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Books, Sheet Music & Media
Method & Instruction Books
Whether you're a soloist in a choir, a country crooner or the lead growler in a death metal band, we all have a one-of-a-kind vocal. With that being said, if you want to strengthen your abilities, you need to keep practicing, and that's where these vocal methods come in handy. You'll find a wide range of vocal methods on today's music market to help you bring the best out of your unique singing talents. In fact, these instruction books, CDs and DVDs are from trusted music education companies like Emedia, Alfred and Hal Leonard, and they're each loaded with tips and exercises to make you the best singer that you can be.
Speaking of metal growlers, Alfred's The Zen Of Screaming DVD/CD is a top seller. This vocal instruction for metal singers is hosted by internationally acclaimed vocal coach Melissa Cross, whose past students include Andrew W.K. and the singers from Slipknot and Killswitch Engage. The DVD features over 30 segments that cover tips on vocal maintenance, actual vocal cord footage and animations that illustrate specific exercises. Additionally, the CD and booklet contains a clearly itemized practice program for each range.
Of course, there are more than enough traditional singing methods here as well. For example, the Rock House Lead Singer Vocal Techniques From Pop to Rock DVD Level 2 is a popular program designed by renowned vocalist/instructor Breck Alan. For both men and women, this DVD will teach you how to sing in the upper range with a wide variety of tonal possibilities. Or, if you're buying for a younger singer, take a look at the G. Schirmer School Of Sight-Singing - Vocal Practical Method for Young Beginners by Concone. This stellar collection is ideal for soloists, choral groups and choirs.
From Mariah Carey and Adele to Tom Waits and Bob Dylan, some vocalists have a stronger range than others. But the artists just mentioned definitely have a couple things in common: their vocal is unlike anybody else's and they never gave up on their passion. Just because you aren't blessed with a natural ability to hit the lowest or highest notes, that doesn't mean you can't improve on the skills you have. And with one of these vocal methods to guide you along the way, you'll be showcasing your pipes for an audience in no time.