This popular text combines a thorough introduction to the singing process with an anthology of 60 songs. While offering a clear introduction to the basic workings of the voice and methodical voice-building techniques, the text takes a holistic approach, reflecting the view that the study of singing helps students develop greater self-awareness of body and mind.
Piano accompaniments of the songs included in the anthology are provided on the companion CD.
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Preface About the Author Chapter 1- Preparing for the Journey
Chapter 2 - Getting Started
Chapter 3 - Expanding the Mind
Chapter 4 - Energizing the Body
Chapter 5 - Developing Breath Management
Chapter 6 - Producing Tone
Chapter 7 - Connecting Voice Levels
Chapter 8 - Optimizing Tone Quality
Chapter 9 - Voicing Vowels and Consonants
Chapter 10 - Integrating the Vocal Process
Chapter 11 - Learning a Song
Chapter 12 - Performing a Song Song Anthology Contents
1. Background Information 2 Group Songs Dona Nobis Pacem (Traditional) Let us Sing Together (Czech) Make New Friends (American) Music Alone Shall Live (German) O How Lovely is the Evening (Traditional) Hail to Music (American/Ware) Row, Row, Row Your Boat (Traditional) Shalom Chaverim (Palestinian) Vive L7; Amour (French) We Are Singing (American/Ware) 3 Folk Songs and Spirituals All Through the Night (Welsh) Medium Key - G Amazing Grace (English/American) Medium Key - F(or acapella) Balm in Gilead (African/American) Medium Key - F ( or acapella) Con que la Lavare (Spanish) Medium Key -dm Down in the Valley (American) Medium Key - F ( or acapella) Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes (Old English) Medium Key - D Greensleeves (Old English) Medium Key - G Long Time Ago (American) Low Key- F (or acapella) Nino precioso (Nicaraguan) Medium Key - F O Shenandoah (American) Medium Key-F (or acapella) Over The Meadows (Czech) Medium Key - Ab Simple Gifts (American Shaker) Medium Key - F ( or acapella) Sometimes I feel like a Motherless Child (African/American) Medium Key - F (or acapella) The Happy Singer (American/Ware) Medium Key - E The Water is Wide (English) Medium Key - G ( or acapella) 4 Art Songs and Arias A Memory (R. Ganz) Medium/ High Key - F An die Musik (F. Schubert) Medium Key - C Bist du bei mir (attr. To J.S. Bach) Medium Key - Bb Come Again, Sweet Love (J. Dowland) Medium Key - F Dream Valley (R. Quilter) Medium Key - F; Low Key -D Du Bist wie eine Blume (R. Schumann) Medium Key - F Flocks Are Sporting (H. Carey) Medium/High Key - F Heavenly Grass (P. Bowles) Medium/High- em I Attempt Love7;s Sickness to Fly (H. Purcell) Ich Lliebe dich (L.van Beethoven) If Music be the Food of Love (H. Purcell) Infant Joy (D.E. Thomas) It Was a Lover and His Lass (T. Morely) It7;s All I Have to Bring (E. Bacon) Lascia ch7;io pianga (G. F. Handel) Le Charme (E. Chausson) My Lovely Celia (G. Munro) Nel cor piu non mi sento (G. Paisello) Non lo diro col labbro (G. F. Handle) Now is the Month of Maying (T. Morley) Oh, Sleep, Why Dost Thou Leave Me (G.F. Handel) Preach not Me Your Musty Rules (T.A. Arne) Ridente la calma (W.A. Mozart) Romance (C. Debussy) Seligkeit (F. Schubert) Star vicino (attr. to S. Rosa) The Call (R. Vaughan Williams) The Daisies (S. Barber) The Pasture (C. Naginsky) Toglietemi la vita ancor (A. Scarlatti) Vaga luna (V. Bellini) Weep You No More Sad Fountains (R. Quilter) 5 Novelty Songs Sweet Love Suite
1. Genteel Love 2 Solemn Love 3 Fickle Love 4 Wholesome Love 6 Musical Theater Songs Almost Like Being in Love (Lowne/Learner) Any Dream Will Do (Webber) On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (Lane/Learner) Oh What A Beautiful Morning (Rodgers/Hammerstein) Put On a Happy Face (Strouse/Adams) 6;S Wonderful (G. Gershwin/I. Gershwin) Till There Was You (Willson) Tipsy Song (Offenbach) Try to Remember (Schmidt/Jones) Website (www.mhhe.com/ware) Glossary Bibliography Index
Clifton Ware received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University and has been a professor at the University of Minnesota School of Music ever since. Ware is the chair of the Roy A. Schuessler Vocal Arts Center at the Minnesota School of Music. He has also performed several roles in more that 50 theatrical productions. Ware has written Adventures in Singing and Basics of Vocal Pedagogy, both introductory texts for vocal students.