Karen Lane: SingSing Vocal Workouts CD 1 (Beginner Singers)

Karen Lane: SingSing Vocal Workouts CD 1 (Beginner Singers)

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Imagine being able to sing a wider range of notes, with more resonance in your voice, accurately in tune... now you can with SingSing!

What is SingSing?
SingSing is a new hip series of 3 CDs that provide a graded range of vocal exercises, set to groovy backing tracks, including Funk, Jazz World Music and Latin beats. Whether you're a beginner learning with a tutor or an X-Factor contestant, there's plenty here to keep you busy and improving for a long time!

Listen to a sample of Sing Sing CD 1 (for Beginners):

How do I use them?
Use the exercises on the CD carefully and regularly and you'll gain huge improvements in range, accuracy and flexibility of the notes when you sing. These exercises will help you to build a solid foundation in the techniques of singing, that will really open up your sound to its full resonance AND most importantly, they're presented in a varied and fun way.

What's included?
The CD is also accompanied by a booklet with more explaination of how to perform the exercises. Use these with your vocal coach and you'll be ready for anything.

1. Breathing Awareness - explains role of diaphragm and intercostal muscles in breathing process
2. Breathing (voiced while counting) - maintaining continuous airflow, extending breath control
3. Humming (warm up) - glides through notes 1 - 5, developing flexibility & range
4. Long Vowels - sustaining single notes, exploring how shaping the vocal tract affects resonance
5. Sirening - gliding through an octave, further developing flexibility and range
6. 5 Note Scale - focuses on pitching accuracy
7. Major Triad - works on pitching accuracy and agility around a Major chord
8. Minor Triad - hear and sing the difference between a Major and Minor chord
9. Major vs Minor - aural skills and pitching accuracy as you try Major & Minor together
10. Note Endings - maintaining steady pitch, with controlled release of air, singing loud to soft
11. Tone vs Semitone - pitching accuracy on whole tones and semitones
12. Crescendo Diminuendo - controlling airflow and pitch, getting louder and softer on sustained notes
13. Arpeggios - further extending your range

Why the Theory?
A little knowledge about intervals, scales, keys and chords can dramatically improve your accuracy when singing. Think of it as a shortcut to success. Making music fundamentals part of your repertoire will not only enhance your singing and listening skills, but will make communicating with musicians more effective. Using your ears, knowledge and vocal skills you can develop your resources to their full potential, and become an accomplished singer who musicians take seriously.

"How can I have top quality lessons from a professional vocal coach, that focus on the most important parts of singing, that I can refer back to again and again?"