In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument
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Review: Each exercise in this invaluable resource is designed to reinforce fundamental vocal concepts for choral and solo singers of any age. Organized in 11 focused categories, the purpose of every warm-up is evident, and clearly-stated directions optimize growth. Supportive piano accompaniments, including progressive modulations, are lightly-orchestrated on the enclosed recording---perfect for ensemble rehearsals, studio lessons, or at-home practice. As an added bonus, PDF files on the enhanced CD provide extracted vocal lines on reproducible singer pages. An instructional book you will use again and again! Topics Include beginning warm-Ups, posture, vowels, breath support, tone quality, diction, dynamics, articulations, diphthongs, blend, scales, intervals, harmony, and more.
Songlist: 45 Accompanied Vocal Warm-Ups
Review: 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
Review: Classically Inclined takes the motifs you remember from recognizable pieces of classical music and turns them into vocalises, each addressing a different vocal challenge. You will learn the exercise a cappella, singing it up and down the scale, then have the opportunity to sing it in an expanded version with a symphony orchestra. Standout cuts are Bolero, Ride of the Valkryies, Trumpet Tune and Air and Waltz of the Flowers.
Songlist: Welcome, Surprise Symphony, Largo, Minuet in G, Ride of the Valkyries, Bolero, Trumpet Tune and Air, Emperor Hymn, Air, Humoresque, Waltz of the Flowers, Finale
Review: At the heart of every vocal group is the music it performs. This often means writing its own arrangements of popular or traditional songs. This book is the long-awaited definitive work on the subject, wide ranging both in its scope and in its target audience - which spans beginners, music students, and community groups to professional and semi-professional performers, vocal/instrumental songwriters, composers, and producers - providing genre-specific insight on a cappella writing. The tone of the book is instructive and informative, yet conversational: it is intended to stand alongside any academic publication while remaining interesting and fun. Dubbed 'the Father of Contemporary A Cappella' author Deke Sharon has firmly established himself as one of the leading vocal harmony talents today having arranged over 2,000 songs which are published worldwide. Deke was vocal producer on NBC's 'The Sing-Off' and served as arranger, on-site music director and vocal producer for Universal's 'Pitch Perfect' movie. A Cappella Arranging is a good textbook - and a 'good read' - for every vocal arranger, whether amateur or professional; every vocal music classroom, and any professional recording studio. We highly recommend this book.
Songlist: Basic Arranging in 10 Steps, Principals in Arranging, What is Arranging?, The Arranging Sprectrum, Discovering Your Toolkit, Transcription, Five Myths About Music Making, Vocal Conventions, Song Selection, Listening to the Original, Listening to Other Versions, Form and Conceptualization, Preparing Your Materials, Melody and Lyrics, The Bass Line, Background Vocals, Final Touches, Record / Rehearse, In Depth Analyses, Change Up and Clever Bits, Arranging For Other Vocal Formats, Vocal Percusion, Specific A Cappella Styles, Writing For Your Own Group, Writing Medleys, Breaking the Block, Final Thoughts
Review: Course and exercises for vocal technique development and improvement. Working a song, chorus, harmonies, improvisation and much more
Songlist: Basic principales of vocal technique , Body Anatomy, knowledge of the vocal instrument , Body relax exercises, Breathing and exercises , Vibrato and Falsetto, Tessitura, Registers, notes to go from one register to the other one, Vocal resonation, Facial Gymnastics explanation, Spoken exercises, sung vocalization, training and vocal gymnastics, tuning, Singing with the microphone, How to work a song, Soloist voice , Chorus and harmonies, Improvisation: explanation and exercises (Major Tones, Minor Keys, Rock and Roll, Funky), Nerves and stage fear , Tips for voice care, benefitial habits, risky habits, Singer's first-aid kit , Voice pathologies
Review: 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