Many of our customers are singers and arrangers. The singers share with us a desire to get better so we can sound - at least in the shower - like the pros. Arrangers, especially those just starting to tackle the problem, need all the advice they can get. Here are some products designed to improve your vocal technique, ranging from "Singing 101" to advanced exercises, along with "how - to " manuals for building a cappella arrangers.
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.
|6219 BOOK $17.95|
A complete step-by-step guide, "Secrets of Singing" provides everything needed
to gain technical and musical vocal mastery. Some of the highlights include:
Basic principles of singing, mastery of the upper voice, achieving the power
of an open throat, and phrasing and diction on a professional level. Jeff has
developed a hard-hitting vocal method designed to bring out the unique qualities
in any singer's voice. Through his process of technique and performance analysis,
he has fine-tuned the voices of thousands of solo artists and bands now performing
and/or recording throughout the musical world. Jeff's experience as a coach,
band consultant, and producer allows him special insights into the problems
of singers at all levels. Whether you're singing for pleasure or for profit,
"Secrets of Singing" will give you the know-how to practice, audition, perform
and record professionally.The package contains two CDs (one for high voice and
one for low voice) and an almost 400-page information-packed book.
1166 BOOK & 2 CDs $44.95
1167 BOOK & 2 CDs $44.95
This is the complete 4 volume series of The Art of Body Singing. This vocal method book has more tangible information than any other system available. This series includes countless techniques and exercises designed to guide you through progressively more difficult singing terrain. Instruction is taught in an intelligent order that will leave you with a clear understanding of how to warm-up and practice for ongoing growth. This book comes complete with 2 accompanying CDs of exercises and examples.
6158 BOOK & 2 CDs $24.95
6157 BOOK & CD $14.95
Four Parts, No Waiting investigates the role that vernacular, barbershop-style
close harmony has played in American musical history, in American life, and
in the American imagination. Starting with a discussion of the first craze for
Austrian four-part close harmony in the 1830s, Averill traces the popularity
of this musical form in minstrel shows, black recreational singing, vaudeville,
early recordings, and in the barbershop revival of the 1930s. In his exploration
of barbershop, Averill uncovers a rich musical tradition--a hybrid of black
and white cultural forms, practiced by amateurs, and part of a mythologized
vision of small-town American life. Barbershop harmony played a central -- and
overlooked -- role in the panorama of American music. Averill demonstrates that
the barbershop revival was part of a depression-era neo-Victorian revival, spurred
on by insecurities of economic and social change. Contemporary barbershop singing
turns this nostalgic vision into lived experience. Arguing that the "old songs"
function as repositories of idealized social memory, Averill reveals ideologies
of gender, race, and class. This engagingly-written, often funny book critiques
the nostalgic myths (especially racial myths) that have surrounded the barbershop
revival, but also celebrates the civic-minded, participatory spirit of barbershop
harmony. The text is accompanied by an audio CD.
|2838 BOOK & CD $34.98|
This easy-to-use audio course for self or small group study is a step-by-step
introduction to music reading skills. From the creator of The Jenson Sight Singing
Course, this resource will be an effective tool for building confidence and
skill. Includes exercises on reading note and rest values, meter, echo drills,
reading pitch from syllable letters and notes on the staff, movement by step
and skip, key signatures, and clef signs. Book and CD.
|2834 BOOK & CD $14.95|
||Before the Curtain Rises
Learning New Music
Mastering a Vocal Blend
Perfecting Your Diction
Expanding Your Range
Planning Your Performance
Taking Care of Performance Details
Checking Your Heart: The Way of It All
Ten Steps to Correct Breathing
Dealing with the unexpected: Laryngitis and Colds
Strengthen and Develop Your Voice to Its Maximum Potential! For over two decades Chris Beatty has been training and developing the voices of soloists, choral groups, and public speakers. Known to his thousands of students as "The Vocal Coach," Chris has been instrumental in the careers of such renowned performers as Pat and Debby Boone, Jack Hayford, Steve Green, Twila Paris, Dallas Holm, The 2nd Chapter of Acts, The Continental Singers, The African Children's Choir and many more. Now Chris' proven vocal performance techniques can be yours in this easy-to-use handbook. Designed for vocal students, church choirs, public speakers, and professional singers, the Vocal Workout book will provide a comprehensive resource that you will use again and again.
|6173 CD $12.98|
||Getting to Know Your Voice
Taking Care of Your Voice
Your Physical and Spiritual Posture
Your Breathing: How It Works
Tips for Better Breathing
The Tone of Your Voice
Warming Up Your Voice
The Coach's Final Word
It Isn't Difficult to Make Your Voice Heard... But It's Up to You to Make Sure Someone Is Listening! For over two decades Chris Beatty has been training and developing the voices of soloists, choral groups, and public speakers. Known to his thousands of students as "The Vocal Coach," Chris has been instrumental in the careers of such renowned performers as Pat and Debby Boone, Jack Hayford, Steve Green, Twila Paris, Dallas Holm, The 2nd Chapter of Acts, The Continental Singers, The African Children's Choir and many more. Now Chris' proven vocal performance techniques can be yours in this easy-to-use handbook. Designed for vocal students, church choirs, public speakers, and professional singers, the Vocal Workout book will provide a comprehensive resource that you will use again and again
|6174 CD $12.98|
With Brian Beck (of the Championship Quartet Dealer's Choice) as your guide and author, you'll be up to speed in no time! Includes learning cassette.
|5853 BOOK $29.95|
Author and voice teacher Gloria Bennett has taught Axl Rose of Guns N'Roses,
Vince Neil of Motley CrŁe, Exene Cervenka of X, Steve Wynn of Dream Syndicate,
Dexter Holland of The Offspring, and Anthony Keidis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers,
among others. Her comprehensive and practical book, now in its second edition,
offers a clear explanation of the voice as an instrument and proper vocal technique.
Through examples, anecdotes and exercises, Breaking Through provides for both
the novice and professional vocalist a vital sourcebook for maintaining and
enhancing the quality of the voice. Topics covered include: pitch problems and
solutions, evening your range, projection without strain, how to stay vocally
healthy on the road, how to find a good vocal coach, and much more.
|1161 BOOK $14.95|
Anna Callahan is a vocal instructor from Los Angeles. This book was initially
published in 1995, and was very popular until supplies ran out. We are pleased
to return it to circulation, as the marketplace is bereft of practical guidance
for the developing arranger, particularly in the contemporary genre, and this
manual is packed with detail. An overview of basic theory is provided, along
with examples of stylistic modifications, using the familiar tune "Greensleeves"
as a model (with taped demonstrations). Once the fundamental process of arranging
is mastered, Anna shows how to improve on the result, with hints for rehearsing
and performing, a discussion of jazz, and an appendix of notation, among other
practical chapters. Her style is clear and encouraging, and this book will be
helpful to arrangers of all levels « though beginners will may need more theory
than is offered here to get up to speed.
|2233 BOOK & TAPE $24.98|
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.
|6013 BOOK $17.95|
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.
|1157 BOOK $17.95|
This valuable resource is a must for every choral director. The 140 warmups
and vocal exercises in a handy Book/CD format will help singers produce a free
and open tone, develop clean articulation and diction, improve resonance, intonation
and more. The enclosed CD includes demonstration for each accompanied exercise
for full choir, small group or individual practice.
|1156 BOOK & CD $29.95|
To perform well in today's highly competitive world where technical skills
have been advanced to an unprecedented degree, a singer must be able to handle
incredible pressure within the performing arena; his or her ability to deal
with this stress will often determine whether he or she will succeed. Why, then,
do singers with less technical skill sometimes out-perform stars? Why do some
stars suddenly stop performing? What is that mysterious factor that makes an
electric performance? Consistent, competent performances do not depend solely
upon superior vocal skills, nor are they a matter of luck. On the contrary,
the best performances result from a combination of mental attitude, concrete
performing skills, and excellent technical skills in that order. Yet most singers
have never had the opportunity to acquire the essential skills that make for
a successful career.Written as a self-help manual for singers at all levels
of expertise, Transcending the Performance Barriers is designed to teach performing
artists, and especially singers, how to experience elite performance at their
level. The skills outlined in this book will help singers use what they have,
to enjoy their voices during performance, and to perform consistently to the
best of their present ability.
|1153 BOOK $34.95|
If you have ever wanted to learn to scat, try this book! Dr. Scott Fredrickson
presents the basics of vocal improvisation in his book Scat Singing Method.
This detailed book and two accompanying CDs include step by step instructions
and exercises on how to use syllables, melody and rhythm for jazz singing. At
the end of the method are eight arrangements for voices (solo with back up),
piano, bass and drums. This book is great for individuals as well as the classroom.
This new approach is based on the technique of theme and variation. By using
the elements of vocal improvisation: syllables, melody, and rhythm, and applying
the techniques, musical objectives can be met and instant success achieved.
|6016 BOOK &2 CDs $29.95|
Jimmy Joyce's A Cappella Choir was featured on the Alfred Burt Christmas Carols
CD, considered by some to be the finest recording of carols ever. This intermediate
level instructional manual covers a variety of topics, including voice leading,
intros and outros, scoring and rehearsal techniques, and has an accompanying
CD featuring 50 examples. Also, an appendix of Dick Groves' Harmony and Theory
Charts, which detail which scale is appropriate for each chord in a harmonic
progression. This book presupposes a fundamental grasp of notation and harmonic
structure and is an excellent way to progress in sophistication after the
basics are learned.
|4171 BOOK & CD $24.95|
When The Oxford Dictionary of Music first appeared, it was hailed by Music
and Musicians as "without question the most comprehensive, detailed, reliable
one-volume reference work on music now avaiable in the English language." Extensively
revised and expanded for this new edition, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Fourth
Edition is a rich mine of information for lovers of music of all periods and
styles, providing over 10,000 entries on musical terms, works, composers, librettists,
musicians, singers, and orchestras. The dictionary's coverage is exceptional,
providing comprehensive work-lists for major composers, detailed entries on
living composers and performers, important choral works as well as descriptions
of musical instruments and their histories. Written to appeal to general readers,
musicians and musicologists alike, this volume is an indispensable addition
to the reference shelf of the concert goer, the record buyer or anyone involved
in music, whether amateur or professional.
|1152 BOOK $17.95|
Let America's #1 vocal coach transform your singing voice with the 10-step
approach that makes vocal mastery fun, entertaining and rewarding! Roger Love
will show you how to: master the art of breathing; conquer stage fright; sing
hit songs with his unique program, Lovenotes; and put the whole package together
– your sound, your look, and your moves. Includes a bonus warm-up CD with over
20 helpful exercises. Love has trained stars including: Eminem, the Beach Boys,
Matchbox 20, Phish, Al Jarreau, Chicago, Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen, Lisa Marie
Presley and dozens of others! Includes personal performance tips from Nelly,
Christina Aguilera, Luther Vandross, Cher and more. Published by MTV Books.
|6019 BOOK & CD $14.95|
Stop straining to hit those high notes! Unlock your true potential and start
singing easily and effortlessly with this book/2-CD pack by Musicians Institute
vocal instructor Dena Murray. She teaches how to: breathe naturally; improve
your speaking voice; stop holding, pushing and squeezing; develop your natural
three-octave range; place your chest and head voices; and bridge the registers
to sound like one voice. Includes two CDs with demonstrations, guided exercises,
and plenty of practice tracks.
|1154 BOOK & 2CDs $19.95|
In this one-on-one lesson, Recording Institute of Technology instructor Dallan
Beck presents a well thought-out tutorial on recording vocals that all musicians
and recording engineers can learn from. He explains microphones, mic placement,
compression, equalization, tracking vocals, effects and more in a detailed,
yet easy-to-understand way. The accompanying CD contains 80 helpful demonstration
|1151 BOOK $14.95|
This comprehensive guide based on the curriculum of the Voice Department of
Berklee College of Music is a must-have for every vocalist! Covers all the essentials,
including: an overview of the singing process, treating voice as an instrument,
tips for getting started & overcoming stage fright, proper posture and breathing,
tone, discovering resonance, belting, diction, maintaining vocal health, mic
techniques, and exercises for all voice ranges and types on the accompanying
CD. Includes lead sheets for such standard repertoire pieces as: Yesterday;
I'm Beginning to See the Light; and I Heard It Through the Grapevine. Maximize
your vocal potential with this outstanding guide!
|1159 BOOK $24.95|
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!
|6027 BOOK $9.98|
Many voice students are incorrectly taught to sight-sing by memorizing the
sounds of intervals. This book is for you if you'd like to be able to look at
any melody and instantly know how it sounds. It will show you how to memorize
the sound of each scale degree in both major and minor keys, sing chromatic
tones, and much more. Packed with tips and tricks, this new book is essential
for every vocalist.
|1168 BOOK $12.95|
The purpose of this book isn't to teach you how to sing, but rather to apply
your existing vocal skills toward a structured career in a "wild and woolly"
business. In this book, Wayland Pickard discusses many topics, such as: - how
to get bookings, create your own band, work with an arranger in designing custom
charts, communicate with musicians on stage in their vocabulary, move past the
technology of singing, find your own individual style, write Do-it-yourself
charts, find your key to a song, be your own conductor, be your own personal
manager, create no-rehearsal arrangements, find the best performance material,
communicate with your audience, stage your own show, master efficient rehearsal
technique, create your own demo package, and, in general, discover the reasons
why you are NOT working [in this industry].
|1172 BOOK & CD $29.95|
Seth Riggs is one of the most respected and in-demand voice coaches
in Los Angeles, where he's helped everyone from T.V. entertainers to hard rock
singers. His method focuses on developing a connected tone, and stresses a natural
approach to singing - or, as he calls it, "speech level singing." This instructional
can be used by everyone from the beginning to advanced student, and includes
two CD's of accompanying exercises. There's also a Q & A, where he addresses
topics such as selection of material, choir singing, practice regimens, range,
other vocal approaches and vocal health. This manual is full of excellent material
that is effective and practical, and the dedicated student will see results
quickly. Finally, it's easy and fun to use!
|4172 BOOK & 2CDs $45.00|
Tried and proven by known industry professionals, Bob Rose's method
for men and women will show you how to vitally improve your singing performance
in all styles of music. These book/CD packs include live singing sessions demonstrating
specialized techniques, and warm-up exercises to stretch, align and build your
vocal instrument. They are designed to aid you in releasing, directing and controlling
your singing, eliminating your problems and replacing them with working solutions.
7402 BOOK & CD $19.95
7401 BOOK & CD $19.95
So you want to be a professional singer? You have seasoned your singing britches
and are feeling confident enough to realize this incredible dream you have chased
since childhood. This is the survival manual to take with you to the land of
limelight. Gloria Rusch is a singer, actress, published lyricist and vocal coach
who has been a mentor to many award-winning and successful artists. Co-Founder
of the School of the Natural Voice, Gloria is one of the most sought-after vocal
coaches in the music industry. Though topics of performance, ear training and
vocal pedagogy are touched upon, please keep in mind that this manual is NOT
a handbook to teach you the techniques of singing. This guidebook focuses on
issues that will rise post training such as; microphone technique for both studio
and stage, sound equipment, recording studio etiquette, working with record
companies, understanding contracts, finding management, health and treatment,
stage fright and many other tips necessary for success in the music business.
Do not leave the practice room without The Professional Singerļs Handbook!
|5457 BOOK $19.98|
Bob Stoloff is an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music. This book
is a comprehensive how-to on vocal jazz scat technique. Beginning with an introduction
to the history of scat and its evolution, it contains a virtual library of scales
and exercises. Rhythmic, melodic and harmonic concepts, including modes, are
discussed, with recommended methods for practice given. Also, vocal bass and
percussion routines are explained. The accompanying CD allows the student to
listen to examples, and then work on the exercises with rhythm-section accompaniment.
"Scat!" is an intensive program, based upon application, not dry theory. Fundamental
sight-reading ability is required to do the exercises. This book is an excellent
resource for the jazz vocalist seeking to develop their style.
|5321 BOOK & CD $24.98|
The 80,000 men and women barbershoppers around the world are the largest consumers
and generators of new a cappella arrangements today. To help train arrangers
to meet these enormous needs, SPEBSQSA amassed this humongous manual, which
likely contains everything you'll need to arrange in the barbershop style. For
those interested in other styles, this manual includes many fundamentals and
techniques that are critical, like ballet is to a dancer. There's all the basics
on harmony theory and many examples of chord progressions and voice leading.
The manual details the definition and evolution of the barbershop style, which
is elaborated on in sections covering embellishments, tags, swipes and much
|5848 BOOK $39.95|
Covers everything any singer needs to know to read music! Includes examples,
exercises, songs, answers and an assignment for each chapter. This book starts
slowly with the basics and adds more complicated elements one by one. It uses
visual images to help you hear in your head what you see on the page. Unlike
most other sight singing books, it is specially geared to the singer of pop
music. Once you learn the system, you can sight sing in any given key. The accompanying
CD will help you to monitor your efforts.
|1162 BOOK $19.95|
Just for fun or as a career choice, singing well is now more valued than ever,
with the advent of pop star reality TV and the rise of karaoke's popularity.
Coach Jo Thompson has decades of experience, teaching everyone from novices
to celebs how to sing. Her innovative new book is a comprehensive, yet user-friendly
manual, providing practical advice and step-by-step instruction for must-know
|6018 BOOK $4.95|
This easy-to-read and highly accessible book in the respected Tipbook music
series 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. Perfect for singers of any style and at
any level, it covers: singing well, registers and voice types; voice care; lyrics;
microphone selection; and much more.
|1146 BOOK $9.95|
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
|6012 BOOK & CD $29.98|
Dr. Stephen Zegree is one of the most respected vocal jazz educators
in the world. As a professor in the School of Music at Western Michigan University,
Dr. Zegree teaches classical and jazz piano and directs Gold Company, WMU's
internationally regarded vocal jazz ensemble. He is in demand as a pianist and
conductor around the world, and his students are among today's leaders in jazz
and pop performance, Broadway, recording studio production, writing, arranging,
singing and music education. Included is a comprehensive CD that Dr. Zegree
uses to illustrate points he makes in the book. This is a must-have book for
the music educator, performer - basically anyone who is serious about Vocal
|6014 BOOK & CD $29.98|
The standard reference on copyright, written by Jay Althouse, with updated
sections on video and computers. Written specifically for music educators, this
book will help you decipher the applicable laws for your own unique requirements.
|5851 BOOK $10.95|
348 page guide will clearly explain and illustrate notation, for the amateur
or professional! Arrangers and sight singers, take heed!
|5852 BOOK $5.95|
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