Tag Archives: alto

Colorful Clef Mnemonics

I know what some of you will say: “Don’t use mnemonics! It’s terrible!” While I do try to get students to memorize each note, or at least one starting note, sometimes a student needs the mnemonic to help them remember. … Continue reading

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SOVT, Vocal Development, and…Straws??

Hello everyone! I recently had a student with an emergency situation: she woke up with no voice! This is a little girl (11) who might as well have been born on the stage — she sings all the time! And … Continue reading

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Video: An Alto’s Lament

Though I love singing alto, I feel her pain. Sometimes I wonder if I was incorrectly classified as a soprano in college, though I haven’t used my high voice as much lately so it may just be rusty. Hope you … Continue reading

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Voice Classification

John Cooksey (1999) and Lynne Gackle (2006) Steps for Classifying the Voice Group Classification for Males All students sing America in a key that will designate the phase of voice change. For example, playing in the key of F will … Continue reading

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