Best Vocal Books
Here you will get Best Vocal Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. The Greatest Showman – Vocal Selections: Vocal Line with Piano Accompaniment
Author: by Benj Pasek
Published at: Hal Leonard (March 1, 2018)
(Vocal Selections).A musical drama biopic chronicling P.T. Barnum (played by Hugh Jackman) and his founding of the Barnum & Bailey Circus, this December 2017 film features a stunning soundtrack by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul of La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen fame.
This vocal selections folio features 9 songs provided in vocal lines with piano accompaniment. Songs include: Come Alive * From Now On * The Greatest Show * A Million Dreams * Never Enough * The Other Side * Rewrite the Stars * This Is Me * Tightrope.
2. Hamilton – Vocal Selections
Author: by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Published at: Hal Leonard (March 1, 2016)
(Vocal Selections).17 selections from the critically acclaimed musical about Alexander Hamilton which debuted on Broadway in August 2015 to unprecedented advanced box office sales. Our collection features 17 selections in piano/vocal format from the music penned by Lin-Manuel Miranda, including: Alexander Hamilton * Burn * Dear Theodosia * Hurricane * It’s Quiet Uptown * My Shot * One Last Time * Satisfied * That Would Be Enough * Washington on Your Side * You’ll Be Back * and more.
Also includes a biography of Miranda.
3. 24 Italian Songs and Arias: Medium High Voice (Book, Vocal Collection)
Author: by Hal Leonard Corp.
Published at: G. Schirmer, Inc.; unknown edition (September 1, 1992)
(Vocal Collection).This collection of carefully prepared recorded piano accompaniments (John Keene, pianist) will become a valuable tool for any student of singing. The book has long been a standard in teaching literature and is very likely to be the first publication a voice teacher would ask a beginning student to buy.
John Keene is a concert accompanist and vocal coach based in New York City. He has performed throughout the United States and for radio and television. Educated at the University of Southern California, he has taught accompanying at the university level and collaborated with Gian Carlo Menotti and Thea Musgrave on productions of their operas.
Contents: Alma Del Core * Amarilli, Mia Bella * Caro mio ben * Che Fiero Costume * Comme Raggio di Sol * Danza, Danza, Fanciulla Gentile * Gia Il Sole Dal Gange * Il Mio Bel Foco * Lasciatemi Morire * Le Violette * Nel Cor Piu Non Sento * Nina * Non Posso Disperar * O Cessate Di Piagarmi * O Del Mio Dolce Ardor * Per La Gloria D’Adorarvi * Pieta, Signore * Pur Dicesti, O Bocca Bella * Se Florindo E Fedele * Se Tu M’ami, Se Sospiri * Sebben, Crudele * Tu Lo Sai * Vergin, Tutto Amor * Vittoria, Mio Core.
4. Sing Like Never Before: A Creative Look at Vocal Technique & Pedagogy for Singers & Voice Teachers
Author: by Justin Stoney
Published at: New York Vocal Coaching (October 16, 2020)
There’s one thing all singers have in common: the desire to be better today than we were yesterday. So, we take voice lessons, practice, watch videos, read booksanything to achieve the sounds we’ve always dreamed of making. Yet, often the answers that would lead us to this vocal mastery are elusive, and vocal books are notorious for being packed with anatomy, science, and data that can be overwhelming or challenging to apply.
In Sing Like Never Before, at last you’ll find these difficult vocal concepts brought to life to give you a deeper understanding of your instrument and new ideas to further your abilities. On each colorful page, you’ll find: TECHNICAL tools that improve the details and nuances of your vocal technique.
SCIENTIFIC principles that expand your understanding of how the voice works. VISUAL illustrations that make vocal concepts come alive. CREATIVE imagery, stories, and anecdotes that make singing ideas memorable to you. PRACTICAL tips that highlight specific areas of focus as you practice.
5. Les Miserables: Vocal / Piano Selections
Author: by Herbert Kretzmer
Published at: Hal Leonard (July 1, 1987)
(Vocal Selections).This updated edition features a 16-page color section with new production photos, and all-new engravings for Boublil and Schonberg’s songs from this beloved show the world’s longest-running musical! Contains superb piano/vocal arrangements of: At the End of the Day * Bring Him Home * Castle on a Cloud * Do You Hear the People Sing?
Drink with Me (To Days Gone By) * Empty Chairs at Empty Tables * A Heart Full of Love * I Dreamed a Dream * In My Life * A Little Fall of Rain * Master of the House * On My Own * Stars * Who Am I?
6. Dear Evan Hansen: Vocal Selections (PIANO, VOIX, GU)
Author: by Benj Pasek
Published at: Hal Leonard (May 1, 2017)
(Vocal Selections).The winner of six Tony Awards , including Best Original Score and Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere. With advanced ticket sales in excess of $20 million and its soundtrack debut at #8 on the Top 200 Album Billboard chart, it is on track to be one of the most successful Broadway musicals of all time.
The show officially opened on Broadway on December 4, 2016, after a successful Off-Broadway run. The musical features a score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul who were both personally involved in editing and approving the Hal Leonard Vocal Selections. Pasek and Paul won an Oscar for Best Original Song for being the lyricists behind “City of Stars” from La La Land .
They have also received numerous awards for their previous stage productions A Christmas Story, The Musical; Dogfight; James and the Giant Peach ; and Edges . The folio is arranged for voice with piano accompaniment and includes 13 songs from the soundtrack, including: Anybody Have a Map?
7. The Sound of Music: Vocal Selections – Revised Edition (Rodgers and Hammerstein Vocal Selections)
Author: by Richard Rodgers
Published at: Williamson Music (January 1, 1981)
(Vocal Selections).Entertainment Weekly says The Sound of Music has “an irresistible score that’s always in tune!” Our deluxe revised Vocal Selections features 13 terrific songs by Rodgers & Hammerstein, a biography, plot synopsis, history of the show and photos! Includes: Climb Ev’ry Mountain * Do-Re-Mi * Edelweiss * Maria * My Favorite Things * So Long, Farewell * The Sound of Music * and more.
8. The Diagnosis and Correction of Vocal Faults: A Manual for Teachers of Singing and for Choir Directors
Author: by James C. McKinney
Published at: Waveland Pr Inc (February 1, 2005)
Popular for more than two decades among college voice teachers and their students, this outstanding, authoritative vocal pedagogy text is an invaluable manual. It thoroughly examines the vocal problems prospective voice teachers will encounter daily in the teaching studio and choral rehearsal.
The author’s approach is a unique one, based in large part on diagnostic procedures similar to those used by doctors. As each vocal fault is presented, its identifying characteristics or symptoms are stated, its possible causes are discussed, and corrective procedures are suggested.
Fourteen male and female voice samples of various vocal faults are discussed in the text, enabling students to better identify basic characteristic sounds associated with each fault. Current and prospective choir directors and voice teachers who need help in improving the vocal sounds of choir members or students will find this practical guidebook to be an ever-present help in time of trouble.
Titles of related interest also available from Waveland Press: Davids-LaTour, Vocal Technique: A Guide to Classical and Contemporary Styles for Conductors, Teachers, and Singers, Second Edition (ISBN 9781478640226); Emmons-Sonntag, The Art of the Song Recital (ISBN 9781577662204); McClosky, with members of the McClosky Institute of Voice, Your Voice at Its Best: Enhancement of the Healthy Voice, Help for the Troubled Voice, Fifth Edition (ISBN 9781577667056); Melton-Tom, One Voice: Integrating Singing and Theatre Voice Techniques, Second Edition (ISBN 9781577667711); and Stanton, Steps to Singing for Voice Classes, Third Edition (ISBN 9781577661351).
9. The Contemporary Singer: Elements of Vocal Technique (Berklee Guide)
Author: by Anne Peckham
Published at: Berklee Press; 2nd edition (April 1, 2010)
(Berklee Guide).The second edition of this bestselling, comprehensive guide contains improved vocal workouts and additional topics, including performance anxiety and healthy singing. The companion online audio makes this guide an ideal tool for creating a singing course for students of almost any age or gender, who can practice technique along with lead sheets for such standard vocal pieces as “Yesterday” and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine.” Topics covered include getting started, posture, belting and diction, maintaining vocal health, microphone technique, and much more.
The accompanying audio is accessed through Hal Leonard’s popular MyLibrary system using the provided code. The audio can be streamed or downloaded and includes PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.
10. The Giant Book of Children's Vocal Solos: 76 Selections from Musicals, Movies, Folksongs, Novelty Songs, and Popular Standards
Author: by Hal Leonard Corp.
Published at: Hal Leonard (February 1, 2016)
(Vocal Collection).A must-own comprehensive collection of 76 songs from musical theatre, movies, folksongs and standards for any budding vocalist! Contents: Alone in the Universe (Seussical the Musical) * Animal Crackers in My Soup (Curly Top) * Baby Face, Baby Mine (Dumbo) * The Ballad of Davy Crockett (Davy Crockett) * The Bare Necessities (The Jungle Book) * Be Kind to Your Parents (Fanny) * Beauty and the Beast (Beauty and the Beast) * Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (Cinderella (Disney)) * Born to Entertain (Ruthless) * Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie, Candle on the Water (Pete’s Dragon) * Castle on a Cloud (Les Miserables) * Catch a Falling Star, Dites-Moi (South Pacific) * Do-Re-Mi (The Sound of Music) * Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
(Frozen) * Down in My Heart, Dream for Your Inspiration (The Muppets Take Manhattan) * Edelweiss (The Sound of Music) * Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat (The Aristocats) * Friend (Snoopy) * Gary, Indiana (The Music Man) * Getting to Know You (The King and I) * The Girl I Mean to Be (The Secret Garden) * Happiness (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown) * He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands, Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh!, Heart (Damn Yankees) * High Hopes (A Hole in the Head) * How Much Is That Doggie in the Window, I Always Knew (Annie Warbucks) * I Whistle a Happy Tune (The King and I) * I’m Late (Alice in Wonderland) * If I Only Had a Brain (The Wizard of Oz) * Impossible (Cinderella (Rodgers & Hammerstein)) * It’s a Most Unusual Day (A Date with Judy) * It’s Possible (In McElligot’s Pool) (Seussical the Musical) * Les Poissons (The Little Mermaid) * Let Me Entertain You (Gypsy) * Let There Be Peace on Earth, Little People (Les Miserables) * The Lord Is Good to Me (Melody Time) * MacNamara’s Band, Mairzy Doats, Maybe (Annie) * My Favorite Things (The Sound of Music) * Never Never Land (Peter Pan (Broadway)) * Never Smile at a Crocodile (Peter Pan (Disney)) * On the Good Ship Lollipop (Bright Eyes) * On Top of Spaghetti, Over the Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz) * Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid) * Puff the Magic Dragon, Que Sera, Sera (The Man Who Knew Too Much) * Ragtime Cowboy Joe, The Rainbow Connection (The Muppet Movie) * Red Ryder Carbine Action BB Gun (A Christmas Story) * Rubber Duckie (Sesame Street) * Second Hand Rose, The Second Star to the Right (Peter Pan (Disney)) * Shenandoah, Simple Gifts, Sing (Sesame Street) * Sit Down, Sister, Some Folks, Stepsisters’ Lament (Cinderella) * The Streets of Laredo, This Little Light of Mine, Tomorrow (Annie) * The Unbirthday Song (Alice in Wonderland) * When I Grow Up (Matilda the Musical) * Where Is Love?(Oliver!
11. The Beatles Best: Over 120 Great Beatles Hits (Piano, Vocal, Guitar)
Author: by The Beatles
Published at: Hal Leonard; 2nd edition (April 1, 1987)
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). All new piano/vocal arrangements of 124 of the Beatles greatest hits. A truly remarkable collection including: All My Loving * And I Love Her * Come Together * Eleanor Rigby * Get Back * Help! Hey Jude * I Want To Hold Your Hand * Let It Be * Michelle * many, many more.
12. Vocal Warm-Ups: 200 Exercises for Chorus and Solo Singers
Author: by Klaus Heizmann
Published at: Schott (July 1, 2003)
(Schott).What choral conductor or soloist has not looked around for new ideas for warming up the voice? Here are 200 suggestions all at once! These creative exercises do more than just warm up the voice: they help to relax the body, train the ear and develop an awareness of dynamics and rhythm.
Klaus Heizmann’s collection is a wonderful new resource of ideas and techniques: practical, varied, challenging, relaxing and stimulating. I am always looking for new ideas, as I like to use a different set of warm-ups at every rehersal with my choirs, and I tend to choose specific exercises to suit the repertoire for the day.
This collection gives us 200 excellent “tools-of-the-trade”; they are clearly lebeled, intelligently set out, well-designed and extremely useful. Simon Carrington , Director of Choral Activities, New England Conservatory since 2001, Director of Choral Activities, The University of Kansas 1994-2001, and founder and co-director of the King’s Singers 1968-1993
13. Frozen: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack (Piano, Vocal, Guitar Songbook)
Author: by Hal Leonard Corp.
Published at: Hal Leonard; 1st edition (February 1, 2014)
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). Frozen has been called one of Disney’s greatest musicals of all time high praise indeed! In fact, it’s the first soundtrack in over a decade to top the Billboard Album Charts for over a month. This souvenir songbook features 11 songs as penned by songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, plus color artwork from the film.
Songs include: For the First Time in Forever * Frozen Heart * In Summer * Let It Go * Love Is an Open Door * Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People * and more. Includes color artwork from the film!
14. Vocal Workouts for the Contemporary Singer (Berklee Press)
Author: by Anne Peckham
Published at: Berklee Press Publications; PAP/COM edition (September 1, 2005)
(Berklee Press).The vocal workouts in this much-anticipated follow-up to Peckham’s bestselling The Contemporary Singer are based on Berklee College of Music’s highly effective vocal method. This volume will help vocalists develop the voice through good vocal health, warm-up exercises, advanced techniques, stage performance advice and more.
Also includes sing-along tracks to support your workout. Audio is accessed online for download or streaming and contains PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.8-1/2 x 12
15. Waitress – Vocal Selections: The Irresistible New Broadway Musical
Author: by Sara Bareilles
Published at: Hal Leonard (November 1, 2016)
(Vocal Selections).14 songs from the Broadway musical featuring songs penned by popular singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles and arranged with vocal line and piano accompaniment. Includes: Bad Idea * Everything Changes * I Didn’t Plan It * It Only Takes a Taste * The Negative * Never Ever Getting Rid of Me * Opening Up * She Used to Be Mine * Soft Place to Land * What Baking Can Do * What’s Inside * When He Sees Me * You Matter to Me * You Will Still Be Mine.
16. The Best Fake Book Ever: For Keyboard, Vocal, Guitar, and All "C" Instruments (4th Edition)
Author: by Hal Leonard Corp.
Published at: Hal Leonard; unknown edition (November 1, 1990)
(Fake Book).We’ve updated this fake book for a fourth edition to ensure that it remains the best ever! Features melody lines, lyrics and chords for 1000+ essential songs: Amazed * At the Hop * Autumn Leaves * Bohemian Rhapsody * Cabaret * California Girls * Centerfold * Chariots of Fire * Crazy * Dust in the Wind * Earth Angel * Eleanor Rigby * Fever * Fire and Rain * From a Distance * Hello, Dolly!
Hey Jude * I Am Woman * Imagine * Joy to the World * Kansas City * La Bamba * Lady * Linus and Lucy * Longer * Me and Bobby McGee * Meditation * Misty * More * More Than Words * My Way * Oye Como Va * Peggy Sue * The Rainbow Connection * Respect * Route 66 * Shout * Spanish Eyes * Stormy Weather * Take Five * Thriller * Time in a Bottle * Unchained Melody * Wave * The Way We Were * Wonderful Tonight * Y.M.C.A.
You’ve Got a Friend * and hundreds more! Editions also available in B-flat and E-flat.