The fast and easy way to take your singing skills to newheights
Some people are born with a naturally great singing voice, buteven the best singers can benefit from a broader range of knowledgeand training. Voice training not only expands your technique andpower, but enhances your performance abilities in business and onstage. 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 theaccompanying CD, Singing Exercises For Dummies helps youstrengthen your voice; refine technique; develop consistency, buildpower and endurance; and increase vocal range. Beginning withwarm-up and proper posture then logically transitioning to scales,chords, and arpeggios, Singing Exercises For Dummiescontains everything you need to develop and sharpen your singingskills.
- Exercises and drills on the CD help you practice yourskills
- Covers everything from building power and endurance to singingpitch-perfect arpeggios
Whether you're relatively new to singing, have had ongoinginstruction, or are looking to break into the music industry,Singing Exercises For Dummies has you covered.
About the Author
Pamelia S. Phillips is the Conservatory Director and Chair of Voice and Music at CAP21 (Collaborative Arts Project 21). Her performances range from contemporary American Opera premieres to guest performances with major symphonies.
Table of Contents
Part I: Preparing Your Body for Practicing 5
Chapter 1: Warming Up for Singing 7
Chapter 2: Practicing Breathing Exercises 17
Chapter 3: Shaping the Tongue and Lips for Vowels 31
Chapter 4: Articulating Consonants Accurately 45
Part II: Making Your Music Magical with Variety 61
Chapter 5: Singing Precise Intervals for Musical Accuracy 63
Chapter 6: You’ve Got Rhythm: Conquering Rhythmic Notationand Tempo 83
Chapter 7: Adding Diversity with Dynamics, Articulation Marks,and More 97
Part III: Working Out Your Range 107
Chapter 8: Checking Out Chest Voice 109
Chapter 9: Soaring into Head Voice and Falsetto 117
Chapter 10: Mixing Up Your Sound with Middle Voice 133
Chapter 11: Coordinating Register Transitions 147
Part IV: Advancing Your Singing Technique 159
Chapter 12: Developing Your Vocal Tone 161
Chapter 13: Expanding Your Vocal Agility 175
Chapter 14: Belting It Out with Exercises from Beginner toAdvanced 191
Part V: The Part of Tens 209
Chapter 15: Ten Tips for Practicing Like a Pro 211
Chapter 16: Ten Questions Singers Ask Frequently 217
Appendix: About the CD 223