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ISBN: 9780470640203 - Singing For Dummies
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Singing For Dummies

Pamelia S. Phillips

ISBN: 9780470640203
Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
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With so many people looking to make a career out of their voice, many are looking for a cost-effective way to learn the basics in singing. This book provides the reader with not only a detailed introduction to singing, but also information on reading music, singing with an instrument and vocal exercises.






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.

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