Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition is aninvaluable resource for anyone seeking fundamental pianoinstruction. Whether you're brand new to the piano or have been atit awhile, Piano For Dummies will soon have you tickling theivories like a pro! This book contains all the information you needto start playing today, including clear instruction andsupplementary materials. Learn different musical styles, likeclassical, rock, blues, and country, and how to find the perfectteacher should you decide to expand your instruction.
With the widest tonal range of any instrument, the piano isversatile enough to produce melody and accompaniment at the sametime. This standout feature is also what makes mastering the pianosuch a complex affair. Piano For Dummies, 3rdEdition breaks it down into simple, easy-to-follow instruction,written in the characteristically accessible Dummies style.For the beginner, the book serves as a complete introductorycourse. For the more advanced player, it becomes a handy referenceto keep around for periodic refreshers. Topics include:Finding the perfect keyboard, and caring for your pianoThe intricacies of reading music, including notes, rhythm, andchange-upsMelody, harmony, and the building blocks of soundThe role of individual technique, and finding your owngroove
The book also includes advice on practicing efficiently andimproving your performance, as well as tips on how to pursue moreadvanced experiences. A great piano player is always the life ofthe party, and in high demand. If you're looking to become one withthe "88," Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition is theresource you want!
voice training and acting
• Simple, easy-to-follow exercises to strengthen the voice in just 10 minutes
• Revised and expanded edition includes
• Replaces ISBN 0-8230-8333-0
Chuck Jones, the leading expert on using the voice to convey character, explains his groundbreaking techniques clearly and concisely in this revised edition of a classic. First, Jones examines acting basics related to the voice: being heard, character choices, and power. Then he introduces daily exercises that release, stretch, and strengthen the voice, in order to increase the actor’s expressive range. For any actor who wants to grow and develop, Make Your Voice Heard offers powerful, practical tools for connecting the voice to emotions—and using the vocal instrument to create new levels of meaning.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Whether you're a beginning vocalist or a seasoned songster, Singing for Dummies makes it easy for you to achieve your songbird dreams. This practical guide gives you step-by-step instructions and lots of helpful tips, hints, vocal exercises, reminders, and warnings for both men and women, including advice on the mechanics of singing, discovering your singing voice, developing technique, singing in performance, maintaining vocal health, and performing like a pro. This Second Edition is an even greater resource with additional vocal exercises, new songs, and information on the latest technology and recording devices.Covers comprehensive singing techniques, finding one's pitch, the importance of posture and breath control, and taking care of one's voice Discover how to sing alone or with accompaniment The updated CD features new tracks and musical exercises, as well as demonstrations of popular technique, scales and pitch drills, and practice songs for singers of all levels
Singing for Dummies, Second Edition contains all the information, practices, techniques, and expert advice you need to hone your vocal skills with ease!
Note: DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file. These materials are available for download upon purchase.
The fully reproducible lesson plans in The Music Substitute Sourcebook have been thoroughly field tested by substitutes with no musical training, and they have enthusiastically endorsed the easy-to-follow format and creative, fun-to-teach activities. With The Music Substitute Sourcebook, students will be actively engaged in the lessons and furthering their musical growth as they discover and explore a wide variety of musical concepts.