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.
Pamelia S. Phillips is the Conservatory Director and Chair of Voice and Music at CAP21 (Collaborative Arts Project 21). Her performances range from contemporary American Opera premieres to guest performances with major symphonies.
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