Choral Texts & Resource Material

TEXTS

American Diction for Singers 
Geoffrey Forward & Elisabeth Howard
Your singing springs to life with this natural method! Geoffrey Forward, acting coach and leading expert in American diction, shows you how to:
Gain Control: Eliminate vocal tension & poor diction - Pronounce all vowels, diphthongs and consonants clearly - Link sounds together to form easily understood words and phrases.
Put the finishing touches on your singing: Identify key words, using simple, proven acting techniques - Emphasize key words for natural phrasing in any style - Sing with emotion, as well as clear diction

(20201) Book & 2 CDs  $49.95

 

The Boy's Changing Voice - New Solutions for Today's Choral Teacher 
Terry Barham & Darolyne Nelson 
Includes:
Voice Development
Extensive Repertoire List
Self Image Concepts
Voice Testing
and more!

(EL03594) Text  $9.95

 

Complete Guide to Teaching Vocal Jazz 
(Including Pop and Other Show Styles)
Dr. Stephen Zegree 
Chapters include: What Is Vocal Jazz? - Roots & Traditions - It's a Matter of Style - Rehearsal Techniques for the Vocal Jazz Ensemble - Jazz Theory (In Reality!) - The Rhythm Section - The Art of Solo Singing - Improvisation - The Sound Reinforcement System - Staging, Movement and Programming - Listen, Listen, Listen - and more.  Includes a demo CD of four charts and many examples of jazz styles, solo singing techniques, and concert choir/jazz choir comparisons

(301737H)  Book & CD $29.95

 

Choral Ensemble Intonation
James Jordan & Matthew Mehaffey 
This book is based on the premise that instructors must teach singers what to hear and what to listen to, helping their choirs to sing with more beauty and less effort, all the while creating better musicians.  Chapters include: Ensemble Aural Literacy: Philosophy - Listening Building Blocks: Teaching Techniques - Employing Ensemble Solfege - Analysis for Aural Ensemble Teaching - Ensemble Intonation Exercises for Choral Warm-Up - Musical Line and intonation: Important Partners
(G5527T) Text $24.95 
(VHS500) Video $24.95

 

Diction
John Moriarty 
Part 1: Forming and practicing the sounds: Forming vowels - Comparing Italian, French and German vowels - Forming and comparing consonants.
Part 2: Applying the sounds: Italian - Ecclesiastical Latin - French - German
Contains a complete index of vowel and consonant sounds
(650)  $32.95


 

Scat! Vocal Improvisation Technique
Bob Stoloff 
A comprehensive approach to vocal improvisation with rhythmic and melodic exercises, transcribed solos, vocal bass lines and drum grooves, syllable articulation etudes, and more. The CD includes call-response exercises, demonstration solos by the author and sing-along chord patterns in Latin, jazz and hip-hop styles with rhythm section accompaniment.
(CE00108) Book & CD  $25.00


 

Singing In Tune 
Strategies & Solutions for Conductors, Conductors-In-Training, & Voice Teachers
Nancy Telfer 
Chapters include: Causes of Poor Intonation - Posture and Intonation - Awareness of Poor Intonation - Intonation and Repertoire - Hearing Your Own Voice - Unison and Polyphonic Music - Harmonic Music - Help for Choirs With Multiple Tuning Problems - Flat Singing: Problems with Vocal Production - Sharp Singing - Pronunciation and Intonation - Singing Soft Music - Singing Loud Music - Dynamics That Change Gradually - Music With sustained Notes
(V88)  $9.95


 

Vocal Improvisation
Michele Weir 
This book is designed for individual jazz singers, classroom students and teachers of vocal jazz. The exercises are appropriate for all levels of experience - ranging from beginning through advanced - and can also be useful to instrumentalists for developing jazz articulation and learning to better connect what they "hear" to what they "play." The chapters on jazz theory and keyboard, as well as the glossary and selected solos for transcribing section make this publication an excellent resource of information for any jazz musician.
(14100) Book & CD  $35.00

 

 

VIDEOS

The Boy's Changing Voice
Henry Leck 
Discover the world of the adolescent male singer through historical, physical and social aspects of the voice maturation process as Henry Leck works with young men in the Indianapolis Children's Choir and the Indianapolis Youth Chorale. Includes warm-ups, vocal exercises, ranges and guidelines for voice classification, technical data, interviews with young singers, and solo and choral performances.
(08742094)  $29.95



 

Choral Ensemble Intonation
James Jordan & Matthew Mehaffey 
This book is based on the premise that instructors must teach singers what to hear and what to listen to, helping their choirs to sing with more beauty and less effort, all the while creating better musicians.  Chapters include: Ensemble Aural Literacy: Philosophy - Listening Building Blocks: Teaching Techniques - Employing Ensemble Solfege - Analysis for Aural Ensemble Teaching - Ensemble Intonation Exercises for Choral Warm-Up - Musical Line and intonation: Important Partners
(G5527T) Text $24.95 
(VHS500) Video $24.95


 

Creative Rehearsal Techniques
for Today's Choral Classroom
Dr. Russell Robinson
Live Demonstrations
Warm-ups that Work
Effective Discipline
Meaningful Conduction
Humor in Rehearsal

(SVB9911)  $29.95

 

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS RESOURCE MATERIALS

Essential Elements Teacher Resource Kit
Includes lesson plans, activities and reproducible student pages for music theory, history, listening, assessment, cross-cultural activities and more and is compatible with any volume or level of Essential Elements for Choir.
(00866120) Book & CD  $29.95

 


 

Essential Elements Choir Director's Communication Kit
Tim Lautzenheiser & Brad White
Contains 32 letters and CD-ROM, covering such topics as Importance of Parental Support - Parents Ensure Music Education's Future - Letter to Parents Supporting Music Learning, Recruiting Junior High to High School - Booster Club Membership - Parent Time & Talent Survey - Fundraising - Parent Volunteer Thank You - Choir Concert Etiquette - Choir Progress Report - Choir Trip - Priva Lessons - Choir Enrichment Activities - Student Who Is Considering Dropping Choir - Advocacy Guidelines - National Coalition for Music Education Materials - and more.
00860078)  $29.95

 

 

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