Voices in the Crowd: Warm-Up Powerpoint
This powerpoint is a quick summary of a few vocal exercises and warm-ups to prepare students for/during class. It is mostly suited for in-class or outside-class choral rehearsals, but you can encourage your students to use the podcast in their own daily vocal practices. It is step-by-step, making it simple to use, and includes examples of the exercise. This way, you can ensure that you're students are preparing to sing healthily.
Students will be able to properly warm-up their voices as well as strengthen them for rehearsal and outside performance purposes. They will also learn some small facts about vocal health to better their understanding as well as learn to appreciate the art for warming-up.
How it is to be used:
The powerpoint is only meant to be used as an introduction in class and for reference outside of class. It is common to forget which warm-ups work and which don't, and it's even harder to remember the ones that you "know". The powerpoint starts the student back at square one if they forget and goes through the proper technique for each warm-up. The good thing about the powerpoint is that the students can use it at their own pace and create their own mini lessons with it!
Mass Arts Frameworks:
- 1.1 Sing independently, maintaining accurate intonation, steady tempo, rhythmic accuracy, appropriately-produced sound (timbre), clear diction, and correct posture
- 1.6 Sing independently with increased accuracy, expanded breath control, and extended vocal range
- 1.10 Sing with expression and technical accuracy a large repertoire of vocal literature representing various genres, style, cultures, and historical periods, with a difficulty of 4, on a scale of 1 to 6, including works performed by memory*
- 1.12 Demonstrate well-developed ensemble skills
- 1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.