Adventures in Singing: Discount Pre-pack of Text and Cassettes

9780079136275: Adventures in Singing: Discount Pre-pack of Text and Cassettes

This text combines a thorough introduction to the singing process with an anthology of 60 songs that are perfect for the beginning singer. A bargain prepack of the text with a cassette of piano accompaniments is available. The instructional text offers a clear introduction to the basics of how the voice works along with methodical voice-building techniques. Within each chapter, exercises help students explore their vocal potential and develop performance skills. Self-assessment questions at chapter end help the students relate content to their own experiences. Throughout, the text takes a holistic approach, reflecting the view that the study of singing has many benefits-e.g., increased awareness of body alignment; relaxed, deep breathing; improved use of the speaking voice; better concentration; poise; and heightened self-expression.

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The introductory chapter, unique to ADVENTURES IN SINGING, presents study skills students will need to succeed in the class voice course.

A wealth of exercises and practical "how-to-sing" information is presented in ADVENTURES IN SINGING in a clear, lively writing style.

ADVENTURES IN SINGING includes the most comprehensive coverage of tone production on the market, and at a level of detail appropriate for the amateur singer.

The 60-song anthology in ADVERTURES IN SINGING is prefaced by program notes that provide background on each song, to help the singer prepare a more informed interpretation. International Phonetic Alphabet notation and word-by-word English translations of all foreign texts are also included.

Two audiotapes and CDs of piano accompaniments for all songs in the anthology are also available with the text. Because many students lack sight-reading skills, the recordings include a faint instrumental rendition of the vocal line so students can sing along with the tape without the instrumental line intruding or competing with another voice.

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Clifton Ware, University of Minnesota

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