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The Ultimate Guide to Singing: Gigs, Sound, Money and Health

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  • 136 music industry experts on every aspect of a singing life
  • Answers to 187 REAL questions asked by singers
  • Focused actions in 18 chapters to move your career ahead
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Item Weight830 g
Product Dimensions20.3 x 2.4 x 25.4 cm
Item model numberThe Ultimate Guide to Singing
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Customer Reviews 4.8 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews
Best Sellers Rank 26,053 in Musical Instruments & DJ (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1 Kg
Date First Available6 Jan. 2014
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Every aspect of singing and a singing life is addressed by leading experts from across the industry - from essential aspects of vocal technique and health to choosing a mic, running a sound system, mastering vocal effects, growing a fan base and achieving unforgettable performances and recordings.

  • 136 Music Industry Experts on Every Aspect of a Singing Life
  • Focused Actions in 18 Chapters to Move Your Career Head
  • Answers to 187 REAL Questions asked by Singers

Leading Experts Speak to Singers
The contributors to “The Ultimate Guide to Singing” have, between them, 92 Grammys and Grammy nominations, 193 books, 1,772 albums and nearly 300 Million YouTube views. A host of famous artists including Kimbra, Beardyman, Joey Belladonna and many others join forces with leading doctors, surgeons, producers, coaches, technologists and social media experts for the most comprehensive and user-friendly manual available for today’s singers.

Focused Actions for the Voice
There are 18 chapters packed with specific actions for singers promoting their voice, developing their technique, improving their heath, mastering their live or recorded sound and dealing with money and marketing. Each action has been especially crafted to be relevant and easy to read.

Real FAQs
The book contains 187 Frequently Asked Questions –real questions asked by real singers of rock, pop, soul, metal, jazz – all contemporary genres. Each question has been carefully matched to an expert in the field. Now singers have at their fingertips insights on everything from rescuing their voice to promoting their music.

The Ultimate How-To Manual for Singers
With 18 information-packed chapters, focused actions and myriads of questions answered and leading experts, The Ultimate Guide to Singing promises to be the leading resource for singers who want to develop their voice and their career.

What Others Are Saying:
“In an ever-changing industry, to succeed, singers and bands have to know HOW. This book is IT.” —Jeannie Deva, Celebrity Voice and Performance Coach

“Finally: a book which will help you on ALL levels to be the singer you’ve always wanted to be.” —Mary Hammond, Leading educator and vocal coach for Coldplay and many other star acts

“Most singing books I’ve read have been annoyingly out of date, but I’m excited to have this modern “vocalists’ bible” to refer to whenever I’m facing a real day-to-day problem as a professional voice artist.” —Shlomo, World Loopstation Champion and Guinness World Record holder

Contributors Include:
  • Kimbra – Grammy Award winning artist
  • David Frangioni – engineer to Ozzy Osbourne, Steven Tyler and more...
  • Brian Felsen – President of CD Baby
  • Al Schmitt – Engineer and Producer with more than 150 gold and platinum albums
  • Divinity Roxx – artist with Kanye West, Jay-Z and Destiny’s Child...
  • Robert Bastian – leading surgeon, named as one of “America’s Top Doctors”
  • PLUS Over 100 more from every area of the Music Industry.

Content That Moves Your Voice Forward
This is the only book you’ll ever need to stay in control of every area of your singing life. From finding fans to using the flange effect – it’s all here. Chapters include:

  • Vocal Technique in the Trenches
  • Recording Your Voice
  • Your Vocal Effects
  • Creating an Unforgettable Vocal Connection
  • Promotion and Social Media
  • Making Money at Live Gigs

About the Author

TC-Helicon The company is known worldwide for its team of musicians and developers who spend every moment of their working lives listening, talking, singing and interacting with vocalists and those who share the passion for the most beautiful instrument in the world. TC-Helicon is the only pro audio company that is 100% dedicated to the performance needs of singers.

Gregory A. Barker, PhD is the Commissioning Editor of VoiceCouncil Magazine, the leading on-line publication for emerging vocal artists. He is also a published author with Oxford University Press and an educational and business consultant.

Kathy Alexander is a staff writer at VoiceCouncil Magazine. Kathy is also a singer, vocal coach and choir director. She has appeared in Vision TV, The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra and the Victoria International Jazz Festival.

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