The Art of Singing Onstage and in the Studio

Understanding the Psychology, Relationships, and Technology in Performing and Recording

Series: Book
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Format: Softcover
Author: Jennifer Hamady

To be a great singer, talent and technique are obviously important, as are having excellent songs and being able to move an audience. But there's more to it than that, including two critical skills that are rarely, if ever, addressed in vocal training: managing the technology on stage and in the studio, and interacting with the people who run it.

No matter how fantastic your voice is or how much money is behind you, if you don't know how to work with performing and recording technology, you're in for a tough ride. Countless phenomenal singers stagnate professionally and even leave the business because they can't figure out how to deliver when using studio headphones and stage monitors, or how to communicate their needs to producers and engineers. And many less-capable singers get ahead because they can.

The Art of Singing on Stage and in the Studio is the only book that comprehensively addresses these critical issues in an easy-to-read, accessible style. Starting with a discussion of the evolution of technology and the voice in our culture, it also explores the root causes of anxiety-related performance issues and, more importantly, how to overcome them. Singers, performers, producers, and engineers will all come away from this book more knowledgeable about the origins of their fields, empowered in the tools of their trade, and clearer on how to best communicate with one another.

$19.99 (US)
Inventory #HL 00152523
ISBN: 9781495050268
UPC: 888680093983
Width: 6.0"
Length: 9.0"
192 pages

Endorsements

“I've spent my life recording great singers and found Jennifer's book to offer a tremendous amount of valuable information every vocalist headed to the studio needs to know, in a very easy-to-read format.” – Bill Schnee, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning producer/engineer

“Jennifer Hamady is insightful, warm, and knowledgeable about all things singing, performance, and human. She is, by far, one of the most precious commodities around for anyone in the performing arts industry.” – Laurie Wells, Broadway singer/actress, Trip of Love and Mamma Mia!

Reviews

The Art of Singing Onstage and in the Studio is an eminently practical work for aspiring and experienced vocal performers, covering many hidden areas of performance enhancement or the reverse, detraction.” – Midwest Books Review

The Art of Singing Onstage and In the Studio is a book everyone should read who is seriously interested in a career of singing. [...] It's a mix of common sense and a breakdown of the history of speech leading to singing and how that communication has changed over a long period of time.” – The Noise-Boston

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