Required Texts - students should purchase, but library owns as well
Song by Carol KimballPart I STYLE -- What is style? -- Components of style -- Developing style sheets -- Part II LITERATURE -- German composers -- French composers -- American composers -- British composers -- Italian composers -- Russian composers -- Scandinavian composers -- Spanish composers -- South American composers -- Eastern European composers -- Appendices -- Index of songs and cycles -- Song composers by nationality -- Composers and selected works.
Call Number: MT 120 .K55 S66 2006
Publication Date: 2006-12-01
Researching the Song by Shirlee Emmons; Wilbur Watkins LewisSingers have a unique challenge among musicians: they must express both the music and the lyrics. To effectively communicate meaning, singers must understand references embedded in the vast international repertoire of great art songs. This book serves as a guide to the art song repertoire, with information on most of the mythological, historical, geographical, and literary references contained in western art song.
Call Number: ML 102 .S6 E45 2006 (Reference collection)
Publication Date: 2008-10-22
Singing in Style by Martha ElliottThis book provides an introduction to how such issues as ornamentation, vibrato, rubato, portamento, articulation, tempo, language, and accompaniment with period instruments have been handled since the seventeenth century. Specific repertoire examples are discussed to show how to use the music itself as a context for making stylistic choices. Each chapter includes an extensive reference list arranged by topic.
Call Number: MT 892 .E44 S56 2006
Publication Date: 2006-01-10
How to Sing by Edited by SloWriter, Alan J, Krystle C., Caleb and 519 othersSinging is the one talent virtually everybody possesses. Of course, some are more naturally skilled than others, but that can be overcome by dedication, practice, and more practice. Even if you're content to sing in the shower, there are some things you can do to improve your voice. Your golden voice will be ringing out in no time!
Learn how to sing betterWe are often told or think that the natural voice we have is all we have to work with. That’s not true. Like any muscle in your body you can train your voice to be stronger and work better.
So don’t ever feel like you “can’t sing.” You just need to train.
BBC SingFrom body basics to practice makes perfect.