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10 Christmas Songs for Solo Voice Mediun High: For Concerts, Contents, Recitals and Worship
10 Christmas Songs for Solo Voice Mediun High
For Concerts, Contents, Recitals and Worship
Paperback      ISBN: 0739000373
Award-winning composer, arranger, pianist, and recording artist Mark Hayes has crafted an exquisite anthology of Christmas arrangements for solo voice, including traditional carols, art songs, masterworks, and spirituals. Reflecting the arranger's mastery of vocal accompaniment, the piano partners with the voice in true art song style. Available in medium high and medium low voicings, this collection also features accompaniment and full-performance recordings on compact disc with Mark Hayes at the piano. Titles: Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella * Away in a Manger * Sing Joy! * Midnight Noel * Gesu Bambino * Silent Night * Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming * O Holy Night * The Coventry, Carol * Jesus, Oh What a Wonderful Child.
The Singer's Companion: A Guide to Improving Your Voice And Performance
The Singer's Companion
A Guide to Improving Your Voice And Performance
Paperback      ISBN: 1574671502
The Singer's Companion combines the author's extensive research on hundreds of professional singers' and singing teachers' books with 30 years of personal teaching experience. The book concentrates on traditional vocal and artistic development, as employed at the most renowned universities and conservatories. At the same time, the presentation is extremely practical and accessible. The language is simple, and minimal space is given to theory. As each aspect of good singing and artistry is explained, enlightening quotations from dozens of the best singers and teachers, such as Enrico Caruso, Luciano Pavarotti, Eileen Farrell, Manuel Garcia, and Emma Seiler, help the singer to grasp the concept. The building of the vocal instrument and the artist is the focus. Topics include stance, breathing, phonation, resonance, range, health, choosing a teacher, vocal exercises, musicianship, pronunciation and diction, interpretation, performance, and selecting material. Many illustrative diagrams appear in the text. The book includes exercise sheets, sample songs, and an illustrative CD. Any singer, from the would-be professional to the diligent choir member, can benefit from this easy-to-use, thorough companion.
Voice for Performance
Voice for Performance
Paperback      ISBN: 0879103531
"The goal of voice work," Linda Gates explains in Voice for Performance, "is to reveal the mind and soul of the character through the words of the playwright so the audience can both hear and understand." She addresses key elements of voice and speech-respiration, vibration, resonation, and articulation-in a straightforward style and grounds her approach in the elimination of the separation between the actor's voice and speech. Gates also addresses how this relates to the voice of the actor/singer. For the first time, this book is now available in paperback and includes eight hours of exercises with the author on two companion audio CDs. A new Chapter, "The Singing Voice," has also been added.
Rhythm All Around: 10 Rhythmic Songs for Singing and Learning
Rhythm All Around
10 Rhythmic Songs for Singing and Learning
Paperback      ISBN: 0739046438
It's amazing what you'll find when you start listening for Rhythm All Around! From the sounds of someone knocking at your door to the rhythms of cooks going "Crazy in the Kitchen," you'll be both tickled and amused by the fun lyrics and concepts in this collection of unison and beginning 2-part songs. Includes reproducible song sheets, many with suggestions for rhythmic sounds and instruments. *Recommended for grades K--5. *Reproducible Student Pages included.
26 Italian Songs and Arias: Medium Low
26 Italian Songs and Arias
Medium Low
Paperback      ISBN: 0882849360
This authoritative, new edition of the world's most loved songs and arias draws on original manuscripts, historical first editions and recent research by prominent musicologists to meet a high standard of accuracy and authenticity. Includes fascinating background information about the arias and their composers as well as a singable rhymed translation, a readable prose translation and a literal translation of each single Italian word.
On Singing Onstage
On Singing Onstage
Paperback      ISBN: 1557830436
A terrific take on theatre singing by a master teacher. "David Craig knows more about singing in the musical theatre than anyone in this country - which probably means the world. Time and time again his advice and training have resulted in actors moving from non-musical theatre into musicals with ease and expertise. SHORT OF TAKING CLASSES, THIS BOOK IS A MUST." - Harold Prince
Singer's Library of Arias: 15 Vocal Masterworks from the Baroque Era Through The Twenty-First Century: Medium Low
Singer's Library of Arias
15 Vocal Masterworks from the Baroque Era Through The Twenty-First Century: Medium Low
Paperback      ISBN: 0739051407
This superb vocal collection features 15 of the worldÂ's best-loved arias from the Baroque era through the 21st Century, presented with comprehensive historical information, accurate translations, IPA pronunciation guides, and performance suggestions designed to enhance and educate developing vocalists. Available in Medium High and Medium Low editions, with optional piano accompaniment CDs. Songs include: Domine Deus (Vivaldi) * Gioite al canto mio (Peri) * I Attempt from LoveÂ's Sickness (Purcell) * I Got Plenty OÂ' NuttinÂ' (Gershwin) * La donna è mobile (Verdi) * Non siate ritrosi (Mozart) * O mio babbino caro (Puccini) * O Rest in the Lord (Mendelssohn) * Ombra mai fù (Handel) * Sheep May Safely Graze (Bach) * Sorry Her Lot (Gilbert & Sullivan) * Time To Say Goodbye (Sartori) * Voi che sapete (Mozart) * WhereÂ'er You Walk (Handel) * You Raise Me Up (Løvland).
Seven by Porter: Contemporary Settings of Seven Classic Songs by Cole Porter Medium Low Voice
Seven by Porter
Contemporary Settings of Seven Classic Songs by Cole Porter Medium Low Voice
Paperback      ISBN: 0739052640
Take seven of Cole Porter's classic songs, add Mark Hayes' stunning and unpredictable arrangements, and it all adds up to this winning collection. Available in Medium High and Medium Low editions, and featuring Mark Hayes at the piano on the accompaniment CD. Songs include: Anything Goes * Blow, Gabriel, Blow * I Love Paris * Just One of Those Things * Night and Day * True Love * You're the Top.
Confessions of a Session Singer: Scandalous Secrets of Success Behind the Mic
Confessions of a Session Singer
Scandalous Secrets of Success Behind the Mic
Paperback      ISBN: 0879309113
An educational and entertaining look at professional studio work from the vantage point of a veteran session vocalist. Confessions tackles topics that will help readers define, improve and maintain a professional studio career. This book takes the reader from the first steps of researching, networking and preparing for a career as a session singer to building their career strategically. Tips for communicating effectively with the audio engineer, the client and the producer are covered, including definitions of commonly used studio terms. Specific techniques and gear that enhance a vocalist's performance are explained to the reader in detail. Interspersed between the tips and trade secrets are entertaining anecdotes to give the reader real world examples and insight as they relate to the pertinent chapter topics.
Sing at First Sight Reproducible Companion Level 2: Foundations in Choral Sight-Singing
Sing at First Sight Reproducible Companion Level 2
Foundations in Choral Sight-Singing
Paperback      ISBN: 0739061453
The Reproducible Companion/CD kit for the second level of Alfred's popular sight-singing curriculum is now available! This sequential sight-singing text introduces new music reading concepts using both rhythmic and pitch exercises, plus actual excerpts from real choral music. The new Reproducible Companion/CD offers additional exercises, activities, and assessments, plus a CD with accompaniments and ear training lessons. The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance. This title is available in SmartMusic.