9780415976985

The Singer's Companion

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415976985

  • ISBN10:

    0415976987

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2006-02-14
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

The Singer's Companionis a basic text aimed at college-level students of singing covering all the basic issues faced by vocalists in all styles of music. The book begins with the nuts-and-bolts issues of finding a good teacher and basic steps in learning a song. Then, the author addresses the issue of how to practice, work with a score, audition and perform. Vital issues of vocal health are addressed, as well as career issues facing all singers. The book concludes with some issues in the philosophy of singing, including the psychology of singing. Throughout, the author offers practical advice, step-by-step instruction, and graded exercises that will guide even the novice singer to better understand her or his instrument.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi
Getting Started
1(10)
Practicing
11(16)
Working with the Score
27(6)
Health and Body Awareness
33(8)
The Complete Singer/Musician
41(4)
A Few Words about Technique
45(10)
Performing
55(10)
A Brief Look at Performance Anxiety
65(8)
Auditioning
73(14)
Singing as a Career or Avocation
87(16)
Philosophy of Singing
103(6)
Resources 109(4)
Performance Anxiety: An Annotated Bibliography 113(2)
About the Author 115(2)
Index 117

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