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Author Sharon, Deke, author.

Title So you want to sing a cappella : a guide for performers / Deke Sharon.

Publication Info. Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    783.043 SHA    Available
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Description xix, 370 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm.
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Series So You Want to Sing
So you want to sing.
Note "A Project of the National Association of Teachers of Singing."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The styles and groups that set the stage of contemporary a cappella -- Precontemporary a cappella -- Contemporary a cappella : a personal history -- The original and most powerful instrument : the human voice -- Singing and voice science / Scott McCoy -- Anatomy of an a cappella group / Deke Sharon -- Vocal health for the a cappella singer / Wendy LeBorgne -- A cappella group health / Deke Sharon -- Contemporary a cappella's extended vocal techniques and practices -- Vocal techniques and vocal instruments -- Vocal percussion for everyone / Kari Francis -- Blend -- Rehearsal technique -- Using audio enhancement technology / Matthew Edwards -- A cappella audio tech / Tony Huerta -- Sing for your life : a cappella ensembles for all ages -- Scholars a cappella -- Professional a cappella -- Recreational a cappella -- Careers : opportunities for full- and part-time employment in a cappella -- In the theater -- In the recording studio -- In the rehearsal room -- Behind the scenes -- The reason a cappella matters -- Harmony through harmony -- Conclusion.
Summary From amateur collegiate a cappella groups to professional ensembles like Straight No Chaser and Pentatonix, contemporary a cappella has exploded onto the world pop music scene. In So You Want to Sing A Cappella, Deke Sharon combines historical context and a comprehensive look at the a cappella community with a detailed discussion of vocal techniques, rehearsal practices, and live audio support needed to sing great a cappella. Additional contributed chapters examine singing and voice science, vocal health, vocal percussion, and audio technology. -- from back cover.
Subject Singing -- Instruction and study.
Vocal groups.
ISBN 9781538105870 (paperback)
153810587X (paperback)

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