A practical, effective combination of textbook and song anthology,Foundations in Singinghelps students master the essentials of vocal technique. Addressing the particular needs of beginners, the positive language provides encouragement while the solid pedagogy and wide selection of songs promote understanding. In the new eighth edition, vocal health, formerly Chapter 11, has been moved to an earlier position, Chapter 6, and song contents were expanded. Twelve titles, several in two keys, are new to this edition, including Jeanine Tesori, who wrote new songs for the 2001 production ofThoroughly Modern Millie, poet Langston Hughes and composers H. T. Burleigh, Margaret Bonds and Duke Ellington. A Mexican popular standard, "Sabor agrave; mi," is included for the first time.Paton, John Glenn is the author of 'Foundations In Singing A Guide to Vocal Technique and Song Interpretation', published 2005 under ISBN 9780073212753 and ISBN 007321275X.