Make your voice sound more powerful, use vocal technique to expand your range and expression, and learn to become more confident in vocal performances.
To thrive as a well-rounded vocalist, you need more than a great voice; you also need to understand the mechanics of contemporary music. This certificate program offers music theory (intervals, scales, harmony, etc.), ear training (time, rhythm, pitch using the solfege method, etc.), and voice studies (breath, technique, vocal care, etc.)—all knowledge that is tailored to you as a vocalist. With a strong awareness of what is happening in the music that you hear, write, and/or sing, you’ll be able to stand out as a more confident and capable musician and vocal performer.
Great songs don’t write themselves. They come from great singer-songwriters who equip themselves with the skills and tools to make the most of their ideas. That means reaching a level of vocal and instrumental proficiency that allows your songs to shine. In this program, that instrumental proficiency is tailored to singer-songwriters who play guitar. The program culminates with strategies developed by legendary Berklee professor Pat Pattison for writing the brilliant lyrics common to many hit songs. You’ll leave this course with an understanding of how best to create unified, memorable songs.
This essential vocal companion provides singers of today’s music with complete exercise circuits to match all voice types and levels, whether they’re new to singing or an experienced professional.
Grounded in traditional vocal technique and updated for singers of rock, rhythm and blues, hip-hop, and other contemporary styles, this book will expand your vocal technique, power, stamina, range, and expressive breadth. Warm-ups get you ready to sing. Workouts build your vocal strength and all aspects of your technique. The accompanying sing along CD will be your constant workout accompanist making vocal exercises and practice accessible.
In this book, you’ll get:
This book is the practical companion to Anne Peckham’s best-selling The Contemporary Singer, which has become the preeminent book on vocal technique for contemporary singers, used in music and choral programs all over the world.
“Great musicianship all around, from talented singers to cool songs to groovin’ examples played by awesome musicians. I used The Contemporary Singer warm-up CD on tour religiously and loved it. This new Vocal Workouts book and CD are fantastic!”
—Adriana Balic, background Vocalist and Keyboardist for PINK; former Assistant Professor of Voice at Berklee College of Music
“Anne Peckham hits a home run by creating a vocal workout that covers all the bases. This is a clear and concise program packed with interesting and challenging exercises that are fun to practice.”
—Mark Baxter, www.voicelesson.com
“Another excellent guide for the amateur or professional vocalist.”
—Kevin Mahogany, Recording Artist, Mahogany Jazz
Anne Peckham has made a significant impact upon the field of contemporary vocal pedagogy worldwide as a voice teacher, author,…