Singing For Dummies, 2nd Edition

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360 pages

Book Description

Take your voice to the next level and grow as a performer

Whether you're a beginning vocalist or a seasoned songster, Singing 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 , maintaining vocal , and performing like a pro. This Second Editionis an even greater resource with additional vocal exercises, new songs, and on the latest and recording devices.

  • Covers comprehensive singing techniques, finding one's pitch, the importance of posture and breath control, and taking care of one's voice
  • 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

Singing for Dummies, Second Edition contains all the information, practices, techniques, and expert advice you need to hone your vocal skills with ease!

Table of Contents

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: 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

Book Details

  • Title: Singing For Dummies, 2nd Edition
  • Author:
  • Length: 360 pages
  • Edition: 2
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2010-11-02
  • ISBN-10: 0470640200
  • ISBN-13: 9780470640203