Foundations in Singing

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A practical, effective combination of textbook and song anthology, "Foundations in Singing" helps students master the essentials of vocal technique. Addressing the particular needs of beginners, the positive language provides encouragement while the solid pedagogy and wide selection of songs promote understanding. In the new eighth edition, vocal health, formerly Chapter 11, has been moved to an earlier position, Chapter 6, and song contents were expanded. Twelve titles, several in two keys, are new to this edition, including Jeanine Tesori, who wrote new songs for the 2001 production of "Thoroughly Modern Millie," poet Langston Hughes and composers H. T. Burleigh, Margaret Bonds and Duke Ellington. A Mexican popular standard, "Sabor a mi," is included for the first time.


<h5>Note: Song Contents listing follows Chapter 12 in the textbook.<h5>Song Contents<h5>Preface and Acknowledgments<h5>The Author<h3>Chapter 1 - Freedom to Sing <h4>Can I learn to sing? <h4>How will I improve my singing? <h4>Private lessons or classes? <h4>What will I need? <h4>Physical freedom <h4>How muscles work <h4>Stretching <h3>Chapter 2 - Breath and the Body <h4>Singing posture <h4>Head alignment <h4>Learn to breathe <h4>The breathing mechanism<h4>Exhaling<h4>Inhaling<h4>Breath support<h4>Antagonism <h4>Ideas about breath support <h4>Interaction between posture and breath action <h4>Upside-down breathing <h4>Bodybuilding<h3>Chapter 3 - Free Tone<h4>Tone quality<h4>Descriptive words<h4>Vocal acoustics<h4>Tonal goals<h4>Onsets and releases <h4>What the vocal bands do <h4>Three methods of onset <h4>Three methods of release <h4>Resonance <h4>Increasing your Resonance<h4>Feeling and hearing <h4>How to vocalize<h4>What pitches to sing <h3>Chapter 4 - Changing Resonances in Your Voice <h4>Chest or head? <h4>Blending registers <h4>Your speaking pitch level <h4>What kind of voice?<h4>Voice types<h4>Belt and pop singing <h4>Vibrato<h3>Chapter 5 - Preparing a Song <h4>Choosing a song <h4>Learning the music <h4>Vocalizing the melody <h4>Learning the words <h4>About breathing <h4>Catch breaths<h4>Take enough breaths! <h4>Interpretation <h4>Working with the words<h3>Chapter 6 - Understanding Your Vocal Instrument <h4>The voice as a musical instrument <h4>What's behind your Adam's apple? <h4>Vocal health <h4>Vocal overuse <h4>Damaged voices <h4>Defense against colds <h4>Hearing<h3>Chapter 7 - Vowels and Vocal Color <h4>Speaking as a basis for singing <h4>What is diction? <h4>Thinking phonetically <h4>Vowels <h4>Seven Italian vowels <h4>Bright vowels <h4>Dark Vowels <h4>Pure Ay and Oh in English <h4>Eight English vowels <h4>Summary of fifteen vowels <h4>Equalizing the vowels <h4>Vocalizing on English vowels <h4>Coloring your voice for expression<h3>Chapter 8 - Consonants and Clarity<h4>Semivowels <h4>Consonants<h4>Hums <h4>Voiced and voiceless pairs<h4>Special consonants <h4>R: the variable sound <h4>Clusters and legato singing <h3>Chapter 9 - Double and Triple Vowels <h4>Five common diphthongs<h4>Schwa diphthongs<h4>Schwa triphthongs<h3>Chapter 10 - Performing a Song<h4>Musical styles <h4>Beginning, middle, and end <h4>Strophic songs<h4>Through-composed songs <h4>Pop-song form<h4>The pianist<h4>Poise, confidence and overcoming stage fright <h4>Preparation is the best confidence builder<h4>Onstage<h4>What about mishaps?<h4>If you are ill <h3>Chapter 11- Extending Your Voice <h4>Vocal strength <h4>Focus <h4>Increasing resonance <h4>Improving breath control <h4>Agility <h4>Range<h4>Low notes <h4>High notes<h3>Chapter 12 - Notes for Nonmusicians<h4>What is a musical ear? <h4>Rhythm <h4>Measures and bar lines <h4>Rhythmic values <h4>Syncopation <h4>Pitches <h4>Keys <h4>Major scales <h4>Minor scales <h4>Looking at music<h4>Melodies for note-reading <h3>Song Contents<h4>*new to this edition <h4>15 Songs for Group Singing<h4>America the Beautiful <h4>Auld Lang Syne Christmas Is Coming (round) <h4>De colores <h4>Dona nobis pacem (round)*<h4>Do-Re-Mi<h4>Greeting Song<h4>Hinay Ma Tov (round)<h4>Let There Be Peace on Earth<h4>Scarborough Fair <h4>Sing and Rejoice (round) <h4>The Star-Spangled Banner<h4>This Little Light of Mine <h4>Viva la musica! (round) <h4>12 Traditional Songs<h4>All the Notes of All the Earth<h4>Auprès de ma blonde<h4>Carmela<h4>Cielito lindo<h4>Deep River<h4>Down by the Sally Gardens<h4>Drink to Me Only<h4>Love Will Find Out the Way<h4>Sakura, Sakura<h4>The Turtle-Dove<h4>Valencianita* <h4>24 Art Songs and arias<h4>O Mistress Mine* <h4>Since First I Saw Your Face<h4>The Silver Swan<h4>The Angler's Song*<h4>Dolce scherza<h4>Io le dirò che l'amo<h4>Spring Song<h4>Who Is Sylvia?<h4>Beautiful Dreamer<h4>Santa Lucia<h4>Willow, Tit-Willow<h4>In Haven<h4>Star-Eyes<h4>The Sky above the Roof<h4>Serenity<h4>By the Sea<h4>Serenade<h4>Calma di mare*<h4>Fancy<h4>The Lord Has a Child<h4>To a Brown Girl, Dead<h4>Lo, How a Rose<h4>Sunshine Again*<h4>19 Musical Theater Songs and Popular Song Classics<h4>It Don't Mean a Thing<h4>Love is Here to Stay, from The Goldwyn Follies<h4>Over the Rainbow, from The Wizard of Oz<h4>They Say It's Wonderful, from Annie Get Your Gun<h4>I'll Know, from Guys and Dolls*<h4>Whistle a Happy Tune, from The King and I*<h4>All for You, from Saturday Night*<h4>One Hand, One Heart, from West Side Story<h4>Sabor a mí<h4>Soon It's Gonna Rain, from The Fantasticks<h4>Consider Yourself, from Oliver*<h4>Make Someone Happy, from Do Re Mi<h4>In My Life <h4>Happiness, from You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown<h4>Believe in Yourself, from The Wiz<h4>What I Did for Love, from Chorus Line*<h4>Once Upon a Dream, from Jekyll and Hyde<h4>Whistle Down the Wind, from Whistle Down the Wind<h4>I Turned the Corner, from Thoroughly Modern Millie<h5>Appendix A Notes on the Songs <h5>Appendix B The International Phonetic Alphabet <h5>Index of Authors, Composers and Song Sources <h5>Index of Vocal and Musical Terms


John Glenn Paton grew up in a musical home in New Castle, Pa. He studied at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music under Franklin Bens and Sonia Essin. After military service he studied further at the Eastman School of Music under Julius Huehn. Through both Essin and Huehn he traces his vocal lineage to Anna Schoen-René and through her to Pauline Viardot-García. After studying lieder interpretation in Stuttgart, Germany, under composer Hermann Reutter, Paton taught at the University of Wisconsin and sang annual concert tours with Reutter as his accompanist. Later he taught at the University of Colorado, which gave him a fellowship to do research in Rome. In California since 1986, Paton taught class voice to acting students at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Pasadena. In 1989 he joined the faculty of the University of Southern California. He celebrated his 60th birthday by giving a solo recital, and he continues to perform occasionally. Paton has edited song collections for G. Schirmer, Leyerle Publications and Alfred Publishing Co. Voice studios around the world use his books, including works translated into Japanese and Korean.
EAN: 9780073212753
ISBN: 007321275X
Untertitel: A Guidebook to Vocal Technique and Song Interpretation. 8 Rev ed. illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2005
Seitenanzahl: 320 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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