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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.

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.
Author(s): Kathryn LaBouff

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.
Author(s): Seth Riggs , John Carratello, et al.

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.
Author(s): Pamelia S. Phillips

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.
Author(s): Jeannie Gagne

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

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.
Author(s): Nancy Bos

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.
Author(s): Suren Shrestha

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.
Author(s): David L Jones, Janet Steele, et al.

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

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

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

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.
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 Library 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.

Singing and teaching singing : a holistic approach to classical voice

Author(s): Janice L. Chapman; (Speech and language therapist) Ron Morris
ID: 3286498, Publisher: , Year: 2023, Size: 18 Mb, Format: pdf

Singing the News of Death: Execution Ballads in Europe 1500-1900

Author(s): Una McIlvenna
ID: 3311603, Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2022, Size: 34 Mb, Format: epub

Your Body, Your Voice: The Key to Natural Singing and Speaking

Author(s): Theodore Dimon, Jr.
ID: 3389524, Publisher: North Atlantic Books, Year: 2022, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

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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