Tag Archives: voice

Video: “Little Drummer Boy” by the Pentatonix

This is a great video that has been going around the internet since its release a few weeks ago. I absolutely love vocal percussion and doing sound effects with the voice (Eric Whitacre has some nice choral pieces like that) … Continue reading

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Article: Saving the Private Teacher’s Energy

Article: Saving the Private Teacher’s Energy An article written by David L. Jones, a professional voice instructor in New York. He writes many helpful articles and I have learned a lot from reading the information on his website http://www.voiceteacher.com I … Continue reading

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Book: Singing Made Easy

As of January I will be up to 30 students, assuming everyone who has committed follows through with that commitment, and next week I am doing a trial voice lesson for a 7-year-old. I am used to working with older … Continue reading

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Article: Damaging Vocal Technique

In doing some research for voice lessons, I found this useful article on The Voice Teacher website, written by David Jones: http://www.voiceteacher.com/damaging.html The article includes such topics as flat tongued singing, jaw forward, breathy singing, belting, etc. Please check it … Continue reading

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Vocal Focus: Sight-Reading and Vocalise Books

While my teaching adventures in the private lesson world focus mainly on clarinet and piano, I have begun including voice lessons due to high demand for them withing the studio. (I also have a saxophone student!) In an effort to … Continue reading

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Website Feature: Making Music Fun .net

One of my go-to websites when I need materials for a private lesson or for a classroom is MakingMusicFun.net ┬áThere is a wealth of resources there, particularly helpful to younger students and the parents of these children. There is a … 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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Vocal Resources – Links

Vocal Resources Your Accompanist: http://www.youraccompanist.com/piano-accompaniments Teaching Music Through Performance in Choir: http://www.teachingmusic.org/tmtp_choir.cfm Florida Vocal Association http://www.fva.net http://www.fva.net/for-directors/ctr/ Useful director resources! Voice placement help will be especially useful. National Association of Teachers of Singing: http://www.nats.org/ Making Music Magazine: http://www.makingmusicmag.com/ Check their … Continue reading

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