By Karen Farnum Surmani
Teach Yourself Series
Book & Enhanced CD
Learn to sing and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about equipment used by singers, vocal health, and getting acquainted with reading music. You will then move right along to breathing, vocalizing, proper warm-ups, and singing songs, lesson by lesson, all while continuing to increase your knowledge of reading and understanding music. You will learn to sing an array of musical styles, including pop, jazz, classical, and musical theatre. Near the end of the book, you will be introduced to the idea of individual interpretation, which will help you color your songs with your own unique style. The book features a chord and scale chart for reference during and after your lessons.
The Alfred Enhanced CD available for this book contains great audio accompaniments you can play on your stereo and doubles as an interactive and fun multimedia learning tool that works on any Windows-compatible PC. The song player lets you adjust the audio levels, transpose accompaniments to any key, adjust playback tempo and even record your own performance.
Be your own teacher, and let Alfred be your resource every step of the way.