Singing For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 10, 2010 - Music - 360 pages
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Take your voice to the next level and grow as a performer

Whether you're a beginning vocalist or a seasoned songster, Singing for Dummies makes it easy for you to achieve your songbird dreams. This practical guide gives you step-by-step instructions and lots of helpful tips, hints, vocal exercises, reminders, and warnings for both men and women, including advice on the mechanics of singing, discovering your singing voice, developing technique, singing in performance, maintaining vocal health, and performing like a pro. This Second Edition is an even greater resource with additional vocal exercises, new songs, and information on the latest technology and recording devices.

  • Covers comprehensive singing techniques, finding one's pitch, the importance of posture and breath control, and taking care of one's voice
  • Discover how to sing alone or with accompaniment
  • The updated CD features new tracks and musical exercises, as well as demonstrations of popular technique, scales and pitch drills, and practice songs for singers of all levels

Singing for Dummies, Second Edition contains all the information, practices, techniques, and expert advice you need to hone your vocal skills with ease!

Note: DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file. These materials are available for download upon purchase.


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Introduction 1
Improving Your Singing
Crafting a Practice Routine
Advanced Techniques to Improve Your Voice
Developing the Parts of Your Singing Voice
Expanding Your Vocal Flexibility and Range
Its a Cinch Belting Out Your Song
Training for Singing 187
Finding the Right Voice Teacher
Acting the Song
Defining Healthy Belting 171
Preparing for Belting 175
Ten Tips for Performing Like a Pro
Advancing Your Belt 180
The Part of Tens 277

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About the author (2010)

Pamelia S. Phillips, DMA, is the Professional Program Director and Chair of Voice and Music at Collaborative Arts Project 21 (CAP21) in New York. A seasoned performer, her appearances range from contemporary American Opera premieres to guest performances with major symphonies. Pam has taught extensively at such institutions as Arizona State University and Wagner College. She holds degrees in music education and vocal performance.

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