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BUILDING A PYRAMID OF MUSICIANSHIP

BUILDING A PYRAMID OF MUSICIANSHIP
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Vocal Production - the base on which all other skills are built. During this initial step in the development process singers begin to:

  • Develop breath support, correct posture, and diction.
  • Create an awareness of facial space and establish a good sound. 
  • Extend range, sustain vowels, and sing through the break with a variety of vocalizes and exercises.
  • Learn how to overcome the problems peculiar to the adolescent male voice.

Music Literacy - the crucial link between producing sound and beginning to understand, enjoy and create music. The middle step toward vocal musicianship includes:

  • Sight-reading tips, techniques for rhythm, and pitch recognition.
  • A guide for choosing appropriate literature.

Artistic Creativity - the ultimate goal of every music teacher is to create an artistic musician. The final step in the pyramid contains:

  • Exercises to encourage phrasing and expressive singing.
  • Suggestions for increasing sensitivity to the text.

In addition to these basic building blocks, the complete pyramid kit includes:

  • Teacher's book with creative hints, suggestions, and in-depth explanations not found on the student pages.
  • Duplicating privileges for the student pages, so you can print enough for your entire class.
  • Accompaniments (include transpositions) for over 20 vocalizes and warm-up exercises.

 

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