Music Instruction: Vocal
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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). Recommended for grades 2--7.

Songs of Love, Music, and Nature: 10 Contemporary Solos for Female Voice and Piano
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.

Seven by Porter: Contemporary Settings of Seven Classic Songs by Cole Porter (Medium Low Voice)
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.

Three Song Cycles in Vocal Score: Songs of a Wayfarer, Kindertotenlieder and Das Lied Von Der Erde
Three Song Cycles in Vocal Score
Songs of a Wayfarer, Kindertotenlieder and Das Lied Von Der Erde
Paperback      ISBN: 048626954x

This convenient volume contains Mahler's three great song cycles in piano-vocal score, reprinted from authoritative German and Austrian editions. All three complete scores offer singers and musicians the opportunity to study and savor the compelling musical qualities of these famous works at the piano.
Songs of a Wayfarer (Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen), the composer's first song cycle, is considered by many the masterpiece of his early period. A setting of his strongly autobiographical text, this is a revealing self-portrait of a young man. The haunting musical imagery of Songs of the Deaths of Children (Kindertotenlieder), Mahler's setting of five poems by Friedrich R chert, embodies the chromatic harmonies typical of his late work.
In The Song of the Earth (Das Lied von der Erde), Mahler combines the forms that most obsessed him -- song and symphony -- into a masterpiece that epitomized his musical genius and the very spirit of late Romanticism. Based on six poems translated from Chinese, the songs merge from passionate evocations of the pleasures of youth to dark and foreboding expressions of loneliness, sorrow, and farewell.

Italian Arias of the Baroque and Classical Eras
Italian Arias of the Baroque and Classical Eras
Paperback      ISBN: 0739026836

A sampling of the world's greatest Baroque and Classical arias. In addition to offering fascinating background information about the arias and their composers, the editor has corrected a multitude of errors which have accumulated over time, and has replac

Love Songs for Solo Singers: 12 Contemporary Settings of Favorites from the Great American Songbook for Solo Voice and Piano, Medium Low Voice
Love Songs for Solo Singers
12 Contemporary Settings of Favorites from the Great American Songbook for Solo Voice and Piano, Medium Low Voice
Paperback      ISBN: 0739053442

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

Partners!: 10 Terrific Partner Songs for Young Singers
Partners!
10 Terrific Partner Songs for Young Singers
Paperback      ISBN: 0739068687

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").

Scoring for Voice: A Guide to Writing Vocal Arrangements
Scoring for Voice
A Guide to Writing Vocal Arrangements
Paperback      ISBN: 0882844717

Scoring for Voice
is a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide covering all aspects of vocal arranging. It includes a compact disc containing 50 examples of arranging techniques found in the text and covers such topics as scoring for 2-, 3-, and 4-part voices, scoring behind a soloist, vocal ranges, rehearsal techniques and voice-leading concepts.

The Tao of Voice: A New East-West Approach to Transforming the Singing and Speaking Voice
The Tao of Voice
A New East-West Approach to Transforming the Singing and Speaking Voice
Paperback      ISBN: 0892812605

Stephen Cheng's innovative book is the first to combine the best of Western vocal technique and modern psychophysical exercises with ancient Chinese philosophy and breathing practices. His simple but powerful vocal method is widely known for bringing about dramatic improvement in the performance of novices and professionals alike. Whether you are a singer, actor, or public speaker, it will help you to develop your vocal identity; increase vocal range and power; enhance the quality, dynamics, color, and expression of your voice; overcome stage fright; and memorize with ease.

Harmony Singing: A Guide to Creative Harmony and Arranging
Harmony Singing
A Guide to Creative Harmony and Arranging
Paperback      ISBN: 0739028111

If you've ever wondered how to create a vocal harmony part, this book is the perfect place to start. Susan Mazer teaches the basics of theory, how to listen to other parts as you sing, the easy way to make your own arrangements and more. You can try out what you learn with songs in traditional, folk, sacred, and popular styles, and explore the key composers, singers and groups who shaped the history of harmony singing.

The included CD lets you hear the various types of harmony and sing along with examples in the book.