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Singing Exercises For Dummies

Phillips, Pamelia S.


1. Edition September 2020
240 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-70104-0
John Wiley & Sons

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Build your voice up--and bring the house down!

Some people are born with naturally beautiful voices, but even the best can get better by applying training that can make a performance truly soar. Singing Exercises For Dummies shows you how to do just that. Following the drills and exercises found both in the book and online examples, you'll be able to refine your technique; develop consistency, power, and endurance; and increase your vocal range so you can achieve a voice that stands out from (and always wows) the crowd!

Professional singing coach and respected performer Pamelia S. Phillips is your friendly tutor and guide, starting you out with warm-ups and instructions on correct posture before leading you melodically through the intricacies of scales, chords, rhythm, pitch, tone, and much, much more.
* Advance your technique and control
* Work out your range
* Harmonize with others
* Practice like a pro

Whether you're studying under a tutor or are working to your own plan, Singing Exercises For Dummies will have you quickly scaling up the ladder to vocal perfection--and even more!

Introduction 1

Part 1: Preparing Your Body for Practicing 7

Chapter 1: Warming Up for Singing 9

Chapter 2: Practicing Breathing Exercises 19

Chapter 3: Shaping the Tongue and Lips for Vowels 33

Chapter 4: Articulating Consonants Accurately 47

Part 2: Making Your Music Magical with Variety 63

Chapter 5: Singing Precise Intervals for Musical Accuracy 65

Chapter 6: You've Got Rhythm: Conquering Rhythmic Notation and Tempo 85

Chapter 7: Adding Diversity with Dynamics, Articulation Marks, and More 99

Part 3: Working Out Your Range 109

Chapter 8: Checking Out Chest Voice 111

Chapter 9: Soaring into Head Voice and Falsetto 119

Chapter 10: Mixing Up Your Sound with Middle Voice 135

Chapter 11: Coordinating Register Transitions 149

Part 4: Advancing Your Singing Technique 161

Chapter 12: Developing Your Vocal Tone 163

Chapter 13: Expanding Your Vocal Agility 177

Chapter 14: Belting It Out with Exercises from Beginner to Advanced 193

Part 5: The Part of Tens 211

Chapter 15: Ten Tips for Practicing Like a Pro 213

Chapter 16: Ten Questions Singers Ask Frequently 219

Appendix: About the Website 225
Pamelia S. Phillips is a professional singer with over 35 years of teaching experience. She has designed curriculum for high school students, college BFA programs, and professional training programs, helping thousands of singers refine their singing technique.

P. S. Phillips, Arizona State University