Complete Manual for Teachers in One Volume Volume 2

Complete Manual for Teachers in One Volume Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...from the first grade through the High School. FOURTH YEAR SEPTEMBER ToNE PRODUCTION The study of vowels and consonants, breathing, position, etc., as applied to children's singing, is vitally essential for every teacher who attempts to teach children to sing. This most important side of school music teaching is not included in this Manual, for obvious reasons. A few suggestions only, are offered concerning the use of neutral syllables which shall hereafter be used a part of the time, in the place of the Latin syllables, do, re, mi, etc. Great care should be taken in the choice and use of vowels. The 00 sound is an excellent means of forming the "head" tone habit. 'However, the habitual use of 00 is apt to develop a "hooty" tone. The vowel 0 as in on is favorable to good tone. This sound is between a as in all and a as in father. The teeth must be apart, and the muscles of the tongue, lips and face, flexible and soft, in the singing of all vowels. The mouth must be opened easily and naturally. An unnatural or distorted expression of the face while singing is conclusive evidence of bad tonal conditions. A stiff, forced condition of the open mouth may be quite as bad as the closed teeth. One of the worst and most common errors is the neglect to open the back part of the throat and mouth. The lips and teeth may be wide open While the tongue and soft palate completely close the throat. No direct appeal should ever be made to the child to "open the throat." Such instructions cause an unnatural effort and develop wrong conditions. The singer should feel the sensation of gently lifting the tones. Sometimes the act of yawning will help to give this sensa tion of lifting the tone. The teacher should be more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236972988
  • 9781236972989