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Singing Exercises For Dummies, with CD



Singing Exercises For Dummies, with CD

Pamelia S. Phillips

ISBN: 978-1-118-32823-1 June 2012 240 Pages


The fast and easy way to take your singing skills to new heights

Some people are born with a naturally great singing voice, but even the best singers can benefit from a broader range of knowledge and training. Voice training not only expands your technique and power, but enhances your performance abilities in business and on stage. 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 the accompanying CD, Singing Exercises For Dummies helps you strengthen your voice; refine technique; develop consistency, build power and endurance; and increase vocal range. Beginning with warm-up and proper posture then logically transitioning to scales, chords, and arpeggios, Singing Exercises For Dummies contains everything you need to develop and sharpen your singing skills.

  • Exercises and drills on the CD help you practice your skills
  • Covers everything from building power and endurance to singing pitch-perfect arpeggios

Whether you're relatively new to singing, have had ongoing instruction, or are looking to break into the music industry, Singing Exercises For Dummies has you covered.

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 Notation and 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 to Advanced 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