Vocal Instruction Books for Singers

vocal instruction books

Books for Singing Teachers
Careers, Grades, Educational Books
Beginners/Intermediate Instruction
Intermediate/Advanced Instruction Books
Harmony for Singers
Memory & Mnemonics
Sight Singing & Ear Training Books
Solfege Books & Exercises
Vocal Warm Up Books
Vocalise & Other Exercises

Vocal instruction books and audio books for beginners to professional singers. There are exercises, instruction, theory and essential reference books for all styles. The books at the top are those we recommend as suitable for beginners/intermediate level (read notes for info). Serious singers and voice trainers seeking more advanced books Click Here. Everything is listed by title in alphabetical(ish) order, except in the case of books written by the same author. Please Note: Prices are provided as a general guide and may change without notice, latest prices are available from the suppliers site. All links open in a new window.

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10 Easy Lessons: Teach Yourself To Sing (DVD With Small Booklet)
Learn the basic principles of singing. Covers vocal tone, vocal control, breathing, posture, microphone technique, performance ideas etc. Introduces the basics of music reading and theory for singers. No previous musical knowledge or experience necessary. Suitable for all ages. Suitable for all types of voices. Easy to follow lesson by lesson format. Learn how to sing songs by ear. Learn the basic principals of vocal technique. Learn to read and understand music. Learn microphone technique and performance tips. Learn how to sing well known songs and how to improvise.
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A Singer’s Guide to Getting Work
by John Byrne, Julie Payne
This excellent book is aimed at beginners, with advice for anyone wanting to launch or maintain their professional singing career, this manual focuses on the realities of starting a career and making a living in singing. The styles of singing covered include pop, soul, country, folk, jazz and classical. From finding the right singing teacher to getting an agent, from performing live to recording, the author offers tips that seek to inspire and encourage beginners and help those already in the profession to take their careers to the next level. or Read More / Purchase at Amazon UK

The Zen of Screaming
by Melissa Cross
Melissa Cross talks a lot about emotion and letting things happen naturally – about avoiding contrivance at all cost. So it should come as no surprise that what brought NYC’s most forward – thinking voice teacher to her profession was not a conscious decision, but the same path that led to the development of her innovative technique: personal experience. The journey began when Melissa made a move from years of traditional music study at the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in England to a career as a performing rock artist. All the years of perfecting her voice through classical training suddenly made little sense. “My voice lessons had absolutely no context in rock,” she remembers. “They had no relevance to anything I was doing. I was basically screaming and throwing technique out the window to get a sound that felt real to me.” It was only through a long process of figuring out how to really deliver those raw, heartfelt rock vocals without holding anything back – and without damaging her voice – that Melissa Cross discovered the technique that she teaches her students today. “I found the missing link between rock and classical vocal training,” she reveals. “I was able to extract the essential aspects of classical technique, apply them to speech – and then, again, apply them back to music.”
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Adventures in Singing
A Process for Exploring, Discovering, and Developing Vocal Potential
by Clifton Ware
This popular voice text combines a thorough introduction to the singing process with an anthology of 60 songs. The text offers a clear introduction to the basics of how the voice works along with methodical voice-building techniques. Throughout, the text takes a holistic approach, reflecting the view that the study of singing helps students develop greater self-awareness of body and mind. Piano accompaniments of the songs in the anthology are included on both cassette and CD.
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Born To Sing Deluxe Course
By Howard Austin/Elisabeth Howard.
#1 voice & singing lessons pkg. vocal training excellence treat yourself to the gift of a Million seller vocal training course. 4 CDs/book/case. Published by Vocal Power. THE ULTIMATE VOCAL METHOD, Breath support, vibrato, range, resonance, head voice/chest voice, no ‘break’ between registers, volume control, projection, holding notes … and more. / Pop, Rock, Country, Blues, R&B, Broadway / Phrasing, Improv
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Breaking through Vocal Technique
Author and voice teacher Gloria Bennett has taught Axl Rose of Guns N’Roses, Vince Neil, Exene Cervenka of X, Steve Wynn of Dream Syndicate, Dexter Holland of The Offspring and Anthony Keidis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, among others. Her book provides a thorough and clear understanding of the instrument of the voice and proper vocal technique in this comprehensive book, now in its second edition. Through examples, anecdotes and exercises, Breaking Through provides for both the novice and professional vocalist a vital sourcebook for maintaining and enhancing the quality of the voice.
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Berklee Vocal Technique (DVD)
Enhance your singing career by learning proper vocal techniques to help prevent injuries and maximise your potential. Featured exercises will help you gain technical and expressive command of your voice. Lessons include: warm-ups, posture, breathing, tone, maintaining vocal health, and improving stamina, range and sound.
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Complete Vocal Workout: A Step-By-Step Guide To Tough Vocals (Book/CD)
Adapted from a syllabus originally developed for the Brighton Institute Of Modern Music, The Complete Vocal Workout is a thorough guide to training the voice to perform under the duress of modern live and studio conditions. With a full spread of exercises for both male and female voices, and with two accompanying demonstration CDs, this book is the perfect guide for all those pop and rock star wannabes who wish to train without paying a fortune.
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Discover Your Voice
Learn to Sing from Rock to Classic
by Tona De Brett
Book & Cd edition
Singing Teacher to the Stars, Tona De Brett has taught ‘Jarvis Cocker – Pulp’, ‘All Saints’, ‘Dido’, Keith Flint – The Prodigy’, ‘Paul Young’, ‘Ozzy Osborne’, ‘Jimmy Nail’, ‘Martine McCutcheon’, ‘Tanita Tikaram’, ‘Linda McCartney’, ‘Skin – Skunk Anansie’, ‘Seal’ and many more. her book & accompanying CD is aimed at all singers who take their voices seriously. “Internationally renowned singing teacher presents her teaching material, worked through with stars of rock, jazz and musicians who seek help with their vocal problems. Tona deBrett deals with the various aspects of voice production through a wealth of exercises and examples” There are special exercises for: Warming up, Breathing technique, Intonation, Interpretation, Articulation. All the vocal exercises are provided on the accompanying CD, so you can sing along with Tona. The exercises are notated in full with chord symbols and may also be sung with a live instrumental accompaniment. In a special section on ‘Studio Work’, Jon West, who owns a London recording studio, gives an account of current studio technology and describes the singer’s work in the studio.
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Discover Your Voice: How to Develop Healthy Voice Habits
by Oren L. Brown
From Book News, Inc.
Brown taught voice at the Juilliard School and was a pioneer in voice therapy. He has expanded the 19-page syllabus for his students into a comprehensive text for self-study, study with a private teacher or classroom instruction. He speaks of concepts, perceptions, exercises, acoustics, and physiology. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Donna Soto-Morettini: Popular Singing (Book/CD)
This unique book is a practical guide to exploring the singing voice and will help to enhance vocal confidence in a range of styles, including Pop, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Country and Gospel. Both singers and voice teachers will benefit from the author’s clear analysis of these styles and advice on how to improve performance. An exclusive interview with Sir Paul McCartney provides a useful insight into the vocal challenges faced by one of the most flexible voices in the history of pop music.
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Hard Rock Academy: Performance Vocals (DVD)
Take your performance to the next level with this Hard Rock Academy Performance Series DVD. This entertaining DVD shows you how to enhance your vocal performance by introducing you to many of the techniques used by some of music’s biggest stars. This DVD will show you how to find your Flava, how to control breathing, give you a valuable way to warm up properly, explain how to make a song yours, and share with you professional tips on performing on stage.
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Hear It And Sing It! – Exploring The Blues (Book/CD)
An effective tool for learning to sing and improvise on blues. Designed for people who love to sing, as well as for students and teachers in vocal jazz programs, it includes a step-by-step approach to learning blues lyrics, forms, harmony, scales and improvisation, with a brand new repertoire of songs. Vocal examples followed by accompaniment-only tracks make learning easy and enjoyable. New songs include lyrics added to compositions by jazz greats Dexter Gordon (plus lyrics to his solo), Johnny Griffin, Gigi Gryce, Julian Priester and Norman Simmons, as well as compositions by Judy Niemack and Sheila Jordan. The book includes blues forms, scales and harmony; transcriptions of exercises and improvised solos; accurate lead sheets for 14 contemporary blues songs; examples of 12 different blues forms; scat syllables; blues riffs; ‘Voices in Blues’ history chapter; Listening and repertoire suggestions. The CDs include 14 songs and exercises sung by Judy Niemack, Sheila Jordan, Mark Murphy and Darmon Meader; ‘Hear It and Sing It’ blues warm-ups, riffs, scales and harmony; recordings of each song featuring vocal plus accompaniment-only; exciting accompaniment tracks by top New York City jazz musicians; and more.
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Hear It And Sing It! – Exploring Modal Jazz
Book and CD
This great book/CD pack is an effective and fun way to improve your vocal technique and internalise the basic scales used in jazz. Designed for jazz singers, students of improvisation or ear training, choir directors and teachers of vocal jazz, it’s an enjoyable way to learn the modes thoroughly and discover their possibilities. The CD includes vocal warm-ups suitable for all levels, exercises in each mode of the major scale, rhythm section tracks without vocals for improvisation, and more. The book includes transcriptions of the warm-ups, a brief history of modal jazz, theory basics, the modes of the major scale, scat syllables, transcriptions of the modal workouts, and much more.
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I’m Not Crazy, I’m…Vocalizing!
Eight Vocal Lessons and Fully Orchestrated Exercises
to Do in or Out of Your Car
Audio CD or Audio Cassette with Booklet and Sticker
by Karen Oleson
Easy to follow and fun exercises that you can do whilst driving! This is a good introduction to warming up your voice, enunciation, use of the breath and a great warmup to sing on the way to rehearsal or to make better use of your time while you’re stuck in traffic!
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Jazz Vocal Techniques by Anne Farnsworth
Comprehensive Jazz techniques, harmony and improvising with examples and exercises plus an overview of Jazz as a singers artform, includes articles on singing and suggestions on how to find work.
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Learn to sing Hindi songs: (with the help of online videos)
A beginner’s book explaining staff notation covering the basics of singing. Online video links explain concepts like tie note, syncopation etc, while giving small examples of Bollywood songs. Learn to sing Hindi songs is a simple and easy-to-understand method to approaching full-fledged songs on our website which is the only website of its kind offering video lessons in India. Truly an e-book with concepts explained and then demonstrated using video links. The notations and lyrics give a thorough explanation. A step-by-step guided course to take you through the basics and then sing tunes of Hindi songs as its application. Any person, despite their race or language, can learn the basics of Indian Sargam using the western concept taught in this book. Learn at leisure attitude is the theme, taking time to reinforce all concepts taught so that you can be sure of mastering them before you move on. In the busy schedule where man is running all the time, this is a place of comfort where you are all alone with your personal coach 24*7. All this and more for the price of a cup of coffee. Is it not worth trying the thing you always wanted to do? Singing made SIMPLE.
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Power Performance for Singers
Transcending the Barriers
by Shirlee Emmons & Alma Thomas
Written as a self-help manual for singers at all levels of expertise, Transcending the Performance Barriers is designed to teach performing artists, and especially singers, how to experience elite performance at their level. The skills outlined in this book will help singers use what they have, to enjoy their voices during performance, and to perform consistently to the best of their present ability.
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Raise Your Voice
by Jaime J. Vendera, Jason Burnside (Illustrator), Molly Burnside (Producer)
The author, Jaime Vendera is world renowned as the first documented singer in history to shatter glass with his voice, WITHOUT amplification. He has been seen on the nationally syndicated shows, Good Morning America, MythBusters, and the Sonic1 Toothbrush infomercial. He is a professional vocal coach who works with both beginning and professional singers, and is considered by many, a “voice-strengthening” specialist. He is also the author of The Ultimate Breathing Workout. The incredible new vocal system designed to increase the range, power, and quality of your voice! Considered by many THE owner’s manual for the voice. No matter what style you sing, this system works! Whether you want to increase your full voice range or develop a beautiful falsetto, develop a powerful voice, smooth out the registers, add resonance, or learn to scream, add grit or growl, etc… you’ll find the answers inside of Raise Your Voice.
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Rock Your GCSE Music – Ensemble Pieces (Book/2 CD)
by Rockschool. Taking a unique approach to GCSE Music through the medium of great rock and pop! A brand new series, Rock Your GCSE Music provides eight complete half-term projects which support theory, performance, composition and listening. The series addresses all of the required GCSE skills, is suitable for all exam boards and features a range of contemporary and classic tracks that will really engage your students. Ensemble Pieces are Arranged especially to be of an appropriate level for GCSE Ensemble Performance for the rock instrument parts. The main band scores are provided in the book for your reference, with individual parts on the two accompanying CD-ROMs for you to print as required, including optional TAB for guitarists and additional parts for extra instrumentation. High quality ‘sound-alike’ backing tracks with minus-one options are also provided to support your group’s performance. Examiner advice helps you and your students prepare their performances for the GCSE requirements.
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Singers Guide to Powerful Performances
by Jeannie Deva
Provides insider information that every singer needs in order to create an unforgettable performance. Drawing from over four decades of work with top performers in every musical genre, celebrity voice and performance coach Jeannie Deva has written a groundbreaking book which includes hundreds of linked video examples and numerous practice tips and techniques including 55 innovative exercises. Whether you’re a beginner or professional, you’ll gain insights and tools to achieve greater levels of excellence. Deva covers every facet of how to make your songs come alive and confidently deliver powerful performances. Its 23 chapters and 230 pages include how to: Achieve vocal strength and endurance, Resolve stage fright and performance anxiety, Connect with your audience, Develop vocal embellishments and vibrato, Blend choral and backup vocals The eight essential elements to learning a song, Take advantage of your own style, Infuse each song you sing with your own unique interpretation, Win auditions and contests: band, musical theatre, televised, and Internet, Fashion your performer image Create a sensational set list, Effectively practice and get things done, Successfully work with your band or accompanist Use mic technique to sound your best, Find the best mic for your voice, Command your stage sound and equipment, Care for and maintain a healthy voice, Best singer foods, Deva’s singer-gear reviews, recommendations and much more!
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Singing Live: The Performing Skills Guidebook For Contemporary Singers
by Susan Anders
Whether you’re singing at open-mic nights & karaoke bars, playing large gigs, auditioning for American Idol, want to join a band, or have never performed at all, everything you need to know is covered in this book. You’ll learn how to:, Develop expressive, natural gestures and stage moves that are right for your musical style, Do well at auditions like American Idol, Handle stage fright, Have great mic technique, Prepare for a performance vocally, physically & mentally, Build a repertoire & pace a set, Get what you want at a sound check, Develop great stage patter …and much more. Singing Live is filled with information and exercises to help you discover your individual performing style and polish your performing skills. The Singing Live method will work for you whether you sing pop, R&B, country, folk, rock, jazz or any other contemporary style.
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The Art Of Singing – Discovering And Developing Your True Voice
Jennifer Hamady
Singers of every age, level, and musical genre will benefit from this insightful new book. Topics include: Finding the Voice That Was Never Lost. Language Learning, The Brain in Singing, Fear and the Psychology of Singing, Putting Theory into Practice (the physiology and technique of singing). Performers of all ages and abilities will gain valuable insight into the mechanics, psychology and physiology of singing.
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The Art Of Singing Onstage And In The Studio
Jennifer Hamady
In recent years, technological advancements have helped to transform the way that we produce music. While innovative recording and performance tools have created exciting opportunities that couldn’t have been imagined a few decades ago, these technologies have also placed a new demand on today’s vocalists. To be a great singer now requires more than just a great voice, it requires two new critical skills – managing the technology onstage and in the studio and interacting with the people who run it. However talented you may be at singing if you don’t know how to work with recording and performance technology, whatever your genre, you will find it difficult to succeed against the competitive backdrop of the music industry. Countless phenomenal singers stagnate professionally and even leave the business because they struggle to deliver when using studio headphones and stage monitors or can’t effectively communicate their needs to producers and engineers. In this environment, many less capable singers get ahead simply because they have mastered such skills. Written by the author of the groundbreaking ‘The Art Of Singing’, Jennifer Hamady, The Art Of Singing Onstage And In The Studio finally addresses these important issues in an easy-to-read, accessible style. This comprehensive book begins with a discussion of the history of the voice and technology in our culture, before going on to reveal some of the major causes of performance anxiety in music and beyond, and explaining how to overcome this. The Art Of Singing Onstage And In The Studio will show you how to successfully master the art of recording and performing, allowing you to get your voice out into the world. Singers, performers, producers and engineers will all come away from this book feeling more knowledgeable about own their fields, empowered in the tools of the trade, and clear on how to best communicate with one another.
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The Practice of Practice: How to Boost Your Music Skills
Talent means nothing when it comes to getting better. Practice is everything. But exactly what is good practice? How does good practice create talent? And what in the world does a pinwheel have to do with practice? The focus of this book is music practice, but these techniques and mindsets can be applied to any skill you want to improve. This book covers essential practice strategies and mindsets you won’t find in any other book. You’ll learn the What, Why, When, Where, Who, and especially the How of great music practice. You’ll learn what research tells us about practice, but more importantly, you’ll learn how great musicians in many genres of music think about practice, and you’ll learn the strategies and techniques they use to improve. This book will help you get better faster, whether you play rock, Bach, or any other kind of music. Whatever instrument you want to play, The Practice of Practice will help you get the most out of your practice. This book will help you become more savvy about getting better. It will also help you be a more informed teacher or a more effective parent of a young learner. Don’t practice longer, practice smarter. The book covers 6 aspects of practice: What: Definitions, and what music practice does to your brain. Why: Motivation is crucial. Learn ways of keeping the flame lit in this section. Who: A lot of people including yourself will impact your practice. Learn to use them to your advantage. When: This section covers how much, and what times of the day are best for practice. Also covers the development of practice over time. Where: Where you practice affects how well you practice. Learn to harness the place of your practice. How: The longest section of the book includes information about goals, structuring your practice, as well as specific techniques tested by researchers, and specific strategies pros use to get better. Get better faster. Don’t practice longer, practice smarter.
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The Ultimate Breathing Workout
by Jaime J. Vendera, Stephanie Keen (Director)
A good companion to Raise Your Voice, Jamie’s book covers breathing for vocalists from fundamentals, exercises and a breathing workout routine.
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Ultimate Vocal Workout

Jaime Vendera has been featured on many television programs as the first artist to have been recorded shattering a glass with his voice and has become a much sought-after vocal coach with a series of books and media lessons. His latest production is a comprehensive vocal home study course for singers. This system contains five books, two performance edge mind programming MP3s, two audio warmups, over six hours of instructional video (including accompanying audio exercises) and three hours of instructional audio to skyrocket your vocal potential to a whole new level plus access to the Raise Your Voice member’s only section.
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Singing! Basic Vocal Technique Book/CD
This warm, friendly course across 6 CDs that is perfect for anyone who likes to sing.
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Singing For Dummies Book/CD
Learn to take your singing skills to the next level. Grasp the importance of posture and breath control. Prepare for auditions and performances. Sing along with the recorded exercises on the accompanying CD. Whether you’re a beginning vocalist or a seasoned singer, this practical guide gives you step-by-step instructions and lots of helpful tips, hints, exercises, and advice on the mechanics of singing, discovering your range, developing technique, singing in performance, and maintaining vocal health.
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Singing Exercises For Dummies Book/CD
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.
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Singing For The Stars (revised) – Book And 2 Compact Discs
by Seth Riggs
For voice. Published by Alfred Publishing. (3379)
What do Michael Jackson, Anita Baker, Natalie Cole and hundreds of other professionals have in common? They all study voice with Hollywood’s leading ‘Speech Level Singing’ vocal coach, Seth Riggs. You can learn to sing like the pros with this complete program for training the voice. Read a review of a Speech Level Singing Masterclass held in London with Dave Stroud.
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Singing Is Easy! (Book / 2 CD Set)
Basic Foundation Series Home Study Course
by Yvonne DeBandi
SINGING IS EASY is divided into ten detailed sections known as The 10 Steps to Singing Success. Each singing lesson step provides comprehensive concept explanations and singing tips, followed by detailed diagrams and a variety of contemporary vocal exercises. Using the revolutionary 10 Steps to Singing Success method, created by Top Vocal Coach Yvonne DeBandi, you will learn the facts, the secrets, the details…everything you need to know about singing. Click Here for full details and information on other singing products by Yvonne deBandi.

Singing Hypnosis Masterclass – CD
by Blue Marsden
Qualified psycho-hypnotherapist and vocal coach Blue Marsden has been featured on John Peel’s radio show for his work with people who believe they cannot sing, amateurs, professionals and top ten artists. The vocal training CD includes a hypnotic introduction aimed at building confidence and stimulating creativity plus posture and breathing exercises based on the Alexander Technique. There are also 11 varied singing exercises (total time approx 17min), with voices providing instruction on mouth shapes and sung examples at the beginning of each exercise. Some advice for singers is also provided at the end of the cd, which although not a comprehensive instructional resource for singers, is a good introduction for beginners and the exercises can be used as a vocal warm up as the singer progresses. Courses and workshops are also available, visit singinghypnotherapy.com for more details.

The Complete Voice and Speech Workout
The Documentation and Recording of an Oral Tradition
for the Purpose of Training and Practices
by Janet J. Rodgers (Editor)
Book & Cd edition
This first-of-its-kind resource comprises 75 exercises contributed by some of the best professional in the world. The exercises, for both solo and group work, are arranged around a well-tested, solid progression for development of good, healthy vocal habits. For each exercise, there is a brief description of the history and purpose of the exercise, followed by the exercise itself. The 75 exercises are divided into nine categories: Getting to know your voice; Making sound; Integrating voice, breath and text; Stretching, centering, releasing, aligning; Exploring pitch; Integrating voice and movement; Breathing and supporting; Projecting and calling; Exploring character voices and dialects
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The Estelle Liebling Vocal Course
by Estelle Liebling
Book scoring: Instrumental Part for Keyboard and Voice
A method that has long been highly regarded among teachers and students alike. Each of these books consists of 3 parts: Part I describes the vocal mechanism and its function briefly and in simple, non-technical language. Part II consists of basic, fundamental vocalises carefully selected to develop the specific voices for which the book is written. Part III presents the important elements of diction in the 5 languages most commonly used in singing: English, Italian, French, German and Spanish. (Chappell)
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The Performer’s Voice: Realizing Your Vocal Potential
For anyone who uses the voice and wants to understand how it works, The Performer’s Voice covers basic vocal anatomy and physiology, from the structure of the body, including the skeletal system, physical alignment, and balance in singing to breathing, phonation, resonance, and vocal quality. Also emphasized are articulation and acoustics, vocal health, and artistry in performance. Concise, accurate, and accessible, this is an essential guide to the way the voice works and how to care for it.
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The Singing Book
Suitable for all skill levels and voice types, The Singing Book provides an anthology of over sixty songs, chosen specifically for the beginning singer. A 2-CD set (sold separately) provides melody, rhythm guides, and piano accompaniments for all selections in the anthology (with additional keys available on the Student Web Site), and the text’s useful appendices feature methods for preparing song texts, extra warm-ups and vocalises, a guide to the International Phonetic Alphabet, and a brief primer on reading music.
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The Rock n Roll Singers Survival Manual
by Mark Baxter
An extremely comprehensive book covering all aspects for the beginner and beyond. Easy to understand and a must read self help book for all ye pop & rock singers! Mark’s client list includes Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Gary Cherone (Van Halen), Jonny Lang, Tonic, cast members of RENT, members of Vertical Horizon, Jennifer Trynin (Rolling Stone Hot Debut Artist), The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Amiee Mann, Peter Wolf, John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls), Angry Salad, Regina (#1 single on Billboard’s pop chart), Steven Augeri (Journey), American High-Fi, Geezer, Quicksand, The Amazing Crowns, Coal Chamber, Combustible Edison, Loudness and on and on.
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The Singer’s First Aid Kit
by Lis Lewis
Lis has been training singers for the music profession for over twenty years. Her clients include artists on all major record labels as well as independents. The Lis Lewis Singers’ Workshop offers lessons and workshops in every aspect of singing from vocal technique to music business to performance. Book includes The Vocal Warm-up Tape, a sixty minute tape designed to pop in your car stereo on your way to a rehearsal or gig.
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Vocal Technique : A Guide to Finding Your Real Voice
Book With Two CD’s
composer: Dena Murray
Stop straining to hit those high notes! Unlock your true potential and start singing easily and effortlessly with this book/2-CD pack by Musicians Institute vocal instructor Dena Murray. She teaches how to: breathe naturally; improve your speaking voice; stop holding, pushing and squeezing; develop your natural three-octave range; place your chest and head voices; and bridge the registers to sound like one voice. Includes two CDs with demonstrations, guided exercises, and plenty of practice tracks. (Musician’s Institute Press)
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Advanced Vocal Technique: Middle Voice, Placement And Styles
A follow-up to the highly successful Vocal Technique – A Guide To Finding Your Real Voice from the Musicians Institute Essential Concepts series. This follow up by Dena Murray helps you to get the vocal sound you desire in whichever style you choose, includes various vocal technique exercises, jazz, country, R&B, Pop and Rock styles. The CD contains demonstrations, exercises and full-band demo tracks. Ideal for anyone studying/singing popular song styles.
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Voice Power – Volume 1
Performance Tools for Singers, Public Speakers & Communicators
Audio CD (February 1, 2001)
Voice Power consists of: 1) instructions for Structural Breathing, a foundational breathing technique for any vocal development; 2) a progressive relaxation exercise to inform and re-educate the conscious and subconscious minds, eliminating limiting beliefs that sabotage peak performance and creating new possibilities for performance excellence, and; 3) a guided visualization for practicing Structural Breathingâ„¢, enhancing creativity and the ability to focus, and creating a safe space from which to express ourselves. William Hanrahan is on the voice faculty of the University of California, Riverside, and Mt. St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles. A keynote speaker for the International Governors Conference of Toastmasters and a guest presenter at the First International Conference on Music in Human Adaptation, he maintains a private voice studio in Los Angeles. In addition to his professional performances, his work includes corrective vocal training, techniques for refining public speaking and presentation.
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You Can Sing! by David and Carrie Grant
Do you think you can’t sing? Are you inhibited about singing in front of others? Then this is the DVD for you!Even if you think you have ‘tin ears’, you can train your voice to sing on pitch. In just a few weeks, you can master the vocal techniques used by professional singers and unlock your true creative potential with this superb book and CD pack or DVD.
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You Can Sing: Essential Guide for Aspiring Pop stars
BBC Fame Academy vocal coaches David and Carrie Grant provide all the inspiration, guidance and info you need to help you fulfil your natural singing talent
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Basix Rock Singing Techniques (Book & Enhanced Cd)
Everything a rock singer needs! Voice-strengthening exercises, songs that will extend your range, a list of equipment you need to sing with a band, and the low-down on what to expect when singing live or in a studio. For voice. Published by Alfred Publishing. (14931)
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Choral Q & A Iv: Voice Training For The Singer
Pavane Choral. Size 6.8×10.5 inches. Published by Hal Leonard. (8300303)
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The Contemporary Singer
Elements of Vocal Technique
by Anne Peckham
Book & Cd
A valuable resource for any singer which contains guidelines for practicing, vocal health and performance skills. Technical areas and a variety of progressive warm up exercises, plus advice on mic usage and performance anxiety for singers of popular music.
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The Contemporary Vocalist Improvement Course
Book & 4 CD Edition
by Jeannie Deva
Magic Dick, The J. Geils Band, 1994
Combining over thirty years of performance and teaching experience with extensive research in vocal mechanics, Jeannie has produced an innovative approach for teaching the non-classical use of the voice, which covers all forms of popular-music. She explains with great clarity why we must avoid physical tension in the throat and how to achieve this relaxation with out compromising our choice of style. No matter what your level of singing, Jeannie has the answers for you, clearly explaining what is required and how to achieve your best on a gig or in the recording studio.

Steve Davdison, Northeast Performer Mag. May, 1994
If you are like me, you may wish Jeannie was a brilliant surgeon that could miraculously implant a golden throat. Since that is not possible, you might want to pick up this course and follow the instructions carefully, and practice, practice, practice. The Deva Method is the closest thing to getting cosmetic surgery for your voice.
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Developing Your Vocal and Performing Style (DVD & CD)
Maria Muldaur
The voice behind the smash hit Midnight At The Oasis presents an intimate lesson, revealing the secrets of a truly professional vocal performance. Muldaur’s experience and professionalism shines through as she guides you through a series of lessons covering: Warm ups and exercises. .How to relax. How to prepare before a show. Developing your singing style. Relating to your audience. Stage presence and confidence. The importance of sound checks. Projecting and delivering a song. As a bonus, this DVD is accompanied by a separate 50-minute practice CD of Maria’s warm-up vocal exercises.
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Fast Track Lead Singer Method
by Blake Neely
Sheet Music & CD
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

Produced by the writer of Piano for Dummies, Fast Track Keyboard Songbook, Guitar 1: Electric or Acoustic and others. This book and accompanying cd aims to teach the singer how to read music, microphone tips, warm up exercises, ear training, syncopation and attitude! Contains 80 songs and examples. The fast way to learn how to sing. Learn all about music theory, the voice, scales, rhythms and more. Includes Amazing Grace, Frankie And Johnny, Buffalo Gals and many more.
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FastTrack Lead Singer Songbook 1 – Level 1
For Male or Female Voice. Fasttrack Music Instruction. Book and CD package. Size 9×12 inches. 32 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (695410) If you want to start singing the hits – solo or in a band – this songbook is for you! This excellent supplement to Lead Singer Lesson Book 1 features 8 complete songs, and a bonus CD so you can hear the music and sing along. Includes: Blue Suede Shoes, Dreams, I Just Called to Say I Love You, Let It Be, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Piece of My Heart, Surfin’ U.S.A., Wonderful Tonight.
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How To Sing
by Lilli Lehmann
Lilli Lehmann. One of the most influential books on the art of singing ever written. Its author is one of the first great international superstars of opera. With over 50 diagrams, examples and illustrations this inspirational and comprehensive method is still relevant and effective today.
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Lead Singing and Rhythm Guitar – Finding Your Bluegrass Voice DVD
By Peter Rowan. Homespun Tapes (Instructional). DVD (Digital Video Disk)
Size 5.3×7.5 inches. Published by Homespun Video.
One of America’s greatest performers helps bluegrass players improve their singing and fine-tune their rhythm guitar playing. Peter Rowan imparts wisdom and advice based on decades of experience playing and singing with bands from Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys to Old and In the Way. He provides invaluable tips on breathing, phrasing, vocal improvisation and the intricacies of guitar accompaniment for bluegrass songs. Peter teaches and analyzes a set of classic songs from the repertoire, including: Blue Moon of Kentucky, Walls of Time, Wayfaring Stranger, In the Pines. 90-MIN. DVD OR VIDEO, INCLUDES MUSIC + TAB, LEVEL 2
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Musicianship For Singers
Vocal Sheet Music And CD
Teaches skills that jazz or pop singers will need on the bandstand or in the studio. Many examples and exercises on vocal harmony, transposition, sight-singing and chart writing included.
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Pro Secrets of Heavy Rock Singing
by Bill Martin
Pro-Secrets of Heavy Rock Singing is the first instructional book to exclusively address the unique aspects of heavy rock singing. Based on the insights from seasoned rock professionals, the author uses detailed interviews to reveal how to hit high notes, increase power, avoid vocal burnout, improvise on stage and more.
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Scat Singing Method
by Scott Fredrickson
Vocal improvisation can be easily and effectively learned by singers or taught in a classroom situation. For choral ensembles, it is educationally valid as a supplement to the total choral musical curriculum by increasing creativity in individual students, and by enhancing the over-all musicianship of entire ensembles. For individual singers, it can increase vocal skill, musicianship, and performance confidence. This new approach is based on the technique of theme and variation. By using the elements of vocal improvisation: syllables, melody, and rhythm, and applying the following techniques, musical objectives can be met and instant success achieved. In other words, you can learn to improvise right now.
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Singing and the Actor
by Gillyanne Kayes
This book takes the reader step-by-step through a practical training programme relevant to the modern singing actor and dancer. A variety of contemporary voice qualities including belting and twang are explained, with exercises for each topic. There is also a practical section on getting started- finding a teacher, choosing an audition song, working as an singer/actor and tips on how to save your voice and other common voice problems
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Scat! Vocal Improvisation Techniques (Book/CD)
Learn to scat sing! 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 patterns in Latin, jazz and hip-hop styles with rhythm section accompaniment
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Blues Scatitudes (Book/CD)
Vocal improvisations on the blues from Bob Stoloff – author of Scat: Vocal Improvisation Techniques. Focuses on blues solos in a variety of contemporary grooves and covers accents, ties and syllable articulation. Includes a CD-Rom with 51 MP3 files of rhythm tracks for vocalists and instrumentalists.
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A Beginner’s Guide To Singing Gregorian Chant Notation, Rhythm and Solfeggio
A basic guide for beginners interested in understanding the way Gregorian Chant music is written, how the rhythms are sung and using Solfeggio to learn and master chant melodies. An excellent guide for new schola and choir members.
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Teach Yourself Singing
by Sue Sutherland
Book Cassette CD
This is a self-help guide to singing, whether as a solo performer, in a choir or just for your own pleasure. The course offers advice about breathing, relaxation and the techniques of singing, practised through a variety of songs.
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The Singing Drummer : Add Vocals to your Beat
Vital guide for percussionists who need to expand their vocal range can check out this book by drummer, percussionist, composer and vocalist Kevin Ronkko. The Singing Drummer describes a concise, easy-to-understand method for singing while playing drums. Drummers are presented with special challenges when they attempt to add vocals to their performance repertoire, since drums are arguably the most physically demanding instruments, and require sharp mental focus.
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Ultimate Beginners Series: Rock Vocals 1 & 2 DVD
Rock Vocals, Step One features Tim Bogert, of Vanilla Fudge and Beck, Bogert and Appice fame. Tim teaches you how to develop your ‘four voices,’ what resonance is and how to improve it, practicing to develop technique, the ‘surprise’ breath and more. There is also a band in performance to help illustrate each point. Rock Vocals, Step Two teaches you how to increase your range and endurance, how to blend your voices, how to find your key, effective microphone techniques, how to embellish a phrase, and more. These points on voice will help you sing the way rock was meant to be sung! How to increase your range and endurance? How to blend your voices? How to find your key? Effective microphone techniques? How to embellish a phrase?
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Ultimate Beginner Series: Blues Vocals 1 & 2 DVD
Four programs on DVD, designed to get you singing the Blues like a true pro. On Vocal Basics: Steps One and Two, you’ll learn correct breathing and mouth position with vowel exercises, how to find your range, how to use your voice in different styles, exercises for extending your vocal range, the ‘chest voice’ and the ‘head voice’, how to interpret melody and make the lyrics come alive, how to take care of your voice. Once you’ve learned the basics of successful and confident singing, you are ready to move on to Blue Vocals: Step One and Two The Blues scale, the major pentatonic, call-and-response style, how to expand your Blues phrasing, how to write a great Blues song. The chance to sing along with BB King, Albert Collins and Robben Ford
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Cathy Fink: Singing With The Banjo
A terrific lesson specifically devised for Banjo players that wish to sing and accompany themselves in the clawhammer style, featuring Grammy-winning performer Cathy Fink. Starting with easy songs, Cathy shows how to find the right key for your voice, use the capo, play a simple accompaniment and pick out scales and melody notes within the chords. You’ll discover how to embellish your tunes with slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs and other important tricks that will add drive and complexity to your performances. Cathy also introduces some more advanced techniques and different tunings, including double thumbing, old-time modal sounds, waltz time, and a superb showcase rendition of Oh! Susanna that combines them all!
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Vocal Techniques For Old-Time Mountain Music (DVD)
HJoin Cary Fridley, Frank Lee and The Freight Hoppers, and discover the captivating sounds of the Appalachian mountain ‘lonesome voice’ song tradition through this distinctive singing style. The music of the rural mountains of the southern Appalachians is typified by an honest delivery and a strong, cutting sound that can be heard on old field recordings and in contemporary Country music performances. Fridley begins by demonstrating exercises that will help develop the Head Voice and Chest Voice, providing guidance in projecting the voice and holding notes with proper support. You’ll even learn how to ‘fix’ out-of-tune notes and how to approach a duet. The songs themselves promise to inspire and warm the heart. Each mountain favourite tells a story, and Fridley shows how she phrases and interprets some of the greatest old-time ballads including Man Of Constant Sorrow and My Love Has Brought Me To Despair. Timeless.
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Well-tuned Women: Growing Strong Through Voicework
Frankie Armstrong (Editor), Jenny Pearson (Editor)
In this collection, top artists and voice trainers offer a range of approaches to personal growth through awareness of the voice. The topics include freeing the natural voice, voices of women in Indian storytelling, and the connections between voice and healing.
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The Memory Book
by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas

The Memory Book gives an easy-to-read, easy-to-use coverage of memory and mnemonics. This is the book to use if you want to start using mnemonics as quickly as possible.
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The Memory Book: How to Remember Anything You Want
by Tony Buzan
If you’re seriously interested in seriously improving your memory, then Supercharge Your Memory is the perfect place to start. This extraordinary book will start you off on what will be the most exciting intellectual adventure of your life and will provide immediate and compelling proof that your memory can easily and successfully become supercharged! Supercharge Your Memory will introduce you to advanced memory techniques, which, when combined with the simultaneous development of all your senses, will blast your memory capability into the stratosphere. Imagine your life with a memory that can easily and perfectly learn and recall lists of 10 to 10,000 objects; where you know the name of every bone and muscle in your body; every element on the periodic table and its associated number; the location and capital city of every country in the world. The list of things you could know and learn, just like the capability of your memory, is endless and inexhaustible. This is your opportunity to become one in a million, to take your place among the elite few with a memory that far exceeds the norm. So give your memory muscle the ultimate workout and discover how easy it is to supercharge your memory.
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Use Your Head
by Tony Buzan

This manual on how to use the human brain has been translated into more than 20 languages. It presents a range of techniques that are all designed to teach the reader how to think effectively. the definitive guide to maximising your brain. Written by the world’s bestselling author on the brain and learning, and first published over 40 years ago, it has since become the classic brain-training book, helping millions of people to awaken and harness that sleeping giant – the human brain. It provides a total brain workout, introducing you to all of Tony Buzan’s groundbreaking techniques that have produced some of the most mentally fit people in the world. Using Mind Maps and other revolutionary methods, you’ll learn how to dramatically improve your memory, IQ, creativity, reading and study skills – every aspect of your brain power.
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