A Performer Prepares: A Guide to Song Preparation for Actors, Singers and Dancers

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Hal Leonard Corporation, Sep 1, 1999 - Music - 324 pages
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(Applause Acting Series). 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.
  

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Contents

Introduction
9
Show Ballad
28
Narrative Show Ballad
52
Dramatic Show Ballad
73
True Blues
91
Pop Blues
98
Theater Blues
118
Swinging Ballad
140
UpTempo
165
The Waltz
187
Patter Song
212
Showstopper
233
Catchall
257
Contemporary
282
Final Considerations
303
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Craig teaches at Franciscan University in Steubeville, Ohio.

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