The Professional Singer's Handbook

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 1998 - Music - 206 pages
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(Book). This book realistically prepares a singer for life in the world of professional music. Author Gloria Rusch gives candid advice on topics including: getting started, finding a vocal coach, defining one's voice, learning correct breathing, conquering stage fright, microphone techniques, connecting with an audience, common vocal ailments, recording studio pointers, finding a band, landing a record deal, and much more. The book includes extensive interviews with Kevon Edmonds of the group After 7, stage and television producer Ken Kragen, Janis Siegel of Manhattan Transfer, multi-platinum songwriter Andy Goldmark, and other knowledgeable session singers, sound engineers, and arrangers. 212 pages, 9" x 12"
  

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Contents

GETTING STARTED
5
HOW TO SELECT A VOCAL COACH
11
THE BASICS OF SINGING
18
SINGING FOR AN AUDIENCE PERFORMANCE BASICS
47
STAYING HEALTHY AND SANE
64
WORKING WITH SOUND EQUIPMENT
74
STUDIO SINGING
83
THE FINISHING TOUCHES
97
THE BUSINESS SIDE OF THE BUSINESS
101
INTERVIEWS
123
NOW IM A STAR WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?
200
THATS ALL FOR NOW
203
BIBLIOGRAPHY
204
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