Heidi Pegler/Pam Wedgwood: It's Never Too Late To Sing

Books and CDs | Voice

Publisher: Faber Music
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

Have you always wanted to be able to sing? Then this book is for you – because it's never too late! This all-in-one tutor book covers approximately two years of singing lessons, and includes essential music theory and technical skills for beginners. The learning process is broken down into bite-sized, manageable chunks with two CDs containing a wealth of music from classical and folk to pop and jazz to sing along to. Additional piano accompaniments to the songs are downloadable from this website.

Packed with information, teaching advice and top tips from the experts, this beginner singer’s method is perfect for those keen to begin singing, but aren’t sure where to start!

ISBN: 9780571534326
Skill Level: Easy Explain this
Published on: 29 September 2011
No of pages: 80
Language: English
Catalogue No: 0571534325

        Heidi Pegler/Pam Wedgwood: It's Never Too Late To Sing reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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        Scores 9.6 out of 10 based on 5 reviews
        10 out of 10


        GB Choral Director
        Good wise varied song choices
        Would like a piano score to go with the songs
        Confirmed purchase: 17 January 2018
        Published on: 04 February 2018
        10 out of 10


        Bedfordshire GB
        For my choir, some of whom are musical and singing novices, this is a terrific book. Easily understandable info on techniques, music reading and expression. And we think there's enough material to last about 5 terms, which for just over a tenner is great value.
        I know the book is meant for soloists but it would have been nice to introduce part singing because the book is so useful for choirs as well!
        Confirmed purchase: 06 June 2017
        Published on: 21 June 2017
        10 out of 10


        Well presented, with good vocal exercises, music reading skills, and attractive songs that appeal to a range of age groups. With the companion excellent accompaniment book ( to purchase separately) it is good to use both as a course of study or to dip in and out of.
        The keys are great for girls, but for young men with changing voices it is a challenge.
        Confirmed purchase: 12 January 2017
        Published on: 30 January 2017

        Musicroom Reviews

        This is a fantastic book. I have used it with my students who have all benefited from the clear guidelines and vocal exercises. It is packed full of songs of various types from folk songs to pop. I would highly recommend it to anyone who teaches beginner singers or to anyone wishing to learn how to sing properly.
        Anonymous - (London)
        I have taught singing for 20 years, and would not recommend this book to my worst enemy. Many of the exercises will actually induce tension and rigidity and inhibit singing. Anyone who is not confident about singing will find this "method" difficult or impossible to follow, and will give up. I tried it with one of my most graduate singers, and she agreed with me. We both thought it a terrible book. Don't waste your money.
        Anonymous - ()
        I teach mainly 11-18yr olds and find this book incredibly useful both for progression with learning to sing (useful info re breathing & posture) and general musicianship (reading music & performance in particular). It is well-structured and progressive - always handy for beginners - and the clear layout and uncomplicated language make it approachable enough for students of any age to understand and use alone, as well as in lessons. Highly recommended!
        Anonymous - (Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom)
        This is a brilliant, brilliant book! I am an eager amateur and I just love to sing but have never had any lessons as I could not afford them and truth to tell would have been too embarrassed to sing in front of a teacher. This book has set me straight on so many things from correct posture, warming up and how to breathe properly. I absolutely recommend it for any one wishing to make a truly joyful noise but in the correct way. Any comments to the contrary must be nonsense or professional snobbery!
        Anonymous - (Sunbury-on-Thames)
        This book really does offer a way in, with sensible answers to those questions which we are all asked. It is a very sound, thoughtful and well-paced introduction to the subject, with excellent repertoire choices. If the guidance in this book has been followed, there will not be any misconceptions about singing to unravel once the would-be singer does arrive at your studio - a good foundation will have been laid.
        Anonymous - (UK)