Jazz Singer's Handbook






Product Code: JSH
Author: Michele Weir
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-3387-6
ISBN-10: 0-7390-3387-5
Publisher SKU: 22020
UPC-A: 038081226415

by Michele Weir

The Jazz Singer's Handbook provides an inspiring and practical window of insight into the world of professional jazz singing. Drawing upon an impressive career as an arranger, teacher, singer, pianist, and clinician, Michele Weir (faculty, UCLA) has distilled her experiences and observations into two handbook sections: the artistry and the mastery of singing jazz.

Also included is a jazz chord library, a professional resource guide, a review of music fundamentals, and an index of terms and symbols. The CD includes sing-along tracks for standard songs, many of which are in two keys for different voice ranges, plus recorded examples (demonstrations by Peter Eldridge of New York Voices and Michele) of the performance and arranging concepts presented in the text.

Lessons included
- Text Delivery
- The ABCs of Swing
- Coloring the Melody
- Organizing a Gig Book
- Phrasing is your Friend!
- Rehearsing a Rhythm Section
- Preparing to Sing a New Tune
- Rhythmic Grooves and Playing Styles
- Writing a Lead Sheet
- Creating an Arrangement
- Professional Resource Guide
- Jazz Chords Library