Music Instruction: Vocal
Featured Items
Harmony Singing: A Guide to Creative Harmony and Arranging
Harmony Singing
A Guide to Creative Harmony and Arranging
Paperback      ISBN: 0739028111

If you've ever wondered how to create a vocal harmony part, this book is the perfect place to start. Susan Mazer teaches the basics of theory, how to listen to other parts as you sing, the easy way to make your own arrangements and more. You can try out what you learn with songs in traditional, folk, sacred, and popular styles, and explore the key composers, singers and groups who shaped the history of harmony singing.

The included CD lets you hear the various types of harmony and sing along with examples in the book.
Italian Arias of the Baroque and Classical Eras
Italian Arias of the Baroque and Classical Eras
Paperback      ISBN: 0739026836

A sampling of the world's greatest Baroque and Classical arias. In addition to offering fascinating background information about the arias and their composers, the editor has corrected a multitude of errors which have accumulated over time, and has replac

Twenty-Six Italian Songs and Arias: For Medium High Voice
Twenty-Six Italian Songs and Arias
For Medium High Voice
Paperback      ISBN: 0739000136

This authoritative 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 every single word.

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.

Scoring for Voice: A Guide to Writing Vocal Arrangements
Scoring for Voice
A Guide to Writing Vocal Arrangements
Paperback      ISBN: 0882844717

Scoring for Voice
is a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide covering all aspects of vocal arranging. It includes a compact disc containing 50 examples of arranging techniques found in the text and covers such topics as scoring for 2-, 3-, and 4-part voices, scoring behind a soloist, vocal ranges, rehearsal techniques and voice-leading concepts.

Songs of Love, Music, and Nature: 10 Contemporary Solos for Female Voice and Piano
Songs of Love, Music, and Nature
10 Contemporary Solos for Female Voice and Piano
Paperback      ISBN: 0739064762

Alfred Music is excited to present this superb collection of vocal solos exclusively for female voices. From a touching American folk song to dramatic seasonal portraits of autumn and winter, you'll find something for everyone in this wonderful and varied collection. A perfect choice for studio and stage.
Titles: Autumn * The Moon * Mother, Please Explain * Music Speaks * Oh, No * Poor Boy * Remember My Song * Shooting Star * Why Does the Willow Tree Weep? * Winter Song.

A Cappella Pop: A Complete Guide to Contemporary A Cappella Singing
A Cappella Pop
A Complete Guide to Contemporary A Cappella Singing
Paperback      ISBN: 0739086278

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

Singing for the Stars: A Complete Program for Training Your Voice
Singing for the Stars
A Complete Program for Training Your Voice
Paperback      ISBN: 0882845284

What do Michael Jackson, Anita Baker, Natalie Cole, and hundreds of other professionals have in common? They have all studied voice with Hollywood's leading vocal coach, Seth Riggs. You can learn to sing like the pros with this complete program for training the voice.

Gateway to French Diction: A Guide for Singers, Comb Bound Book & CD
Gateway to French Diction
A Guide for Singers, Comb Bound Book & CD
Paperback      ISBN: 0739074164

As part of a series of coordinated diction manuals and anthologies, Gateway to French Diction helps students to move beyond diction to clear understanding and authentic style. Thomas Hampson says the series, "not only achieves an excellent study of the tools for proper translation and diction, it goes much deeper and more importantly to the teaching of musical and poetic expression from the inner side of the language." Every French example word or phrase is translated into English, and is also spoken perfectly on the included CD by Paris Opera Comique Diction coach and native French speaker, Dr. Agn s Terrier. The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance.

Working with Your Voice: The Career Guide to Becoming a Professional Singer
Working with Your Voice
The Career Guide to Becoming a Professional Singer
Paperback      ISBN: 0739075950

You say you want to become a professional singer. Where do you start? Is it really possible to make a living doing what you love? With over 25 years of experience as a professional singer, Jaime Babbitt has been there, done that, and knows the drill. In this book, Jaime looks at everything involved with having a career as a singer and offers you her first-hand experience. She applies a Zen approach to her invaluable tips on singing, gigs, marketing, and the professional singer's lifestyle. You'll realize your goal of becoming a successful working singer and how your voice, body, connections, technique, and attitude all help you every step of the way. Whether you're a pop superstar in the making, a stone-cold rocker, a Broadway baby, an R&B diva, or a jazz crooner, Working with Your Voice helps you become the singer who's great at whatever they do---and who knows how to do it all .

"Anything you want to know about singing is in this book. Jaime Babbitt shares her vast knowledge of every aspect of how to be a pro singer."

---Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, award-winning and world renowned songwriting team

"Jaime Babbitt is one of the best singers I've ever heard. She knows the artistic side of her profession, and in this book she shares everything the up-and-coming session singer or recording artist would ever need to know about getting started and about staying in the game."

---Jimmy Webb, Grammy(R) award-winning, singer-songwriter/composer, and Chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.