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Best Singing Books to Read

Our list of some of the best Singing books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Singing and Communicating in English: A Singer’s Guide to English Diction (2007)

Best Singing Books to ReadFrom the Foreword by Renee Fleming: “Kathryn LaBouff has developed an approach to singing in the English language which is wonderfully user friendly, and which has surely saved much wear and tear on my voice. It is a technique that has empowered me with the knowledge and skills to bring a text to life and to be able to negotiate all of the sounds of the language with the least amount of effort. I have found her clever and extremely creative use of substitute consonants or combinations of consonants in creating clear diction utterly delightful…
Author(s): Kathryn LaBouff

2. Singing for the Stars: A Complete Program for Training Your Voice (Book & 2 CD’s) (1992)

Best Singing Books to ReadWhat do Michael Jackson, Anita Baker, Natalie Cole, and hundreds of other professionals have in common? They have all studied voice with Hollywood’s leading vocal coach, Seth Riggs. You can learn to sing like the pros with this complete program for training the voice….
Author(s): Seth Riggs , John Carratello, et al.

3. Singing For Dummies (2010)

Best Singing Books to ReadWhether you’re a beginning vocalist or a seasoned songster, Singing for Dummies makes it easy for you to achieve your songbird dreams. This practical guide gives you step-by-step instructions and lots of helpful tips, hints, vocal exercises, reminders, and warnings for both men and women, including advice on the mechanics of singing, discovering your singing voice, developing technique, singing in performance, maintaining vocal health, and performing like a pro. This Second Edition is an even greater resource with additional vocal exercises, new songs,…
Author(s): Pamelia S. Phillips

4. Belting: A Guide to Healthy, Powerful Singing (2015)

Best Singing Books to Read(Berklee Guide). Belting is a strong way of big singing that has become very popular in contemporary styles. It is heard in everything from rock to hip-hop to pop to musical theater to the plethora of award shows. However, not only is there much confusion and misinformation about how to belt well, if done poorly belting can actually damage the voice. Numerous famous singers have belted their way to injury or even lost their voices, sometimes permanently. Many voice teachers believe (incorrectly) that belting is simply bad, physically and aesthetically. So, singing students are getting mixed messages. They hear their…
Author(s): Jeannie Gagne

5. Great Singers on Great Singing: A Famous Opera Star Interviews 40 Famous Opera Singers on the Technique of Singing (Limelight) (2004)

Best Singing Books to ReadJerome Hines has interviewed 40 singers, a speech therapist, and a throat specialist to provide this invaluable collection of advice for all singers. This collection includes the commentary of Licia Albanese, Franco Corelli, Placido Domingo, Nicolai Gedda, Marilyn Horne, Sherrill Milnes, Birgit Nilsson, Luciano Pavarotti, Rose Ponselle, Beverly Sills, Joan Sutherland and many others.“Probably the best book on the subject.”Publishers Weekly…
Author(s): Jerome Hines

6. Singing 101: Vocal Basics and Fundamental Singing Skills for All Styles and Abilities (How to Sing) (2017)

Best Singing Books to ReadTHE SINGLE BEST TOOL EVERY SINGER NEEDS TO BUILD, IMPROVE, AND GROW THEIR VOICE. Beyond any other art form, even acting, singing is the most personal and expressive way for people to reach out to each other. Whether it is for professional goals of entertaining, healing or activism, or more personal goals like sharing music with family, friends, and community, singing is the human gift we cannot live without. Singing 101: Vocal Basics and Fundamental Singing Skills for All Styles and Abilities is the fastest way to learn how to sing. The book empowers the singer with knowledge, deep…
Author(s): Nancy Bos

7. How to Heal with Singing Bowls: Traditional Tibetan Healing Methods (2018)

Best Singing Books to ReadOver the centuries many people have found relief from pain, stress, negative energy, and a variety of physical ailments through the sound and vibrations of Tibetan singing bowls, whose use has become increasingly popular in the West. This book offers techniques for using singing bowls for meditation, relaxation, and healing ailments such as insomnia, headache, stress-related intestinal disorders, and high blood pressure. It also includes techniques for using the bowls in conjunction with massage therapy, chiropractic, and acupuncture. A downloadable audio demonstration of some of the…
Author(s): Suren Shrestha

8. A Modern Guide to Old World Singing: Concepts of the Swedish-Italian and Italian Singing Schools (2017)

Best Singing Books to ReadThis book is a vocal pedagogy document which includes Old World concepts as taught in the Old Swedish-Italian and Italian Singing Schools. It includes in-depth descriptions of concepts used in establishing healthy vocal technique, including vocal exercises used over the last 100 years. David L. Jones is an international vocal pedagogue who offers master classes at universities and conservatories. He also teaches teacher training seminars internationally, using the concepts of the Swedish-Italian and Italian Schools. The book is designed to be…
Author(s): David L Jones, Janet Steele, et al.

9. Singing the Journey: A Supplement to Singing the Living Tradition (2005)

Best Singing Books to ReadThis 75-song supplement presents an exceptional variety of music for congregational singing….
Author(s): Unitarian Universalist Association

10. Cantabile – A Manual about Beautiful Singing for Singers, Teachers of Singing and Choral Conductors (2009)

Best Singing Books to Read(Pavane Publications). This vocal pedagogy textbook breaks the mold. Filled with anatomical drawings, pictures, graphs and valuable vocal exercises, this book is wisely and attractively organized. Plus, every chapter includes a section specifically for the choral director!…
Author(s): Katharin Rundus

11. Manual for Ear Training and Sight Singing (Second Edition) (2017)

Best Singing Books to ReadA research-based aural skills curriculum that reflects the way students learn.Manual for Ear Training and Sight Singing provides instruction and exercises for every type of activity students complete in aural skills, while the Anthology offers sight-singing materials for the entire curriculum….
Author(s): Gary S. Karpinski

12. Your Singing Voice: Contemporary Techniques, Expression, and Spirit (2012)

Best Singing Books to Read(Berklee Guide). Connect to your authentic singing voice with this holistic guide to a healthy and expressive singing life. This collection of technical discussions, exercises, and insights will help you improve all aspects of using your voice from healthy sound production to exercises for greater vocal facility to guidance on rehearsing with your band. Interviews with Patty Austin, Ysaye Barnwell, and others lend their perspectives to singing, the mind-body connection, and a natural/wellness focused approach to musicianship. The accompanying audio supports the practice exercises and…
Author(s): Jeannie Gagne

Best Singing Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some singing books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Seitai (Lymphatic) Shiatsu, Cupping and Gua Sha for a Healthy Immune System

Author(s): Richard Gold
Publisher: Singing Dragon, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2405373

Videocracy: How YouTube Is Changing the World . . . with Double Rainbows, Singing Foxes, and Other Trends We Can’t Stop Watching

Author(s): Kevin Allocca
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA, Year: 2018, Size: 21 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2181748

Yoga Therapy for Digestive Health

Author(s): Charlotte Watts
Publisher: Singing Dragon, Year: 2018, Size: 6 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2295558

Yoga Therapy for Arthritis A Whole-Person Approach to Movement and Lifestyle

Author(s): Dr. Stefany Moonaz, Erick Byron
Publisher: Singing Dragon, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2304254

Acupuncture for Babies, Children and Teenagers: Treating both the Illness and the Child

Author(s): Rebecca Avern; Sarah Hoyle
Publisher: Singing Dragon, Year: 2018, Size: 11 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2321503

Cupping Therapy for Bodyworkers: A Practical Manual

Author(s): Ilkay Zihni Chirali
Publisher: Singing Dragon, Year: 2018, Size: 9 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2325522

Extraordinary Chinese Medicine: The Extraordinary Vessels, Extraordinary Organs, and the Art of Being Human

Author(s): Thomas Richardson; William R Morris
Publisher: Singing Dragon, Year: 2018, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2327715

Yoga Therapy for Stroke: A Handbook for Yoga Therapists and Health Care Professionals

Author(s): Arlene Schmid; Anna-Marie Van Puymbroeck Chancellor; Matthew J. Taylor; Linda Williams
Publisher: Singing Dragon, Year: 2018, Size: 8 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2335088

Yoga Therapy for Fear: Treating Anxiety, Depression and Rage with the Vagus Nerve and Other Techniques

Author(s): Beth Spindler
Publisher: Singing Dragon, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2335302

Weaving the cradle: facilitating groups to promote attunement and bonding between parents, their babies and toddlers

Author(s): Monika Celebi (editor)
Publisher: Singing Dragon, Year: 2017, Size: 861 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 1682419

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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