Music: Training & Study
Singer and Actor: Acting Techniques for Opera
Alan E. Hicks
Deftly combining theory and practice, Singer and Actor gives singers of all levels of experience the means to prepare dramatically for the operatic stage. Softcover, 196 pp. $22.99.
Learn to Speak Music
Learn to Speak Music exposes every nook and cranny of how music is made -- whether by the pros or by you! The entire world of popular music is explored, from songwriting and recording music to setting up a practice space and shooting a video. Softcover, $19.95.
The Art of Singing: Discovering and Developing Your True Voice
Using the medium of the voice, Jennifer Hamady shares her insights and experiences as a coach and a singer that will open your eyes to how we all - musicians and non-musicians alike - allow fear, doubt, preconceived notions, and overthinking to get in the way of clear, healthy, optimal singing - and living. Softcover, 96 pp. $19.99.
Acting in Musical Theatre
Joe Deer & Joe Rocco
Acting in Musical Theatre is the only complete course in approaching a role in a musical. It is the first to combine acting, singing, and dancing into a comprehensive guide, combining what have previously treated as three separate disciplines. This book contains fundamental skills for novice actors, practical insights for professionals, and even tips to help veteran musical performers refine theri craft. Softcover, 448 pp. $33.00.
Acting the Song
Tracey Moore & Allison Bergman
Acting the Song offers a contemporary, integrated approach to singing in musicals that results in better-trained, smarter performers. Directors, teachers of musical theatre, and students will find time-tested advice, exercises, and worksheets for all skill levels. This book guides readers through musical theatre elements classroom workshops, and the world of professional auditions and performances. Softcover, 309 pp. $27.95.
Staging Musicals for Young Performers
Maria C. Novelly & Adele Firth
This unique, step-by-step guidebook is designed to help teachers and directors
successfully mount a musical with young performers. Every aspect
of production is covered: casting and rehearsals, costumes and make-up,
scenery and props,
lighting, sound effects, and publicity and promotion. This is an
invaluable resource for anyone teaching acting, singing, and dancing.
Softcover, 229 pp. $22.95.
American Idol: Singer's Advantage
The Ultimate Voice Training Program
Learn to sing with the world's greatest vocal coach, Seth Riggs! Singer's Advantage comes with one instructional DVD, seven instructional CDs, and a comprehensive companion workbook. Separate versions for men and for women. Audio CD, $58.99.
The Singer's Companion
In an accessible, easy-to-use format, author Brent Monahan amplifies the art of learning to sing well, focusing not on physiology or theories, but rather providing practical advice and techniques. Topics include stance, breathing, phonation, resonance, range, health, choosing a teacher, vocal exercise, musicianship, pronunciation and diction, interpretation, performance, and selecting material. Any singer, from classical to popular, from the would-be professional to the diligent choir member, can benefit from this concise companion. Softcover, 169 pp. $25.95.
Singing in Style: A Guide to Vocal Performance Practices
The first historical overview of vocal performance practice and style ever
published, Singing in Style provides an introduction to how issues
such as ornamentation, vibrato, rubato, portamento, articulation,
tempo, language, and accompaniment with period instruments have been
handled since the seventeenth century. Hardcover, 356 pp. $52.00.
The Musician's Notebook: Guitar
Now there is one home for all your creative musings--for the songs
you carry around in your head (or on random scraps of paper). This
is a musician's journal created for a musician. Use it to bring clarity
to your ideas and substance to your vision. Fill your notebook with
your greatest licks, motifs, and completed songs. Track chords and
riffs and draw inspiration from a collection of quotes by artists
who inspire. Within this book there's a home for your creative thoughts.
And now they won't get lost! It's all here - The Musician's Notebook:
Guitar. Start using it today. Softcover, 99 pp. $7.95. Also available:
The Musician's Notebook: Piano.
Sharon L. Stohrer
Provides both beginning and advanced students with a basic, reliable,
readable introduction to the many issues focusing on training and maintaining
a healthy voice. The Singer's Companion covers issues faced by vocalists
in all styles of music, ranging from how to find a good teacher to
auditions and performance tips. Softcover, 121 pp. $31.95.
to Write Songs on Keyboards
Ever wanted to write a song on a piano? Or on a digital keyboard? Maybe
you've been writing songs on guitar for a while and need a source of
new ideas, or sounds. Or maybe you're new to the whole creative thing
figure, quite rightly, that a keyboard is the easiest place to start.
Either way, there's never been a book like How to Write Songs
It will open new doors to the great world of songwriting. Softcover,
256 pp. $30.95.
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