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Absolute Beginners - Voice

By Andr

Music Sales America. Instructional. Softcover with CD. 58 pages. Music Sales #AM986414. Published by Music Sales (HL.14001022).

Item Number: HL.14001022

ISBN 0825635942. Instructional. 9x12 inches.

The Absolute Beginners approach has been designed to make learning to sing easier than ever before! Suitable for both male and female beginners, this step-by-step guide takes you through the basics, from how to stand and breathe correctly, to singing your first song. In one great book you'll find: a look-and-learn course that uses clear pictures and photos to illustrate every step of learning; practical advice and tips covering everything you need to know about posture, breathing, and performing; daily exercises that promote breath control, good tone, resonance and, most importantly, safe singing; an easy explanation on how to read basic music notation; CD audio tracks to let you hear how things should sound; full-length accompaniment tracks to sing along with; PLUS! online audio tracks that you can TRANSPOSE allowing you to sing the songs in the key that suits your voice!

  • Introduction 
  • The Parts of Your Instrument 
  • Phonation, Resonators, Articulators 

  • Before You Start to Sing 
  • Stretching and Relaxation Exercises 

  • Posture and Alignment 
  • Standing Posture 
  • Seated Posture 

  • Exercises to Achieve Correct Posture 
  • Rolling the Shoulders 
  • Shaking Out the Arms 
  • Carrying Bags 

  • Breathing 
  • How to Breathe Correctly 
  • Breathing Exercise #1 
  • Breathing Exercise #2 
  • Breathing Exercise #3 

  • Vowels and Consonants 

  • Your First Vocal Exercises 
  • Disc 1 - Vocal Exercises CD 
  • Warm-Up Exercises 
  • Agility Exercises 
  • Resonance Exercises 

  • How to Practice 
  • An effective practice routine 

  • Vocal Classification 
  • Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, or Bass? 

  • About the Repertoire 
  • All Through The Night 
  • Auld Lang Syne  
  • Aura Lee 
  • Beautiful Dreamer 
  • Greensleeves 
  • My Buddy 
  • Scarborough Fair 
  • They Didn't Believe Me 
  • The Water Is Wide 
  • You Made Me Love You 

  • Basic Music Notation 
  • Reading Music 
  • Notation of Pitch 
  • Key Signatures 
  • Notation of Rhythm 
  • Note Values 
  • Rests 
  • Time Signature 

  • Glossary of Musical Terms and Symbols 

  • Vocal Troubleshooting 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Almaty, Kazakhstan
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  • December 24, 2013 Absolute Beginners

    This book is very helpful for beginners!

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  • 3

    Scotts Valley, CA
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  • September 11, 2011 Not my favorite

    Tried this book as an alternate to teaching voice. The pictures are a huge waste of space, more valuable information could have been included.

    13 of 27 people found this review helpful.
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