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Michele Weir
Jazz Singers Handbook   

The Nature of Jazz Singing
The Story of the Text
Text Delivery
Coloring the Melody
Phrasing is Your Friend!
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Preparing to Sing A New Tune
Writing a Lead Sheet
Creating an Arrangement
Organizing a Gig Book
Rehearsing a Rhythm Section
Rhythmic Grooves and Playing Styles
Sitting In
Appendix I: Music Fundamentals
Appendix II: Jazz Chords Library
Appendix III: Professional Resource Guide
Appendix IV: Index

The Jazz Singer's Handbook provides an inspiring and practical window of insight into the world of professional jazz singing. Drawing upon an impressive career as an arranger, teacher, singer, pianist, and clinician, Michele Weir (faculty, UCLA) has distilled her experiences and observations into two handbook sections: the artistry and the mastery of singing jazz. Also included is a jazz chord library, a professional resource guide, a review of music fundamentals, and an index of terms and symbols. The CD includes sing-along tracks for standard songs, many of which are in two keys for different voice ranges, plus recorded examples of the performance and arranging concepts presented in the text.

Item code: 6041B | Book & 1 CD | $19.95 add item to cart
Vocal Jazz  | 96 Pages | Softcover | 9 x 12
038081226415 | 00-22020

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