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Maximize your vocal potential with this outstanding guide.
This comprehensive guide, based on the curriculum of the Voice Department at Berklee College of Music, is essential for every vocalist, male and female alike.
Proper vocal technique can help prevent injuries, enabling singers at all levels to achieve good vocal health, maximize the potential of their voice, and extend their singing careers. Featured exercises instruct students on the best practices of professional technique, allowing them to gain more technical and expressive command over their instrument.
* an overview of the singing process
* tips for getting started
* posture, breathing, and tone
* discovering resonance
* belting and diction
* maintaining vocal health
* overcoming stage fright
* improving stamina, range, and sound
* microphone technique
The companion CD makes this guide an ideal tool for creating a singing course for students of almost any age and gender. Recorded exercises, for all voice ranges and types, allow students to practice the advice and tips discussed in the book. Students can practice technique along with lead sheets for such standard vocal pieces as:
* I'm Beginning to See the Light
* I Heard It Through the Grapevine
About the Author
Anne Peckham, professor of voice at Berklee, is also a clinician, choral director, and specialist in musical theater.
For more information: The Contemporary Singer: Elements of Vocal Technique (Book/CD)