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The following vocal instruction books and audio books are aimed at intermediate to advanced singers, vocal coaches, teachers and those who are seeking more in-depth information. There are exercises, instruction, theory and essential reference books for all styles. Everything is listed by title in alphabetical(ish) order, except in the case of books written by the same author. Teachers also check out the Childrens Repertoire Books for classroom texts and fun exercises for young people. Please Note: Prices are provided as a general guide and may change without notice, latest prices are available from the suppliers site. All links open in a new window. For sheet music suppliers Click Here.

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The Private Voice Studio Handbook
by Joan Frey Boytim
A nationally recognized expert in teaching private voice, Joan Boytim has compiled some of the most widely used vocal collections in the US. Her clinics about various aspects of teaching voice, literature, and running a voice studio have been attended by thousands of teachers. Now that professional wisdom has been put into a new book indispensable for independent instructors, The Private Voice Studio Handbook. Its chapters address, in practical detail, topics such as: starting a private voice studio; equipment and space; recruiting and accepting students; ideas for the very first lesson with a student; studio policies, guidelines and ethics; teaching music reading; recommended syllable drills and vocalises; lesson plans; practice procedures; choosing repertoire suitable to students' abilities; finding appropriate sacred solos; accounting and record-keeping; tax, insurance and retirement advice; techniques for teaching voice to children and adults; planning studio recitals; and many more. An excellent resource for college and university voice faculty.
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Popular Singing - A Practical Guide to Jazz, Blues, Rock, Country and Gospel Popular Singing: A Practical Guide to Jazz, Blues, Rock, Country and Gospel
by Donna Soto-Morettini
This unique book is a practical guide to exploring the singing voice and will help to enhance vocal confidence in a range of styles including Pop, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Country and Gospel. Both singers and voice teachers will benefit from the author's clear analysis of these styles and advice on how to improve performance. "Popular Singing" provides effective alternatives to traditional voice training methods and demonstrates how these methods can be used to create a flexible and unique sound. A free CD of voice demonstrations is also included.
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Anatomy for Speech and Hearing
by John M. Palmer
This workbook for speech and hearing science students includes line drawings of anatomical features to be labeled by the student.
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Basics of Singing
by Jan Schmidt
This comprehensive teaching package offers a complete introduction to the art of singing. Suitable for all voices, the text is flexibly organized, providing a variety of pedagogical approaches to present the basic principles of voice production, musicianship, song interpretation, and vocal health.
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Basics of Vocal Pedagogy
The Foundations and Process of Singing
by Clifton Ware
Basics of Vocal Pedagogy is a comprehensive introductory text for vocal pedagogy classes at the college and university level. Though written primarily for prospective teachers of singing, vocal music educators, choir directors, voice coaches and intermediate to advanced level singers will also find the text useful as a textbook, training manual, and general reference book.
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Diagnosis and Correction of Vocal Faults The Diagnosis and Correction of Vocal Faults
A Manual for Teachers of Singing and for Choir Directors
by James C. McKinney
Excellent book written for teachers but useful for everyone. Includes all aspects of the singing voice with diagrams of the voice mechanism.
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Discover Your Voice
How to Develop Healthy Voice Habits
by Oren L. Brown
Brown taught voice at the Juilliard School and was a pioneer in voice therapy. He has expanded the 19-page syllabus for his students into a comprehensive text for self-study, study with a private teacher, or classroom instruction. He speaks of concepts, perceptions, exercises, acoustics and physiology.
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Dynamics of the Singing Voice Dynamics of the Singing Voice
Handbook for singers and their teachers, laryngologists, and speech or voice therapists on the physiological, psychological, musical, and emotional aspects of voice.
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More Than Singing: The Interpretation Of Songs More Than Singing: The Interpretation Of Songs By Lotte Lehmann. For voice. Band/Orchestra.An invaluable guide for the aspiring singer of Lieder or anyone who wishes to seek a fuller appreciation of the world's great music Size 5 3/8 x 8 1/2. 192 pages. Published by Dover Publications. (6-248313)
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National Schools of Singing: English, French, German, and Italian Techniques of Singing Revisited
by Richard Miller
This update of Miller's original study incorporates these new concerns while continuing the investigation into which techniques within the national schools and idiosyncratic regional tendencies that remain.
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On the Art of Singing
by Richard Miller
Of all of the performance arts, that of singing is the most complex and its preparation and practice the most fraught with controversy. Teachers argue over the best method, and students often move from teacher to teacher in search of the ultimate vocal style. Technique is only one aspect of the singer's art, however. Considerations of musical and performance style, career development, and long-term vocal health are also vital to the successful singer. This exciting new collection of essays is the first book to look at the art of singing in its totality. Written in a direct, non-technical style, On the Art of Singing is a comprehensive manual that deals with all aspects of singing, from the physiology and acoustics of the singing voice to career building. Divided into four main sections--vocal pedagogy, style and interpretation, professional preparation, and vocal technique, the book is structured such that the reader may pick and choose as personal interests and need dictate. Written by a master singer and instructor well known for his work on the scientific aspects of singing, On the Art of Singing is essential reading for everyone involved in singing of the art and technique of the voice.
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Structure of Singing The Structure of Singing
System and Art in Vocal Technique
by Richard Miller
Miller brings together the physical, technical, and artistic aspects of singing. He applies current findings in medicine, acoustics, phonetics, and speech therapy to the singer's needs and demonstrates the scientific basis of exercises and vocalises, covering all major areas of vocal technique. Richard Miller is internationally known as tenor, teacher, editor, and writer. Professor of Singing at Oberlin College, he has authored English, French, German, and Italian Techniques of Singing.
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Solutions for Singers
by Richard Miller
Miller provides an excellent resource for voice facilitators and singers with this book packed with questions and solutions for a wide range of vocal issues and common problems.
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Training Soprano Voices
by Richard Miller
For each category of voice, Miller supplies a detailed description, recommends appropriate literature, and provides an effective system for voice building, including techniques for breath management, vibratory response, resonance balancing, language articulation, vocal agility, sostenuto, proper vocal registration, and dynamic control. The book concludes with a daily regimen of vocal development for healthy singing and artistic performance. Dozens of technical exercises, vocalization material taken from the performance literature, and numerous anatomical illustrations are included.
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Training Tenor Voices Training Tenor Voices
by Richard Miller
This text presents a combination of historical and pedagogical information on how tenors sing. It emphasizes the special nature of the tenor voice and the proper physiological function leading to the establishment of vocal proficiency.
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On Studying Singing On Studying Singing
By Sergius Kagen.
Not exercises but common sense text: erroneous theories, basic aims, techniques, abilities, other background
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Heinrich Panofka: The Art Of Singing Op.81
This work presents 24 studies in The Art Of Singing and is suitable for Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, or Tenor.
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Secrets Of Singing: Male (Low And High Voice)
'SOS' is an indispensable guidebook for serious vocalists of all ability levels and styles of music.
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Secrets Of Singing: Female (Low And High Voice)
The ultimate guide to the techiques of voice strengthening and maintenance as used by the professionals.
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Secrets Of Singing: Male (Low And High Voice)
'SOS' is an indispensable guidebook for serious vocalists of all ability levels and styles of music.
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Great Singers And The Art Of Singing
Harriette Brower and James Francis Cooke. This outstanding volume is a compilation of the most important chapters from two books in which master singers and teachers offer invaluable advice on topics essential to every singer.
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Voiceworks 1: A Handbook For Singing
Voiceworks 1 is a magnificent resource for promoting good singing in schools and choirs.
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Voiceworks 2: A Further Handbook For Singing
A magnificant resource for promoting good singing in schools and choirs.
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The Art Of Body Singing: Create Your Own Voice Vols. I-IV (Book And 2 CDs)
An essential guide to understanding the voice as an instrument, this book teaches a thorough system of vocal mechanics and techniques through genuine examples, exercises and application.
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On Studying Singing
Sergius Kagen. An invaluable guide for the student, parent or teacher.
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Nancy Telfer: Singing In Tune
Strategies and solutions for conductors, conductors-in-training, and voice teachers.
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Ysaye Barnwell: Singing In The African American Tradition
Explore the harmonies, melodies, rhythms, vocal styles and counter-melodies of the African American singing tradition! Complete with 4 CDs illustrating the parts and melodies of each song.
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Jonathan Cope: How To 'Khoomei' And Other Overtone Singing Styles
Overtone singing, harmonic singing, 'khoomei' - increasing numbers of Western people are finding themselves drawn to these ethereal and intriguing sounds that have travelled throughout the world, primarily from Mongolia and Tuva in the former Soviet Union.
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On the Art of Singing
Enrico Caruso and Luisa Tetrazzini. Advice, useful knowledge and encouragement in the art of singing
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Bob Chilcott: Singing By Numbers
Singing By Numbers is a celebration of singing in all it's various forms. It includes an assortment of texts on the subject, from sources as diverse as Spike Milligan, Thomas Ravenscroft and the Song Of Solomon.
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Contemporary Singing Techniques: Men's Edition
This method will show you how to vitally improve your singing performance in all styles of music.
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Contemporary Singing Techniques: Women's Edition
This method will show you how to vitally improve your singing performance in all styles of music.
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Passaggio, Full Score
By Luciano Berio.
Score. Published by Universal Edition. (UE13700)
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Passaggio, Libretto
By Luciano Berio. Libretto. Published by Universal Edition. (UE13702)
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Practical Singing Tutor, Op. 474
Voice Technique. By F. Abt. Arranged by Max Spicker. Vocal Ensemble. Size 7.5x11 inches. 144 pages. Published by Schirmer. (50255050)
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Franz Abt: Practical Singing Tutor (Complete) Soprano/Tenor
Although this tutor is well over a hundred years old, the methods and pieces remain appropriate today.
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Practical Singing Tutor for All Voices / Abt
By Franz Willhelm. Edited by Marty Winkler. Marty Winkler. Vocal solo. 116 pages. Published by Warner Brothers. (K09143)
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Singing the Mechanism and the Technic
by William Vennard
Essential reading for voice teachers, this clear and easy to understand book demystifies the metaphors and supplies the facts plus covers vowel and consonant production as well as a number of important vocal exercises.
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Speech and Hearing Science
Anatomy and Physiology
by Willard R. Zemlin
The definitive book on the Anatomy and Physiology required for those studying Speech and Hearing Science
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Standard Speech: Essays on Voice and Speech
By VASTA (The Voice and Speech Trainers Association). Applause Books. Book only. Size 8.5x11 inches. 332 pages. Published by Applause Books. (314488)
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The New Voice: How To Sing and Speak Properly
By Alan Greene
Book - Keyboard, Voice
This book is a valuable contribution to laryngeal knowledge and presents a concise profile of the anatomy of the larynx. Features exercises that will restructure the voice and teach the student a new way to handle the instrument
The New Voice : How to Sing and Speak Properly

The Use and Training of the Human Voice:
A Bio-Dynamic Approach to Vocal Life
by Arthur Lessac
This text contains Arthur Lessac's proven procedures for understanding, training, and improving the voice and speech of the performer by exploring the varied qualities of the physical energies associated with producing sounds. Used in many theatre and opera schools as a training manual, his system can be taught to a child and contains exercises to aid actors, speakers and singers to discover, develop and use their voice with confidence.
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The Vocal Vision:
Views on Voice by 24 Leading Teachers, Coaches and Directors
By Various. Arranged by Marion Hampton and Barbara Acker. (Book). Applause Books. Size 6.8x8.8 inches. 280 pages. Published by Applause Books. (314399)
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