Number of page: 360
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Take your voice to the next level and grow as a performer
Whether you’re a beginning vocalist or a seasoned songster, Singing for Dummies makes it easy for you to achieve your songbird dreams. This practical guide gives you step-by-step instructions and lots of helpful tips, hints, vocal exercises, reminders, and warnings for both men and women, including advice on the mechanics of singing, discovering your singing voice, developing technique, singing in performance, maintaining vocal health, and performing like a pro. This Second Edition is an even greater resource with additional vocal exercises, new songs, and information on the latest technology and recording devices.
Covers comprehensive singing techniques, finding one’s pitch, the importance of posture and breath control, and taking care of one’s voice
Discover how to sing alone or with accompaniment
The updated CD features new tracks and musical exercises, as well as demonstrations of popular technique, scales and pitch drills, and practice songs for singers of all levels
Singing for Dummies, Second Edition contains all the information, practices, techniques, and expert advice you need to hone your vocal skills with ease!
Note: DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file. These materials are available for download upon purchase.
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 skills Covers everything from building power and endurance to singing pitch perfect arpeggiosWhether 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
Idiot’s Guides: Singing, 2E
This is an approachable easy to use guide to improving one s singing voice It takes a similar approach used in other Idiot s Guide music books to guide the reader step by step through the process of becoming a real singer Readers will learn how to find their ideal singing range how best to practice how to improve basic technique how to stand and breathe properly how to sing in different musical styles and how to move beyond singing in the shower to singing in public Both solo and ensemble singing are covered as is the concept of sight singing The book is filled with numerous illustrations and musical examples as well as fun and productive singing exercises Unlike more traditional vocal instruction books Idiot s Guide Singing takes a fast track approach to the topic so that budding vocalists start singing right from the very start The book even shows readers how to sing in different musical styles pop rock country classical etc and how to perform live including proper microphone technique This second edition of Idiot s Guide Singing is accompanied by a variety of audio exercises and examples which will be available online These online examples and exercises replace the CD based audio tracks available with the first edition and will help to make the exercises more immediately accessible and lower the cost of the new edition
A Spectrum of Voices: Prominent American Voice Teachers Discuss the Teaching of Singing
Now in Paperback Teaching voice and vocal performance is by nature a subjective pursuit This is the first book in the field of vocal pedagogy that draws on the brilliance and combined experience represented by an elite group of exemplary voice teachers This research study and resulting book does not promote one teacher s perspective nor does it promote one particular approach but instead distills the best from the best presenting nearly 30 quoted interviews from teachers of note How do the nation s most outstanding voice teachers teach The end result is the first book of its kind based on solid qualitative research design and methodology written in a lively understandable and user friendly way that provides a fascinating survey of comparative pedagogy Each chapter is arranged in a question and answer format presenting the question first then listing the response of each vocal instructor interviewed Voice teachers offer valuable insight into their teaching philosophies the kinds of auxiliary training they recommend to their students and how they structure their lessons Astute quotes and strategies about posture breathing tonal resonance diction registration and tension are based on years of professional teaching A glossary containing definitions voice performance and pedagogy terminology and idioms characteristic of the profession is also included A quick and handy reference for the studio teacher this book would also serve as a text for vocal pedagogy courses or a supplement for physiology and vocal mechanics For teachers and students of singing music educators musical theatre performers and anyone who aspires to be an outstanding teacher