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
Singing for Dummies, Second Edition
- Covers comprehensive singing techniques, finding one's pitch, the
importance of posture and breath control, and taking care of one's
- 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
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.
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
Appendix B: About the CD.