Gadgets for Great Singing!

Gadgets for Great Singing!

Author: Christy Elsner

Publisher: Shawnee Press (TN)

Published: 2013

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781480342866

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(Choral). Need a fresh approach to teaching dynamics, facial expression, phrasing, and musicality? Use a gadget! Unleash your creative beast with clever everyday "gadgets" redesigned for use in the choral classroom by music educator and choral conductor Christy Elsner. These inexpensive learning tools provide endless inventive ideas for introducing and reinforcing all elements of vocal pedagogy including breath, resonant tone, vowel formation, tongue placement, and diction. They also promote kinesthetic awareness and physical memory, empowering the individual singers and the entire class as a whole to be great singers.


The Singing Athlete

The Singing Athlete

Author: Andrew Byrne

Publisher: Andrew Byrne Studio Inc.

Published: 2020-06-23

Total Pages: 351

ISBN-13: 1734636912

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If you are a singer, you are an athlete. And the athletic skills that make you a great vocalist come from one source: your brain.The Singing Athlete is the first book of its kind: a view on voice training through the lens of both the physical body and the nervous system. As one of the top teachers of professional Broadway performers, Andrew Byrne has developed a unique synthesis of athletics and neuroscience that will guide you to higher levels of performance. In addition to his work on Broadway, Andrew is devoted to studying the training methods used by Olympic athletes as a Master Practitioner of Z-Health functional applied neuroscience. He has taken thousands of hours of research and boiled it down into an easily digestible form that will help you unlock amazing new vocal skills. When you buy The Singing Athlete, you're not just picking up a book. You're getting a complete training system. With your purchase, you get lifetime access to The Singing Athlete Video Guide, a companion website that includes over 150 training videos. You'll learn the correct form for every drill, explore awesome bonus content, and download PDFs to track your progress. Through the fully illustrated book and the accompanying videos, you will learn to: Breathe correctly for stress reduction and optimal vocal support Exercise your tongue, jaw, and throat in ways that lower threat in your brain Use your ears and eyes to improve vocal range and stamina Heal any scars that might be holding you back Eliminate reflux, tinnitus, sinus problems, and other vocal stumbling blocks Move better, feel better, and sing better FAQs How is The Singing Athlete different from other vocal training systems? When you study voice, your instructor is always practicing neurology--either accidentally or on purpose. A lot of voice systems can tell you about the anatomy of the voice, but The Singing Athlete provides a crucial missing piece--how to train your brain. Once you understand how your nervous system is in charge of your singing, the way you practice will shift forever, and everything your teacher says will make more sense. I'm an instructor of a certain style of vocal training. Can I integrate The Singing Athlete into what I already do? That is one of the greatest strengths of this system; this material can fit in seamlessly with almost any style of training. The Singing Athlete is designed to complement what you already do, providing a new framework to expand and focus your thinking. Lisa Rochelle (NYC Singing Voice Specialist) says it this way: "The Singing Athlete negates no other system, no other technique, and no other pedagogy. It can be used to meet a singer where they are." How will I know if this training is working? The process in The Singing Athlete (known as "Assess and Reassess") will you show you precisely what kind of exercise your voice appreciates. With The Singing Athlete, there is no guesswork and you will be sure you are doing the right drills. I'm not a Broadway singer--I sing other styles (pop/country/R&B/classical, etc.) Can I get good results from this book? The Singing Athlete is independent of vocal style. You can apply these exercises to any vocal style, from heavy metal to grand opera. Whether you want to sing "Quando m'en vo" or "Call Me Maybe", Andrew has got you covered. How does The Singing Athlete Video Guide work? Learning movement is a visual process. To get the most out of the exercises, Andrew has shot a video of each drill. This will allow you to make sure you've got the form right, as well as learn details about how to use and tweak the drills. Once you've purchased the book, you can get lifetime access to the Video Guide at thesingingathlete.com. (Plus, there are some cool songs there, too.)


Complete Vocal Fitness

Complete Vocal Fitness

Author: Claudia Friedlander

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Published: 2018-06-05

Total Pages: 178

ISBN-13: 1538105454

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Complete Vocal Fitness is a primer on sport-specific training for vocalists and a guide to how the vocal instrument functions. Elite athletes apply cutting-edge research in movement and physiology to customize fitness regimens that ensure peak performance for singers.


Living on a Thin Line

Living on a Thin Line

Author: Dave Davies

Publisher: Headline

Published: 2022-07-07

Total Pages: 353

ISBN-13: 1472289803

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The all new, must-read memoir by legendary Kinks guitarist Dave Davies 'BOOK OF THE DAY' - Guardian 'This powerful tell-all from the Kinks guitarist puts the spotlight on his own bad behaviour, dalliances with the occult and his recovery from a stroke.' - Observer 'Heartfelt, hilarious, revealing, insightful and astonishingly candid. Boy, you really got me Dave. I can't wait to read it again.' - Mark Hamill Dave Davies is the co-founder and lead guitarist of epoch-defining band the Kinks, a group with fifty million record sales to their name. In his autobiography, Davies revisits the glory days of the band that spawned so much extraordinary music, and which had such a profound influence on bands from The Clash and Van Halen to Oasis and Blur. Full of tales of the tumultuous times and the ups-and-downs of his relationship with his brother Ray, along with encounters with the likes of John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix, this will be a glorious read for Kinks fans and anyone who wants to read about the heyday of rock 'n' roll.


How to Sing Like the Great Singers

How to Sing Like the Great Singers

Author: Robin Hendrix

Publisher: 979-10-95507

Published: 2015-12-11

Total Pages: 221

ISBN-13:

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This book sets out the means by which the great singers of the operatic and concert stage cultivated and maintained their beautiful voices, and describes how a motivated singer can arrive at the same results. How to Sing Like the Great Singers was written by a singer with a passion for singing and a love for singers. It describes the ancient singing technique so simply and logically that even the most inexperienced of singers can make wonderful progress. It combines all of the relevant practices common across the published literature on singing from the turn of the last century, the "Golden Age of Singing," synopsises the technique, and explains how and why the elements work. Elements of the technique are presented with numerous substantiating quotes from the great singers themselves, giving the highest level of credibility to what is being said. Readers will get a glimpse into their lives and their work. Included is an annotated bibliography so that readers who wish to can follow the path the author took to get to know more about the work of the great singers. Mezzo-soprano Robin Hendrix is a concert artist and voice teacher living in the south of France. Although she sings in many genres including legitimate musical theatre, she always uses the singing technique of the great singers. In the preface, she talks about her experience of "hitting the wall" in middle age, when it became increasingly difficult to rehearse her usual concert repertoire. Finding no help from gurus or experts, she set out on her own to find the secrets of a free and easy production of the lyric voice. By a lucky circumstance she stumbled upon a book that explained that most singers today are not being taught the technique of the great singers. After that, it became an obsession to find out as much as possible about the real technique of singing. She needed answers from the best possible sources, and so she went directly to the great singers and teachers from the late 1890s to the 1930s. In their books and recorded interviews, the great singers and teachers generously shared their ideas on singing, particularly on the technique they all used - one that used pure vowels and an extraordinary level of relaxation. This book is based on seven years of research into many dozens of books on voice culture as well as endless hours of recordings and video clips from live performances, studio recordings, master classes and interviews. The research involved extracting the elements common to all the books and recordings, and then testing them in practice, in concert, and in teaching. The results were remarkable. This book takes the mystery out of tried and true phrases whose meanings were lost with the passing of time. Concepts such as "singing on the breath," "silent breathing," "attack" and "clear vowels" are explained in terms a singer can immediately understand and replicate. Readers can have confidence in trying for themselves the simple but extremely effective ideas and exercises for liberating and beautifying the voice. The great singers' technique is almost unknown in many of today's voice studios, but 130 years ago, it was the standard technique for voice formation and voice culture. The ideas were all but lost after the turn of the 20th century when a scientific mechanical approach replaced tried and true singing practices. This book attempts to bring back the technique that served the great singers so well. When singers try the basic elements for the first time, they immediately experience the benefits, and with further effort they get lasting results - beauty and ease in singing. As the Great Singers and teachers of the golden age of singing often said, we can ALL sing well, if the desire and the right knowledge can come together. This book can provide the right knowledge.


Horrible Histories: Gruesome Great Houses

Horrible Histories: Gruesome Great Houses

Author: Terry Deary

Publisher: Scholastic UK

Published: 2017-10-05

Total Pages: 176

ISBN-13: 1407185721

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Discover all the foul facts about fifty gruesome great houses in this brand new Horrible Histories book. From Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh to Buckingham Palace in London, HORRIBLE HISTORIES: GRUESOME GREAT HOUSES covers the history of Britain and Ireland from the time of the savage Stone Age right up until the present day. Full of dark mysteries, gruesome ghost stories and terrible tales of betrayal and revenge, it's a seriously horrible read with all the gore and more.