Hal Leonard Books has released The Art of Singing Onstage and in the Studio by Jennifer Hamady, a book on 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, 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.
The book is available for purchase for $19.99 USD.