Music Instruction: Vocal
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Twenty-Six Italian Songs and Arias: For Medium Low Voice
Twenty-Six Italian Songs and Arias
For Medium Low Voice
Paperback      ISBN: 0882844903

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. This title is available in SmartMusic.

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.
Frankly: Just Between Us: My Life Conducting Frank Sinatra's Music
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 & 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

The Cuckoo: The Day the Cuckoo Lost Her Colors -- A Mexican Folk Tale for Unison Voices (Kit), Book & CD
The Cuckoo
The Day the Cuckoo Lost Her Colors -- A Mexican Folk Tale for Unison Voices (Kit), Book & CD
Paperback      ISBN: 0739070193

This captivating mini-musical will capture your young performers' imaginations, as a bevy of birds are given the task of collecting seeds before Fuego, the Mexican god of fire, clears the fields. The Cuckoo single-handedly saves the day, but ends up losing both her colorful feathers and her song, leaving her ashen gray and with only two notes. Learn how she is rewarded by her friends, including B ho the owl, Conejo the rabbit, Topo the mole, and all the birds of the field. It's an uplifting story, teaching both heroism and kindness. Performance time is approximately 20 minutes. Products available: Teacher's Handbook (includes Reproducibles), Enhanced SoundTrax CD (Accompaniment/Performance tracks plus reproducible PDF files of Student Pages & Cover Art), or price-saving Book & CD Kit.

Voiceworks: A
Voiceworks
A "how-To" Owner's Manual for Vocal Students and Teachers
Paperback      ISBN: 0739047515

This perfect "how-to" book includes chapters on posture, breathing, vocal cords, tone, vowels, consonants, intonation, and phrasing. A must-have manual for voice teachers and students, group voice classes, and choral directors at any level.

"For the student of choral music and singing at any level who is searching for introductory material or basic information about the voice, this book is one way of filling the bill."
- Choral Journal
Mixing & Mastering
Mixing & Mastering
Paperback      ISBN: 1423430530

(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). Making the instrument and vocal tracks sound their best, then making them all work together- everything you need to know to make the perfect mix is in this book. You'll then learn how to take that perfect mix and create the perfect stereo master recording, ready for CD replication or digital distribution online. Detailed illustrations, photographs, plus audio and video examples on DVD make sure you understand everything you need to know to mix and master like the pros.

Twenty-Six Italian Songs and Arias: For Medium High Voice
Twenty-Six Italian Songs and Arias
For Medium High Voice
Paperback      ISBN: 088284489x

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. This title is available in SmartMusic.

Roses, Laughter and Lullabies: For Mezzo-Soprano (Alto) and Piano
Roses, Laughter and Lullabies
For Mezzo-Soprano (Alto) and Piano
Paperback      ISBN: 1423439538

(Vocal Collection). This collection of 18 easy supplementary repertory songs, all in English, augments selections in Easy Songs for the Beginning Mezzo-Soprano, Easy Songs for the Beginning Mezzo-Soprano_Part II, and the three volumes of The First Book of Mezzo-Soprano/Alto. Audio recordings of accompaniments can be accessed online by using the unique code inside each book. The audio files can be streamed or downloaded. Contents: Birds in the Night (Sullivan) * Cradle Song (Schubert) * The Forsaken Maid (Wilson) * Hymn to the Night (Campbell-Tipton) * I Have Twelve Oxen (Ireland) * I Will Go with My Father A-ploughing (Quilter) * It Was a Lover and His Lass (Clough-Leighter) * Jeanette and Her Little Wooden Shoes (Herbert) * Love Is a Sickness Full of Woes (Parker) * O, Bid Your Faithful Ariel Fly (Linley) * Should He Upbraid (Bishop) * Spring Comes Laughing (Carew) * Tears (Tchaikovsky) * Two Roses (Gilberte) * Under the Greenwood Tree (Buzzi-Peccia) * The Valley of Laughter (Sanderson) * The Winds Are Calling (Ronald) * Without Thee (Gounod).

The Classical Voice: Performance Pieces for Female Singers
The Classical Voice
Performance Pieces for Female Singers
Paperback      ISBN: 0825634873

(Music Sales America). 15 performance pieces arranged for female singers and piano. Includes accompanying CD with backing tracks to sing along to.

Twenty-four Vocalises, Opus 3 for Soprano
Twenty-four Vocalises, Opus 3 for Soprano
Paperback      ISBN: 0769254411

Expertly arranged Vocal Method by Mathilde Castrone Marchesi from the Kalmus Edition series. This is from the 20th Century and Romantic eras.