Understanding the Psychology, Relationships, and Technology in Performing and Recording
To be a great singer, talent and technique are obviously important, as are having excellent songs and being able to move an audience. But there’s more to it than that, including two critical skills that are rarely, if ever, addressed in vocal training: managing the technology onstage and in the studio and interacting with the people who run it.
No matter how fantastic your voice is or how much money is behind you, if you don’t know how to work with recording and performance technology – whatever your genre – you’re in for a tough ride. Countless phenomenal singers stagnate professionally and even leave the business because they can’t figure out how to deliver when using studio headphones and stage monitors, or how to communicate their needs to producers and engineers. And many less capable singers get ahead because they can.
In The Art of Singing Onstage and in the Studio (May 2016, Hal Leonard Books, $19.99), Jennifer Hamady finally and comprehensively addresses these important issues in an easy-to-read, accessible style. Beginning with a discussion of the history of the voice and technology in our culture, Hamady also reveals the root causes of performance anxiety in music and beyond, as well as how to overcome it.
In her groundbreaking book, The Art of Singing, she showed us how to discover and develop our true voices. Now she shares how to use them onstage, in the studio, and with the world. Singers, performers, producers, and engineers will all come away from The Art of Singing Onstage and in the Studio more knowledgeable about the origins of their fields, empowered in the tools of their trade, and clear on how to best communicate with one another.
About the Author:
JENNIFER HAMADY is a voice coach and therapist specializing in technical and emotional issues that interfere with self-expression. Her clients include Grammy, CMA, Emmy, and Tony Award winners, contestants on American Idol and The Voice, and performers in Emmy and Tony Award -winning productions, as well as corporate and creative clients across an array of industries. Hamady began her career singing and recording with artists including Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, Patti LaBelle, Wyclef Jean, and Def Leppard, as well as performing as a lead singer with Cirque du Soleil and a backup vocalist on American Idol. Hamady’s first book, The Art of Singing: Discovering and Developing Your True Voice, was heralded as a breakthrough in the psychology of musical and personal performance. She conducts workshops and lectures frequently on creative expression, and writes for the Huffington Post and Psychology Today. Her website is www.jenniferhamady.com. She lives outside Washington, D.C.
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