rhythmic Device - Syncopation, Tied notes, Rhythmic Device - Changing meter

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6587b | Book & 2 CDs | $19.95

Gilson Schachnik : Beginning Ear Training : Book & 1 CD : 884088105907 : 0876390815 : 50449548

Gilson Schachnik : Beginning Ear Training

These time-tested exercises will help you to play by ear. This Berklee School of Music Press book introduces the core skills of ear training. Step by step, you will learn to use solfege to help you internalize the music you hear and then easily transpose melodies to different keys. Learn to hear melody and then write it down. Develop your memory for melodies and rhythms. Transcribe live performances and recordings. Listening is the most important skill in music, and this book will help you to listen better

Songlist: How To Use This Book, Do, Re, Mi, Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti, Scales, Dictation Answers

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6515b | Book & 1 CD | $14.95

Henry Alviani : VoiceWorks : Book : 00-27465

Henry Alviani : VoiceWorks

Here's the perfect "how-to" book for vocalists of all ages. Includes chapters on posture, breathing, vocal cords, tone, vowels, consonants, intonation, and phrasing. Presented in an easy-to-read, sometimes humorous, always interesting and instructional manner. A must-have manual for voice students, voice teachers, group voice classes, and choral directors at any level. Dr is Henry Alviani is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral and Music Studies at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. In addition to directing Concert Choir, Madrigal Singers, and Show Choir he teaches studio voice and voice classes, choral conducting, choral methods and supervises student teachers. He also performs regularly with the Pittsburgh Opera Chorus.

Songlist: Foreword, Introduction, Posture, Breathing, The Vocal Cords, Tone, Vowels, Consonants, Intonation, Phrasing, Recap, Glossary, Respiratory System Diagram, About the Author

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6611b | Book | $14.95

Howard Austin : Born To Sing : Solo : DVD : BTS-dvd-CD

Howard Austin : Born To Sing

Get set for an exciting one hour program from the authors of the Vocal Power Method including respected Los Angles vocal coach Howard Austin. The authors have designed a practical and creative approach to vocal technique applied to all styles. Sing - along with step-by-step demonstrations and over 100 on-screen song phrases. Learn Breathing and Support, Vibrato and its applications, Power and Projection, Head Voice (Falsetto), Chest Voice, Smoothing out the 'break' between the registers and more...

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Voicing: Solo | 4170dvd | DVD | $29.95

Hugo Pinksterboer : Tipbook Vocals - The Singing Voice : Book : 884088210007 : 142345622X : 00331949

Hugo Pinksterboer : Tipbook Vocals - The Singing Voice

This easy-to-read and highly accessible Tipbook has been written in close collaboration with classical and non-classical singers and teachers, therapists, and other experts. Tipbook Vocals doesn't teach you how to sing, but it supplies you with valuable, practical information that will help you to understand and extend the possibilities of your voice, to appreciate and evaluate input from voice teachers and coaches, and to have easier access to other literature on the subject.

Songlist: See and Hear What You Read, A Singer?, A Quick Tour, Learning to Sing, Singing Well, Registers, Voices Types and Ranges, Singing Methods, Voice Care, Lyrics, Microphones & Effects, History, Being Prepared, Reading Music, Glossary

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5065b | Book | $14.95

Jaime Babbitt : Working with Your Voice : Book : 038081408309  : 00-36791

Jaime Babbitt : Working with Your Voice

You say you want to become a professional singer. Where do you start? Is it really possible to make a living doing what you love? With over 25 years of experience as a professional singer, Jaime Babbitt has been there, done that, and knows the drill. In this book, Jaime looks at everything involved with having a career as a singer and offers you her first-hand experience. She applies a Zen approach to her invaluable tips on singing, gigs, marketing, and the professional singer's lifestyle. You'll realize your goal of becoming a successful working singer and how your voice, body, connections, technique, and attitude all help you every step of the way. Whether you're a pop superstar in the making, a stone-cold rocker, a Broadway baby, an R&B diva, or a jazz crooner, Working with Your Voice helps you become the singer who's great at whatever they do---and who knows how to do it all.

Songlist: Getting Started, Voice Coaches vs. Voice Teachers, Why Must I Exercise?, The Alexander Technique, Conquering Stage Fright, The Rehearsal Process, Recording Your Vocals, The Click Track, Microphone Dynamics, Pitch Correction, Business Tips, Determining Your Value, Auditions, Negotiating, Song Interpretation, Song Choice, Mic and Monitor Checks, Ear Training Basics, Singing Harmony, Choosing a Producer, Gigs For Studio Singers, Vocal Sessions, Cruise Ship Gigs, Promoting Yourself, About Contracts, Being Professional, Word Glossary for Professional Singers

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7287b | Book | $19.95

James Sleigh : Sing Today! : Book & 1 CD : 884088012182 : 1423406907 : 00699761

James Sleigh : Sing Today!

This book/CD pack is designed to teach you how to get the most out of your singing voice. Whatever your taste in music - rock, blues, jazz, R&B, country, funk or Latin - Sing Today! will give you the proper start you need to sing lead or harmony. You'll learn how the human voice works, breathing techniques, how to read music notation, warm-up exercises, professional hints and tips, and over 70 great songs and examples. The accompanying CD includes 91 tracks featuring full demos and sing-along versions so you can perform with professional-sounding accompaniments.

Songlist: The Basics, Getting Started, Major and Minor, Complete Scales, Building a Song, Complete Song #1, Your First Pop Song, Complete Song #2, The Singer's Toolbox

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6870b | Book & 1 CD | $9.95

Jeffrey Allen : Guide to Karaoke Confidence : Book : 029156132397  : 00-EL03976

Jeffrey Allen : Guide to Karaoke Confidence

A quick, simple and fun course for everyone who loves to sing. Designed for all vocal ranges and styles, Jeffrey Allen's Guide to Karaoke Confidence offers numerous, invaluable performance and singing tips to insure that each and every moment in the Karaoke spotlight is successful.

Songlist: Beyond Singing in the Shower, Do's and Don'ts of Karaoke Performing, Creating "Singerly" Lines, Building Confidence, Conquering Stage Fright, The Microphone, Breathing For Singers, Breath Support and Control, Mouth Position, Thinking Like A Singers, Blending Vocal Colors, Anchoring Tone, Never Fear High Notes Again

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6538b | Book | $8.95

Jerald Stone : You Can Sing : Book & 1 CD : 14036520

Jerald Stone : You Can Sing

In just a few weeks, you can master the vocal techniques used by professional singers and unlock your true creative potential with this superb book and CD pack. Accompanying CD demonstrates invaluable exercises, warm-ups, and professional song arrangements.

Songlist: Vocal Coaching Session, Lyrics, Pitch, Pop Placement, Range, The Middle Register, Basic Vowel Sounds, Intervals, Selecting Music, Transposing, Pronunciation, Embellishments, Using Consonants, Using a Microphone, Comic Delivery, Phrasing and Dynamics, Song Form, Country, Folk, and Blues, Rock, Broadway, The Diaphragm, Daily Vocal Warmup, Voice Lesson, The Head Voice, Posture, Staccato, Legato, The Throat and Jaw, Articulation, The Tongue, and more

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6164b | Book & 1 CD | $17.95

Joyce Eilers : The Beginning Part-Singer Vol 1 & 2 : 2-Part : Songbook

Joyce Eilers : The Beginning Part-Singer Vol 1 & 2

Master writer for young voices, Joyce Eilers has designed a special series for choirs ready to begin part-singing! Filled with Joyce's carefully developed techniques and suggestions, this collection of five best-selling chorals will motivate your choir and help them achieve a successful first experience. In Volume II, Joyce Eilers reinforces the necessary criteria for choosing music for the young singer and shows how to make adjustments as the choir gains in maturity and musical experience. This valuable resource includes five best-selling chorals along with Joyce's helpful suggestions and teaching tips. This collection is sure to produce immediate success with your choir!

Songlist: America, The Beautiful, The Pirate Song, Tiki Chant, My America, Glendy Burke, The Legend of the Bells, Down By The Riverside, Go For It!, Dreamer with Liberty and Justice For All

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Judy Clark : Sing Like The Stars! : 01 Book & 2 CDs : SLTS

Judy Clark : Sing Like The Stars!

A unique compilation of voice exercises that includes a 110-page spiral bound book, demo CD and Pitch Exercise CD. Most exercises printed in Key of C as a reference. The Pitch CD consists of nine intonation exercises in five musical keys, allowing the singer to improve pitch and also develop range (total of 45 exercises). The materials contain the fundamentals of voice training, following step-by-step order. Demo CD is a useful tool for personal players or in the car.

Songlist: Breathing Exercises, Intermediate Resonance Exercises, Beginning Vocal Gymnastics Exercises, Intermediate Vocal Gymnastics Exercises, Lutgen Exercises, Use vowels sounds mi-mah-no, Accentuate vowels and resonate in the head register, Enunciation and diction, Vaccia Exercises, Determining Your Best Vocal Range, Caring For Your Voice, Personal Style and Phrasing, Perfect Singing, Rules For Success, Practice Regimen

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Karen Farnum Surmani : Alfred's Teach Yourself to Sing : Solo : Songbook & Online Audio : 038081509433  : 00-44769

Karen Farnum Surmani : Alfred's Teach Yourself to Sing

Learn to sing and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred Music. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about equipment used by singers, vocal health, and getting acquainted with reading music. You will then move right along to breathing, vocalizing, proper warm-ups, and singing songs, lesson by lesson, all while continuing to increase your knowledge of reading and understanding music. You will learn to sing an array of musical styles including pop, jazz, classical, and musical theater. Near the end of the book, you will be introduced to the idea of individual interpretation, which will help you color your songs with your own unique style. The book features a chord and scale chart for reference during and after your lessons. The online media includes instructional video and TNT 2 software with audio accompaniments that let you adjust the audio levels, transpose accompaniments to any key, and adjust playback tempo. * For beginners with no prior musical training. * Learn to sing with a live band or group in any style. * Discover your own natural sound. * Covers breathing, posture, warming up, and more. * An easy and comprehensive approach to reading music. * Pop, jazz, classical, and musical theater styles covered. * Includes tips on performing like how to overcome nervousness and mind/body connections to singing. Titles: Are You Lonesome Tonight? * Dream a Little Dream of Me * Fly Me to the Moon * For All We Know * This Land is Your Land * Those Were the Days * Turn! Turn! Turn! * Where Is Love? * and more.

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Voicing: Solo | 10627b | Songbook & Online Audio | $21.95

Karen Oleson : You Can Teach Yourself To Sing : Book & 1 CD : 95294BCD

Karen Oleson : You Can Teach Yourself To Sing

Most of us know only our speaking and untrained singing voices. This book will help you discover your 3rd powerful, trained singing voice through exercises that can be applied to any vocal style. The author presents a complete guide for discovering your vocal range and developing breath control, resonance, and vibrato. Includes chapters on the voice as an instrument including care of the voice, the relationship between one speaking and singing voice, and the cultivation of correct singing posture. You'll learn how to articulate and use the voice effectively in different styles of singing as well as how to sing with a microphone. A great number of vocal exercises and complete songs in various styles are presented, making this book an enjoyable learning experience as well as an effective tool for voice development.

Songlist: Your Vocal Instrument And How To Care For It, The Speaking Voice And The Singing Voice, Finding Your Natural Posture, Managing Your Breath, Developing Resonance And Vibrato, Articulating Vowels And Consonants, Finding Your Vocal Range, Singing Popular Music, Exercises, Songs

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Karen Surmani : Singing 101 - A Contemporary Approach to Singing : Solo : 01 Book & DVD : 038081343884  : 00-31906

Karen Surmani : Singing 101 - A Contemporary Approach to Singing

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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Voicing: Solo | 5431b | Book & DVD | $19.95

Karen Surmani : Teach Yourself To Sing : Book & 1 CD : 00-11687

Karen Surmani : Teach Yourself To Sing

For beginners with no prior musical training. Learn the basics of singing including breathing, posture, warming up and more. Includes an easy and comprehensive approach to reading music. The Enhanced CD has an audio portion with practice exercises, demonstrations by professional singers and exciting accompaniments to sing along with. The software portion includes an interactive song player, which lets you adjust tempos, mix accompaniment tracks, record your performance and transpose song accompaniments to any key! There are 40 all-time favorite songs included in the book in a variety of styles, from Popular, to Jazz, Classical and Musical Theater. Book & CD

Songlist: Getting Started, The Basics of Singing, More Basics of Singing, Interpreting Vocal Music, Performing Music

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Kirby Shaw : Junior Jazz - Beginning Steps to Singing Jazz  : 2-Part : Songbook

Kirby Shaw : Junior Jazz - Beginning Steps to Singing Jazz

This is what you've been waiting for! Introduce your young singers to the basics of vocal jazz with nine original songs illustrating a specific jazz concept. With educator notes included, this is an excellent introduction to an original American art form. Kirby Shaw helps kids learn more about vocal jazz in this easy-to-sing and educational collection. Each original song focuses on a different aspect of jazz singing.

Songlist: Blues, Blues , Blues, Riff City, Inflections, Blue Notes, Scat Like That, Jump, Jive and Jam!, Schoolhouse Blues, A La Mode

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Voicing: 2-Part | 7423b | Songbook | $8.75

Mary King / Anthony Legge : The Singers Handbook : Book :               : 12-0571527205

Mary King / Anthony Legge : The Singers Handbook

Unique, informative and engaging, The Singer's Handbook is a must have for all aspiring singers! Drawn from their extensive experience in the professional singing arena, Mary King and Anthony Legge shine a light onto the fascinating world of singing and the music business, enabling any singer to discover the tools to develop their own talents. Indispensable to amateur enthusiasts and those with professional aspirations alike, The Singer's Handbook is packed full of practical information, technical advice and exclusive tips to provide guidance for every stage of a singer's development - from finding your first teacher to dealing with the pressures of a professional career. Highlights include: Useful tips on learning music, warming up and effective practice; Practical information on looking after your voice; Technical advice for singing in different musical styles, including classical music and musical theatre; Condsiderations regarding singing in foreign languages; Points of stagecraft; How to approach exams, auditions and career development.

Songlist: The Singing Teacher, How The Voice Works, Some Basic Anatomy, How To Warm Up and Practice, Learning and Memorizing Music, Try-out Performances, Practice Techniques and Tips, Basics of Music Style, Evaluating your Progress, First Performances, Singing Coaches, Language Coaches, Auditions, Exams, Competitions and Awards, Being Business Like, Success, Practice and Self Discipline, The Singer's Job

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Ory Brown : Singing For Dummies : CD-ROM

Ory Brown : Singing For Dummies

Singing for Dummies is a fun and easy way to learn to sing or improve your singing! Professional singer and voice teacher Ory Brown, M.M., guides you through over 80 step-by-step lessons with over 30 full-motion videos and animations. The easy-to-follow lessons show you how to sing in time and in tune, use proper singing technique, and develop and project your voice. eMedia's Interactive Feedback technology actually listens as you sing and shows you whether you are too high, too low, or right in tune! The over 35 songs available as live recordings for male and female voices in both high and low ranges include hits from Diana Ross and John Lennon. Private lessons from an instructor of this quality would cost many times more than this interactive software. eMedia Singing For Dummies is an exceptional value that will quickly get you singing with confidence!

Songlist: 80 Lessons, Step-by-step curriculum, 30 videos, Interactive feedback, 6 songs

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Pam Wedgwood : It's Never Too Late to Sing : Solo : Songbook : 9780571536696 : 12-0571536697

Pam Wedgwood : It's Never Too Late to Sing

It's Never Too Late to Sing Piano Accompaniments contains the piano accompaniments to all the songs and exercises in It's Never Too Late To Sing, the teach-yourself method with interactive CDs. Titles: Frere Jacques * When the Saints * Cockles and Mussels * My Lord What a Morning * Amazing Grace * Auld Lang Syne * When I Fall in Love * All Through the Night * The Last * Rose of Summer * Simple Gifts * Flash, Bang, Wallop! * Rise Up Shepherd and Foller * I Know Where I'm Going * Scarborough Fair * Sleep Little Baby (Pam Wedgwood) * Silent Night * Greensleeves * Swing Low, Sweet Chariot * How Can I Keep from Singing? * Skye Boat Song * A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square * The Water Is Wide * Let's Face the Music and Dance * Hush-A-Bye Mountain * Remember When (Pam Wedgwood) * Watching the Wheat * My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose * Over the Rainbow * Deep River * Danny Boy * The Lord Is My Shepherd * Down by the Salley Gardens * David of the White Rock * There's No Business Like Show Business * Ding Dong Merrily on High * Silent Worship * Cry Me a River * I Can See Clearly Now * Singing in the Rain * Let's Call the Whole Thing Off * Dear Lord and Father of Mankind * Moving On (Pam Wedgwood).

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Voicing: Solo | 10679b | Songbook | $19.95

Pam Wedgwood and Heidi Pegler : It's Never Too Late to Sing : 01 Book & 2 CDs : 9780571534326 : 12-0571534325

Pam Wedgwood and Heidi Pegler : It's Never Too Late to Sing

Have you always wanted to be able to sing? Then this book is for you -- because it's never too late! It's Never Too Late To Sing is an all-in-one tutor book that covers approximately two years of singing lessons, and includes essential music theory and technical skills for beginners. The learning process is broken down into bite-sized, manageable chunks with two CDs containing a wealth of music from classical and folk to pop and jazz to sing along to. Packed with information, teaching advice and top tips from the experts, this beginner singer's method is perfect for those keen to begin singing, but not sure where to start!

Songlist: Reading Music, Posture and Alignment, Warming Up, Relaxing the Jaw, Dipthongs and Triphthongs, Singing Consonants, Major and Minor, Singing with an Open Throat, Practicing the Songs, Expression and Interpretation, Sound Quality, Singing High Notes, Longer Phrases, Vocal Agility, Vocal Health

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Pamelia Phillips : Singing for Dummies : Book & 1 CD : 0764524755

Pamelia Phillips : Singing for Dummies

Whether you enjoy singing in the shower or on the stage, this how-to guide will help you calm your nerves, match pitch, increase your vocal range, and develop a strong singing technique. You get expert advice on keeping your voice healthy, choosing a voice teacher, selecting the right material, and giving a stellar performance. The companion CD includes singers demonstrating every exercise so you can hear how it's done allowing you to develop agility, pop riffs, and dynamic control, exercises to help you strengthen your chest voice, head voice, middle voice, and falsetto, and you will able to put your singing skills to the test with a song recorded on the CD.

Songlist: Introduction, So You Want To Sing, Getting In The Right Frame Of Spine, Breathing For Singing, Toning Up The Voice, Matching Voice Types, Aquiring Beautiful Tone, Exploring Resonance, Shaping Your Vowels For Clarity, Exercising For Articulation, Developing A Practice Routine, Discovering The Parts Of Your Singing Voice, Raising The Roof On Your Range, Guys And Dolls: What's Unique About Your Voice?, Tuning Up Your Speaking Voice For Belting, Finding The Right Voice Teacher For You, Training For Singing, Selecting Your Music Material, Acting The Song, Confronting Your Fear Of Performing, Auditioning A Song For Musical Theatre, Ten Performers With Good Technique, Ten FAQ About Singing, Ten Tips For Maintaining Vocal Health, Ten Tips For Performing Like A Pro

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6304b | Book & 1 CD | $24.95

Pamelia Phillips : Singing Exercises for Dummies : Book & 1 CD : 9781118281086

Pamelia Phillips : Singing Exercises for Dummies

The fast and easy way to take your singing skills to new heights. Some people are born with a naturally great singing voice, but even the best singers can benefit from a broader range of knowledge and training. Voice training not only expands your technique and power, but enhances your performance abilities in business and on stage. "Singing Exercises For Dummies" gives you a trusted, easy way to learn, or improve, your singing. Packed with exercises and drills in the book and on the accompanying CD, "Singing Exercises For Dummies" helps you strengthen your voice; refine technique; develop consistency, build power and endurance; and increase vocal range. Beginning with warm-up and proper posture then logically transitioning to scales, chords, and arpeggios, "Singing Exercises For Dummies" contains everything you need to develop and sharpen your singing skills.Exercises and drills on the CD help you practice your skillsCovers everything from building power and endurance to singing pitch-perfect arpeggios Whether you're relatively new to singing, have had ongoing instruction, or are looking to break into the music industry, "Singing Exercises For Dummies" has you covered.

Songlist: Preparing Your Body for Practicing, Warming Up for Singers, Practicing Breathing Exercises, Shaping the Tongue and Lips for Vowels, Articulating Consonants Accurately, Singing Precise Intervals for Musical Accuracy, You've Got Rhythm, Adding Diversity with Dynamics, Working Out Your Range, Checking out Chest Voice, Mixing Up Your Sound with Middle Voice, Coordinating Register Transitions, Advancing Your Singing Technique, Developing Your Vocal Tone, Expanding Your Vocal Agilty, Belting It Out with Exercises, Ten Tips to Practicing Like a Pro, Ten Questions Singers Ask Frequently, Vocal Exercises (CD)

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Phyllis Fulford and Michael Miller : Complete Idiot's Guide to Singing : Book & 1 CD : 74-1592570860

Phyllis Fulford and Michael Miller : Complete Idiot's Guide to Singing

You're no idiot, of course. You're always singing along with what's playing on the radio or CD player. However, you are afraid to share your vocal abilities with your family and friends - and performing on stage is merely a fantasy. This easy-to-read guide teaches you how to overcome your stage fright and become a better singer! Topics include finding an ideal singing range, tips on how to stand and breathe properly, techniques for singing in various styles, advice on overcoming stage fright, and much more. Also includes an audio CD with examples of different techniques and accompaniments for the singing exercises in the book.

Songlist: So You Want to Be a Singer, Your First Singing Lesson, Employing Vocal Imagery, Finding Your Range, Developing Your Technique with Vocal Exercises, Learning to Sing Properly, Let's Get Physical, Straight and Tall: Why Posture Makes a Difference, Waiting to Exhale: Learning Breath Control, Finding Your Focus: Vocal Placement and the Even Voice, Basic Vocal Theory, Do, a Deer: Using Solfeggio Techniques, Practicing Your Sight Singing, Diction, Phrasing and Dynamics, Learning and Practicing a Song, Choral Singing, Classical and Musical Theater, Pop, Rock, and Country, Jazz, Gospel and R&B, Taking Care of Your Voice, Finding a Teacher, Singing on Stage and in the Studio, Follow Your Dreams

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Roberta Radley : The Real Easy Ear Training Book : 01 Book & 2 CDs

Roberta Radley : The Real Easy Ear Training Book

All great singers have one thing in common - to a great extent, they know what the harmony is as the chords of songs go by. Do you? If not, here's a practical guide to get you up to speed! For all musicians, regardless of instrument or experience, this is the most comprehensive book on hearing the changes ever published! Using musical examples that reflect all contemporary genres (pop, rock, Latin, fusion, jazz, etc.), emphasis is placed on making ear training real, as Prof. Radley shows how to apply the harmonic ear training studies in the book to your own musical needs. Covers both beginning and intermediate ear training exercises. Trusting your ear can be challenging. However, doing so provides great personal satisfaction and self-confidence. So what steps does this book take toward trusting your ear? Music Teachers! You will find this book invaluable in teaching ear training to your students - as a stand-alone course, or in conjunction with your current ear training methods.

Songlist: Singing The Major Sale With Numbers and Solfege Syllables, Building Other Major Triads, Building Major Triads, Identify The Minor and Diminished Triads, Sing Root Position Arpeggios with the Cycle 5 Progression, Transcribe The Voice-Led Chord Lines, Hearing Inversions of the I Chord, Identify the Chord Tones In The Melody, Write Out The Imaj7 and IVmaj7 Chords, Rewind...Harmonize The Melody, Building Natural Minor Scales, Sing The Chromatic Scale Using Solfege Syllables, Explore Minor Key Harmony, Hear the Bass Line in the Major Key

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Roger Kain : Basic Vocal Workout : 01 Book Vocal Warm Up Exercises : 752187438915 : 1844920240 : 14003558

Roger Kain : Basic Vocal Workout

There is a lot more to rock singing than just going out on stage, picking up a mic and howling like a banshee. What about tone? What about inflection or sustaining a note? How can you train yourself to hit those high notes? Roger Kain's book, Basic Vocal Workout, will show you how. Adapted from a syllabus originally developed for the Brighton institute of Modern Music, this book is a guide to training the voice to perform in both live and studio conditions. Packed with exercises for both male and female performers, as well as detailed "guidance notes" to help you perform the exercises properly, it's the perfect guide for anyone looking to develop their skills as a vocalist.

Songlist: The Range, Opening Up The Voice, 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, Joining Up The Loud Voices

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Royal Stanton : Steps to Singing for Voice Classes : Book : Royal Stanton : 157766-1354

Royal Stanton : Steps to Singing for Voice Classes

This outstanding volume is well-known for its simplicity, inclusiveness, and integrity to the fundamentals of the art of singing. The late Royal Stanton - an experienced teacher; the founder of Schola Cantorum, a symphonic choir of 150 voices; and a composer and arranger of many nationally published pieces - wrote with the flair to engage and hold the interest of newcomers venturing into the organized process of singing. His nine-step format provides students the opportunity to build on their voice-training achievements. Singing is more than endless exercises and technical devices, and Stanton's methods have proven effective in guiding beginning students from their initial tentative approaches to phonation, to the outer edges of performance and the rudiments of interpretation. Learning the joys of controlled singing in a friendly environment encourages beginners to think of singing as a natural, peer-approved activity.

Songlist: Making Preparations, Breathing to Sing, Making Tone, Coloring Tone, Putting The Parts Together, Learning To Perform, Learning Musicianship, Making Singing Meaningful, Moving Toward Artistry, Seven Steps to Learning a New Song, A Sample Vocal Performance Evaluation Form, Musicianship Information for Singers, Song Collection

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Sam West : Vocal Workout : Solo : DVD : 00-9987A

Sam West : Vocal Workout

First released on video, this programme was the first of its kind to have been produced in the UK, and is still a 'best seller' in music stores and mail order companies in the UK, and Europe. The programme begins by explaining the principles of voice production, and graphics are used to illustrate certain points. Sam West, with the aid of two singers, Candi McKenzie, and Bridget Lynch-Blosse, explains and demonstrates various singing techniques, i.e. Breath Control, Range, Resonance, Vibrato, Aural (ear) training, plus more. In the 'workout' section, ten different exercises are presented, each going through various keys - thus accommodating both low and also high voiced singers. Each of the ten exercises are intended for specific areas of vocal technique. The DVD has proved even more popular than the video version: taking advantage of this new format, viewers can select different parts of the programme quickly - thus varying their practice routines. The written musical accompaniment to the exercises can also be viewed on-screen via the DVD menu.

Songlist: Introduction, How Vocal Sound Is Produced, Breath Control, Tone Control and Projection, Vibrato, Range, Exercises - Slow Glides, Legato (smooth singing), Octaves, Fast Scales, Increasing Intervals, Staccato Scales, Technical Study, Octave Leaps & Agility Exercises, Chromatic Scales

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Shalee & David Schmidt : Gotta Sing Voice Lessons : Solo : 3 DVDs

Shalee & David Schmidt : Gotta Sing Voice Lessons

Gotta Sing is the most comprehensive vocal training series available. The techniques and training in this series will take you from beginning techniques and skills to advanced professional exercises and capabilities. Whether you are just beginning or are already an experienced vocalist, you will enjoy learning from our professional training while improving your singing voice. DVD 1 will teach you the basics of singing. You will learn to stand like a singer, how to use your breathing in the most efficient way, how to sing on pitch and the basics of vowel formation. Lessons include: Singer Alignment, Breath Management, Matching Pitch, and Vocal Tract Tuning. DVD 2 takes you to the next level of your vocal development. You will learn to get through the "break" in your voice, sing longer phrases and how to articulate words for clarity. Lessons include: Onset and Release, Articulation, Legato, Passaggio and Vocal Registers. DVD 3 teaches advanced skills of singing to be learned after you have mastered DVD 1 and DVD 2. You will learn how to develop your vibrato, sing in different dynamic levels and to move quickly from note to note. The series ends with tips on performance routines and how to overcome stage fright. Lessons include: Vibrato, Messa di Voce, Coloratura, Stage Fright and Performance.

Songlist: Singers Alignment, Breath Management, Matching Pitch, Vocal Tract Tuning, Onset and Release, Articulation, legato, Passaggio and Vocal Registers, Vibrato, Messa di Voce, Coloratura, Stage Fright and Performance

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Sharon Stohrer : Singers Companion : Book : 0415976987 : 0415976987

Sharon Stohrer : Singers Companion

The Singer's Companion is a basic text aimed at college-level students of singing covering all the basic issues faced by vocalists in all styles of music. The book begins with the nuts-and-bolts issues of finding a good teacher and basic steps in learning a song. Then, the author addresses the issue of how to practice, work with a score, audition and perform. Vital issues of vocal health are addressed, as well as career issues facing all singers. The book concludes with some issues in the philosophy of singing, including the psychology of singing. Throughout, the author offers practical advice, step-by-step instruction, and graded exercises that will guide even the novice singer to better understand her or his instrument.

Songlist: Preface, Acknowledgments, Getting Started, Practicing, Working with the Score, Health and Body Awareness, The Complete Singer/Musician, A Few Words About Technique, Performing, A Brief look at Performance Anxiety, Auditioning, Singing as a Career or Avocation, Philosophy of Singing, Resources, Performance Anxiety: An Annotated Bibliography, About The Author, Index

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Sharon Stosur : Thirty More Days to Music Theory : Book : 884088032531 : 1423410734 : 09970705

Sharon Stosur : Thirty More Days to Music Theory

By popular demand, the 'Thirty Days' series proudly presents 30 more self-guided lessons and reproducible activity sheets covering the basics of music theory. Whether a verteran or newcomer to the series, this volume will expand your students musical knowledge of note values, rhythm reading, time signatures, syncopation. melodic notation, scales & invervals, key signatures and much, much more! Have fun exploring the basics through a variety of activities, games and puzzles, all presented in a logical sequence for msuic learning that lasts!

Songlist: Beat and Rhythm, Notes, Rests and Value, Meter and Time Signature, Reading Rhythm, Eighth and Sixteenth Notes and Rests, Ties and Dotted Notes, More About Time Sigatures, Syncopation, Elements of Rhythm Quiz, Melodic Notation, Reading Treble Clef, Reading Bass Clef, Reading Ledger Lines and Moveable Clefs, Half Steps, Whole Steps, Major Scale, Intervals, Sharp, Flat Natural, Key Signature, More Scales, Elements of Melody Quiz, Accidental, Enharmonic Notes, Tempo, Dynamics, Articulation, Form, Repeats and Endings, Triads, Transportation, Transcribing Music, Composition, Test Your Musical Knowlage

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Teri Danz : Vocal Essentials for the Pop Singer : Solo : Book & 1 CD : 884088456689 : 1423488296 : 00311934

Teri Danz : Vocal Essentials for the Pop Singer

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

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Terri Brinegar : Vocal and Stage Essentials for the Aspiring Female R&B Singer : Solo : Book & 1 CD : 884088608941 : 1458416534 : 00333439

Terri Brinegar : Vocal and Stage Essentials for the Aspiring Female R&B Singer

Many of young women who come to Terri Brinegar for vocal lessons aspire to be a professional R&B and pop singer. Often, they know little of what is actually involved, how hard the work is, and how important it is to be a good musician and bandleader. Many may have entered the competitive world of music blindly, with very little guidance to aid them along the way. This book and its accompanying CD present Terri's unique approach to vocal technique, musicianship, gigging, working with a band, stage performance techniques, and much more. In Vocal and Stage Essentials for the Aspiring Female R&B Singer Brinegar shares with her extensive stage experience, her success as a bandleader to some of the greatest musicians in the world, her skills as a musician and songwriter, her training in classical voice, and her years as a vocal coach. Brinegar believes a strong foundation of vocal technique is necessity to success in any style of singing. She is probably one of the few teachers with both a classical background and years of stage experience singing blues and R&B. While there are many books on technique, few, if any, have been written with Brinegar's broad and comprehensive take on the contemporary music industry.

Songlist: Overview, Technique, Keep it Simple, Flexible Tension, Breath vs. Tension, Diaphragmatic Breath, Resonating Cavities, Range, Resonance and Tone, Pitch, Phrasing, Singing Vowels, Vocal Breaks, Vibrato, Emotional Expression, Improvisation, Sight Reading, Performing, Vocal Health, Vocal Exercises

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Voicing: Solo | 6707b | Book & 1 CD | $22.95

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