Teach Yourself to Sing: Everything You Need to Know to Start Singing Now!

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Alfred Music Publishing, 1995 - Music - 64 pages
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Learn to sing and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about equipment used by singers, vocal health, and getting acquainted with reading music. You will then move right along to breathing, vocalizing, proper warm-ups, and singing songs, lesson by lesson, all while continuing to increase your knowledge of reading and understanding music. You will learn to sing an array of musical styles, including pop, jazz, classical, and musical theatre. Near the end of the book, you will be introduced to the idea of individual interpretation, which will help you color your songs with your own unique style. The book features a chord and scale chart for reference during and after your lessons.

The Alfred Enhanced CD available for this book contains great audio accompaniments you can play on your stereo and doubles as an interactive and fun multimedia learning tool that works on any Windows-compatible PC. The song player lets you adjust the audio levels, transpose accompaniments to any key, adjust playback tempo and even record your own performance.

Be your own teacher, and let Alfred be your resource every step of the way.
 

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User Review  - Brandy Bell - Christianbook.com

This book has been a big help as a refresher course on basic notes, measures, staffs, etc. as well as a good reference for proper breathing, tone, annunciation, and warm-up. I have benefited greatly from it and have seen vast improvement in just a few weeks. Read full review

User Review  - Laura - Christianbook.com

I have used this book for vocal instruction for years as a core book. The cd gives accompaniment for the songs that relate to the unit studied. Each unit includes vocalises for that particular subject and are included on the cd also. Read full review

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Contents

GETTING STARTED
2
PART H THE BASICS OF SINGING
8
Incomplete Measures
17
Cut Time
26
More Breathing Strategies
32
Singing for Joy
40
Legato and Staccato
50
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