Getting Started with Vocal Improvisation

Designed to help introduce vocal improvisation into choral teaching. Shows how improvisation can be used in both the general music classroom and the choral classroom.

Getting Started with Vocal Improvisation

Author: Patrice D. Madura

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education

ISBN:

Page: 66

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Designed to help introduce vocal improvisation into choral teaching. Shows how improvisation can be used in both the general music classroom and the choral classroom.

Vocal Improvisation

(Berklee Guide). Learn to improvise in jazz, pop, rock, gospel, and R&B, in this user-friendly guide to vocal improvisation.

Vocal Improvisation

Author: Bob Stoloff

Publisher: Berklee PressPublications

ISBN: 9780876391020

Page: 104

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(Berklee Guide). Learn to improvise in jazz, pop, rock, gospel, and R&B, in this user-friendly guide to vocal improvisation. Regardless of your level of musical training, these discussions, exercises, and games will give you technical knowledge and confidence to improvise expressively and effectively, within a singing group or as a soloist. The accompanying CD provides demonstration and sing-along tracks for practice. You will learn icebreaker exercises, groove-based improvising ideas, how to use essential scales and modes for building express solos, scat and other "instru-vocal" techniques, and group improvisational skills.

Scat Singing Method

Vocal improvisation can be easily and effectively learned by singers or taught in a classroom situation.

Scat Singing Method

Author: Scott Fredrickson

Publisher: Scottmusic.Com

ISBN: 9780962017704

Page: 104

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Vocal improvisation can be easily and effectively learned by singers or taught in a classroom situation. For choral ensembles, it is educationally valid as a supplement to the total choral musical curriculum by increasing creativity in individual students, and by enhancing the over-all musicianship of entire ensembles. For individual singers, it can increase vocal skill, musicianship, and performance confidence. This new approach is based on the technique of theme and variation. By using the elements of vocal improvisation: syllables, melody, and rhythm, and applying the following techniques, musical objectives can be met and instant success achieved. In other words, you can learn to improvise right now.

Experiencing Jazz

Experiencing Jazz

Author: Richard Lawn

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN:

Page: 452

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"Experiencing Jazz, as the title suggests, provides an immersive experience using an integrated text, CD-ROM, and audio CD anthology designed for the non-musician or musician whose primary focus is not jazz. Listening to seminal recordings, learning about how musicians create the music, and hearing the music first hand through an interactive companion CD-ROM rich in helpful tutorials as well as audio and video examples helps the non-musician to fully appreciate and become involved in the jazz experience. The CD-ROM offers excerpts of interviews with many of the performers who made jazz history, as well as other valuable information designed to create active, informed and discerning listeners. The textbook helps to place important musical trends in a larger cultural and historical context, helping the reader to relate jazz history to other familiar events. It does not overwhelm with long lists of musicians, but focuses on the primary innovators who moved the music in new directions."--Publisher's website.

Inside Arabic Music

VOCAL IMPROVISATION This chapter covers vocal improvisation in Arabic
music through the most widely used forms: the layali ... These forms are the
ultimate vehicle for improvisation by a musician, because the voice is the most
expressive, ...

Inside Arabic Music

Author: Johnny Farraj

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190658371

Page: 272

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What makes hundreds of listeners cheer ecstatically at the same instant during a live concert by Egyptian diva Umm Kulthum? What is the unspoken language behind a taqsim (traditional instrumental improvisation) that performers and listeners implicitly know? How can Arabic music be so rich and diverse without resorting to harmony? Why is it so challenging to transcribe Arabic music from a recording? Inside Arabic Music answers these and many other questions from the perspective of two "insiders" to the practice of Arabic music, by documenting a performance culture and a know-how that is largely passed on orally. Arabic music has spread across the globe, influencing music from Greece all the way to India in the mid-20th century through radio and musical cinema, and global popular culture through Raqs Sharqi, known as "Bellydance" in the West. Yet despite its popularity and influence, Arabic music, and the maqam scale system at its heart, remain widely misunderstood. Inside Arabic Music de-mystifies maqam with an approach that draws theory directly from practice, and presents theoretical insights that will be useful to practitioners, from the beginner to the expert - as well as those interested in the related Persian, Central Asian, and Turkish makam traditions. Inside Arabic Music's discussion of maqam and improvisation widens general understanding of music as well, by bringing in ideas from Saussurean linguistics, network theory, and Lakoff and Johnson's theory of cognition as metaphor, with an approach parallel to Gjerdingen's analysis of Galant-period music - offering a lens into the deeper relationships among music, culture, and human community.

The Theory and Practice of Vocal Psychotherapy

empowerment cont. and singing 31, 47, 205–6 and songs 181 and vocal
improvisation 140 empty chair 175–7 endorphins 21 energy blocks 20 energy
levels 124 energy release and complexes 44, 45 and connection in vocal
psychotherapy ...

The Theory and Practice of Vocal Psychotherapy

Author: Diane Austin

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846429412

Page: 224

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The voice is the most powerful and widely used instrument in music therapy. This book demonstrates the enormous possibilities for personal change and growth using a new, voice-based model of psychotherapy where the sounds of the voice are expressed, listened to and interpreted in order to access unconscious aspects of the self and retrieve memories, images and feelings from the past. Combining theory with practice, the book explains the foundations of vocal psychotherapy and goes on to explore its usage in clinical practice and the various techniques involved. The book integrates important concepts from depth psychology such as regression, reenactment and working with transference and counter-transference with the practice of vocal music therapy. Drawing on over twenty years of research, the author uses case studies to illustrate specific vocal interventions, including improvisation techniques such as vocal holding, free associative singing and psychodramatic singing. Vocal Psychotherapy highlights the value of voice work as an integral part of the psychotherapeutic process and provides a model of advanced clinical work that will be essential reading for music and creative arts therapists.

Learning from Young Children

Chapter Nine Tonal Patterns: Providing the Vocabulary for Comprehensive Vocal
Improvisation Krista N. Velez In this research, the effect of tonal pattern instruction
on the vocal improvisations and developmental tonal music aptitudes of first- ...

Learning from Young Children

Author: Suzanne L. Burton

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1607093227

Page: 289

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"Published in partnership with MENC: The National Association for Music Education."