Music and Singing: Durno Julie
Folk music is more than an idealized reminder of a simpler past. It reveals a great deal about present-day understandings of community and belonging. It celebrates the shared traditions that define a group or nation. In America, folk music - from African-American spirituals to English ballads and protest songs - renders the imagined community more tangible and comprises a critical component of our diverse national heritage. In ´´I Hear America Singing´´, Rachel Donaldson traces the vibrant history of the 20th-century folk music revival from its origins in the 1930s through its end in the late 1960s. She investigates the relationship between the revival and concepts of nationalism, showing how key figures in the revival - including Pete Seeger, Alan Lomax, Moses Asch, and Ralph Rinzler - used songs to influence the ways in which Americans understood the values, the culture, and the people of their own nation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Flavell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055448/bk_acx0_055448_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
History of Music and Singing in Wales - A Collection of Historical Articles on the Origins and Character of Welsh Music: Various Authors
Carillon Music and Singing Towers of the Old World and the New (Classic Reprint): William Gorham Rice
Tony Bennett took his place at the forefront of pop music when he recorded ´´I Left My Heart in San Francisco´´ in 1962. Despite being trained in art, Bennett made the decision to pursue a career in music that included a stint as a singing waiter. Bennett spoke with Wink Martindale in August of 1972 about his accomplished career that included numerous awards, honors, and hit singles. He discussed his numerous hit songs throughout the 1950s and beyond. While he sang some contemporary songs, Bennett never delved into rock and always stayed true to his unique singing style. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wink Martindale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/comm/000116/bk_comm_000116_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Andy Williams got his start doing anonymous voice tracks for movies in the 1940s. He got his start singing at teas with his brother and then made a move to singing on radio in Des Moines, Iowa, and Chicago. Finally Williams found his way to New York, where he started to really focus on his singing career. Television played an instrumental role in Williams´ success. His big breakthrough came as a singer on The Tonight Show starring Steve Allen. In February of 1973, he sat down with Wink Martindale to take a look back at his career. Williams discussed his early life, his work in television, and his fruitful career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wink Martindale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/comm/000127/bk_comm_000127_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Billy Eckstine didn´t consider singing a potential profession until he earned $5 as second prize in an amateur competition. He was bitten by the showbiz bug after working as an MC and singer in his hometown of Pittsburgh while on summer break from college. He decided not to return to college and eventually began working in clubs throughout Buffalo, Detroit, and Chicago. Eckstine sat down with Wink Martindale for an interview in May of 1973. He discussed the early days of his career, his recordings, live performances, and his love for what he did to make a living in this fascinating conversation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wink Martindale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/comm/000143/bk_comm_000143_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Miracle of Your Voice - Class 1 - Registrations consists of two versions of a class that both use practical, accessible exercises and plenty of good feeling about your voice moments to encourage a positive, affirming learning experience. The classes are suitable for all and cover the basics of good posture for singing and speaking and the three vocal registrations of your voice. This 40-minute version contains a gentle physical warm up followed by a number of effective vocal exercises that allow you to make sound with a playfulness and no harsh self-criticism. There is also an additional 10-minute quick reference version of the practice for the days when you have less time. Both classes are devised and instructed by Barbara Ann Grant, an exceptional vocal coach, classically trained mezzo soprano, and sound healer. Barbara´s engaging teaching methods will improve the way that you use your voice and also your levels of confidence and self-esteem. The Miracle of your Voice - Class 1 - Registrations is accompanied by a free PDF guide book that gives a reference photo for each exercise and lots of supporting information on the voice. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Ann Grant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/wlbg/000001/bk_wlbg_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.