Choral Conducting CDC Paper.docx

Choral Conducting CDC Paper.docx - Nathaniel Parks CDC pg...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

Nathaniel Parks 10/12/15 CDC pg. 55, 16, 29, 43 When working on your choir’s sound, it is important to consider both their vowels and intonation. Vowels and intonation are vital to the success of your group, and the two go hand in hand. We will delve in to both of these topics today so we can better understand how to develop them. We will first look at developing proper intonation with your choir. Before even singing your first note, it is crucial that you develop subvocalization skills with your ensemble. Subvocalization is the process of going through all the motions of singing without actually singing the notes. This requires your singers to feel what a note should be, and hear it in their head without actually having to make a sound. When your choir members are able to this, their intonation will improve dramatically, as a singer who thinks in tune will sing in tune. When you teach your choir subvocalization, you are helping them expand their pitch memory, their pitch accuracy, and their overall autonomy as a musician.
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.
  • Spring '14
  • PaulJ.Etter
  • Formant, Vowel, International Phonetic Alphabet, vowels, subvocalization skills, Nathaniel Parks

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern