The Art of Singing: Discovering and Developing Your True Voice
Overcome Mental Blocks To Discover Your Full Potential
Break Through Fear and Doubt For Peak Performance
Unleash Your True Voice and Break Bad Habits
“I just wanted to say that I recently read your book “The Art of Singing.” I bought it to learn to sing (obviously) but it has affected me much more profoundly. I knew I had some self-confidence issues, but until reading in plain, unvarnished English the things I’ve unconsciously believed about myself, I didn’t realize how deep those insecurities really ran. I won’t lie: I cried. A lot. And I haven’t felt better about myself and the world in years. So thank you.” – Katherine C., by email, March 13, 2019
This ground-breaking book on singing and the psychology of performance is a must-read for every artist working today. Using the medium of the voice, Jennifer shares her insights and experiences as a voice coach, therapist, and professional singer, which will open your eyes to how we all- musicians and others- allow fear, doubt, poor learning habits, preconceived notions, and overthinking to get in the way of clear and healthy singing, self-expression, and living.
With practical advice for releasing physical and emotional tension, establishing confidence and vocal strength, and embracing personal and musical optimism and wonder, The Art of Singing explores:
- Misconceptions about the voice and singing
- Finding the voice that was never lost
- Language and its role in singing and learning to sing
- Learning how you learn best and applying that wisdom to vocal learning
- The brain: how it works, its impact on singing and learning to sing, and how to make it work for you
- Fear and performance anxiety: liberating yourself from the mental shackles
- Reclaiming joy and confidence in your singing and self-expression
- Putting theory into practice: vocal physiology, technique, and delivery
The accompanying CD, in Jennifer’s own voice, captures a conversation about her approach and ideas, as well as exercises that will help you discover and develop your true and best instrument. Singers of every age, level, and musical genre will benefit from this insightful first book in Jennifer’s The Art of Singing series…Read more.
“I have read them all, from technical (vocal pedagogy) to psychological music books, but only Hamady combines the most relevant aspects of each and synthesizes them into the *perfect* instructional singing book. She reminds us about the importance of our SELF, physically, intellectually, and emotionally, in teaching ourselves something as pure and innate as healthy singing. Singing is a psychological activity as much as it is physical, and the way she implements the psychological strategies to overcome the mental blocks we have from singing our best is genius and Nobel prize-worthy. In all seriousness, it has changed my singing significantly (around 150%) because now I see it from a properly informed perspective- as something comfortable and thus, enjoyable.”
“In Jennifer Hamady’s extremely thoughtful and commendably helpful how-to guide, she writes… with indisputable common sense, about singing from a different, if not entirely radical, perspective.”
“It’s The Artist’s Way, The Four Agreements, and Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain all rolled into one. A new book, author, and force to be reckoned with.”
“No other book has influenced me for singing and teaching than this book. Jennifer’s ideas illuminate the essence of true singing as no work before or since. I have been recommending this book to my students for years now. Without fail their reviews are all the same. The lights click on. Confidence rises.
Jennifer has changed the landscape of singing. If you are a singer or a voice teacher or coach or if you are simply a creative person, this book is a must read..”
“Thank you for writing this book. My heart is leaping with joy that there are other people out there thinking like this. It has given me a sense of belonging and direction for my teaching, and has been a huge help to my students.”
“Jennifer’s book simply confirms her abilities in discerning the fundamentals of life. Powerfully insightful, her treatment of fear not only has immediate application but revolutionary impact, as she has identified the core problems that undermine the full performance of so many people. There is no doubt in my mind that the book will have enormous positive impact on a wide cross-section of people.”
“I have been singing my whole life, and coaching others for over 20 years. Your book, thus far, is the first that I really identify with. I have made it a requirement for my vocal students.”
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