It can be really difficult to choose a song to work on if you’ve never done it before, particularly if you want to find a good “learning song”. Here are some suggestions to help you get started with this process
Choose a great composer, someone who is well respected and has many great compositions.
1. For classical selections, some examples that I recommend:
- Mozart (primarily Italian, some German)
- Anything from the 24 Italian Songs and Arias (published by G. Schirmer and available almost anywhere. It’s only available in Med. High or Med. Low—sopranos and tenors should get the Med. High and mezzos (altos) and baritones should get the Med. Low. It goes without saying that altos and basses would get the Med. Low.
- Schubert (German)
- Roger Quilter (English)
- Ernest Chausson (French) Don’t choose French unless instructed that you are ready by your instructor / voice teacher.
2. For Musical Theater: