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For years Marie Bachmann thought of herself as the "good" daughter. She was the most loving to their mother, the most dedicated to their Amish way of life. But when a Mennonite farmhand, Gordon Martin, shows interest in her she can't help but be flattered--until her mother sends her off to Florida. While there, Marie begins spending time with bad-boy Eli Jacob, the bishop's son from back home. When Gordon shows up in Florida to volunteer in a homeless shelter, her life becomes even more complicated. At the same time her aunt begins telling her of a Civil War-era ancestor and the woman's uncommon bravery . . . a story that begins to work at Marie's heart. Marie hopes returning home may simplify life, but Eli soon follows. As Marie grapples with whether she should court Eli or leave the church for Gordon, the story of Annie Bachmann shines a light on what God has for Marie's future.
Presents a brief history of the round, eighty rounds to sing, and suggestions for round leaders on how to use them.
Excerpt from Number-Notation, or Singing Made Easy: A Simple System for the Use of Elementary (and Other) Vocalists, With an Equally Simple Scheme of Abbreviated Long-Hand Writing; Designed Also for the Use of the Same Persons to Enable Them to Save Space When Writing Words Under the Number-Notes I am not aware that he was ever accustomed or enabled to dispense with the use of notes scored in the usual manner (in his Hallelujah he merely figures the various notes according to the respective Keys); but in my System of number-notation I do altogether dispense with the established usage of notes, and score by numbers. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Taking a “Sing First, Talk Later” approach, The Singing Book gets students singing from the very first day. Combining a simple introduction to basic vocal technique with confidence-building exercises and imaginative repertoire—with 30 new songs—The Singing Book teaches beginners the vocal skills they need to get started, gives them exciting music to sing, and provides the tools they need to develop the voice and keep it healthy. A new recordings disc included free with every new book provides the melodies and accompaniments for all 78 songs for practice and performance.
(Music Instruction). Have you struggled through tedious lessons and boring instruction books in your desire to learn to sing? If you wish there were a fun and engaging way to motivate you in your singing quest, then this is it All About Singing is for you! Whether it's learning to read music, preparing an audition, singing in a choir, or all of the above, this guide will help you to finally start singing your favorite songs in many different styles. Plus you'll learn interesting tidbits on vocal health, working with a microphone, conquering stage fright, and other fun stuff about singing. This fun-filled, easy-to-use guide includes: an introduction to how the voice works; basic music-reading instruction; background on various styles of music, including many favorite songs; performance tips & tricks; famous singers & suggested listening; and more! Includes many songs to help you practice and learn, including: Fields of Gold * I've Got You Under My Skin * In My Life * Love Me Tender * 'O Sole Mio * Unforgettable * What a Wonderful World * and more.
Improving your singing takes time and effort so it's good to have a plan! Are you looking to kick off your vocal training, dust off your vocal cords, or just seeking some fresh ideas to help you improve your voice and vocal fitness? This book teaches you a solid vocal technique to strengthen and build your voice with simple concepts and terminology through well-constructed vocal exercises. Based on the professional teaching methods developed by Jane Edgren at the Vocal Fitness Training(TM) studio, this book teaches skills in breathing, articulation, tone, and resonance in the low, middle and medium high range, with an emphasis on vocal fitness. There are 20 self-guided singing lessons, and 12-months of free online access to over 140 vocal exercise audio tracks and 30 instructional videos, using the special code provided within the book. Additionally, each lesson has corresponding Practice Plans so you don't have to figure out what to practice on your own. Each Practice Plan has a daily interactive playlist you can use with your smart phone, tablet or computer through the VocalFitnessStudio.com website. FAQs What is Vocal Fitness? Most people would never participate in an athletic activity without taking some lessons to learn the basic skills to become successful. Singing is no different. The parts of the body primarily responsible for generating vocal sound are muscles capable of responding positively to physical training, and your voice will improve when they are strong, flexible, and working properly. Well-trained muscles for singing easily produce clear tones throughout the range, improve the overall stamina of the voice, and bring the entire instrument into balance. Do I need to be able to read music to learn this material? No, it is not necessary to be able to read music, although music for each vocal exercise is included in the book. Can you learn to sing on your own? This book focuses on developing new muscle memory through vocal exercise primarily in the medium and low ranges to create a solid vocal technique, and the exercises are pretty straightforward, and easy to learn and execute. Does this program apply to all styles of singing? Almost every singer can benefit from some kind of vocal training that improves their vocal tone and breathing. This course seeks to improve your vocal fitness so that you can have a better foundation on which to sing your own style. Once you create a strong, reliable vocal sound, you can add your style of music to it. How is the course any different than watching videos on the Internet? Many singers turn to the Internet to learn more about how to improve their singing, and there are many videos offering quick answers to vocal challenges. But what is often missing is a long-term, progressive program to teach vocal technique methodically. Training a singing voice takes time, and there are no shortcuts to a great technique. How long does it take to see improvement? When a singer commits to practicing this vocal technique correctly, with thoughtfulness, discipline and patience, the time they invest will pay them back many times over. The process of singing (and speaking) is an ingrained habit, so consistent and deliberate practicing of the vocal exercises is required to allow the muscles to learn new form and position. You can expect measurable improvement as long as you take this approach and practice consistently. The length of time it takes to improve a singing voice also depends on an individual's vocal goals. A singer training for an operatic or musical theater career will spend far more time perfecting their technique and building their voice than one who sings in a less vocally demanding style. Training a singing voice takes time, and there are no shortcuts to a great technique.
A guide to jazz singing offers advice on such topics as communicating through emotion, coloring the melody, and phrasing, along with information on preparing for a performance and creating an arrangement.
Maylyn Murphy's Beginning Easy Singing Lessons Level 3 Grades 5+ is the third in a fun and practical 3 book series. It is one of the few books intended to teach children the mechanics of music and singing. This series goes well beyond simply encouraging kids to parrot popular songs. In a simple building block type format it covers all the basics. Included are voice exercises, music theory, music notation, ear-training and sight singing. In the final chapters, this volume combines all of the lessons covered and applies them to popular children's songs. By learning basic concepts in Level 3, and then applying them, the student will be able to actually read the notes and sing many other popular children's songs. Maylyn Murphy's Beginning Easy Singing Lesson Level 3 could be the start of something beautiful for your child.
The magic of the Bel Canto technique, coveted throughout the ages by singers of every genre, is expertly outlined by internationally renowned vocal pedagogue/technician Miriam Jaskierowicz Arman. Endorsed by many professional singers and organizations, this unique book provides an invaluable tool for anyone choosing to actualize the full potential of his/her instrument. Fully illustrated.
Every discipline tends to develop its own particular language and ways of communicating. This is true also about the various disciplines that talk about and describe the human voice - particularly as it relates to singing. The aim of this book is to bridge any gaps in communication, foster better understanding of the singing voice and encourage collaboration between those involved in performance, teaching, therapy and medicine. Because there is increasing interest in research in all these disciplines, creating a "common ground" for communication about the singing voice is essential for mutual understanding and for effective prevention and treatment of disorders in singers. One object for the artistic and scientific professions is to understand each other better by finding a vocabulary and terminology which they can share and use effectively. Difficulty in communication often arises when a singer or teacher of singing attempts to describe something sensory in nature by use of imagery and sign-language to non-singers, including the health and medical profes sions; and, in the same way, the use of obscure and sometimes frightening terminology by those in the medical sciences when offering explanations to singers. Teaching and simple language was and is needed from both sides. A number of advances are helping to create rapid change in bridging gaps in communication and in adding new information: 1. The formation of Associations for Performing Arts Medicine on a na tional and international scale are bringing new awareness to those who work with singers and other artists.
We know the legends: Arthur brought justice to a land that had known only cruelty and force; his father, Uther, carved a kingdom out of the chaos of the fallen Roman Empire; the sword Excalibur, drawn from stone by England's greatest king. But legends do not tell the whole tale. Legends do not tell of the despairing Roman soldiers, abandoned by their empire, faced with the choice of fleeing back to Rome, or struggling to create a last stronghold against the barbarian onslaughts from the north and east. Legends do not tell of Arthur's great-grandfather, Publius Varrus, the warrior who marked the boundaries of a reborn empire with his own shed blood; they do not tell of Publius's wife, Luceiia, British-born and Roman-raised, whose fierce beauty burned pale next to her passion for law and honor. With The Camulod Chronicles, Jack Whyte tells us what legend has forgotten: the history of blood and violence, passion and steel, out of which was forged a great sword, and a great nation. The Singing Sword continues the gripping epic begun in The Skystone: As the great night of the Dark Ages falls over Roman Britain, a lone man and woman fight to build a last stronghold of law and learning--a crude hill-fort, which one day, long after their deaths, will become a great city . . . known as Camelot. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Singing on stage can be a daunting prospect for actors, particularly for those who have not sung before. Yet singing should be an essential part of every actor's toolkit. Singing on Stage: An Actor's Guide gives an insight for the first time into the vocal techniques and practical approaches that have been developed over generations as an integral part of the training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Jane Streeton and Philip Raymond are highly experienced performers and teachers; their book encourages each actor to explore their own authentic voice as opposed to offering a 'one-size-fits-all' or 'quick-fix' approach. Written in an accessible, friendly and enabling style, Singing on Stage: An Actor's Guide is packed with exercises to develop the actor's skills and gives an overview of: • elements of technique • how to work on a song • the process of singing theatrically • how to choose the best songs for you Featuring inspirational listening suggestions and the observations of successful performers and practitioners, Singing on Stage: An Actor's Guide is the must-have companion for complete beginners as well as for experienced actors who wish to develop their understanding of singing on stage.
In The Naked Voice, W. Stephen Smith invites all singers to improve their vocal technique through his renowned and time-tested wholistic method. Focusing not only on the most important technical, but also on the often overlooked psychological and spiritual elements of learning to sing, his book allows readers to develop their own full and individual identities as singers. With philosophies and techniques drawn from a lifetime of teaching voice, Smith demonstrates how one can reveal the true unique sound of ones own voice by singing with the whole self. The masters method, presented in concrete and comprehensible terms with helpful illustrations, is enhanced by a companion website containing exercises performed by singers from Smiths own studio-singers whose talent and training bring them across the country and around the world. The clear and easy style of The Naked Voice welcomes the reader into Smiths teaching studio, and into conversation with Smith himself as he presents the six simple and elegant exercises that form the core of his method. These exercises provide a foundation for free singing, and lead singers through the step-by-step process of mastering the technique. Throughout, Smith speaks sympathetically and encouragingly to the singer in search of an unencumbered and effective approach to the art. The Naked Voice is a must-read for all singers, giving teachers and students, amateurs and professionals, access to the methods and concepts that have earned Smith his reputation as one of the most highly-sought-after vocal instructors in the international arena today.
Languages and Their Speakers provides an introduction both to languages themselves and to their social functions. Written especially for nonlinguistics majors, the book considers how speakers know their languages—know them as grammatical systems and know them as part of a cultural matrix.
Hollywood Voice Strengthening Specialist Elizabeth Sabine has spent a lifetime teaching vocal skills to rock singers from bands like Guns N' Roses, 38 Special, Men At Work, Keel and Giant, actors like Chuck Norris and Elizabeth Shue and vocal coaches such as Jaime Vendera and Cara Mastrey. In her book, Elizabeth explains the usual sources of vocal fatigue and describes how to overcome these common problems that have cost some singers/actors their careers. She completely explains a simple system to turn the voice into energy and create vocal power. You don't have to be born a singer to sing great...Elizabeth will show you how by teaching you how the voice truly works, master your breathing, increase vocal power and eliminate vocal fatigue as well as other important vocalist aspects such as how to eliminate stagefright. This book presents a system that will minimize practice time, guiding you along through 22 audio files to strengthen your singing voice in no time!
(Applause Books). A terrific take on theatre singing by a master teacher. "David Craig knows more about singing in the musical theatre than anyone in this country which probably means the world. Time and time again his advice and training have resulted in actors moving from non-musical theatre into musicals with ease and expertise. Short of taking classes, this book is a must." Harold Prince

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