Singing for Young Beginners with Online Audio
Designed especially for young beginners, this introduction to singing covers all of the basics, from correct posture and breathing techniques to reading music and singing the correct notes from Middle C up an octave to the next C. A collection of well-known children's songs provides practice throughout, using the sol-fa syllables. Book purchase includes free online access to audio for all examples. 44 pgs.
This series was carefully designed for the very young beginner. The books begin ever so simple, with large, easy to read text, clear instructions, and simple songs. They progress step-by-step, building on previous lessons so students remember everything they are learning. While colorful pictures abound in some of the earliest books, by the second or third book in the subject the illustrations are black and white. The books are all standard size but are in horizontal format - that is, 11" x 8½" (instead of 8½" x 11"), so it is easy for kids to keep them open on the piano, table, or music stand. Supplemental songbooks are available for the guitar and piano series; look for those titles on our website. These songbooks are collections of slightly under 30 additional songs for students to play and practice. The songs are cross-referenced to the corresponding book in the series so students can gain more practice with these songs as they work through the lessons in their book. All of the books contain CDs of all the music and exercises in the book (many also included the songs with accompaniment), and some of the books are available with a DVD also. The DVD holds examples of all the music as well. If you have a young child desiring to learn to play a musical instrument, this series will provide them with an excellent start and a solid foundation. - Melissa