Step out of the shower-and into the spotlight! You're no idiot, of course. You're always singing along with what's playing on the radio or CD player. However, you're afraid to share your vocal abilities with your family and friends-and performing on stage is a merely a fantasy. But you don't have to hide your dream in the confines of the bathroom's acoustics! The Complete Idiot's GuideR to Singing will show you exactly how to get over your stage fright and sing your heart out! In this Complete Idiot's GuideR, you get: * Tips on how to find your ideal singing range, and how to improve your voice through practice exercises. * The vocal differences between such music styles as rock, country, classical, jazz, gospel, and R and B. * The basics of sight singing and vocal theory. * An audio CD featuring accompaniments for the book's exercises that allow you to hear the way you should sound-and sing along. Hum a few bars-and be prepared to belt out your favorite tunes. * Perfect your diction and phrasing. * Be aware that your posture affects your voice. * Learn proper breathing techniques. * Understand what vocal imagery is-and how it will help you improve your voice. * Learn how to keep your voice healthy-and what habits to avoid so it remains healthy. * Practice your vocal exercises. * Find a teacher who shares your enthusiasm for your favorite music. * Join a chorus, audition for a musical, or start a rock band.Fulford, Phyllis is the author of 'Complete Idiot's Guide to Singing' with ISBN 9781592570867 and ISBN 1592570860.