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Basics of Singing / Edition 4

Basics of Singing / Edition 4

by Jan Schmidt
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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 principles of voice production, breathing, vocal health, music reading, learning a song, performance techniques, musicianship, and song interpretation. Part Two is a collection of 52 songs— movies and musical theater, folk, art songs, songs of faith, duets, and rounds (for group performance). A companion 2-CD Set includes all the melodies and accompaniments for the song anthology, plus pronunciation for foreign language songs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780028647456
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/28/1998
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 321
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 10.73(h) x 0.97(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Song Anthology Contents     vii
Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
Technique     1
Practicing     2
Attention to Details     3
Good Singing Posture     3
Equipment for Practicing     4
Concluding Comments     5
Vocalizing     6
The Larynx     6
Vocalises     8
Breathing     12
The Physiology of Breathing     12
Breathing While Singing     14
Vocalises     16
Learning a Song     19
Transferring Technique to Songs     19
Tools of Learning a Song     20
Steps in Learning a Song     20
Communicating a Song     25
Sample Song-Learning Method     26
Basic Principles of Vocal Technique     28
Articulation     28
Open Throat     29
Elevated Upper Cheeks     29
Inhalation, Attack, and Line     29
Basics of Correct Articulation     30
Acoustics     31
Vocal Health     35
Anti-Inflammatory Medications     36
Cold Cures     36
Gastroesophageal Medications     37
Local Anesthetics     38
Social Drugs     38
Halitosis     38
Other Medications and Toxins     39
Surgery     39
Exercise     40
Theatrics     41
Studying Other Disciplines     41
Styles of Singing     42
Classical Singing     43
Popular Singing     44
Theater Singing     45
Concluding Comments     46
Music Reading     47
Song Anthology     53
Background and Performance Notes     54
Performance Notes     54
Folk Songs     54
Songs from Movies and Musical Theater     60
Art Songs and Arias     65
Songs of Faith     69
Rounds     72
Sample Vocal Exercises     305
For Further Study     309
Glossary of Musical Terms and Symbols     311
Glossary of Technical Terms     313
Glossary of Song Styles     317
International Phonetic Alphabet     319
e-Sources     321
Bibliography     327
Index      329

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