About This Chapter
Techniques for Performing & Rehearsing Music - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll review a series of engaging lessons that cover useful techniques for rehearsing and performing music. After reviewing the human vocal register, you'll take a look at the different vocal ranges, the functions of sight-singing and types of voice leading errors. When you're finished with the chapter's lessons, you should be able to:
- Describe the range of the human voice
- Compare the soprano, alto, tenor and bass vocal ranges
- Explain the purpose of sight-singing
- Recognize voice leading errors
Our lessons are designed to be short and entertaining so you can quickly move through the chapter and enjoy the studying process. You'll have the opportunity to check your understanding of these concepts by taking the lesson quizzes and chapter exam. Use any computer or mobile device to study, and feel free to reach out to our subject-matter experts if you have any questions about the material.
1. Vocal Register, Range & Tessitura
To become a good singer, you need to start by getting to know your voice. In this lesson, we'll examine vocal range, register, and tessitura and see how this impacts our understanding of both singing and music in general.
2. Soprano: Definition & Range
In this lesson, you'll learn about the soprano voice type. You'll read about a soprano's typical vocal range, as well as how the soprano voice compares to other female voice types.
3. Alto: Definition, Vocal Range & Comparisons
The first step to four-part writing is to know the four parts. In this lesson, we'll get to know the alto and see what this voice contributes to the harmony and stability of the composition.
4. Tenor: Definition & Range
In this lesson, you'll learn about the tenor voice type. You'll learn about the average range of the tenor voice and how its range compares to other voice types. You'll also learn about some of the subcategories of tenor used in operatic literature.
5. Bass: Definition, Vocal Range & Comparisons
Each line in four-part music has its own role. In this lesson, we are going to check out the bass voice and see what impact it has on the texture and structure of a composition.
6. What Is Sight-Singing? - Definition & Purpose
Vocalists need to perfect many different skills to achieve the highest level of performance. In this lesson, we're going to talk about sight-singing and see how this can help refine many skills at once.
7. Voice Leading Errors: Definition & Types
Voice leading can be tricky, and there are some common errors that can easily occur. In this lesson, we are going to examine these errors and see how they can negatively impact a composition.
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Other chapters within the ILTS Music (143): Test Practice and Study Guide course
- Introduction to Musical Elements
- Meter & Rhythm
- Music Notation
- Elements of Melody
- Elements of Harmony in Music
- Elements of Chord Progression
- Nonharmonic Tones
- Musical Forms
- Techniques for Composing Music
- Opera and Orchestral Music
- Medieval Music
- Music of the Renaissance
- The Baroque Period in Music
- The Classical Period in Music
- The Romantic Period in Music
- Modern Era Music
- Jazz Music
- Musical Theater and Popular Music
- Music of the United States
- Music of the World
- Technology in Music
- Music Teaching Strategies
- Principles of Music Education
- ILTS Music Flashcards