Music Instruction: Vocal
Fifty Ways to Improve Your Elementary or Middle School Choir
Paperback ISBN: 1423454790
(Choral). The adolescent years can be a challenge for any choir director, but this practical handbook by Roger Emerson provides an engaging and witty approach to working with these young singers. Ideal for experienced educators and those new to the field, this text is full of creative ideas and solid solutions in an easy-to-read question and answer format. The fifty topics include recruiting, the adolescent voice, choral tone, classroom management, budgets, choral balance and blend, sight-reading, repertoire, programming, incorporating pop music into the choral program, working with your administrators and colleagues, parent and community relations, helpful recommended resources and much more!
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
Seven by Porter
Contemporary Settings of Seven Classic Songs by Cole Porter Medium Low Voice
Paperback ISBN: 0739052640
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.
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!
Confessions of a Session Singer
Scandalous Secrets of Success Behind the Mic
Paperback ISBN: 0879309113
An educational and entertaining look at professional studio work from the vantage point of a veteran session vocalist. Confessions tackles topics that will help readers define, improve and maintain a professional studio career. This book takes the reader from the first steps of researching, networking and preparing for a career as a session singer to building their career strategically. Tips for communicating effectively with the audio engineer, the client and the producer are covered, including definitions of commonly used studio terms. Specific techniques and gear that enhance a vocalist's performance are explained to the reader in detail. Interspersed between the tips and trade secrets are entertaining anecdotes to give the reader real world examples and insight as they relate to the pertinent chapter topics.
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.
A Performer Prepares
A Guide to Song Preparation for Actors, Singers and Dancers
Paperback ISBN: 1557833958
A Performer Prepares is a 13-part master class on how to perform on any stage from bleak rehearsal room to the Palace Theatre. The class covers the basic Broadway song numbers, from show ballad to showstopper. With precise, logical steps and dynamic and entertaining dialogues between himself and his students, David Craig takes anyone with the desire to shine from an audition to final curtain call. These lessons on the pages recreate as closely as possible the unique interpersonal dyamic of Craig's legendary coaching encounters in New York, Los Angeles and across the country.
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.