Adventures in Singing combines a thorough introduction to the singing process with an anthology of 70 songs. It offers a clear introduction to the basics of how the voice works along with methodical voice-building techniques. The popular text takes a holistic approach throughout, reflecting the view that the study of singing helps students to develop greater self-awareness of body and mind. There is an additional CD available for purchase that provides piano accompaniments of the songs in the anthology. There is also an online learning Center at http://www.mhhe.com/ais4 that provides additional student support.
This popular text combines a thorough introduction to the singing process with an anthology of 60 songs. While offering a clear introduction to the basic workings of the voice and methodical voice-building techniques, the text takes a holistic approach, reflecting the view that the study of singing helps students develop greater self-awareness of body and mind. Piano accompaniments of the songs included in the anthology are provided on the companion CD.
This voice text combines an introduction to the singing process with an anthology of 60 songs. It also offers an introduction to the basics of how the voice works along with methodical voice building techniques. Piano accompaniments of the songs are available on cassette and CD.
Basics of Vocal Pedagogy is a comprehensive introductory text for vocal pedagogy classes at the college and university level. Though written primarily for prospective teachers of singing, vocal music educators, choir directors, voice coaches and intermediate to advanced level singers will also find the text useful as a textbook, training manual, and general reference book.
Taking a "Sing First, Talk Later" approach, The Singing Book gets students singing from the very first day. Combining a simple introduction to basic vocal technique with confidence-building exercises and imaginative repertoire-with 30 new songs-The Singing Book teaches beginners the vocal skills they need to get started, gives them exciting music to sing, and provides the tools they need to develop the voice and keep it healthy. A new recordings disc included free with every new book provides the melodies and accompaniments for all 78 songs for practice and performance.
(Vocal Instruction). Singers of every age, level, and musical genre will benefit from this insightful new book. Topics include: Finding the Voice That Was Never Lost * Language * Learning * The Brain in Singing * Fear and the Psychology of Singing * Putting Theory into Practice (the physiology and technique of singing). Performers of all ages and abilities will gain valuable insight into the mechanics, psychology and physiology of singing. The accompanying audio in Jennifer's own voice captures a conversation about her approach and ideas, as well as exercises that will help you discover and develop your true and best instrument.
#1 New York Times Bestseller A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick "I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon "Painfully beautiful."--The New York Times Book Review "Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver."--Bustle For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens. Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.
Suitable for all voices, this comprehensive introductory text uses a variety of pedagogical approaches to introduce students to the art and pleasure of singing. The text is flexibly organized, presenting the basic principles of voice production, musicianship, song interpretation, and vocal health in a format that can be adjusted to meet the needs of the classroom and the individual. The text consists of two parts. Part One discusses such topics as breathing, basic vocal health, learning to read music, how to learn a song, and performance techniques. Part Two is an anthology of 50 songs - folk, musical theater, art songs, and rounds (for group performance). A companion 2-CD Set includes all the melodies and accompaniments for the song anthology.