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Vocal Production & Performance Basics - Chapter Summary
Our instructors use short, focused lessons to teach you the basics of vocal production and performance. You will learn various styles of dramas as well as how you can communicate verbally and nonverbally to an audience. When you are done with this chapter, you will now be able to:
- Improve aesthetic and rhetoric of vocal performance
- Work with terms, styles and time periods of drama
- Understand verbal and nonverbal communication in a drama
- Appreciate the role of the narrator
- Know the various responsibilities in producing a play
- See the benefits of classroom drama activities
Lessons are in both text and video formats. A quiz is provided for self-assessment after each to verify your understanding. The video lessons average 5-10 minutes in length and have a timeline tool that makes it easy to go back and replay any specific portion. We provide a feature for you to ask the instructor any questions that you might have.
1. Improving Rhetoric & Aesthetic of Vocal Performances
Learn about how to improve vocal performances with evaluation and strategies. Explore the many ways singers and speakers have the opportunity for evaluation, the multiple areas of evaluation, and the evaluation strategies.
2. What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles
Ever wonder why we use the word 'drama' when referencing people who overreact to a situation? Discover the definition of drama, its different styles, and why your friends might belong on the stage in this overview of the dramatic genre.
3. Character Dialogue & Nonverbal Communication in a Drama
Characters in plays have two ways of communicating with the audience and each other. They can use verbal or nonverbal forms of communication. In this lesson, you'll learn about how both are used in drama.
4. Narrator: Definition, Types & Examples
A narrator tells a story. Narrators may know all the information readers need to know, and sometimes their knowledge is limited. Learn more about the definition of a narrator and different types of narrators, then test your knowledge with a quiz.
5. Inferring Mood in Drama
When reading a play, the reader must figure out what the overall mood is using evidence found within the text. This lesson will teach you where to look in the script to find the clues to the mood.
6. What Are The Roles in Producing a Play?
Discover what it takes to put on a play! Explore the many roles on and off stage. Learn about the various stages of production from conception to wrap. In the theater, no part is too small.
7. The Benefits of Using Drama Activities in the Classroom
Teachers can use a variety of methods to promote learning in the classroom. This lesson outlines how drama can be a tool to help students develop speaking, listening, and comprehension skills.
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Other chapters within the MTTC Speech (004): Practice & Study Guide course
- Human Communication Processes
- The Listening Process
- Understanding Verbal & Nonverbal Communication
- Elements of Interpersonal Communication
- Oral & Written Language Skills
- Writing Conventions
- Essential Elements of Speech & Discourse
- Communication in Small Groups & Teams
- Understanding & Responding to Presentations
- Interview Preparation & Strategies
- Public Speaking & Audience Analysis
- Preparing for Speeches
- Using Visual Aids in Presentations
- Elements of Speech Delivery
- History, Formats & Logic of Debates
- Ethical Communication
- Media Literacy
- Types & Influence of Mass Communication & Media
- Language Arts in Speech Communication Curriculum
- The Michigan Speech Communication Educator
- MTTC Speech Flashcards