Alfred's Teach Yourself to Sing
By Karen Farnum Surmani
Vocal Book, DVD & Online Audio, Video & Software
Everything You Need to Know to Start Singing Now!
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.
|PART I THE SINGER WITHIN|
|Who Should Use This Book|
|About the Recording|
|How to Read Music|
|The Symbols for Rhythm|
|Mini Music Lesson: Note-Reading Exercises|
|PART II THE BASICS OF SINGING|
|Warming Up the Voice|
|Oh, How Lovely Is the Evening|
|All Through the Night|
|Mini Music Lesson: DC al Fine|
|All Night, All Day|
|Mini Music Lesson: Incomplete Measures|
|Home on the Range|
|Mini Music Lesson: Repeat Signs|
|Kum Bah Yah|
|Singing Vowels and Consonants|
|Long Time Ago|
|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|
|The Water Is Wide|
|The Riddle Song|
|Mini Music Lesson: Ritardando, Poco rit, A tempo|
|More Breathing Strategies|
|Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes|
|The Band Played On|
|Get on Board|
|Fear of Flying--or--Approaching "Higher" Pitches|
|Auld Lang Syne|
|Singing for Joy|
|Swing Low, Sweet Chariot|
|Water Come-A Me Eye|
|Choosing New Music|
|PART IV INTERPRETING VOCAL MUSIC|
|Give My Regards to Broadway|
|The Ash Grove|
|Red River Valley|
|You Made Me Love You|
|Bye 'm Bye|
|Legato and Staccato|
|Down in the Valley|
|Deck the Halls|
|Putting It Together|
|PART V PERFORMING MUSIC|
|Taking the Stage|
|Using a Microphone|
|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|