Thursday, May 11, 2017

Songbooks with Audio Accompaniment

Feeling inspired by "The Voice" or the news that "American Idol" will be coming back?

If you have been singing along with your favorite artists, you may want to step up your game and sing along with backing tracks.  The Music Collection has several song books that come with CDs or online audio.  Hal Leonard's Pro Vocal series includes "Amazing Slow Downer" software that allows you to pick the tempo you want.  It is compatible with Mac, PC, iPods, etc.  Check out the Men's series or Women's editions or search for Recorded Accompaniments (Voice) to view them all.

The Music Collection also has the complete Jamey Aebersold Play-Along jazz series, which includes some vocal albums and song books with challenging repertoire for you to hone your chops:

Selected Song Books for Male Voices:
Lennon & MacCartney:  Eight classic Beatles hits including Can't Buy Me Love, Yesterday, and A Hard Day's Night
M1630.18 .L46 L46 2007

Queen:  Includes Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites the Dust, Crazy Little Thing Called Love and five other hit songs
M1741.18 Q44 A4 2012

Frank Sinatra Classics:  Includes New York, New York, Witchcraft, and six other hits
M1630.18 .F73 2007

Frank Sinatra Standards:  Songs include Come Fly with Me, Love and Marriage, My way, and five others
M1630.18 .F732 2007

Motown: Eight songs including I Heard it Through the Grapevine and You are the Sunshine of My Life
M1630.18 .M686 2008

Selected Song Books for Female Voices:
Lady Gaga:  Hits including Bad Romance, Poker Face, and Paparazzi
M1630.18 L33 L33 2010

Patsy Cline:  Hits include Crazy, I Fall to Pieces and Walkin' After Midnight
M1630.18 .P38 2007

R&B Super Hits:  Songs include Respect, What's Love Got to Do With it and Midnight Train to Georgia
M1630.18 .R211 2005

Musicals of Boubill & Schönberg:  Songs include I Dreamed a Dream, I'd Give My Life for You, and On My Own
M1508 .S37 M8 2007

Selections from Musical Shows and Films:
Annie: Broadway Singer's Edition
M1508 .S92 A5 2013

Frozen: Seven Songs
M1508.2 .A53 F7 2014

Rent: Selections
M1508.1 .L37 R4 2008

Kid's Musical Theatre Anthology:  Songs from The Lion King, Finding Nemo, The Little Mermaid, and other hit musicals
M1507 .K53 2008

Vocal Selections from the Aebersold Play-Along Series:
Cole Porter for Singers: Songs include You'd be So Nice to Come Home To, Night and Day, In the Still of the Night, and other classics
MT 68 .J36 vol. 117

When I Fall in Love: Romantic Ballads:  Songs include I Can't Get Started, Someone to Watch Over Me, Embraceable You and many others
MT 68 .J36 vol. 110

Singers! It Had to Be You: 24 Standards in Singer's Keys: Time After Time, Stardust, Summertime, and other vocal classics
MT 68 .J36 vol. 107

Yesterdays: Jerome Kern's Jazz Classics:  Songs from musicals, including All the Things You Are, The Way You Look Tonight, Smoke Gets in your Eyes, and others
MT68 .J36 vol. 55

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