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Educational books and great sources of reference and information for any singer or musicians bookshelf. If your only looking for one off info the following books should be available at your local library.  They include lists of institutions of all kinds that offer music education and music making opportunities, revision aids, details of regional and national organisations, funding, grants, study guides, directories, festivals and competitions for young musicians, and suppliers of music materials in the UK. Also check out the Sight Reading Books and Music Theory Books, Practice Drills and Examinations. For sheet music suppliers Click Here.

100 Careers in the Music Business
by Tanja L. Crouch takes the mystery out of job titles like song plugger, product manager and engineer and presents easy to understand explainations of duties and necessary qualifications. A must read for anyone considering a career in music.

ABRSM Singing Prep Test
specially designed to be taken by singers who have been learning for a few terms. Built into it are all the sorts of skills they will be developing at this stage, such as a sense of pitch and rhythm, clear diction, accuracy and quality of tone.

ABRSM - Singing Time Grade 1
Packed with information on theory, breath control, dictation, warming up, singing steps and jumps, recognising intervals, stance and presentation and much, much more, this book covers everything you need to know to progress to Grade 1 level singing. A great range of songs is included throughout, providing you with a collection of music which can be used in a Grade 1 exam. There is also a chapter on sight singing with plenty of examples for practice.

ABRSM - Singing Time Grade 2
Step by step instructions for ABRSM and other singing exams. This book contains everything you need to progress to Grade 2 singing level. Including over 30 songs which can be used in your Grade 2 exam, with plenty of help and theory information throughout. There are also sections on warming-up, sight singing and an introduction to singing with other people.

ABRSM - Singing Time Grade 3
Step by step instructions for ABRSM and other singing exams. This book contains everything you need to progress to Grade 3 and includes over 30 songs which can be used in your exam. Includes sections on warming-up, sight singing and an introduction to singing with other people.

ABRSM - Singing Time Grade 4
This book contains everything you need to progress to Grade 4 singing level, including over 20 songs which can be used in your Grade 4 exam, with plenty of help and theory information throughout. There are also sections on warming-up and sight singing.

Associated Board Specimen Aural Tests Grades 1-5
This book provides clear, structured guidance for candidates preparing for the aural tests in the Associated Board's practical examinations. In addition to the many practice tests included, the book offers preliminary exercises and instruction which will help build up pupils' confidence.

The Art Of Song: Grades 1-5 Volume 1 (High Voice)
A selection of songs for ABRSM exams grades 1 to 5. All songs are in the original German with English translations. The Art of Song

The Art Of Song: Grades 1-5 Volume 2 (High Voice)
The Art Of Song: Grades 1-5 Volume 2 is a further selection of songs from the ABRSM singing syllabus for High Voice.

The Art Of Song: Grades 1-5 Volume 2 (Medium/Low Voice)
This is the second volume of repertoire pieces for the ABRSM Medium/Low Voice singing examinations, grades 1-5.

The Art Of Song: Grade 6 (High Voice)
A selection of songs from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music singing syllabus for High Voice, Grade 6.

The Art Of Song: Grade 6 (Medium Voice)
A selection of songs from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music singing syllabus for Medium Voice, Grade 6.

The Art Of Song: Grade 7 (Low Voice)
A selection of set pieces from the ABRSM's Grade 7 Low Voice examination syllabus.

The Art Of Song: Grade 7 (High Voice)
Available here is a selection the set pieces from the ABRSM's Grade 7 High Voice examination syllabus.

The Art Of Song: Grade 8 (High Voice)
A selection of set pieces from the ABRSM's Grade 8 High Voice examination syllabus.

The Art Of Song: Grade 8 (Medium Voice)
This book contains a collection of pieces from the ABRSM Grade 8 examinations repertoire for Medium Voice. All pieces are for Medium Voice with Piano Accompaniment. ABRSM Singing Prep Test

ABRSM Singing Prep Test
The Singing Prep Test has been specially designed to be taken by singers who have been learning for a few terms.

Singing Exercises Grades 1-5
These exercises are for use with the London College of Music Singing Grade Syllabus. These exercises are for the grade 1-5 examinations.

Voice Placing And Training Exercises (Soprano/Tenor)
A series of progressive breathing, voice control and general exercises.

Voice Placing & Training Exercises - Contralto And Baritone
A complete tutorial to train the quality and accuracy of the voice, written especially for Contralto and Baritone Voices.

ABRSM - Specimen Sight Singing Tests Grades 1-5
This book provides practice material for candidates preparing for Associated Board examinations. At each grade a number of tests are provided, each representative of the technical level expected in the examination and exploring a variety of keys, styles and moods. Candidates who have worked through these tests will develop their skills in this crucial area and will approach the test in the examination with increased confidence.

ABRSM - Specimen Sight Singing Tests Grades 6-8
This volume provides much useful practice material for candidates for ABRSM examinations.

Phillips: Sight-Sing Any Melody Instantly For Voice
Wouldn't you like to look at any melody and instantly know how it sounds? If so, then this book is for you. This book teaches you a sight-singing technique or trick that truly works, how to memorise the sound of each scale degree. Once you've memorised these sounds, you'll be able to sight-sing any melody instantly. This book is suitable for anyone who wants to be able to look at written music and hear the sound of the notes in their head.

Singing In Tune
Strategies and solutions for conductors, conductors-in-training, and voice teachers. This book from Nancy Telfer will give you and your choir a firm and extensive grounding in real-life choral experiences and lots of fun in learning. A useful text that can be useful with beginners or experienced sight-singers who need a review.

Successful Warm-Ups Book 1 - Vocal Edition
Perfect for choirs and choral classes, this series provides a detailed plan for implementing a comprehensive programme of vocal production through warm-ups. The purpose of each practical warm-up piece is clearly identified, with tips to help singers make the most of each warm-up. Further information is given in the Conductor's Edition, together with weekly plans and a diagnostic chart.

Successful Warm-Ups Book 1 - Conductors Edition
Perfect for choirs and choral classes, this series provides a detailed plan for implementing a comprehensive programme of vocal production through warm-ups. The purpose of each practical warm-up piece is clearly identified, with tips to help singers make the most of each warm-up. Further information is given in the Conductor's Edition, together with weekly plans and a diagnostic chart.

Successful Warm-Ups Book 2 - Vocal Edition
Perfect for choirs and choral classes, this series provides a detailed plan for implementing a comprehensive programme of vocal production through warm-ups. The purpose of each practical warm-up piece is clearly identified, with tips to help singers make the most of each warm-up. Further information is given in the Conductor's Edition, together with weekly plans and a diagnostic chart.

Successful Warm-Ups Book 2 - Conductors Edition
Perfect for choirs and choral classes, this series provides a detailed plan for implementing a comprehensive programme of vocal production through warm-ups. The purpose of each practical warm-up piece is clearly identified, with tips to help singers make the most of each warm-up. Further information is given in the Conductor's Edition, together with weekly plans and a diagnostic chart.

Mike Brewer's Warm-ups!
This is an indispensable handbook for singers and choral directors. Warm-ups are a series of activities that get the body and brain into gear, reinforce healthy and effective singing practice and are above all - fun!

Warm-Ups And Work-Outs For The Developing Choir Volume 1
This book aims to give amateur conductors a brief guide to vocal exercises which work to specific purposes.

Warm-Ups And Work-Outs For The Developing Choir Volume 2
This book aims to give amateur choral conductors and singers a second brief guide to vocal exercises which work to specific purposes.

Warm-ups For Pop Jazz And Show Choirs (Book)
Warming up your choir has never been this much fun! These 18 educational exercises are written in a variety of styles based on American popular music, including Swing, Rock, Latin and Cajun.

Warm-ups For Pop Jazz And Show Choirs (CD)
Warming up your choir has never been this much fun! These 18 educational exercises are written in a variety of styles based on American popular music, including Swing, Rock, Latin and Cajun.

Analysis MattersAnalysis Matters
A student's revision guide to London Examinations A-level Musical History and Analysis Papers.

AQA Level Study Guides -  GCSE, AS, AQA
Workbooks for students that will help them achieve higher grades in AS level music

EDEXCEL Study Guides -  GCSE, EDEXCEL, AS, A2, Music Technology
Workbooks aimed at students taking the second year course

OCR Study Guides - GCSE, AS, A2
Workbooks aimed at students using the OCR specification.

A Student's Guide to GCSE Music
For the EDEXCEL, AQA and OCR specifications aimed at GCSE Music Students which will become invaluable learning aids throughout two-year course

A Student's Guide to Harmony and Counterpoint
A refreshingly new approach to techniques of composition for music at AS and A2

Rhinegold Key Stage 3 Music Guides
The series comprises an integrated series of six books with accompanying CD-ROMs that help introduce students to a wide range of musical genres.

Classroom Music
designed to provide experienced and non-specialist teachers with expert guidance on delivering all aspects of the music curriculum, from KS3 through to A2.

Art of Conducting (The)
A guide to essential skills for budding conductors.

British International YearbookBritish & International Music Yearbook
Over 18,000 entries covering every aspect of the classical music industry both in Britain and in major centres around the world.

British Performing Arts Yearbook
A comprehensive directory of the performing arts in Britain. The book provides information on companies and solo performers, orchestras, arts festivals, suppliers and services, colleges offering courses for performers and technicians, and venues.

British Theatre Directory
Richmond House Publishing
3 Richmond Buildings
Dean Street
London
W1V 5AE
Tel: 020 7437 9556
Fax: 020 7287 3463
Website: www.britishtheatredirectory.co.uk

Career Opportunities in the Music Industry 4th Edition
by Shelly Field provides the most up to date information on over 80 exciting jobs in the music field. Detailed descriptions of each job include current statistics on salary ranges, advancement opportunities and the latest trends in a particular field.

Guide to Festivals
An annual guide to classical music festivals both in Britain and in major centres around the world.

Guide to Performing Arts ProgrammesGuide to Performing Arts Programs
Profiles of over 600 Colleges, High Schools, and Summer Programs
(Princeton Review Series)

Guide to Summer Schools
The annual guide to summer schools and music courses.

Guide to Scholarships
Essential reading for those seeking music scholarships.

Guide to Classical Music Competitions
Annual guide to UK music competitions.

Indie Contact Bible
Music industry contacts listings book

Irish Performing Arts Year Book
The Complete Guide to Venues, Performers, Arts Festivals, Supporting Organisations and Services for the Arts Professional

Music Education Yearbook
The Guide for Parents, Teachers, Students and Musicians.

Musician's Resource
The Watson-Guptill Guide to Workshops, Conferences, Residential Programs, Academic Programs, Festivals, Masterclasses

Musican's Union Directory
Puts you in touch with tens of thousands of playing musicians covering every musical genre.

Scholarships and Loans for Adult StudentsPeterson's Scholarships and Loans for Adult Students
The Only Guide to College Financing for Students 25 and over
(Scholarships and Loans for Adults in the UK)

Rough Guides To Music
publish a variety of reference guides to classical music, rock, world music, reggae, jazz, and opera.

ShowCall Directory
Provides information on all kinds of entertainment artists, agents, managements, venues and suppliers. Showcall Online is the fully searchable worldwide web version of Showcall 2003 - the visual directory of light entertainment, published by The Stage for over quarter of a century.

Showcase Publications
38c The Broadway
London
N8 9SU
Tel: 020 8348 2332
Fax: 020 8340 3750
Email: info@showcase-music.com
Website: www.showcase-music.com
International Music Business Guide
It's the book the music professionals use to access a vast range of specialist services and suppliers - and now it's on the web! Includes concert services, venues, equipment suppliers, recording services, recording and rehearsal studio listings, artist management, booking agents, concert & tour promoters, festival organisers, event health & safety specialists, financial management, accountancy, insurance, legal services, solicitors, licensing and music libraries listings plus Internet, Radio, Television and Trade Press listings. For fully comprehensive information on all listings including an Artists Index to around 5,000 performers purchase the book for 50 (plus 10 airmail cost to non-UK destinations).

Stage GuideThe Stage Directions Guide to Getting and Keeping Your Audience
The definitive guide to audience-building through effective marketing.

The Ultimate Musician's Reference Handbook
The Most Complete Guide to Who's Who in Popular Music

The VOCAL Journal
Australian Journal of Vocational Education and Training in Schools,

White Book
Website: www.whitebook.co.uk/
International Production Directory
The most comprehensive UK and Worldwide directory containing EVERYTHING from agents, managers and artistes representatives, booking agents and promoters to venues, to thousands of artists, service and equipment providers, venue listings and more. This book is a gold mine and a 'must have' resource for anyone wanting to work in the music business with complete listings and contact details in the book with a mass of searchable information available online. For fully comprehensive information on all listings and a one year access to all the sections of their extensive website, purchase the book for 80.00