More than 30 million Americans rely on their voices for their jobs--from teachers, religious leaders, and entertainers to lawyers, executives, salespeople, and doctors. A controlled voice increases self-confidence and enhances charisma, approachability, and trustworthiness. Yet an astounding 30 percent of professionals develop preventable vocal problems that could ruin their careers. And most do not know that both the quality and tone of one's voice can be changed.The Voice Book: Caring For, Protecting, and Improving Your Voice is a one-of-a-kind reference that will save and improve your voice, your job, and your personal life. With dozens of vocal exercises and a detailed guide to the anatomy and physiology of voice, the book covers the full range of vocal health, from protecting against hoarseness and laryngitis to expanding speaking range and enhancing voice tone and quality. Illustrations, photographs, FAQs, and an accompanying CD make The Voice Book the first vocal self-help book of its kind and a must-read for anyone who wants a dependable, strong, and engaging voice.
The second in our series of vocal collections from the Great American Songbook, Love Songs for Solo Singers features a mix of well-known standards focusing on the everlasting subject of "love." Don't miss these fresh, new arrangements written especially for today's singers Titles: Ain't Misbehavin* As Time Goes By* Come Rain or Come Shine* Embraceable You* If Ever I Would Leave You* Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)* My Funny Valentine* Night and Day* Starting Here, Starting Now* What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?* You Made Me Love You* You're the Cure for What Ails Me
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.
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.
Time and time again, partner songs have proven to be one of the best ways to start your young singers on their way to successful 2-part singing. This fun-filled collection provides a wide variety of accessible music for concerts all year long. Recommended for grades 2--7. Teacher's Handbook includes reproducible student pages. Enhanced SoundTrax CD includes reproducible PDF files of student pages and cover art. Titles: America, Of Thee I Sing ("America, the Beautiful") * A Distant Shore ("The Water Is Wide") * Off to the Races ("Camptown Races") * On the Railroad ("I've Been Workin' on the Railroad") * Sleep, My Child ("All Through the Night") * Snow Is Falling Still ("Still, Still, Still") * Some Folks Do ("Some Folks") * Song of Peace ("Dona Nobis Pacem") * Tell the News ("Go Tell It on the Mountain") * A Winter Carol ("The Huron Carol").
Sing 16 of the world's most beloved jazz standards in the style of legendary vocalists like Michael Buble, Ray Charles, Nat King Cole, Harry Connick, Jr., Bobby Darin, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, and, more This deluxe package (songbook plus two enhanced CDs) provides everything you need to arrive at auditions and performances completely prepared, whether your accompaniment will be live or pre-recorded. If a pianist is present, hand them the complete piano/vocal sheet music. (Chord fingering grids are also provided for optional guitar accompaniment.) If recorded accompaniment is required, the fully-orchestrated audio tracks will lend a professional touch to your performance. Vocal demonstration tracks are also included for each song. Titles: As Time Goes By * Cry Me a River * It Had to Be You * I've Got You Under My Skin * Mack the Knife * Misty * Moondance * My Funny Valentine * Theme from New York, New York * Night and Day * Star Dust * Summer Wind * That's All * They Can't Take That Away from Me * What a Wonderful World * You Don't Know Me.With Vocal Complete, the sheet music matches the original key and form of the backing tracks, so if you practice singing with one, you won't encounter unexpected variations with the other. Upload the tracks to your portable music player for practice, performances, auditions, parties, or even singing for fun in the car There are two versions of every song on the CDs: a full-performance track with sound-alike vocals for listening and learning, and a professional-quality backing track for singing along. When the CDs are played on a Mac or Windows-based computer, the TNT (Tone 'N' Tempo) Changer lets you customize the key and tempo of each track to suit your voice and style. (The key changer modifies audio playback via computer only. The sheet music remains in its original key.)
(Book). This easy-to-read and highly accessible Tipbook has been written in close collaboration with classical and non-classical singers and teachers, therapists, and other experts. Tipbook Vocals doesn't teach you how to sing, but it supplies you with valuable, practical information that will help you to understand and extend the possibilities of your voice, to appreciate and evaluate input from voice teachers and coaches, and to have easier access to other literature on the subject.
This volume offers a sampling of great vocal music that has been long forgotten. Out of print for a century or more, these songs by Rossini, Donizetti, and others come from the private collection of the editor, Patricia Adkins Chiti. This edition includes carefully edited text and music, word-by-word translations of the Italian texts, and transcriptions into the International Phonetic Alphabet. Accompaniments are also available on both cassette and compact disc.