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Voice: Transcriptions and Performance Prep.

Transcriptions and Performance Prep.

Books, scores and DVDs of transcriptions and about performance preparation for voice



Selected books and scores from the library's collection
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The 16-bar Theatre Audition: 100 Songs Excerpted For Successful Auditions compiled and edited by Michael Dansicker
MP1507 .S615 2003  Check Availability
Image:Voice_The_16-Bar_Theatre_Audition.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"The professionals in musical theatre often complain that singers don't know how to construct an appropriate 16 bar audition, either in choosing a song or in editing an excerpt. With this new series, that problem is solved forever!"
Original Keys For Singers: Vocal Transcriptions, Piano by Diana Krall
MP1630.K73 O7  Check Availability
Image:Voice_Original_Keys_For_Singers.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"20 of the signature songs of jazz vocalist/pianist Diana Krall."
Audition Songs For Female Singers. Rock Hits: Ten Great Songs Ideal For Auditions edited by Fiona Bolton
MP1631.R6 A93 2007  Check Availability
Image:Voice_Audition_Songs_For_Female_Singers.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"Make a big impression with these great rock and pop audition songs for women, with full backing tracks for each song. This is a unique CD and music pack specially developed for female rock singers auditioning for shows, revues and bands."
The Great Audition Sourcebook: 40 Hit Songs Ideal For Auditions compiled by Nick Crispin
MP1631 .G74 2008  Check Availability
Image:Voice_The_Great_Audition_Sourcebook.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"A great selection of songs including pop, rock, classical and showtunes, making this book the ideal companion for any audition! Includes four CDs with full backing tracks for each song."


Phonetic Readings of Songs and Arias: Authentic Pronunciation of 413 Italian, German, and French Lyrics From "The Singer's Repertoire" in International Phonetic Alphabet Transcription by Berton Coffin
MT883 .C644  Check Availability
Image:Voice_Phonetic_Readings_of_Songs_and_Arias.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"Since the publication of the first edition in 1964, Phonetic Readings of Songs and Arias has served singers, teachers of singing, and students of lyric diction as a guide to the correct pronunciation of songs in foreign languages."
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Jazz Phrasing: A Workshop for the Jazz Vocalist by Gloria Cooper and Don Sickler
MT892 .C66 2004  Check Availability
Image:Jazz_phrasing.jpg‎ From
"...Jazz Phrasing is a perfect workbook for all jazz vocalists. It covers: Specific Rhythm Phrasing - interpreting 8th notes, specific rhythm figures; Open Phrasing - exploring tempos and styles, working with ballads; Tips on Performance - choosing a tempo and counting off, telling the song's story, working with your ensemble; and more. The accompanying CD lets you: compare transcriptions to recorded examples, listen to vocal and instrumental examples, sing along with the rhythm section, create backgrounds and analyze arrangements."
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A Performer Prepares: A Guide to Song Preparation for Actors, Singers, and Dancers by David Craig
MT892 .C73 1993  Check Availability
Image:Performer_prepares.jpg‎ From
"A Performer Prepares is a 13-part master class on how to perform on any stage from bleak rehearsal room to the Palace Theatre. The class covers the basic Broadway song numbers, from show ballad to showstopper. With precise, logical steps and dynamic and entertaining dialogues between himself and his students, David Craig takes anyone with the desire to shine from an audition to final curtain call. These lessons on the pages recreate as closely as possible the unique interpersonal [dynamic] of Craig's legendary coaching encounters in New York, Los Angeles and across the country."
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Scat!: Vocal Improvisation Techniques by Bob Stoloff
MT873 .S66 1996  Check Availability
Image:Scat_vocal_improvisation_techniques.jpg‎ From
"A comprehensive approach to vocal improvisation with rhythmic and melodic exercises, transcribed solos, vocal bass lines and drum grooves, syllable articulation etudes, and more. The CD includes call response exercises, demonstration solos by the author and sing-along chord pattern in Latin, jazz and hip-hop styles with rhythm section accompaniment."
Singing in Style: A Guide to Vocal Performance Practices by Martha Elliott.
MT892 .E45 2006  Check Availability
Image:Singing_in_style.jpg‎ From Google Books:
"The first historical overview of vocal performance practice and style ever published, Singing In Style provides an introduction to how such issues as ornamentation, vibrato, rubato, portamento, articulation, tempo, language, and accompaniment with period instruments have been handled since the seventeenth century. Each chapter presents a historical period and gives background information on the singers and composers, the vocal repertoire, and the stylistic conventions of that time."
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The Art of the Song Recital by Shirlee Emmons and Stanley Sonntag
MT892 .E666  Check Availability

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"Since its original publication, the Emmons-Sonntag text has continually stood out as the definitive work on the song recital. The book presents imaginative advice and practical techniques for producing successful recitals and kindling audience excitement."


Vocal Practice For Performance with Donna McElroy
LVD 214  Check Availability
Image:Voice_Vocal_Practice_For_Performance.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"Sing with more power and passion under the guidance of Donna McElroy, Berklee Professor, Grammy nominee, Dove Award winner, and vocalist on multiple gold and platinum records. In this Master Class, McElroy shows you how to use the whole body to become the best singer you can be."
Vocal Technique: Developing Your Voice For Performance produced and directed by Craig Reed
LVD 236  Check Availability
Image:Voice_Vocal_Technique_Developing_Your_Voice_For_Performance.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"This instructional program is hosted by Anne Peckham, professor of voice at Berklee College of Music. Peckham leads viewers through a routine to help enhance singing techniques and prevent vocal damage through warming up, using proper posture, and improving vocal range, stamina, and health."
The Zen of Screaming: Vocal Instruction For a New Breed by Melissa Cross Productions
LVD 331  Check Availability
Image:Voice_The_Zen_of_Screaming.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"The instruction includes invaluable tips on vocal maintenance, actual vocal cord footage, and explicit and helpful animations which illustrate and illuminate the specific vocal exercises."
The Zen of Screaming 2: Vocal Instruction for a New Breed edited by Denise Korycki
LVD 386  Check Availability
Image:Zen_of_screaming_2.jpg‎ From
"Now that you have nailed the basics of good vocal production in The Zen of Screaming, you are ready to tackle the finer points of extreme vocals! Vocal instructor Melissa Cross will guide you through the three different kinds of screams with the help of her clients, including the lead singers of Underoath, Unearth, Thursday, Arch Enemy (a GIRL, finally!), Sick of It All, All That Remains, A Life Once Lost, God Forbid and more. Plenty of performance and practice tips are included to help you get that gig and rise above the rest. Also good for those wishing to get the 411 on how to get the rasp in the voice without ripping up the vocal cords. Running time approx 88 minutes."