Author Phillips, Pamelia S
Title Singing Exercises for Dummies
Imprint Somerset : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2012
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (237 pages)
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Note Singing Exercises For Dummies -- About the Author -- Dedication -- Author's Acknowledgments -- Table of Contents -- Introduction -- About This Book -- Conventions Used in This Book -- What You're Not to Read -- Foolish Assumptions -- How This Book Is Organized -- Icons Used in This Book -- Where to Go from Here -- Part I: Preparing Your Body for Practicing -- Chapter 1: Warming Up for Singing -- Preparing Your Instrument: Stretching Out from Head to Toe -- Opening and Positioning the Lower Body -- Positioning the Upper Body for Easy Movement -- Putting It All Together with a Vocal Warm-Up -- Chapter 2: Practicing Breathing Exercises -- Moving the Breathing Muscles for Singing -- Take It In: Shaping Inhalation -- Let It Out: Controlling Exhalation -- Singing Practice Exercises with Long and Short Phrases -- Songs for Extending Breath Control -- Chapter 3: Shaping the Tongue and Lips for Vowels -- Coordinating the Tongue and Lips for Back Vowels -- Positioning the Tongue for Front Vowels -- Alternating between Front and Back Vowels -- Presenting the Middle Vowel, Uh -- Singing Combination Vowels -- Songs for Singing Vowels Precisely -- Chapter 4: Articulating Consonants Accurately -- Touching on the Tip Consonants -- Arching Back for Soft Palate Consonants -- Working on Lip Consonants -- Consonant Combos: Moving the Lips and Tongue -- Songs for Singing Various Consonants -- Part II: Making Your Music Magical with Variety -- Chapter 5: Singing Precise Intervals for Musical Accuracy -- Recognizing the Most Common Intervals -- Hearing the Small Intervals -- Finding Perfect Intervals -- Comparing the Larger Intervals -- Discovering Chromatics -- Working on Scales -- Practice Piece: "Singing All the Intervals" -- Songs for Practicing Large Intervals -- Chapter 6: You've Got Rhythm: Conquering Rhythmic Notation and Tempo -- Rhythm Basics: Notes and Rests
Exploring Advanced Rhythms -- Managing Rhythm at Any Tempo -- Songs for Working on Rhythm -- Chapter 7: Adding Diversity with Dynamics, Articulation Marks, and More -- Singing Dynamically -- Articulating What's Written -- Practice Piece: "I Sing Out!" -- Improvising to Give Songs Your Own Unique Stamp -- Songs for Improving Your Musical Diversity -- Part III: Working Out Your Range -- Chapter 8: Checking Out Chest Voice -- Getting Familiar with Chest Voice -- Practice Piece: "Finding My Chest Voice" -- Songs That Work Out Your Chest Voice -- Chapter 9: Soaring into Head Voice and Falsetto -- Figuring Out Falsetto -- Discovering Your Head Voice -- Positioning Your Larynx for Fuller Head Voice Sounds -- Developing Your Head Voice Range -- Practice Piece: "A Bejeweled Love Song" -- Chapter 10: Mixing Up Your Sound with Middle Voice -- Discovering Your Middle Voice -- Combining Registers with Mix -- Exploring Your Mix with a Few Practice Pieces -- Chapter 11: Coordinating Register Transitions -- Moving Smoothly between Registers -- Leaping to and from Falsetto -- Refining Your Smooth Transitions -- Practice Piece: "Marching Forth" -- Songs That Require Register Transitions -- Part IV: Advancing Your Singing Technique -- Chapter 12: Developing Your Vocal Tone -- Touching on Tone Basics -- Creating Echoing Tone with Resonance -- Varying Tone with Vibrato -- Practice Piece: "Changing Tone" -- Songs for Developing Your Tone -- Chapter 13: Expanding Your Vocal Agility -- Exploring the Art of the Quick Breath -- Howdy, Neighbor! Working on Stepwise Motion -- Mastering Thirds -- Taking Musical Leaps with Larger Intervals -- Practice Piece: "A Joyful Noise" -- Songs for Flaunting Your Agility -- Chapter 14: Belting It Out with Exercises from Beginner to Advanced -- Getting Started with Belting Basics -- Resonating All the Way to the Back Row -- Chatting It Up
Developing Stamina for Belting -- Comparing Belt and Mix -- Belting Your Face Off -- Testing Out Your Belt Sounds with Practice Pieces -- Cooling Down Your Voice after Belting -- Songs for Beginner Belters Looking to Try Out Their Technique -- Songs for Advanced Belters Looking for a Challenge -- Part V: The Part of Tens -- Chapter 15: Ten Tips for Practicing Like a Pro -- Set Aside Time to Focus on Singing -- Plan What to Practice -- Use the Exercises in This Book -- Record Your Practice Sessions -- Track Your Progress -- Cool Down after Practicing -- Know When to Rest -- Get to Know Your Song and Your Story -- Prepare for the Performance -- Find Help from a Voice Teacher -- Chapter 16: Ten Questions Singers Ask Frequently -- What Style of Music Is Right for My Voice? -- When Is a Song out of My Range? -- Am I Tone Deaf or Just Singing Out of Tune? -- How Do I Blend with Other Singers? -- How Do I Blend My Voice with Instruments? -- What's the Best Way to Develop Vocal Endurance? -- How Can I Maintain Proper Singing Posture While Playing an Instrument? -- When (And What) Should I Eat before a Performance? -- How Do I Get Over Stage Fright? -- What Do I Have to Do to Keep My Voice Healthy?
The fast and easy way to take your singing skills to new heights Some people are born with a naturally great singing voice, but even the best singers can benefit from a broader range of knowledge and training. Voice training not only expands your technique and power, but enhances your performance abilities in business and on stage. Singing Exercises For Dummies gives you a trusted, easy way to learn, or improve, your singing. Packed with exercises and drills in the book and on the accompanying CD, Singing Exercises For Dummies helps you strengthen your voice; refine technique; develop consistency, build power and endurance; and increase vocal range. Beginning with warm-up and proper posture then logically transitioning to scales, chords, and arpeggios, Singing Exercises For Dummies contains everything you need to develop and sharpen your singing skills. Exercises and drills on the CD help you practice your skills Covers everything from building power and endurance to singing pitch-perfect arpeggios Whether you're relatively new to singing, have had ongoing instruction, or are looking to break into the music industry, Singing Exercises For Dummies has you covered
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Phillips, Pamelia S. Singing Exercises for Dummies Somerset : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2012 9781118281086
Subject Singing -- Studies and exercises.;Singing -- Instruction and study.;Singing -- Diction
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