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Absolute Beginners - Voice

By Andr

Book/CD Pack Vocal (music for voice)
Edited by Andres Andrade. Music Sales America. Instruction. Softcover with CD. 58 pages. Music Sales #AM986414. Published by Music Sales (HL.14001022).

Item Number: HL.14001022

ISBN 9780825635946. 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 

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  • 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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