The Contemporary Singer: Elements of Vocal Technique

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Maximize your vocal potential with this outstanding guide.
This comprehensive guide, based on the curriculum of the Voice Department at Berklee College of Music, is essential for every vocalist, male and female alike.

Proper vocal technique can help prevent injuries, enabling singers at all levels to achieve good vocal health, maximize the ...
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Overview

Maximize your vocal potential with this outstanding guide.
This comprehensive guide, based on the curriculum of the Voice Department at Berklee College of Music, is essential for every vocalist, male and female alike.

Proper vocal technique can help prevent injuries, enabling singers at all levels to achieve good vocal health, maximize the potential of their voice, and extend their singing careers.

Featured exercises instruct students on the best practices of professional technique, allowing them to gain more technical and expressive command over their instrument.

Features include:
  • an overview of the singing process
  • tips for getting started
  • posture, breathing, and tone
  • discovering resonance
  • belting and diction
  • maintaining vocal health
  • overcoming stage fright
  • mproving stamina, range, and sound
  • microphone technique


The companion CD makes this guide an ideal tool for creating a singing course for students of almost any age and gender.
Recorded exercises, for all voice ranges and types, allow students to practice the advice and tips discussed in the book.

Students can practice technique along with lead sheets for such standard vocal pieces as:
  • Yesterday
  • I'm Beginning to See the Light
  • I Heard It Through the Grapevine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876391075
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 12/30/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 380,915
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 0.53 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2005

    great for untrained rock/pop singers

    I am an untrained singer in a rock and roll band, and in a very short time I made tremendous gains in tone and power from the exercises and suggestions contained in this book/c.d. My tone, vocal power, self-confidence and stage presence has gone to a whole different level.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2005

    Train Your Voice

    Written by Professor of Voice at Berklee College of Music, Anne Peckham's latest release, 'The Contemporary Singer: Elements of Vocal Technique' is an essential guide for every training vocalist. Peckham covers proper posture, diction, microhpone techniques, how to overcome stage fright, and tips for maintaining you vocal health. The accompanying CD provides the vocalist the opportunity to put into practice the tips discussed. Each exercise is appropriate for any voaclists, regardless of age or range.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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