Alfred's Teach Yourself to Sing

Alfred's Teach Yourself to Sing
Everything You Need to Know to Start Singing Now!

By Karen Farnum Surmani Vocal Book, DVD & Online Audio, Video & Software Item: 00-44769
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Learn to sing and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred Music. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about equipment used by singers, vocal health, and getting acquainted with reading music. You will then move right along to breathing, vocalizing, proper warm-ups, and singing songs, lesson by lesson, all while continuing to increase your knowledge of reading and understanding music. You will learn to sing an array of musical styles including pop, jazz, classical, and musical theater. Near the end of the book, you will be introduced to the idea of individual interpretation, which will help you color your songs with your own unique style. The book features a chord and scale chart for reference during and after your lessons.

The DVD includes instructional video and TNT 2 software with audio accompaniments that let you adjust the audio levels, transpose accompaniments to any key, and adjust playback tempo. The video lessons, audio accompaniments, and software are also available to stream online.

* For beginners with no prior musical training.
* Learn to sing with a live band or group in any style.
* Discover your own natural sound.
* Covers breathing, posture, warming up, and more.
* An easy and comprehensive approach to reading music.
* Pop, jazz, classical, and musical theater styles covered.
* Includes tips on performing like how to overcome nervousness and mind/body connections to singing.

Titles: Are You Lonesome Tonight? * Dream a Little Dream of Me * Fly Me to the Moon * For All We Know * This Land is Your Land * Those Were the Days * Turn! Turn! Turn! * Where Is Love? * and more.


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Contents

Title
PART I THE SINGER WITHIN
Who Should Use This Book
Equipment
Practicing
Vocal Health
Acknowledgments
About the Recording
How to Read Music
The Symbols for Rhythm
Mini Music Lesson: Note-Reading Exercises
PART II THE BASICS OF SINGING
Breathing
Physical Exercises
Vocalizing
Warming Up the Voice
Vowels
Oh, How Lovely Is the Evening
All Through the Night
Singing Posture
The Tongue
Mini Music Lesson: DC al Fine
All Night, All Day
Mini Music Lesson: Incomplete Measures
Home on the Range
The Jaw
Mini Music Lesson: Repeat Signs
Aura Lee
Kum Bah Yah
Singing Vowels and Consonants
Greensleeves
Long Time Ago
Matching Pitches
Merrily We Roll Along
Go, Tell It on the Mountain
Mini Music Lesson: The Fermata
Flow Gently, Sweet Afton
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Mini Music Lesson: Cut Time
This Land Is Your Land
PART III MORE BASICS OF SINGING
Vocal Space
The Water Is Wide
The Riddle Song
Energy
Mini Music Lesson: Ritardando, Poco rit, A tempo
Simple Gifts
Scarborough Fair
More Breathing Strategies
Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes
The Band Played On
Vocal Resonance
Careless Love
Get on Board
Fear of Flying--or--Approaching "Higher" Pitches
Amazing Grace
Auld Lang Syne
Singing for Joy
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Water Come-A Me Eye
Choosing New Music
Learning Songs
PART IV INTERPRETING VOCAL MUSIC
Give My Regards to Broadway
The Ash Grove
Musical Expression
Phrasing
Red River Valley
You Made Me Love You
Dynamics
Bye 'm Bye
Shenandoah
Legato and Staccato
Down in the Valley
Deck the Halls
Interpretive Exercises
Musical Styles
Popular Music
Jazz
Musical Theater
Classical Style
Putting It Together
PART V PERFORMING MUSIC
Taking the Stage
Using a Microphone
Karaoke
A Few Last Words
Turn! Turn! Turn!
Those Were the Days
For All We Know
Fly Me to the Moon
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Where Is Love?
Now Is the Month of Maying
Chord and Scale Charts

Additional Information

Series: Teach Yourself Series
Author: Karen Farnum Surmani
Instrument: Voice
Format: Book, DVD & Online Audio, Video & Software
Page Count: 64
Item Number: 00-44769
ISBN 10: 1-4706-2972-0
ISBN 13: 978-1-4706-2972-4
UPC: 038081509433

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