Exam 1 Study Guide
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Date Created: 09/12/16
Study Guide for Exam 1: What are the 3 principles of singing?: Good balance, deep breathing, stay present at all times 2 ways you know if you’re breathing effectively: Expansion in diaphragm (no tightness in chest) 2 physical warmups one can use before singing: Jaw massaging, stretching 2 ways one can use your voice by playing and experimenting with sound that isn’t singing: Lip trills, sirens When a muscle contracts it: Shortens 2 things that are important for physical balance: Good stance (foot tripod), shoulders not collapsing For what style of singing is proper vocal technique necessary for?: ALL What is one way to make sure you don’t lose focus and awareness while practicing singing: Visualization, taking time to reflect on music, breathing exercises, vary your warmups and rhythms, scales Other than a practice room, where else can you practice?: Anywhere appropriate Freeing your body is not just for singing; it has a direct relationship to your: a. Physical alignment b. Energy c. Health d. All of the above Answer: D True or False: It is a good thing to take a mental vacation during a performance: False True or False: Your body is your instrument True True or False: Presence is the first step to the development of a listening body or mind: True Define muscular antagonism: Muscles working against each other/ contracting True or False: You should always use as many muscles as possible for singing, even if you don’t need them False True or False: Your technique is the framework for everything you want to do with your voice True True or False: The way you treat your body does not matter and has no impact on your singing False True or false: Muscles only contract to create an action True True or false: Correcting a voice without having the right foundation is like trying to build a house on a bad foundation True True or false: Nervousness does not impact your breathing True What is another word for your voice box?: Larynx What is it called when muscular antagonism is used to stabilize a joint to help its performance?: Synergy Describe deep breathing: Physical process; breathing in, diaphragm stretches down, lungs. Thinking breathing from the bottom up, not from the shoulders. “Feeling expansion in the lower part of your body.” Describe a siren: Sliding up and down all ze pitches Describe lip trills: Keep lips together, blow air through and hum. Let vibrate continuously. Buzzing. What is another name for your sternum: breast bone What is the first principal of singing: good balance What is the second principal of singing: deep breathing Skeletal muscles: create movement of the body Describe why it is important to take a deep breath, not necessarily a “big” breath: Gives you better support, helps you not sing from your throat. Promotes healthy singing. (short answer essay question). “Just because you take a big breath doesn’t mean you’re getting expansion in lower part of body; deep breath does this. Don’t want to overexpand, fill up so you can feel it’s comfortable.” Describe visualization and why it is important: Imagining all aspects of your performance; walking onto stage, realtime performing your whole piece, bowing, etc., important to help with your focus and with performance anxiety. Describe what it means to have a balanced, free and flexible body; what happens to your posture from when you’re a child to now: during a performance not being stiff, able to move around but still have good balanced posture. From the time you’re a child to now, your posture becomes worse and you slouch more How do you know when someone is present and aware while they are singing?: Their eyes stay focused and are looking in a general direction, not darting around. Describe ways to improve alignment: Keep feet at shoulder width apart, keep hips and pelvis aligned over feet, shoulders relaxed and good posture, don’t stick your neck out.
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