Basics Of Singing

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-05-03
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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This comprehensive introductory text has helped hundreds of thousands of new singers and experienced singers find their voice or sing even better. The text consists of two parts. Part One discusses practicing, vocalizing, breathing, learning and dramatizing songs, maintaining your vocal health, and reading music. Part Two is an anthology of 52 songs, from folk songs, movies and musical theater, art songs and arias, songs of faith, duets, and rounds (for group performance). A companion 2-CD Set (ISBN 0495115320) includes all the melodies and accompaniments for the song anthology, plus pronunciation for foreign language songs.

Table of Contents

Song Anthology Contentsp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Techniquep. 1
Practicingp. 2
Attention to Detailsp. 3
Good Singing Posturep. 3
Equipment for Practicingp. 4
Concluding Commentsp. 5
Vocalizingp. 6
The Larynxp. 6
Vocalisesp. 8
Breathingp. 12
The Physiology of Breathingp. 12
Breathing While Singingp. 14
Vocalisesp. 16
Learning a Songp. 19
Transferring Technique to Songsp. 19
Tools of Learning a Songp. 20
Steps in Learning a Songp. 20
Communicating a Songp. 25
Sample Song-Learning Methodp. 26
Basic Principles of Vocal Techniquep. 28
Articulationp. 28
Open Throatp. 29
Elevated Upper Cheeksp. 29
Inhalation, Attack, and Linep. 29
Basics of Correct Articulationp. 30
Acousticsp. 31
Vocal Healthp. 35
Anti-Inflammatory Medicationsp. 36
Cold Curesp. 36
Gastroesophageal Medicationsp. 37
Local Anestheticsp. 38
Social Drugsp. 38
Halitosisp. 38
Other Medications and Toxinsp. 39
Surgeryp. 39
Exercisep. 40
Theatricsp. 41
Studying Other Disciplinesp. 41
Styles of Singingp. 42
Classical Singingp. 43
Popular Singingp. 44
Theater Singingp. 45
Concluding Commentsp. 46
Music Readingp. 47
Song Anthologyp. 53
Background and Performance Notesp. 54
Performance Notesp. 54
Folk Songsp. 54
Songs from Movies and Musical Theaterp. 60
Art Songs and Ariasp. 65
Songs of Faithp. 69
Roundsp. 72
Sample Vocal Exercisesp. 305
For Further Studyp. 309
Glossary of Musical Terms and Symbolsp. 311
Glossary of Technical Termsp. 313
Glossary of Song Stylesp. 317
International Phonetic Alphabetp. 319
e-Sourcesp. 321
Bibliographyp. 327
Indexp. 329
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