What's coming up next?
Do I need to practice?
If you have ever asked this question, the answer will always be yes!
Did you know that your body starts to forget things after 48 hours without practice?
Tips for Better Singing
- Keep everything RELAXED! (tongue, chin, neck, cheeks, shoulders)
- The tongue should be flat and relaxed, touching the back of the bottom teeth.
- Only move your tongue up on a t, d, l, n, or rolled r’s.
- Keep your rib cage open. Lungs expand down and out!
- Use your abs for support.
- Good Posture. Think balancing book on head or back to the wall.
- When speaking the text, use your head voice (Cinderella or Gingy).
- Modify vowels in your upper range. Modify when vowels begin to feel difficult as you get higher in pitch. This is rounding out the space in your mouth to an aw, eh, or ih vowel. ee=eh, ay=aw, oh=aw,
- Sopranos/Tenors modify on top space E and above. (open up the vowel)
- Altos modify on middle line B and above.
What do I need to bring to Choir?
- 1" binder to hold music for class (optional)
- 1" or 1/2" BLACK 3-ring binder, no clear overlay - for concerts and class
- a pencil
- a highlighter
- a smile
- and a positive and encouraging attitude!
1 – Concert Treble Choir
2 – Music History
3 – Treble Choir
5 – Tenor/Bass Choir
6 – Indian Chorale
7 – Advanced Vocal Tech
Basic Class Rules:
- Student is to be in their seat when the bell rings.
- Bring pencil and choir binder/music to class everyday.
- cell phones in backpacks
- Backpacks against the wall
- Follow directions the first time given
- No talking when teacher is talking
- No talking during announcements
- Stay in seat until dismissed
- Do not work on work from other classes during my class
Singer Savvy - Create an account and "add to home screen" for the site to function as an app on your mobile device. Use this app to track your daily vocal range, vocal activity, vocal naps, and water intake!
Music Tutor - Practice naming/playing notes on the Treble or Bass Clef staff. Time yourself to get a score. Play against friends to compete!