BELTING: A Guide To Healthy, Powerful Singing (Book)
What is “Belting”? Big, Expressive, Powerful, Dramatic singing! Belting can also harm your voice if not done properly. BELTING: A Guide To Healthy, Powerful Singing presents the facts about belting, how to sing with a belt voice without harm, what approaches work, and which to avoid. The book comes with both video and audio exercises that provide invaluable instruction, similar to taking a master class with Professor Gagné.
“I am a vocal instructor that specializes in vocal techniques. I have been teaching for over 25 years now and have read AND practiced with all of the books I have ever read over time to see what worked and what didn’t. I felt compelled to write a review of this book. This book is probably THE BEST book I’ve ever read on this subject. Additionally, the videos are spot on. Ms. Gagne is an EXCELLENT instructor. It is amazing to me how good she is at conveying the message through book and video alone. It’s like taking an in person lesson with her. I strongly recommend this book to anyone that is trying to learn how to belt correctly. I can’t tell you how many books I have read on this subject and the subject of mixed voice. This book is a keeper and a book you should keep handy for reminders of what is correct and incorrect should you begin to run into trouble somewhere down the line with this style of singing. Thank You, Ms. Gagne for such an easy read, easy to understand, easy to work with, and most effective book.” -Amazon.com review
This book is also available in digital format from the publisher, Berklee Press/Hal Leonard and in softcover on amazon.com.
Jeannie Gagné’s unique and warm vocal style blends blues, jazz, soul and grooves with her 4 octave range. Listen, purchase music, or catch Jeannie at a show.