Lesson On Music Theory

How To Sing Good 3 Easy Tips For How To Sing Good

Hi there. Aaron here from Superior SingingMethod and in this tutorial, I want to talk about how to sing good. OK. How to sing good. The ironic thing aboutthe statement how to sing good is it is bad grammar. So let me just get that out of theway first. How to sing well, yeah, that's better grammar. So this is not a grammar lesson.This is actually a singing lesson so let's jump into that. How to sing well, how to sing good. Firstof all, at the end of this, I want to give you a good vocal exercise that will help youto be able to sing well and it's one of my

favorite ones. It's a good warmup exercisethat will kind of get you going in the morning as well. It's the only one you do. It's agood one to start with. So how do you sing wellé What are the different things that ittakes to learn how to do thaté First of all, understanding the voice. Thereare two probably yeah, three main things I think. It's like understanding the voice,learning proper technique and doing vocal exercise. So last one I'm going to give youis that vocal exercise. So understanding the voice, what does that meané Things like nasality. A lot of people whenthey sing, they sing and it just sounds kind

of like this. It sounds nasally and nasallydoesn't come across. It doesn't sound very good and nobody really wants to hear a nasallysinger. So understanding the voices, understandinghow to for example, it would be how to get rid of the nasality in your voice and it couldbe a lot of things but mostly it's probably the soft palate and I won't go too much intoit now. But soft palate is just beyond the hard palate which is the roof of your mouth.Soft is set behind there and usually nasally means soft palate is down too low. So understanding the voice, understandingthat the voice is a delicate instrument, understanding

that when you yell and you're like tryingto belt a note, like that, that puts a lot of strain on your voice and doesn't soundgood with tone but it also can hurt your voice. So just understanding those there is a lotof things to understand about the voice. These are just a couple of examples. The second thing is learning proper technique.Proper technique is things like learning how to breathe from your diaphragm. Breathingfrom your diaphragm is taking a just to give you a little, tiny glimpse of what it is,it's basically having proper posture, taking that complete breath and allowing your diaphragmto descend, creating space for your lungs

to be able to expand and your stomach cavityand as you sing, the tendency is to let your chest kind of collapse, to fall like that.But instead of doing that, keeping your chest nice and high, like kind of just like I amnow, not super high. Those are some of the basics of learning howto diaphragm breathe. So that's learning the proper techniques and there are a lot of techniquesof learning how to sing but that was just one example. So it's understanding the voice, learningproper technique and then doing vocal warmups. Vocal warmups are important because yourvoice is made of muscle and cartilage and

you need to build up those muscles to be ableto manipulate the notes the way you want to and to be able to sing all the things youneed to sing and know what your voice is going to do when. You need to strengthen those musclesso that they respond the way that you want them to respond when you're singing, rightéRight. So let's get to the voice exercise. This isa good one. It's one of my favorites as like a morning exercise. It's going to be Zs, Zs,We're going to do Zs on just basically five notes descending. So it's going to be vocalexercise. I started a little low. I will start a little higher. vocal exercise Dothat with me. vocal exercise And then you

Interactive Music Theory Lesson for Middle School

Hi Its Janice Tuck from the Fun Music Company And today I've got a sequenced lesson for you for musicianship or music theory for a middle school or junior high class. This is a small sample of the comprehensive range of resources that we have in this one area. This one comes from ourinteractive music theory program, level two. Keep in mind that this lesson if for students who have already learned a few things in music theory before So todays lesson covers some revision on treble and bass and writing notes.

In this first activity students will need to revise some known things, by reading the text and filling in the answers. you can also check any answer on thewhiteboard you need to by using this cool 'erase to reveal ' feature built into the software on this second slide students arerefining their note writing skills and making sure that t he notes are written right in the middle of the line or the space that they are working on. Its an area where students can lose a lot of marks in test and exams, so its worth spending a few minutes on it in class. You can simply start this by doing this interactive together as a class and they can fill in the answers on their worksheet, which corresponds to this page on these next few slides, there is some revision of treble and bass notes

and students can then go ahead and fillin their answers on the worksheets. We then tie all of these things together with a class version of this note matching game Where the students take turns in matching a note with its corresponding letter name. To earn points for their team. So there you have it. Theres a short sequence for you to try out now If you don't have an interactive whiteboard, then please don't worry, because you don't have to use the interactiveversion with your classes. you can simply download it onto your computer if you want to

or you can print out the worksheets The choice is yours. And if you need a whole heap of different range of worksheets for students of different ability levels Then be sure to check out our other theory resources, because there is something there for everyone And it will save you hours and hours of preparation time. So as usual, let me know how you get on, and go ahead now and teach music theorywith ease and passion so If you're not subscribed to our weekly emails, then make sure you head over to music company resources dot com

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