Singing Exercises For Dummies with CD

Singing Exercises For Dummies with CD

by Pamelia S. Phillips


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118281086
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/03/2012
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 260,042
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.80(d)

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

Introduction 1

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

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