Because Stardom Takes Practice. Essential vocal instruction for the pop singer, with a terrific companion CD of a dozen warm-up exercises specific to men and women. Each exercise begins with a sung example, then the piano plays the exercise for you to sing. The exercises address: warming up your lower and upper voice, connecting the two voices, loosening the throat, placing the sound forward, relaxing the tongue, breath and volume control, increasing your range, pitch accuracy, stabilizing the tone, and more. The book shows the practical objectives of each exercise and gives helpful pointers for success. Ideal for singers who aspire to American Idol!