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So you want to sing a cappella So you want to sing a cappella :
Sharon, Deke, author.
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From amateur collegiate a cappella groups to professional ensembles like Straight No Chaser and Pentatonix, contemporary a cappella has exploded onto the world pop music scene. In So You Want to Sing A Cappella, Deke Sharon combines historical context and a comprehensive look at the a cappella community with a detailed discussion of vocal techniques, rehearsal practices, and live audio support needed to sing great a cappella. Additional contributed chapters examine singing and voice science, vocal health, vocal percussion, and audio technology. The So You Want to Sing series is produced in partnership with the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and each book features online supplemental material on the NATS website. Please visit to access style-specific exercises, audio and video files, and addtional resources. -- from back cover.
Table Of Contents
The styles and groups that set the stage of contemporary a cappella
Precontemporary a cappella
Contemporary a cappella : a personal history
The original and most powerful instrument : the human voice
Singing and voice science / Scott McCoy
Anatomy of an a cappella group / Deke Sharon
Vocal health for the a cappella singer / Wendy LeBorgne
A cappella group health / Deke Sharon
Contemporary a cappella's extended vocal techniques and practices
Vocal techniques and vocal instruments
Vocal percussion for everyone / Kari Francis
Rehearsal technique
Using audio enhancement technology / Matthew Edwards
A cappella audio tech / Tony Huerta
Sing for your life : a cappella ensembles for all ages
Scholars a cappella
Professional a cappella
Recreational a cappella
Careers : opportunities for full- and part-time employment in a cappella
In the theater
In the recording studio
In the rehearsal room
Behind the scenes
The reason a cappella matters
Harmony through harmony
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