Music Instruction: Vocal
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Seven by Porter: Contemporary Settings of Seven Classic Songs by Cole Porter, Medium High Voice
Seven by Porter
Contemporary Settings of Seven Classic Songs by Cole Porter, Medium High Voice
Paperback      ISBN: 0739052616
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.
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.
Movin' in the Right Direction!: A Program or Songbook to Build Character and Integrity in Young People for Unison and 2-Part Voices
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).
Counterpoint: The Polyphonic Vocal Style of the Sixteenth Century
Counterpoint
The Polyphonic Vocal Style of the Sixteenth Century
Paperback      ISBN: 048627036x
First paperback edition of classic introductory text features history of contrapuntal theory, technical features, "species" exercises in 2-, 3- and 4-part counterpoint; canon, motet, Mass, more. Includes many musical examples.
Mixing & Mastering
Mixing & Mastering
Paperback      ISBN: 1423430530
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.
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.
The Faber Carol Book: 40 Songs and Carols for Christmas SATB and Piano
The Faber Carol Book
40 Songs and Carols for Christmas SATB and Piano
Paperback      ISBN: 0571521274
The Faber Carol Book is an exciting volume of Christmas carols and songs with an original, contemporary twist, designed to breathe fresh air into Christmas concerts. They contain forty pieces, expertly edited and arranged by Gwyn Arch and Ben Parry, capturing a variety of moods and styles through time -- from contemporary arrangements of medieval and traditional carols, to spirituals, and music from around the world. There is also an impressive line-up of original pieces by some of today's most highly respected choral composers, including Howard Goodall, Lin Marsh, Peter Gritton, Errollyn Wallen and Mike Brewer. There are two separate volumes, this is thev second anthology arranged for SATB, the choice of carols is identical to the earlier SA(B) version (although they are not in the same order, or compatible with the first book). Both publications include undemanding keyboard accompaniment and suggestions for optional instrumental lines.
Improve Your Teaching: Teaching Beginners: A New Approach for Instrumental and Singing Teachers
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!
Tweet!: A Unison or 2-Part Musical for the Birds
Tweet!
A Unison or 2-Part Musical for the Birds
Paperback      ISBN: 0739090941
Four little birds consider what life is like "out there" beyond their nest as several feathered friends plus a troupe of Squirrel Scouts stop by to offer conflicting words (and songs) of advice. Finally, a wise old Owl explains that "life is what you make it to be" and a high-flying Eagle offers a pep talk that inspires the birds to spread their wings and soar! Super cute with a great growing-up message. Approximately 40 minutes. Recommended for grades 2-7. 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. Please visit alfred.com/tweet to view free instructional choreography videos. Titles: Tweet! * Singing Practice * I Wonder What It's Like * The World Is Cuckoo! * Scary Things * Be Prepared! * Song of the Dove * The Woodpecker Rap * Life Is What You Make It To Be * The Eagle's Song.
Of Thee I Sing!: A Celebration of America's Music for 2-part Choirs
Of Thee I Sing!
A Celebration of America's Music for 2-part Choirs
Paperback      ISBN: 0739046594
American music reflects the history of America's people, America's trials, and America's growth. Take an exciting and reflective 30-minute musical journey with Of Thee I Sing!---A Celebration of America's Music. From Native American Indian chants to traditional folk songs, from inspirational spirituals to hot New Orleans ragtime, from jazzy swing to kickin' Broadway 2-beat, from Nashville's Grand Ole Opry to the Detroit Motown Sound, you too can discover and enjoy the sound of America. * Recommended for grades 3 and up. * Can be used as a program or as a songbook. * Performance time: approximately 30 minutes. * Reproducible Student Pages and Staging Suggestions included.