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Singing, Second Edition

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Published: 02 Sep 2014

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This is an approachable, easy-to-use guide to improving one's singing voice. It takes a similar approach used in other Idiot's Guide music books to guide the reader step-by-step through the process of becoming a real singer. Readers will learn how to find their ideal singing range, how best to practice, how to improve basic technique, how to stand and breathe properly, how to sing in different musical styles, and how to move beyond singing in the shower to singing in public. Both solo and ensemble singing are covered, as is the concept of sight singing.

The book is filled with numerous illustrations and musical examples, as well as fun and productive singing exercises. Unlike more traditional vocal instruction books, Idiot's Guide: Singing takes a "fast-track" approach to the topic, so that budding vocalists start singing right from the very start. The book even shows readers how to sing in different musical styles (pop, rock, country, classical, etc.) and how to perform live-including proper microphone technique.

This second edition of Idiot's Guide: Singing is accompanied by a variety of audio exercises and examples, which will be available online. These online examples and exercises replace the CD-based audio tracks available with the first edition, and will help to make the exercises more immediately accessible and lower the cost of the new edition.

Book Extras

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Chapter 16: Choral Ensembles

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Chapter 17: Musical Theater Vocalists

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Chapter 17: Classical and Opera Singers

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Chapter 18: Pop and Rock Vocalists

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Chapter 18: Country Singers

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Chapter 19: Jazz Vocalists

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Chapter 19: Pop Singers in a Jazz Style

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Chapter 20: R&B and Soul Singers

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Chapter 20: Gospel Singers

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ISBN: 9781615646210 Pages: 336
Size: 195.2625 x 233.3625 mm

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This is an approachable, easy-to-use guide to improving one's singing voice. It takes a similar approach used in other Idiot's Guide music books to guide the reader step-by-step through the process of becoming a real singer. Readers will learn how to find their ideal singing range, how best to practice, how to improve basic technique, how to stand and breathe properly, how to sing in different musical styles, and how to move beyond singing in the shower to singing in public. Both solo and ensemble singing are covered, as is the concept of sight singing.

The book is filled with numerous illustrations and musical examples, as well as fun and productive singing exercises. Unlike more traditional vocal instruction books, Idiot's Guide: Singing takes a "fast-track" approach to the topic, so that budding vocalists start singing right from the very start. The book even shows readers how to sing in different musical styles (pop, rock, country, classical, etc.) and how to perform live-including proper microphone technique.

This second edition of Idiot's Guide: Singing is accompanied by a variety of audio exercises and examples, which will be available online. These online examples and exercises replace the CD-based audio tracks available with the first edition, and will help to make the exercises more immediately accessible and lower the cost of the new edition.

Book Extras

Download the audio tracks for this title. (105 MB zip)

Chapter 16: Choral Ensembles

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Chapter 17: Musical Theater Vocalists

Spotify YouTube

Chapter 17: Classical and Opera Singers

Spotify YouTube

Chapter 18: Pop and Rock Vocalists

Spotify YouTube

Chapter 18: Country Singers

Spotify YouTube

Chapter 19: Jazz Vocalists

Spotify YouTube

Chapter 19: Pop Singers in a Jazz Style

Spotify YouTube

Chapter 20: R&B and Soul Singers

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Chapter 20: Gospel Singers

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ISBN: 9781615646210 Pages: 336
Size: 195.2625 x 233.3625 mm

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