Week 2 Notes
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ashley Prenatt on Wednesday September 7, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to MUS 1470 at Ohio University taught by Alex Perkins in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 5 views. For similar materials see Class Voice I in Music at Ohio University.
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Date Created: 09/07/16
Preparation for Singing Focusing *Visualization visualize every aspect of performance, many times, over a period of at least 2 or 3 weeks arriving warming up walking on stage real time singing/playing through breathe steady and consistent all throughout possible to use as a music therapist; example: using it with young children to help them calm down *Physically preparing yourself various exercises (read in book) energy; yawn: helps to release jaw tension let jaw hang imagine novocaine: can’t feel feeling before yawning gently massage cheek muscles lip trills/buzzes siren exercises; fun for clients/students! Chapter 7 Topics *Muscles work by contracting they don’t push/expand, either contract of “uncontract” muscles work for singing/breathing if a muscle isn’t working properly, we will start to have problems singing if you’re singing and a muscle is tense (arm, for example), it’s taking energy away from a muscle that needs that energy singing is about knowing where tension should be and how to place it there diaphragm, larynx, tongue → muscles use in singing Muscular antagonism muscles contracting in different directions, but working together work together in opposing forces allows you to move *Posture don’t be too tense in the way you stand “there’s a line going down through your body to keep you straight” idea keep arch in back allow body to feel free/like you can move think your legs are tree trunks, roots in your feet going down into the ground balance in the center of feet → tripod make sure you feel your neck is lengthened knees gently loose, not locked
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