The main principles for working with this textbook

1) If you want to achieve very good results, I recommend proceeding systematically, step by step, and not skipping from topic to topic.
2) First study each exercise in detail. If you do not like theory too much, proceed straight to the video demonstration. Whenever you do not understand something take a look at the theoretical explanation which will help you understand the exercise.
3) Eventhough the video recordings are intended primarily as demonstrations you may also sing along with them.
4) For younger children, there are video demonstrations where the „story for children" is read by an adult while the exercise is shown by our two children. The younger children may join in and practice along with them.
5) There are a lot of exercises in this textbook., I therefore recommend to always create a special package, a set of exercises, tailored to the student's current needs. Later, the individual exercises can be varied or substituted with more challenging ones.
6) The principles of how to correctly assemble a set of exercises:

 

A set of exercises for small children must include:
a) Several relaxation exercises (approximately 4-6)
b) Several breathing exercises ( approximately 4-6)
c) Exercises to induce resonance form (mostly humming exercises)
d) Exercises to maintain resonance form when singing individual vowels
e) Exercises to announce vowels while simultaneously maintaining a resonance form (according to the child's ability)
f) Exercises to train the articulation organ


A set of exercises for older children must include:
a) Several relaxation exercises (approximately 1-2)
b) Several breathing exercises ( approximately 3-6)
c) Exercise to induce resonance form (mostly humming exercises)
d) Exercise to maintain resonance form when singing individual vowels
e) Exercises to announce vowels while simultaneously maintaining a resonance form
Note: For more advanced children you can skip the exercises in d) and go directly to exc. e)
f) Exercises to balance registers - only when the child needs it
g) Exercises to practice consonants