Dr Scott Fredrickson

Dr. Scott Fredrickson has over 30 years experience in higher education and experience in the music industry and holds degrees in Music Education from Cal-State University Fullerton, Business Administration from Pepperdine University, Jazz, and Music Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. His compositions and arrangements have been heard on local and national radio and television, and are being performed regularly in the United States and many other countries. Fredrickson has worked as a composer, arranger, director, and performer at theme parks, dinner theaters and corporate shows, and numerous commercial projects.

He has produced and engineered numerous albums of pop and jazz vocal music and is in much demand as a clinician, guest conductor, and festival adjudicator throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. His Scat Singing Method has been received enthusiastically by choral directors, and his articles on pop, jazz and show choir techniques have appeared in national educational journals and magazines. He is President of Scott Music Publications, VocalJazz.com, and former editor and publisher of Pop, Jazz & Show Choir Magazine and has just completed new choral music education text books entitled Popular Choral Handbook and the new Scat Singing Method. He is the former President and Executive Director of the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association and is a member of ASCAP. He has also consulted with and chaired numerous university music business programs and now lives and works in New Orleans, LA, USA.

Scat Singing Method - Beginning Vocal Improvisation

Scat Blues
Railroad Rock
Shuffle The Deck
When The Saints Get Down
Swingin' at the Riverside
New Bossa
Take The Alternate "A" Train
Syncopated Samba

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

Popular Choral Handbook

Purpose of the Text
A Brief Survey of the Growth of Pop, Jazz and Show Choirs
The Well-balanced Choral program
Show Choir vs. Jazz Choir Literature
Conceptualization and Hierarchy of learning
The Vocal Ensemble
Intonation and Tuning
Rehearsal Techniques
Conducting the Ensemble
Stylistic Considerations Affecting Interpretation
Rhythmic Intensity
Linear Intensity Through Melodic Interpretation
Chordal Intensity Through Harmonic Considerations
Overall Intensity Through Contrast
Repertoire Selection
Programming Decisions
Altering a Pulished Piece of Music
Use of Recorded Tracks
Use of Outside Help

This handbook contains more than 300 pages of techniques and concepts for pop, jazz, and show choir style and interpretation that have been proven effective through years of use in graduate schools and choral-conducting seminars and workshops. The handbook comes with two CDs containing numerous musical examples notated in the book. Topics include: developing the appropriate choral tone, rehearsal techniques, conducting, chord tuning, rhythmic intensity, melodic interpretation, repertoire selection, programming decisions, and much more.

6224 BOOK & 2 CDs $34.95

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