Complete assignments and practice consistently
Complete five song projects (chosen by student and teacher):
~ Three in student’s chosen musical genre
~ One musical theater or “standard” or jazz song
~ One classical piece
C. Anatomy of the Voice: How the Body Sings
Answer the following:
~ Diaphragm Where is your diaphragm?
What does it do?
How is it used for singing?
~ Larynx Where is your larynx?
What is in it?
How does it work?
Where is your pharynx?
Why is it important for singers?
What are the different registers of the voice called?
How and where are they created?
What do they sound like?
What do they feel like?
What is resonance?
Where are the resonators in the human body?
Why is resonance so important in singing?
Know the following:
~ The notes on the piano and musical staff
~ The difference between a whole step and a half step
~ The major scale pattern of whole steps and half steps
~ The minor natural scale pattern
~ The minor harmonic scale pattern
~ Time signatures
~ Counting basic rhythms
~ Identifying notes on a staff (tenor and bass clef)
E. Skill Evaluation
~ Pitch & Timing: ability to sing with karaoke track and/or basic accompaniment
~ Breath: ability to sing with proper breath support and without throat, jaw or other
~ Registration: ability to sing in both lower and upper register. Ability to transition
through “bridges” of range comfortably.
~ Resonance: understanding of resonance