Foundations in Singing

ISBN-10: 007321275X

ISBN-13: 9780073212753

Edition: 8th 2006 (Revised)

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Description: 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 mi," is included for the first time.

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Book details

List price: $144.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 10/18/2005
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 320
Size: 8.80" wide x 10.70" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

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-Ren� and through her to Pauline Viardot-Garc�a.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.

Note: Song Contents listing follows Chapter 12 in the textbook
Song Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments
The Author
ndash; Freedom to Sing Can I learn to sing?
How will I improve my singing?
Private lessons or classes?
What will I need?
Physical freedom How muscles work Stretching
ndash; Breath and the Body Singing posture Head alignment Learn to breathe
The breathing mechanism Exhaling Inhaling Breath support
Antagonism Ideas about breath support
Interaction between posture and breath action Upside-down breathing Bodybuilding
ndash; Free Tone Tone quality Descriptive words Vocal acoustics
Tonal goals Onsets and releases
What the vocal bands do Three methods of onset Three methods of release Resonance
Increasing your Resonance Feeling and hearing
How to vocalize What pitches to sing
ndash; Changing Resonances in Your Voice
Chest or head?
Blending registers Your speaking pitch level
What kind of voice? Voice types Belt and pop singing Vibrato
ndash; Preparing a Song Choosing a song
Learning the music Vocalizing the melody
Learning the words About breathing Catch breaths
Take enough breaths! Interpretation Working with the words
ndash; Understanding Your Vocal Instrument
The voice as a musical instrument What's behind your Adam's apple?
Vocal health Vocal overuse Damaged voices Defense against colds Hearing
ndash; Vowels and Vocal Color Speaking as a basis for singing What is diction?
Thinking phonetically Vowels Seven Italian vowels
Bright vowels Dark Vowels Pure Ay and Oh in English Eight
English vowels Summary of fifteen vowels Equalizing the vowels
Vocalizing on English vowels Coloring your voice for expression
ndash; Consonants and Clarity Semivowels Consonants
Hums Voiced and voiceless pairs Special
consonants R: the variable sound Clusters and legato singing
ndash; Double and Triple Vowels
Five common diphthongs Schwa diphthongs Schwa triphthongs
ndash; Performing a Song
Musical styles Beginning, middle, and end Strophic songs
Through-composed songs Pop-song form The pianist Poise, confidence and overcoming stage fright
Preparation is the best confidence builder Onstage
What about mishaps? If you are ill
Extending Your Voice
Vocal strength Focus Increasing resonance
Improving breath control Agility Range Low notes High notes
ndash; Notes for Nonmusicians
What is a musical ear?
Rhythm Measures and bar lines Rhythmic values Syncopation Pitches
Keys Major scales Minor scales Looking at music Melodies for note-reading Song
Contents *new to this edition 15 Songs for Group Singing America the Beautiful Auld Lang Syne Christmas
Is Coming (round) De colores Dona nobis pacem (round)* Do-Re-Mi Greeting Song Hinay Ma Tov (round) Let There Be Peace on Earth Scarborough Fair Sing and Rejoice (round)
The Star-Spangled Banner
This Little Light of Mine Viva la musica! (round) 12 Traditional Songs
All the Notes of All the Earth Aupreacute;s de ma blonde
Carmela Cielito lindo Deep River Down by the Sally
Gardens Drink to Me Only Love Will Find Out the Way Sakura, Sakura
The Turtle-Dove Valencianita* 24 Art Songs and arias O Mistress Mine* Since First
I Saw Your Face The Silver Swan
The Angler's Song* Dolce scherza Io le diri che l'amo Spring Song Who Is Sylvia? Beautiful Dreamer Santa
Tit-Willow In Haven Star-Eyes The Sky above the Roof Serenity By
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