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So You Want to Sing Jazz : A Guide for Professionals (Paperback) (Jan Shapiro)

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In So You Want to Sing Jazz, singer and professor of voice Jan Shapiro gives a guided tour through art and science of jazz vocal style. Throughout Shapiro homes in on what makes jazz singing distinctive, suggesting along the way how singers in other traditions can join in. She looks at such key matters in jazz singing as role of improvisation, the place of specific singers who influenced and even defined vocal jazz as we know it today, and the unique way in which jazz incorporates vibrato, conversational delivery, rhythmic phrasing, and melodic embellishment and improvisation. Because of the uniqueness of every jazz performance—and jazz’s emphasis on improvisation—So You Want to Sing Jazz also includes suggested recordings in each chapter so vocalists can study examples of vocal approach and the art of delivery.
Number of Pages: 190
Genre: Music
Sub-Genre: Instruction + Study / Voice
Series Title: So You Want to Sing
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Author: Jan Shapiro
Language: English
Street Date: December 17, 2015
TCIN: 50090034
UPC: 9781442229358
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-0697
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