School Music Monthly Volume 7

School Music Monthly Volume 7

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... this heavy quality as high as "D" or "E" flat. The quality of the tone, however, is not pleasing and the longer it is used the more strident and disagreeable it becomes, until eventually the upper tones are almost entirely lost. It is perhaps possible for the child to use the chest quality in the lower register with safety, but it is always un wise to allow this, for in the enthusiasm which comes from singing with others, the chest tones will be invari-. ably carried too high. The only safety, then, lies in discarding this quality entirely and in using the soft head tones at all times. This may be done, and this tone quality developed by training the class in descending scales. Begin as high as "E flat," fourth space, which is well above the chest register. Sing the descending scale softly with the syllable "Loo," taking care that no change of quality takes place. If at first one uses the scale syllables, a change to the chest quality will nearly always take place at the syllable "Fa." To prevent this, avoid the use of scale syllables in such practice, until the proper tone quality has been established by the use of the syllable "Loo." With the formation of the proper habits of tone production and the ability to read readily, much has been accomplished. The two together form the key which will unlock for our young people that treasury of song which we have inherited from the musical minds of the past. We should remember that our aim should be not only to teach the children to sing, but also to help them to form a musical taste which will assist in stemming that tide of trash which, masquerading under the name of music, seems to be ready to overwhelm us. The more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236869559
  • 9781236869555