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Tass Week 2 – Wednesday -AMV -Vocal

  • silly start:
  • Warm up
  • Handout – scales and arpeggios – the aristocats
    • Take it bar by bar
    • explain and look at importance of Solfege syllables
    • reinforce tonic \ dominant relationship
    • Key changes: – discuss and look at the progression starts in C, then goes to D, then E, then F – follows the scale from the beginning.
  • Siya hambe
    • with some percussion

Tass Week Two – AMV: Vocal

Here’s what we did, in a nutshell

  • Warmup – massage, humms, vowels, sequences etc.
  • Sight singing
    • #1 – lullaby – focus on quick articulations at beginning – “L” sound too long.
    • #9 – part 1, then part 2, then together
    • #12 – reinforce tonic dominant relationship
      • stuck on 2nd half
    • #16 – Divide into 3 groups
      • determine and agree upon syllables
      • clap through the rhythm
      • Say words with proper rhythm
      • Sing through with syllables
      • Sing through with words
      • Bring together and sing together
  • Seven elements of music
    1. Melody – the recognizable sequence of pitches in the forefront of a piece of music
    2. Harmony – the simultaneous occurrence of pitches
    3. Rhythm – the small organization of pitches into quarters, eights, tempo, beat and pulse
    4. Timbre – the tone quality of the pitches – i.e. guitar with and without a fuzz or distortion pedal
    5. Texture – the number and variety of instruments playing at one time.
    6. Form – the larger organization of notes into recognizable and contrast-able sections. i.e. Song form– Verse Chorus, or ABA
    7. Dynamics and Articulations – How the pitches start  or the attack or each note and level of sound produced. i.e. Forte, loud, soft, accented, staccato.

We need a new song to sing for tomorrow.

 

Tass AMV – Vocal February 8th

New student today – welcome!

  • Warm up – breathing
    • Hissing – longest hiss
    • Circle massage warm up – release tension, build trust in group.
    • hum – chew the hum
      • Open hum to different vowel sounds and back
      • Eh Ee Ay o oo
    • range sighs – up and down
    • Consonants – repeat after me.
    • d drd drmrd drmfmrd drmfsfmrd
  • Sight Singing book –
    • review #1, 2, 3
    • New – #4 tick tock – focus on consonants – staccatto – short
    • reinforce tonic and dominant relationship – a little shakey – must further reinforce tomorrow.
    • new #5 prum pum pum – much better
    • #7 new syllable “mi” between do and sol
      • prior knowledge – Solfeggio – opening do mi sol do`
    • Exercise 7 – shakey because of rhythms – work more on rhythms in future. – use percussion to help?
  • Solfeggio – worked on beginning section and melody
    • Chord at beginning sounds shakey – Alto’s (group 2) seem unsure – find right mix of experience for second group.
    • Began working on harmony part with second group.

Ran out of time today.  Tomorrow I should start with Solfeggio and mix up groups.  Have everyone be able to sing every part so that we learn from each other and find strengths.