Song Finder

A Title Index to 32,000 Popular Songs in Collections, 1854-1992

Song Finder

Indexes song titles, compiled from the collections of the State Library of Louisiana, including cross-references and OCLC numbers for each collection

A Beginning Singer's Guide

A Beginning Singer's Guide

A Beginning Singer's Guide is a vocal pedagogy with four practical uses. First, it can be used as a collateral text for studio voice lessons. The teacher can conserve time by assigning relevant reading in the book instead of making lengthy expositions during the lesson. Second, it can be used as a primary text for undergraduate vocal pedagogy classes. Many schools offer a vocal pedagogy class whose enrollment includes singers and future choral conductors. A special chapter for the future choral conductor containing methods and other aids should meet the need for an all-in-one text for this class. Third, it can be used as a practical guide for new voice teachers. A special chapter containing methods for new voice teachers and studio administration will be very useful to the new teacher of voice. Fourth, the book explores subjects not usually covered in music pedagogy books, such as notes on working with a pianist, improving memory, common acting terms, subtexting, and methods for alleviating performance anxiety. These important, yet often disregarded areas, further complement a singer's talent and skill. The author does not espouse any particular 'method' of singing; instead, he applies a universal, scientific approach with the firm belief that singing can be enhanced through further musical knowledge. The sequence of the book follows the natural sequence of learning to sing. The book is rounded out with line art of the vocal mechanism, musical examples, tables outlining the musculature of singing, practical forms, information for the beginning teacher, and a bibliography.

The Definitive Christmas Collection

The Definitive Christmas Collection

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). Revised with even more Christmas classics, this must-have 3rd edition contains 127 top songs, such as: Away in a Manger * Blue Christmas * The Chipmunk Song * Christmas Time Is Here * Do They Know It's Christmas * Do You Hear What I Hear * Feliz Navidad * The First Noel * The Greatest Gift of All * Happy Holiday * He * A Holly Jolly Christmas * Jingle-Bell Rock * Little Saint Nick * Merry Christmas, Darling * Mister Santa * My Favorite Things * O Holy Night * Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer * Santa, Bring My Baby Back (To Me) * Silent Night * Silver and Gold * We Need a Little Christmas * You're All I Want for Christmas * and more!

Dorothy Donnelly

A Life in the Theatre

Dorothy Donnelly

Dorothy Donnelly (1880-1928) served the American stage in every capacity: actor, director, producer, playwright, librettist, and benefactor. Her groundbreaking characterizations in the title roles of Candida and Madame X are still models for training actors, and her talents behind the scenes contributed mightily to the development of the musical as a preeminent form of American theatre in, and after, the 1920s. Despite her enormous contributions to theatre, Donnelly is nowadays seldom studied by theatre historians. This is both a comprehensive biography and the story of an important era in American stage history. The text is supplemented by photographs, a chronology, bibliography, and index.

Basics of Singing

Basics of Singing

Suitable for all voices, this comprehensive introductory text uses a variety of pedagogical approaches to introduce students to the art and pleasure of singing. The text is flexibly organized, presenting the basic principles of voice production, musicianship, song interpretation, and vocal health in a format that can be adjusted to meet the needs of the classroom and the individual. The text consists of two parts. Part One discusses such topics as breathing, basic vocal health, learning to read music, how to learn a song, and performance techniques. Part Two is an anthology of 50 songs - folk, musical theater, art songs, and rounds (for group performance). A companion 2-CD Set includes all the melodies and accompaniments for the song anthology.