Jazz Singing: Developing Artistry & Authenticity
The book vocal jazz artists have been waiting for! Finally, here is a substantial definition of what vocal jazz artists actually do physically and vocally. The findings are based on over three decades of teaching and almost four years of acoustic research including a study of 20 jazz artists from the first generation of modern jazz singers.
- Learn 9 different uses of vibrato.
- Learn how to practice and execute appropriate vowels, diphthongs and text treatment so as to sound more authentic.
- Study 10 common elements of 6 complete transcriptions of scat/improvised solos that can improve your artistry and authenticity as a jazz vocalist.
Written by Prof. Diana Spradling (Syracuse University, Western Michigan University)
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