Music Instruction: Vocal
Frankly Just Between Us
My Life Conducting Frank Sinatra's Music
Hardcover ISBN: 063409498x
Sinatra's conductor reveals what it's like to work for legendary singers Frankly - Just Between Us, is an entertaining and insightful behind-the-scenes look at the world of playing piano and conducting for Frank Sinatra and other contemporary music legends. This book chronicles the illustrious career of Vincent Falcone from his days at Syracuse University and tuning pianos and performing casual dates in Las Vegas, to playing piano and conducting for music icon Sinatra during the apex of his career. Falcone also played for such music greats as Andy Williams, Jack Jones, Sammy Davis Jr., Jerry Lewis, the McGuire Sisters, Tony Bennett, Connie Francis, Paul Anka, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, and many others. Frankly contains many great stories about playing and conducting for some larger-than-life music personalities of the '70s, '80s and today, and the highs and lows of playing for this caliber of entertainment.
small tear to dust jacket; otherwise like new
Movin' in the Right Direction!
A Program or Songbook to Build Character and Integrity in Young People for Unison and 2-Part Voices
Paperback ISBN: 0739052411
Movin' in the Right Direction! is a vibrant and contemporary 20-minute program designed to help build character and integrity in your young singers. Teachers, students, and parents will enjoy the lessons that can be learned through this presentation. The texts reinforce positive concepts and goals. The seven songs, set in a wide variety of musical styles, may be sung separately or put together with the connecting narrations (35 spoken lines in all).
The Complete Singer-Songwriter
A Troubadour's Guide to Writing, Performing, Recording & Business
Paperback ISBN: 0879307692
Of all the paths available to today's musicians, the life of the singer-songwriter remains one of the most alluring and popular. This handbook is the ultimate guide for the modern singer-songwriter, full of real-world advice and encouragement for both aspiring and accomplished troubadours. The founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine, Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers draws on his own experiences as a performing songwriter and interviews with artists such as Joni Mitchell, Ani DiFranco, Arlo Guthrie, Chrissie Hynde and Paul Simon to offer an invaluable companion for the journey from idea to song to stage and studio. Also includes inside info from managers, agents, lawyers and record execs. "A lucid, well-written, fact-stuffed work." - Bruce Cockburn
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
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.
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 Ã¨ mobile (Verdi) * Non siate ritrosi (Mozart) * O mio babbino caro (Puccini) * O Rest in the Lord (Mendelssohn) * Ombra mai fÃ¹ (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 (LÃ¸vland).
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.
Improve Your Teaching: Teaching Beginners
A New Approach for Instrumental and Singing Teachers
Paperback ISBN: 057153175x
Teaching beginners is a huge responsibility and challenge, but also reaps enormous rewards. Today there are a host of colorful tutors to choose from, but none tell us how to teach beginners . . . Teaching Beginners is an inspiring book by renowned educationalist Paul Harris. By looking at all the issues concerning the teaching of beginners, Paul outlines a series of principles, ideas and strategies upon which the best foundations can be laid. Topics include: * How to approach the first lessons * Practice ideas for beginners * Inheriting students * Improvisation and composition for beginners The ideas within this book will challenge, affirm and energize your teaching!