How do I become a studio singer? What must I do in preparation for that career? What should I know before I go into my first recording session? The Professional Studio Vocalist answers these real-world questions and many more in a direct, easy-to-follow manner. Written by a successful, award-winning singer, and based on the workshop he teaches at San Francisco State University, this book provides valuable information and insight about the practical, on-the-job issues any singer faces while trying to make a career out of singing , from recording studio fundamentals, professionalism, and union basics, to vocal techniques for both lead and background studio singing. Finding employment, proper headphone use, how to blend with others, and choosing the right microphone are but a few of the important topics covered. Plus, the book" s companion website includes vocal exercises and examples. By sharing the dos and don" ts every singer should know, the author helps ensure that producers and clients will take you seriously as a singer in your very first session and beyond. Features:
The only book that teaches you how to become a professional vocalist.
Covers not only the vocal training techniques aspiring singers need to know to make it in the industry, but real-world career issues including how to get work, union membership, and more.
Grammy winning author Claytoven Richardson's background vocals can be found in the work of Celine Dion, Kenny G, Tevin Campbell, Michael Bolton, Elton John, Peabo Bryson, New Kids on the Block, Ricki Martin, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, and countless others.
The companion CD-ROM provides numerous audio and video examples, and a companion website provides additional excercises and updates. ©2006, Book & CD-ROM, 200 pages.