Pro Vocals Books
It’s been an absolute age since my last (and first) blog!! And I’d originally planned to make them a regular occurrence!! So my theory this time is to keep it very short and sweet! Hopefully that will mean write more of them more often!!
Print Music caters well to guitarists and pianists, but a question I get asked fairly regularly is, what’s available if you’re a vocalist, especially in regards to backing tracks (or karaoke style discs)?
The main series we stock, and probably the most popular book and backing track series, is the Hal Leonard Pro Vocal series.
These books contain the lyrics, vocal line and chords for eight hit songs. The CDs contain demos for listening, and separate backing tracks so you can sing along. The CD is playable on any CD player, but it is also enhanced so that PC and Mac computer users can adjust the recording to any pitch without changing the tempo! This is a fabulous feature as it allows vocalists to transpose songs to any key in order to suit their vocal range which makes a great choice for home rehearsal, parties, auditions, corporate events, and gigs without a backup band. These are also a great resource for NCEA (or similar) assessments.
I’ve had a listen and the tracks are really good. but don’t just take my word for it take a listen yourself!! (click the Audio link). Sounds great right? This is Heart’s Alone from Glee Pro Vocal. There are many other audio links I could have chosen to put up as an example here but I love this song! Yup I’m a true child from of the 80’s and one of the reasons I’m heading to Def Leppard is to hear Heart live!
Other songs in the Glee album include: Bust Your Windows • Defying Gravity • Don't Stop Believin' • Keep Holding On • No Air • Somebody to Love • Take a Bow.
There are a heap of titles available in the Pro Vocal series...nearly a hundred.
Current best selling Pro Vocal books include:
GLEE•LADY GAGA •MICHAEL BUBLE •JAZZ STANDARDS •.CONTEMPORARY HITS • MORE SONGS FROM GLEE.
Amazingly of all the vocal books in Hal Leonard Australia’s catalogue, not just Pro Vocal titles, but anything in the vocal category eg. method/tutor, other songs books, vocal technique books etc etc Glee Pro Vocal is their current overall best seller– so that’s gotta tell you something! (but it’s not just vocal books, all Glee music is taking the world by storm piano, easy piano, ukulele…. you name it they are selling like hotcakes!)
Till next time,