Contents


Introduction free

The main reasons why most children experience difficulties with singing free

- Absence of active singing in families free

- The unnatural position of the speaking voice free

- Poor physical condition free

- Bad singing role models free

- Vocal training inedaquacy of kindergarten and elementary teachers free

- Unprofessional instruction of children in choirs and music schools free

“In praise of children’s singing abilities” free

The range of children’s voices free

The most common defects in children’s voices free

Voice change free

Children and vibrato free

Children and the microphone free

How to work with this textbook free

Table of Octaves free

Table of Vowels free

The list of tricks for better practicing free

The main principles for working with this textbook free

Packages of exercises free

The main principles of a successful training free

Working with individual age categories free

Lessons divided by age categories free

Lesson One: Body warm-up exercises

Body relaxation, activation and coordination exercises

Upright posture

- Correct head position

- Correct shoulder position

- Correct pelvic position

Singing posture

- Standing singing posture free

- Exercises to restore the proper muscle functions that are necessary for a correct singing posture free

- Sitting singing posture

Lesson Two: Breathing exercises

Theoretical part and terminology

- Active inhalation muscles

- Schema of working with the breath while singing

- Learning the correct way of breathing

- Types of breathing

- Stronger exhalation

Achieving natural breathing function

Maintaining the inhalation form

Strengthening the breathing muscles

Even exhalation

Lesson Three: Basic terminology for vocal exercises

Vocal cords

Vocal registers free

Mixed voice (voix mixte) free

Chest and head resonance

Head tone

Vocal Tract

The fundamental physiological difference between spoken and singing voice

Voice onset

Lesson Four: Preparatory voice exercises

Correct tone onset

- Resonance form

- Singing form

- Aspirated voice onset and sliding into the tone

Inducing head resonance free

- Humming free

Finding the right degree of jaw opening

Inducing head tone

- Soft tone onset

Singing form of the mouth - “ Relaxed carp”

Fixating the head resonance sensation

Lesson Five: Vowels and Resonance Form

Theoretical part and terminology

- Tables of Vowels

- Table of Vowels 1

- Table of Vowels 2

- Singing Articulation

- Classification of phonemes

- The formation of vowels

- Tongue position

- Larynx position

- The resonance position

- “The cupola sensation”

- Appoggio

- Enunciation of the tone “on the diaphragm”

Practicing vowels free

- The vowel ŌO free

- The long vowel ĒE

- The vowel ĀH

- The vowel ĒH

- The vowel ŌH

- The vowel ÖÖ

Balancing vowels

Lesson Six: Enunciating and holding vowels

Theoretical part

- Appoggio free

- “Enunciation of the vowel on the diaphragm”

- Enunciated voice onset

Instruction for the exercises

Practicing enunciated voice onset

Practicing the vowel ŌO

Practicing the vowel ĒE

Practicing the vowel ĀH free

Practicing the vowel ĒH

Practicing the vowel ŌH

Lesson Seven: Balancing registers

Troubles with balancing registers free

System of balancing registers

Lesson Eight: Articulation (with consonants)

Part A - How to work with consonants when singing (intended for both age categories)

- How to work with consonants when singing

- Singing articulation

- Relaxing the articulation organs (articulators)

- Relaxing and controlling the tongue free

- Flexible tension and control of the lips

- How to practice a song free

- Practice songs free

Part B - Practicing consonants (intended for the older age category)

- Theoretical part and terminology

- Nasal consonants (M - N - NG)

- Semivowels (L, J - as in YES)

- Fricative consonants (V, W, F, C, /tʃ/, S, /ʃ/, θ, ð, Z, /ʒ/, X, R)

- Occlusive consonants (P, B, T, D, /dʒ/, K, G)

- Laryngeal H sound

- Practicing consonants

- Nasals free

- Semivowels L and J

- Fricative consonants (V, W, F, C, /tʃ/, S, /ʃ/, /θ/, /ð/, Z, /ʒ/, X, R)

- The sound R

- Sibilants

- Occlusive consonants (P, B, T, D, K, G)

- Consonant H

- Initial consonant enunciation

- Practice songs for the older age children category

- Examples of pop-songs

Choir vocal warm-up exercises free