So You Want to Sing with Awareness

"So You Want to Sing with Awareness brings together a variety of topics related to bodywork and mindfulness routinely practiced by singing teachers.

Author: Matthew Hoch

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538124734

Category: Mindfulness (Psychology)

Page: 344

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"So You Want to Sing with Awareness brings together a variety of topics related to bodywork and mindfulness routinely practiced by singing teachers. Each chapter is written by a specialist in the field who has successfully adapted a specific method and integrated its core concepts into their pedagogy"--
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So You Want to Sing Cabaret

Using an appropriate microphone can not only enhance the singer's ... body, and voice will provide the singer with an awareness when something is wrong.

Author: David Sabella

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538124055

Category: Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.)

Page: 392

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So You Want to Sing Cabaret is the first book to examine, in detail, the unique vocal and non-vocal requirements for this genre of music. Sabella and Matsuki provide teachers and singers with never before documented industry knowledge and the experience of venerated professionals and stars of cabaret.--Lori McCann, Monctlair State University, NATS-NYC Board and past president
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So You Want to Sing Spirituals

Using an appropriate microphone can not only enhance the singer's ... body, and voice will provide the singer with an awareness when something is wrong.

Author: Randye Jones

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538107355

Category: Music

Page: 314

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This volumes provides singers a comprehensive guide to the history of and performance techniques for spirituals. Along with Jones’s own considerations of dialect, improvisation, and other technical considerations, contributed chapters address collaborative piano, studio teaching, choral arrangement, and voice science and health.
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So You Want to Sing Jazz

Using an appropriate microphone not only can enhance the jazz singer's ... and voice will provide the singer with an awareness when something is wrong.

Author: Jan Shapiro

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442229365

Category: Music

Page: 150

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Since the 1930s and ̕40s, jazz has stood tall in American popular music, drawing into its embrace not only great horn players, percussionists, guitarists, bassists, and pianists, but also some of the greatest singers in America’s musical history. Jazz has laid the groundwork for important innovations in modern singing, opening up entirely new ways of delivering songs through what would eventually become jazz standards—songs that formed the basis of the American Songbook. In So You Want to Sing Jazz, singer and professor of voice Jan Shapiro gives a guided tour through the art and science of the jazz vocal style. Throughout, Shapiro hones in on what makes jazz singing distinctive, suggesting along the way how other types of singers can make use of jazz. She looks at such key matters in jazz singing as the role of improvisation, the place of specific singers who influenced and even defined vocal jazz as we know it today, and the unique way in which jazz incorporates vibrato, conversational delivery, rhythmic phrasing, and melodic embellishment and improvisation. The book includes guest-authored chapters by singing voice researchers Dr. Scott McCoy and Dr. Wendy LeBorgne. In So You Want to Sing Jazz, singers and voice teachers finally have the go-to resource they need for singing vocal jazz. The So You Want to Sing series is produced in partnership with the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Like all books in the series, So You Want to Sing Jazz features online supplemental material on the NATS website. Please visit www.nats.org to access style-specific exercises, audio and video files, and additional resources.
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So You Want to Sing for a Lifetime

Awareness through Movement: Easy-to-Do Health Exercises to Improve Posture, Vision, Imagination and Personal Awareness. New York: HarperOne, 2009 [1972].

Author: Brenda Smith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538104019

Category: Music

Page: 240

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Singing can be a healthy, invigorating activity for people of every age, and participating in this fully athletic exercise remains enjoyable through each season of life if the singer and singing teacher adjust expectations regarding tone quality, range, agility, and stamina. Brenda Smith systematically presents methods by which anyone can enjoy a long, healthy life of singing in So You Want to Sing for a Lifetime. This book contains chapters on the basics of singing (relaxation, posture, breathing, and resonance), practical examples of exercises and lists of repertoire suited to each age group, and suggestions for negotiating individual musical obstacles related to aging. Featuring guest-authored chapters on voice science, vocal health, and how age affects the physiology of the human voice, the book serves as a useful guide to amateur and professional singers, music educators, choral conductors, church musicians, and private voice teachers. The So You Want to Sing series is produced in partnership with the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Like all books in the series, So You Want to Sing for aLifetime features online supplemental material on the NATS website. Please visit www.nats.org to access style-specific exercises, audio and video files, and additional resources.
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So You Want to Sing Folk Music

fication can maximize vocal health by allowing the singer to produce voice ... and voice will provide the singer with an awareness when something is wrong.

Author: Valerie Mindel

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442265622

Category: Music

Page: 258

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So many who love to sing are drawn to the immediacy and essential simplicity of the music we commonly call folk. Folk music, in fact, can serve as the perfect entry point for those just starting on their singing careers because of the ways in which it sidesteps the strictures of classical forms without giving up the fundamentals of professional singing techniques. In So You Want to Sing Folk Music, singer and writer Valerie Mindel demystifies this sprawling genre, looking at a variety of mainly traditional American musical styles as well as those of the folk revival that continues in various forms to this day. The aim is to help the fledgling singer better understand the scope of folk music and find his or her voice in the genre, looking at the “how” of creating a vocal sound that reflects a folk-based style. The book looks at specific repertories and ways of approaching them in terms of both working up material and performing it. It also looks at some of the realities of folk music in the twenty-first century that affect both amateurs and professionals. Additional chapters by Scott McCoy, Wendy LeBorgne, and Matthew Edwards address universal questions of voice science and pedagogy, vocal health, and audio enhancement technology. The So You Want to Sing series is produced in partnership with the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Like all books in the series, So You Want to Sing Folk Music features online supplemental material on the NATS website. Please visit www.nats.org to access style-specific exercises, audio and video files, and additional resources.
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So You Want to Sing Early Music

Using an appropriate microphone can not only enhance the singer's ... body, and voice will provide the singer with an awareness when something is wrong.

Author: Martha Elliott

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538105900

Category: Music

Page: 272

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This book introduces the remarkably rich and varied repertoire of early vocal music, focusing primarily on the 17th and early 18th centuries, within a historical context and explores the techniques the modern singer will need to perform and enjoy the repertoire.
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So You Want to Sing Barbershop

Finally, attention to the mind, body, and voice will provide the singer with an awareness when something is wrong. This awareness and knowledge of when to ...

Author: Diane M. Clark

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442266018

Category: Music

Page: 232

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In SoYou Want to Sing Barbershop, veteran barbershoppers Billy J. Biffle of the Barbershop Harmony Society and Diane M. Clark of Sweet Adelines International provide a practical handbook for singers at all levels who want to learn about the American art form known as barbershop singing. Clark and Biffle explore the history of the style, survey the international organizational structure of the twenty-first century barbershop world, and outline techniques to develop the necessary vocal skills for the style. Guest authors Scott McCoy and Wendy LeBorgne provide valuable information on vocal anatomy and vocal health. The So You Want to Sing series is produced in partnership with the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Like all books in the series, So You Want to Sing Barbershop features online supplemental material on the NATS website. Please visit www.nats.org to access style-specific exercises, audio and video files, and additional resources.
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So You Want to Sing Sacred Music

Using an appropriate microphone not only can enhance the singer's performance but can reduce ... body, and voice will provide the singer with an awareness ...

Author: Matthew Hoch

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442257009

Category: Music

Page: 252

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Sacred music traditions vary profoundly from one religion to the next. Even within the Christian faith, one can hear a wide variety of music among and within different denominations. Catholics, mainline Protestants, and Evangelicals have all developed unique traditions. Many people are not exposed to multiple faith experiences in their upbringings, which can make exploring an unfamiliar sacred music style challenging. Because of this, singers and teachers regularly encounter religious singing styles to which they have not yet been exposed. In So You Want to Sing Sacred Music, multiple contributors offer a broad overview of sacred singing in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Evan Kent, Anthony Ruff, Matthew Hoch, and Sharon L. Radionoff share their expertise on topics as diverse as Jewish cantorial music, Gregorian chant, post-Vatican II Catholic music, choral traditions, and contemporary Christian music. This plethora of styles represents the most common traditions encountered by amateur and emerging professional singers when exploring sacred performance opportunities. In each chapter, contributors consider liturgical origins, musical characteristics, training requirements, repertoire, and resources for each of these traditions. The writers—all professional singers and teachers with rich experience singing these styles—also discuss vocal technique as it relates to each style. Contributors also offer professional advice for singers seeking work within each tradition’s institutional settings, surveying the skills needed while offering practical advice for auditioning and performing successfully in the world of sacred music. So You Want to Sing Sacred Music is a helpful resource for any singer looking to add sacred performance to their portfolio or seeking opportunities and employment where sacred music is practiced and performed. Additional chapters by Scott McCoy, Wendy LeBorgne, and Matthew Edwards address universal questions of voice science and pedagogy, vocal health, and audio enhancement technology. The So You Want to Sing series is produced in partnership with the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Like all books in the series, So You Want to Sing Sacred Music features online supplemental material on the NATS website. Please visit www.nats.org to access style-specific exercises, audio and video files, and additional resources.
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So You Want to Sing Country

Finally, attention to the mind, body, and voice will provide the singer with an awareness when something is wrong. This awareness and knowledge of when to ...

Author: Kelly K. Garner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442246416

Category: Music

Page: 256

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Country music, an original American artform, has been around since before the recording industry began and long before a singer even had the opportunity to sing into a microphone. From the early beginnings in the hills of Appalachia, to the rise of Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, and the more recent megastars, including Garth Brooks and Carrie Underwood, country music has proven to have staying power. It is one of the most popular styles of music in the world today, garnering more sales and downloads currently than any other genre. Many talented individuals are aspiring to sing country music and are determined to turn it into a successful career. Because of this growing popularity, there is a need to educate interested singers with information and methods that will give them the best possible chance at either having a career as a artist, working in the industry as a background vocalist or session singer, or simply realizing their potential in country music. Kelly K. Garner's So You Want To Sing Country is a book devoted to briefly reviewing the rich heritage of country singing and thoroughly examining the techniques and methods of singing in a country style. Additional topics of discussion will include country song types and structure, instrumentation, performing on stage and in the studio, and career options in country music. Additional chapters by Scott McCoy and Wendy LeBorgne, and Matthew Edwards address universal questions of voice science and pedagogy, vocal health, and audio enhancement technology. The So You Want to Sing series is produced in partnership with the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Like all books in the series, So You Want to Sing Country features online supplemental material on the NATS website. Please visit www.nats.org to access style-specific exercises, audio and video files, and additional resources.
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So You Want to Sing Light Opera

Performance of light opera requires that the singer has a flexible, agile, ... voice will provide the singer with an awareness when something is wrong.

Author: Linda Lister

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442269392

Category: Music

Page: 288

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So You Want to Sing Light Opera is a concise handbook for singers, teachers, and performers who want to learn more about the magnificent genre of light opera. This resource provides information on the history of light opera and offers advice on auditions, style, performances, and skills, including dissections of select operas and their characters.
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So You Want to Sing A Cappella

Even if the singer does not have formal vocal training, the concept of ... and voice will provide the singer with an awareness when something is wrong.

Author: Deke Sharon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538105887

Category: Music

Page: 390

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From amateur collegiate a cappella groups to professional ensembles like Straight No Chaser and Pentatonix, contemporary a cappella has exploded onto the world pop music scene. In So You Want to Sing A Cappella, Deke Sharon combines historical context and a comprehensive look at the a cappella community with a detailed discussion of vocal techniques, rehearsal practices, and live audio support needed to sing great a cappella. Additional contributed chapters discuss singing and voice science, vocal health, vocal percussion, and audio technology. The So You Want to Sing series is produced in partnership with the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and each book features online supplemental material on the NATS website. Please visit www.nats.org to access style-specific exercises, audio and video files, and additional resources.
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So You Want to Sing Music by Women

Using an appropriate microphone can not only enhance the singer's ... body, and voice will provide the singer with an awareness when something is wrong.

Author: Matthew Hoch

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538116074

Category: Music

Page: 412

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In a profession that is dominated by male composers, SYWTS Music by Women serves as a compendium for singers and teaches of singing who wish to explore the vast repertoire of women written by women, cutting across a wide array of styles and genres. Hoch and Lister highlight the key composers and provide tips and tools for programming their music.
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So You Want to Sing Rock n Roll

First, if the singer takes a spray bottle (such as an empty, ... body, and voice will provide the singer with an awareness when something is wrong.

Author: Matthew Edwards

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442231948

Category: Music

Page: 292

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Rock ‘n’ roll is a style that was born out of the great American melting pot. An outgrowth of the blues, rock 'n' roll music combines driving rhythms, powerful chords, and lyrics that communicate the human experience to audiences around the world. Although rock singing was once seen as a vulgar use of the human voice and was largely ignored by the academic community, voice teachers and singers around the world have recently taken a professional interest in learning specialized techniques for singing rock 'n' roll. So You Want to Sing Rock 'n' Roll gives readers a comprehensive guide to rock history, voice science, vocal health, audio technology, technical approaches to singing rock, and stylistic parameters for various rock subgenres. Matthew Edwards, assistant professor of voice at Shenandoah Conservatory, provides easy-to-understand explanations of technical concepts, with tips for practical application, and suggestions for listening and further reading. So You Want to Sing Rock ‘n’ Roll includes guest-authored chapters by singing voice researchers Dr. Scott McCoy and Dr. Wendy LeBorgne, as well as audio and visual examples available from the website of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. This work is not only the ideal guide to singing professionals, but the perfect reference work for voice teachers and their students, lead and back-up singers, record producers and studio engineers. The So You Want to Sing series is produced in partnership with the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Like all books in the series, So You Want to Sing Rock 'n' Roll features online supplemental material on the NATS website. Please visit www.nats.org to access style-specific exercises, audio and video files, and additional resources.
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So You Want to Sing Music Theater

Finally, attention to the mind, body, and voice will provide the singer with an awareness when something is wrong. This awareness and knowledge of when to ...

Author: Karen Hall

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810888395

Category: Music

Page: 180

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In some ways, the successor of vaudeville and an extension of the opera and operetta, the stage musical has evolved into a worldwide juggernaut. Musicals are staged not only across the globe but are offered in a variety of settings, from the high school stage and major theater to the big screen. The stage musical has become a staple for the professional singer and the object of close study by students of singing. In So You Want to Sing Music Theater: A Guide for Professionals, singer and scholar Karen S. Hall fills an important gap in the instructional literature for those who sing or teach singing to those seeking their fortunes in music theatrical productions. Developed in coordination with the National Association for Teachers of Singing, this work draws on current research from the world of voice scholarship to advance the careers of singers seeking to make a foray into or already deeply embedded in the world of music theater. So You Want to Sing Music Theater covers a vast array of topics. It includes a brief history of music theater; the basics of vocal science and anatomy; information on vocal and bodily health and maintenance, from diet to exercise to healing techniques; advice on teaching music theater to others, with focuses on breath, posture, registers, range, and tone quality; repertoire recommendations for voice and singing types, from female and male belting to classical and contemporary styles; a survey of music theater styles, such as folk, country, rock, gospel, rhythm and blues, jazz, and pop; insights on working with other music theater stakeholder, from singing teacher, vocal coach and accompanist, to acting teacher, director, dance instructor, composer, and music director; and finally sage advice on working with and without amplification or microphones, auditioning tips, and casting challenges. So You Want to Sing Music Theater includes guest-authored chapters by singing professionals Scott McCoy and Wendy LeBorgne. This work is not only the ideal guide to singing professionals, but the perfect reference works for voice teachers and their students, music directors, acting teachers, dance instructors and choreographers, and composers, and conductors. The So You Want to Sing series is produced in partnership with the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Like all books in the series, So You Want to Sing Music Theater features online supplemental material on the NATS website. Please visit www.nats.org to access style-specific exercises, audio and video files, and additional resources.
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So You Want to Sing CCM Contemporary Commercial Music

vocal training, the concept of “vocal cross-training”—which can mean ... body, and voice will provide the singer with an awareness when something is wrong.

Author: Matthew Hoch

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538103623

Category: Music

Page: 336

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This book gathers together technical and practical wisdom from some of the world’s most well-known practicing CCM pedagogues. Structured in interview format, each of the twelve master teachers represented speaks in-depth about their beliefs about vocal production and approaches to CCM technique and repertoire.
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So You Want to Sing Chamber Music

So You Want to Sing Chamber Music serves a different purpose: to help vocalists ... students from practicing critical skills like collaborative awareness, ...

Author: Susan Hochmiller

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538105177

Category: Music

Page: 244

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As a comprehensive guide to learning, rehearsing, and performing vocal chamber music, this volume explores such critical skills as choosing repertoire appropriate for one’s voice type, communicating with your ensemble, performance style, preparing for a successful rehearsal, staging considerations, and recital programming.
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So You Want to Sing World Music

Given that, I am not going to duplicate the excellent information Scott McCoy (b. ... place your hands there and experience this kinesthetic awareness.

Author: Matthew Hoch

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538112281

Category: Music

Page: 434

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In recent decades, world music styles have been making increasing inroads into Western popular music, music theater, choral concerts, and even concert hall performances. So You Want to Sing World Music is an essential compendium of these genres and provides technical approaches to singing non-Western styles. Matthew Hoch gathers a cohort of expert performers and teachers to address singing styles from across the globe, including Tuvan throat singing, Celtic pop and traditional Irish singing, South African choral singing, Brazilian popular music genres, Hindustani classical singing, Native American vocal music, Mexican mariachi, Lithuanian sutartinės, Georgian polyphony, Egyptian vocal music, Persian āvāz, and Peking opera. Additional chapters offer resources for soloists and choral directors as well as primers on voice science, vocal health, and audio enhancement technology. The So You Want to Sing series is produced in partnership with the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Like all books in the series, So You Want to Sing World Music features online supplemental material on the NATS website. Please visit www.nats.org to access style-specific exercises, audio and video files, and additional resources.
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So You Want to Sing Gospel

Most singers, regardless of the style of music they sing, ... how to adjust it is a learned behavior combining kinesthetic awareness with aural perception.

Author: Trineice Robinson-Martin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442239210

Category: Music

Page: 276

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There are few works in existence that teach gospel singing and even fewer that focus on what gospel soloists need to know. In So You Want to Sing Gospel, Trineice Robinson-Martin offers the first resource to help individual gospel singers at all levels make the most of their primary instrument—their voice. Robinson-Martin gathers together key information on gospel music history, vocal pedagogy, musical style and performance, and its place in music ministry. So You Want to Sing Gospel covers such vital matters as historical, cultural and spiritual perspectives on the gospel music tradition, training one's voice, understanding the dynamic of sound production, grasping gospel style, and bringing together vocal performance with ministerial imperatives. She also includes in her discussion such matters as voice type, repertoire selection, and gospel sub-genres. Additional chapters by Scott McCoy and Wendy LeBorgne, and Matthew Edwards address universal questions of voice science and pedagogy, vocal health, and audio enhancement technology. The So You Want to Sing series is produced in partnership with the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Like all books in the series, So You Want to Sing Gospel features online supplemental material on the NATS website. Please visit www.nats.org to access style-specific exercises, audio and video files, and additional resources.
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So You Want to Direct TV

One day we came to school and I wanted to sing it, and my friend told me that ... And that's when the awareness of skin color really came into place for me.

Author: Jacob Pinger

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476640235

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 204

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Becoming a TV director is nothing like other professions. There is no road map. Traditionally, the only way to break in was through access to a powerful mentor to show you the way, but today creative people with a drive to direct are finding their own ways into the industry. In this book of interviews, working TV directors show you exactly how they did it. No two stories are exactly alike. These deeply personal interviews with a racially and culturally diverse range of eight women and eight men are candid and full of practical insights. For the first time in the 100-plus year history of the entertainment industry there are increasing opportunities to rise into the director's chair. This book reflects the hope and promise of a new era. Open the cover and discover the mentor you deserve.
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