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Singing For Dummies : 2nd Edition - Pamelia S. Phillips

Singing For Dummies

2nd Edition

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Published: 15th October 2010
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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!

About The Author

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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    Introduction.

    Part I: Exploring Singing Basics.

    Chapter 1: Preparing to Sing.

    Chapter 2: Determining Your Voice Type.

    Chapter 3: Aligning Your Body for Great Singing.

    Chapter 4: Breathing for Singing.

    Chapter 5: Toning Up the Voice.

    Part II: Improving Your Singing.

    Chapter 6: Acquiring Beautiful Tone.

    Chapter 7: Exploring Resonance.

    Chapter 8: Shaping Your Vowels for Clarity.

    Chapter 9: Exercising Consonants for Articulation.

    Chapter 10: Crafting a Practice Routine.

    Part III: Advanced Techniques to Improve Your Voice.

    Chapter 11: Developing the Parts of Your Singing Voice.

    Chapter 12: Expanding Your Vocal Flexibility and Range.

    Chapter 13: It's a Cinch: Belting Out Your Song.

    Chapter 14: Training for Singing.

    Chapter 15: Finding the Right Voice Teacher.

    Part IV: Preparing to Perform.

    Chapter 16: Selecting Your Music Material.

    Chapter 17: Mastering a New Song.

    Chapter 18: Acting the Song.

    Chapter 19: Confronting Your Fear of Performing.

    Chapter 20: Auditioning a Song.

    Part V: The Part of Tens.

    Chapter 21: Ten Performers with Good Technique.

    Chapter 22: Ten Frequently Asked Questions about Singing.

    Chapter 23: Ten Tips for Maintaining Vocal Health.

    Chapter 24: Ten Tips for Performing Like a Pro.

    Part VI: Appendixes.

    Appendix A: Suggested Songs to Advance Your Singing Technique.

    Appendix B: About the CD.

    Index.

    ISBN: 9780470640203
    ISBN-10: 0470640200
    Series: For Dummies
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 360
    Published: 15th October 2010
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
    Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 18.9  x 2.1
    Weight (kg): 0.56
    Edition Number: 1