Teaching Kids to Sing / Edition 2

Teaching Kids to Sing / Edition 2

by Kenneth H. Phillips
     
 

ISBN-10: 1133958508

ISBN-13: 9781133958505

Pub. Date: 01/01/2013

Publisher: Cengage Learning

A foundational text in music education, TEACHING KIDS TO SING, 2e delivers a developmental program of exercises and skills to help all students achieve confident, accurate, and expressive singing. Founded on the principle that singing is a "learned" skill and grounded in the latest physiological research, this popular text provides a groundbreaking, step-by-step

Overview

A foundational text in music education, TEACHING KIDS TO SING, 2e delivers a developmental program of exercises and skills to help all students achieve confident, accurate, and expressive singing. Founded on the principle that singing is a "learned" skill and grounded in the latest physiological research, this popular text provides a groundbreaking, step-by-step methodology for energizing the body, breath, ear, voice, and song. Thoroughly revised and updated, the new Second Edition includes a revision of the basic methodology, updated research on young singers, a separate new section on vocal physiology, contemporary music selections, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781133958505
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
755,126
Product dimensions:
17.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. PART I: THE YOUNG SINGER. 1. Vocal Pedagogy for Young Singers. Philosophical and Historical Perspectives. A Psychomotor Process. Study and Discussion Questions. References. Bibliography of Child Vocal Research Related to the Methodology. 2. The Psychomotor Process. Aural Acuity. Pitch Discrimination. Motor Coordination. Inaccurate Singing. Study and Discussion Questions. References. 3. Research on the Young Singer. The Elementary School Singer. The Secondary School Singer. Study and Discussion Questions. References. 4. The Child Singer. Characteristics of Vocal Development. Vocal Parameters. Teaching a Song. Study and Discussion Questions. References. 5. The Adolescent Singer. The Nature of Adolescents. Adolescent Female Voice. Adolescent Male Voice. Study and Discussion Questions. References. PART II: VOCAL PHYSIOLOGY. 6. Breathing and Laryngeal Mechanics. The Breath. Breathing Physiology. The Voice. Laryngeal Physiology. Study and Discussion Questions. References. 7. Resonator and Articulator Mechanics. Resonant Tone Production. Resonator Physiology. Developing Resonance. Articulator Physiology. Diction for Singing. Study and Discussion Questions. References. 8. The Healthy Voice. Knowing Your Voice. Worksheet: Knowing Your Voice. Study and Discussion Questions. References. PART III: VOCAL TECHNIQUE FOR YOUNG SINGERS. 9. The Method: An Overview. A Rationale for Teaching Kids to Sing. The Revised Curriculum. Singing Assessment. Study and Discussion Questions. 10. Level I Exercises: 1-40. Part 1: Energize the Body. Part 2: Energize the Breath. Part 3: Energize the Ear. Part 4: Energize the Voice. Part 5: Energize the Song. Study and Discussion Questions. 11. Level II Exercises: 41-80. Part 1: Energize the Body. Part 2: Energize the Breath. Part 3: Energize the Ear. Part 4: Energize the Voice. Part 5: Energize the Song. Study and Discussion Questions. 12: Singing Lessons. Summary Outline: Level I. Sample Singing Lessons: Level I. Exercise Record: Level I. Summary Outline: Level II. Sample Singing Lessons: Level II. Exercise Record: Level II. Postscript. Appendix A: Recommended Resources for Child and Adolescent Singing. Appendix B: Lists of Recommended Choral Repertory. Easy Literature for Elementary Choirs and General Music Classes. Basic Literature for Jr. High/Middle School Choirs. Basic Literature for High School Choirs. Index.

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