Working With Your Voice Guide to Professional Singing Released by Alfred Publishing
(ShackMan | Posted 2011-06-21)
Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational music since 1922, is proud to announce its release of Working With Your Voice, a career resource guide for aspiring and professional singers from performer, educator, and author Jaime Babbitt. This guide was published in association with Lawson Music Media, Nashville, TN, with the goal of taking your talents further than you thought you could go.
Working With Your Voice reveals essential methods to successfully launch a professional singing career. As the product of Babbitt’s many years of experience as a professional singer, teacher, and coach, her “Zen” approach provides a deep understanding of how the voice, body, lifestyle, and attitude can all work together to achieve success. Topics include auditioning and how to score gigs; practical advice for the studio, session, and touring singer; press kits; promotion through social networks; business tips for professional singers; and much more. It's intended to be a comprehensive guide to the business and promotion side of music, which many musicians hardly have time to think about, let alone gather enough experience or knowledge to figure out. This book is a helpful tool in any singer's knowledge pool.
It's geared for the singer who has the singer part already, but wants to jumpstart or further a professional career. Working With Your Voice features a reference guide to the music industry with a helpful glossary of commonly-used terms. As with any Alfred book, they don't skimp on getting the right people for the job; interviews with professional jazz singer Annie Sellick, in-demand session singer Russell Terrell, pianist, singer/songwriter, and voice teacher Kira Small, and record producer and former VP of Disney Records, Fred Mollin offer valuable career insight and tips on real-world application of the material in the book. For a quick glance, valuable tips on signing, gigs, marketing, and the professional singer’s lifestyle are called out in the margins of the book.
Babbitt has many years of experience as a singer, and has performed both live and via recording with a wide variety of top artists such as Leon Russell, Willie Nelson, Miley Cyrus, Courtney Love, and more. Her voice has also graced hundreds of television and radio jingles for many well-known brands.
"Jaime Babbitt is one of the best singers I've ever heard,” said Jimmy Webb, Grammy® award-winning, singer-songwriter/composer, and Chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. “She knows the artistic side of her profession, and in this book she shares everything the up-and-coming session singer or recording artist would ever need to know about getting started and about staying in the game."
Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Grammy award-winning songwriters and members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, said: "Anything you want to know about singing is in this book. Jaime Babbitt shares her vast knowledge of every aspect of how to be a pro singer."
Babbitt has also worked as a vocal and performance coach for Disney Records in Los Angeles, CA and sings, teaches and coaches in Los Angeles and Nashville, TN.
As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving the environment, this book is printed on 100% recycled paper stock. You're welcome.
Working With Your Voice (00-36791) is now available for $19.99 at music retail stores and at alfred.com/voice. Check it out!
James Rushin is a bassist, keyboardist, writer, and composer living and working in the Greater Pittsburgh area. He has performed with Selmer artist Tim Price, Curtis Johnson, guitarists Ken Karsh and Joe Negri. His compositions have been featured in and around Pittsburgh, at West Virginia University and Valley Forge Christian College.
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