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Singing for Dummies

Singing for Dummies

The fast and easy way to learn to sing!
Retail Box - Macintosh/Windows -  $29.95 



Product Information

Singing for Dummiesis a fun and easy way to learn to sing or improve your singing! Professional singer and voice teacher Ory Brown, M.M., guides you through over 80 step-by-step lessons with over 30 full-motion videos and animations. The easy-to-follow lessons show you how to sing in time and in tune, use proper singing technique, and develop and project your voice. eMedia's Interactive Feedback technology actually listens as you sing and shows you whether you are too high, too low, or right in tune! The over 35 songs available as live recordings for male and female voices in both high and low ranges include hits from Diana Ross and John Lennon. Private lessons from an instructor of this quality would cost many times more than this interactive software. eMedia Singing For Dummies is an exceptional value that will quickly get you singing with confidence!

Features

Features

Singing For Dummies features songs in a variety of genres to make learning fun and memorable! It's fun to sing with a pianist accompanying you, so we've included professionally arranged live piano accompaniments along with MIDI versions that can be slowed down or sped up. Over 35 songs include hit songs popularized by well-known artists, such as:

  • "Imagine" by John Lennon
  • "Dancing in the Street" made famous by Martha and the Vandellas, David Bowie and Mick Jagger, and Van Halen
  • "Stop! In the Name of Love" made famous by Diana Ross and the Supremes
  • "La Bamba" made famous by Los Lobos
  • "Tomorrow" by Silverchair
  • "House of the Rising Sun" by various artists
  • ... and many more!
Table of contents

Over 80 Step-by-Step Lessons
Arranged in seven chapters, the lessons cover the basics from matching pitch, essential sight reading skills, breathing, supporting the voice, understanding resonance, and how to form vowels and consonants. Lessons include a variety of exercises and songs. There are over 30 high quality videos and animations! On-screen teacher Ory Brown, M.M., provides clear and friendly instruction.

Instant Feedback

Instant Feedback
Instant Feedback shows you when you play the correct notes on your guitar as you progress through an exercise. With a microphone connected to your computer and a guitar in your hands, play the notes in the exercise (or song) on any screen featuring the "ear" icon in the upper right corner and the computer will highlight the notes for you in green.

Over 30 High Quality Videos

Over 30 Videos and Animations
Over 30 videos and animations show you exactly what to do and explain how to do it. Instructor Ory Brown, M.M., has over 25 years of experience as a voice teacher at universities and private schools. She also has had a successful singing career, including appearances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and on Late Show with David Letterman.

Music Tracking

Music Tracking
Highlighting of the music and lyrics as they're heard makes it easy to follow along.

Accompaniments

Accompaniments
Practice is fun when you have a pianist accompanying you! Professionally arranged live piano accompaniments are included.

Variable-Speed MIDI

Variable-Speed MIDI
Slows down the audio to any tempo. Learn at the pace best suited to you!

Digital Metronome

Digital Metronome
Set your own speed, and it will help you keep a steady beat. Provides both visual cue and/or audio tick. Full range of tempi, from largo to presto.

Digital Recorder

Digital Recorder
Record and play yourself back! This feature allows you to compare your recordings with the instructor's version, fine tune your skills and store musical ideas.

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

Windows® XP, Windows Vista, Windows® 7, and Windows® 8, Pentium® Processor 300MHz or faster, 256MB RAM, 512MB free hard drive space, keyboard & mouse, CD-ROM drive. Macintosh® OS X 10.5 or later, Intel® processor 300MHz or faster, 256MB RAM, 512MB free hard drive space, keyboard & mouse, CD-ROM drive.