Adventures in Singing
A Process for Exploring, Discovering, and Developing Vocal Potential
Paperback ISBN: 0072977590
Adventures in Singing combines a thorough introduction to the singing process with an anthology of over 70 songs. It offers a clear introduction to the basics of how the voice works along with methodical voice-building techniques. The popular text takes a holistic approach throughout, reflecting the view that the study of singing helps students to develop greater self-awareness of body and mind. Piano accompaniments of the songs in the anthology are included on the CD.
Alfred's Teach Yourself to Sing
Everything You Need to Know to Start Singing Now!
Paperback ISBN: 1470629720
Learn to sing and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred Music. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about equipment used by singers, vocal health, and getting acquainted with reading music. You will then move right along to breathing, vocalizing, proper warm-ups, and singing songs, lesson by lesson, all while continuing to increase your knowledge of reading and understanding music. You will learn to sing an array of musical styles including pop, jazz, classical, and musical theater. Near the end of the book, you will be introduced to the idea of individual interpretation, which will help you color your songs with your own unique style. The book features a chord and scale chart for reference during and after your lessons. The DVD includes instructional video and TNT 2 software with audio accompaniments that let you adjust the audio levels, transpose accompaniments to any key, and adjust playback tempo. The video lessons, audio accompaniments, and software are also available to stream online. * For beginners with no prior musical training. * Learn to sing with a live band or group in any style. * Discover your own natural sound. * Covers breathing, posture, warming up, and more. * An easy and comprehensive approach to reading music. * Pop, jazz, classical, and musical theater styles covered. * Includes tips on performing like how to overcome nervousness and mind/body connections to singing. Titles: Are You Lonesome Tonight? * Dream a Little Dream of Me * Fly Me to the Moon * For All We Know * This Land is Your Land * Those Were the Days * Turn! Turn! Turn! * Where Is Love? * and more.
All the Things You Are
The Life of Tony Bennett
Hardcover ISBN: 0470520655
The first complete biography of singing legend Tony Bennett Among America's greatest entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Ray Charles, and Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett alone is still here and at the top of his game. For the first time, All the Things You Are tells the incredible story of Bennett's life and sixty-year career, from his impoverished New York City childhood through his first chart-topping hits, from liberating a concentration camp to his civil rights struggles, from his devastating personal and career battles and addiction in the 1970's to his stunning comeback and emergence as a musical statesman, America's troubadour, role model and mentor, and unmatched interpreter of the American songbook. - Takes a candid, unvarnished look at the amazing life of one of America's most enduring musical icons - Based on dozens of author interviews with Bennett's family members,?agents, musicians, composers and managers, and experts on the last fifty years of popular music - Filled with stories involving leading figures and entertainers of the twentieth-century, including Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fiorello LaGuardia, Martin Luther King, Jr., Ray Charles, Dean Martin, Billie Holliday, and more Whether you've been a Tony Bennett fan for decades or are just discovering him, this book will deepen your understanding of this hugely gifted entertainer and his music.
The Story of America's Most Beloved Song
Paperback ISBN: 0060002190
Documents the history of the popular American hymn, noting the inspiration of its writing by John Newton, nineteenth- and twentieth-century rise to a gospel and folk standard, and recording by various top artists. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
American Singing Groups
A History from 1940s to Today
Paperback ISBN: 0634099787
Offers a decade-by-decade history of American singing groups, from the Ames and Mills Brothers, to the Platters and the Beach Boys, to Destiny's Child, the Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, and many others, covering more than 380 artists and furnishing information on each group's career, key members, influences, photos, and discographies. Original.
Anatomy of the Voice
An Ilustrated Guide for Singers, Vocal Coaches, and Speech Therapists
Paperback ISBN: 1623171970
The first comprehensive, fully-illustrated approach to the voice that explains the anatomy and mechanics in detailed yet down-to-earth terms, for voice users and professionals of all kinds This book is the first to explain, in clear and concise language, the anatomy and mechanics of the mysterious and complex bodily system we call the voice. Beautifully illustrated with more than 100 detailed images, Anatomy of the Voice guides voice teachers and students, vocal coaches, professional singers and actors, and anyone interested in the voice through the complex landscape of breathing, larynx, throat, face, and jaw. Theodore Dimon, an internationally recognized authority on the subject, as well as an expert in the Alexander Technique, makes unfamiliar terrain accessible and digestible by describing each vocal system in short, manageable sections and explaining complex terminology. The topics he covers include ribs, diaphragm, and muscles of breathing; the intrinsic musculature of the larynx, its structure and action; the suspensory muscles of the throat; the face and jaw; the tongue and palate; and the evolution and function of the larynx.