Vocal Improvisation

Vocal Improvisation

Designed for vocal students to better connect what they "hear" with what they "play."

Author: Michele Weir

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 3892210624

Category: Improvisation (Music)

Page: 232

View: 194

Designed for vocal students to better connect what they "hear" with what they "play."
Categories: Improvisation (Music)

Vocal Improvisation

Vocal Improvisation

(Berklee Guide). Learn to improvise in jazz, pop, rock, gospel, and R&B, in this user-friendly guide to vocal improvisation.

Author: Bob Stoloff

Publisher: Berklee PressPublications

ISBN: 0876391021

Category: Music

Page: 104

View: 695

(Berklee Guide). Learn to improvise in jazz, pop, rock, gospel, and R&B, in this user-friendly guide to vocal improvisation. Regardless of your level of musical training, these discussions, exercises, and games will give you technical knowledge and confidence to improvise expressively and effectively, within a singing group or as a soloist. The accompanying CD provides demonstration and sing-along tracks for practice. You will learn icebreaker exercises, groove-based improvising ideas, how to use essential scales and modes for building express solos, scat and other "instru-vocal" techniques, and group improvisational skills.
Categories: Music

Vocal Improvisation

Vocal Improvisation

Author: Gabrielle Goodman


ISBN: OCLC:672360711

Category: African Americans

Page: 133

View: 908

Categories: African Americans

Vocal Improvisation Games

Vocal Improvisation Games

With this book, authors Jeffrey Agrell and Patrice Madura Ward-Steinman open the door to improvisation for all non-jazz musicians who thought it was beyond their ability to play extemporaneously.

Author: Jeffrey Agrell


ISBN: 1622771257

Category: Educational games

Page: 54

View: 934

Categories: Educational games

Getting Started with Vocal Improvisation

Getting Started with Vocal Improvisation

Designed to help introduce vocal improvisation into choral teaching. Shows how improvisation can be used in both the general music classroom and the choral classroom.

Author: Patrice D. Madura

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028640675

Category: Music

Page: 66

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Designed to help introduce vocal improvisation into choral teaching. Shows how improvisation can be used in both the general music classroom and the choral classroom.
Categories: Music

Vocal Improvisation

Vocal Improvisation

With demonstration cassette.

Author: Patty Coker

Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company, Incorporated

ISBN: 0769233341

Category: Music

Page: 152

View: 616

With demonstration cassette. The emphasis is on ear training, vocal-ease, memorizing chord changes, scalar language, articulation, and much more. The goal is to have the vocalist understand the instrumental structure over which he or she sings. With or without a musical background, the singer will profit.
Categories: Music

The Healing Power of the Human Voice

The Healing Power of the Human Voice

Mantras , Chanting , and Vocal Improvisation There are three essential
interrelated approaches to using vocal sound therapeutically . Toning , which has
already been presented in relation to natural sounds ( chapter 8 ) and the use of
mantras ...

Author: James D'Angelo

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 1594770506

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 177

View: 793

James D'Angelo introduces the concepts behind sound healing and the ways in which group singing can contribute to physical and mental health. Authentic chants and mantras from around the world, techniques for producing overtones, and simple movements disposing the body to inner harmony, health, and peace are included.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Theory and Practice of Vocal Psychotherapy

The Theory and Practice of Vocal Psychotherapy

empowerment cont. and singing 31, 47, 205–6 and songs 181 and vocal
improvisation 140 empty chair 175–7 endorphins 21 energy blocks 20 energy
levels 124 energy release and complexes 44, 45 and connection in vocal
psychotherapy ...

Author: Diane Austin

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846429415

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 441

The voice is the most powerful and widely used instrument in music therapy. This book demonstrates the enormous possibilities for personal change and growth using a new, voice-based model of psychotherapy where the sounds of the voice are expressed, listened to and interpreted in order to access unconscious aspects of the self and retrieve memories, images and feelings from the past. Combining theory with practice, the book explains the foundations of vocal psychotherapy and goes on to explore its usage in clinical practice and the various techniques involved. The book integrates important concepts from depth psychology such as regression, reenactment and working with transference and counter-transference with the practice of vocal music therapy. Drawing on over twenty years of research, the author uses case studies to illustrate specific vocal interventions, including improvisation techniques such as vocal holding, free associative singing and psychodramatic singing. Vocal Psychotherapy highlights the value of voice work as an integral part of the psychotherapeutic process and provides a model of advanced clinical work that will be essential reading for music and creative arts therapists.
Categories: Psychology

Inside Arabic Music

Inside Arabic Music

VOCAL IMPROVISATION This chapter covers vocal improvisation in Arabic
music through the most widely used forms: the layali ... These forms are the
ultimate vehicle for improvisation by a musician, because the voice is the most
expressive, ...

Author: Johnny Farraj

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190658373

Category: Music

Page: 272

View: 627

What makes hundreds of listeners cheer ecstatically at the same instant during a live concert by Egyptian diva Umm Kulthum? What is the unspoken language behind a taqsim (traditional instrumental improvisation) that performers and listeners implicitly know? How can Arabic music be so rich and diverse without resorting to harmony? Why is it so challenging to transcribe Arabic music from a recording? Inside Arabic Music answers these and many other questions from the perspective of two "insiders" to the practice of Arabic music, by documenting a performance culture and a know-how that is largely passed on orally. Arabic music has spread across the globe, influencing music from Greece all the way to India in the mid-20th century through radio and musical cinema, and global popular culture through Raqs Sharqi, known as "Bellydance" in the West. Yet despite its popularity and influence, Arabic music, and the maqam scale system at its heart, remain widely misunderstood. Inside Arabic Music de-mystifies maqam with an approach that draws theory directly from practice, and presents theoretical insights that will be useful to practitioners, from the beginner to the expert - as well as those interested in the related Persian, Central Asian, and Turkish makam traditions. Inside Arabic Music's discussion of maqam and improvisation widens general understanding of music as well, by bringing in ideas from Saussurean linguistics, network theory, and Lakoff and Johnson's theory of cognition as metaphor, with an approach parallel to Gjerdingen's analysis of Galant-period music - offering a lens into the deeper relationships among music, culture, and human community.
Categories: Music

Learning from Young Children

Learning from Young Children

Chapter Nine Tonal Patterns: Providing the Vocabulary for Comprehensive Vocal
Improvisation Krista N. Velez In this research, the effect of tonal pattern instruction
on the vocal improvisations and developmental tonal music aptitudes of first- ...

Author: Suzanne L. Burton

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781607093220

Category: Education

Page: 289

View: 511

"Published in partnership with MENC: The National Association for Music Education."
Categories: Education

Excursions in World Music

Excursions in World Music

TAQSLˉM Solo instrumental improvisation. MAWWAˉL Solo vocal
improvisation in the Arab world, usually involving the singing of a piece of poetry.
QASLˉDA. A vocal piece based on classical Arabic poetic form of the same
name. LISTEN ...

Author: Timothy Rommen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429782947

Category: Music

Page: 484

View: 591

Excursions in World Music is a comprehensive introductory textbook to the musics of the world, creating a panoramic experience for students by engaging the many cultures around the globe, and highlighting the sheer diversity to be experienced in the world of music. At the same time, the text illustrates the often profound ways through which a deeper exploration of these many different communities can reveal overlaps, shared horizons, and common concerns in spite of, and because of, this very diversity. The new eighth edition features six brand new chapters, including chapters on Japan, Sub-Saharan Africa, China and Taiwan, Europe, Maritime Southeast Asia, and Indigenous Peoples. General updates have been made to other chapters, replacing visuals and updating charts/statistics. Another major addition to the eighth edition is the publication of a companion Reader, entitled Critical Issues in World Music. Each chapter in the Reader is designed to introduce students to a theoretical concept or thematic area within ethnomusicology and illustrate its possibilities by pointing to case studies drawn from at least three chapters in Excursions in World Music. Chapters include the following topics: Music, Gender, and Sexuality; Music and Ritual; Coloniality and "World Music"; Music and Space; Music and Diaspora; Communication, Technology, Media; Musical Labor, Musical Value; and Music and Memory. Instructors can use this resource as a primary or secondary path through the materials, either assigning chapters from the textbook and then digging deeper by exploring a chapter from the Reader, or starting with a Reader chapter and then moving into the musical specifics offered in the textbook chapters. Having available both an area studies and a thematic approach to the materials offers important flexibility to instructors and also provides students with additional means of engaging with the musics of the world. A companion website with a new test bank and fully updated instructor’s manual is available for instructors. Numerous resources are posted for students, including streamed audio listening, additional resources (such as links to YouTube videos or websites), a musical fundamentals essay (introducing concepts such as meter, melody, harmony, form, etc.), interactive quizzes, and flashcards.
Categories: Music

Improvisation Hypermedia and the Arts since 1945

Improvisation Hypermedia and the Arts since 1945

Amanda Stewart says about Collaboration: In two sections live voice and
electronics improvise together. In this process I did a vocal improvisation and
Warren recorded compressed fragments of it and arranged these sounds on the
sampler so ...

Author: Roger Dean

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134376131

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 333

View: 721

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Performing Arts

Jazz singer s handbook

Jazz singer s handbook

VOCalTechnique BOOks The Structure of Singing: System and Art of Vocal
Technique by Richard Miller (Wadsworth) Richard ... Vocal Improvisation
Techniques by Bob Stoloff (Gerard and Sarzin) A useful book on vocal
improvisation with ...

Author: Michele Weir

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 0739033875

Category: Music

Page: 96

View: 470

A guide to jazz singing offers advice on such topics as communicating through emotion, coloring the melody, and phrasing, along with information on preparing for a performance and creating an arrangement.
Categories: Music

The Effects of Vocal Improvisation on Kod ly based Sight Singing Technique in High School Choral Music Students

The Effects of Vocal Improvisation on Kod    ly based Sight Singing Technique in High School Choral Music Students

Music literacy is a key component in a fully enriching music education.

Author: Brandon Michael Nonnemaker


ISBN: OCLC:1038519595


Page: 168

View: 474

Music literacy is a key component in a fully enriching music education. Nearly all pedagogical approaches emphasize music reading and writing. However, sight singing, a specialized component of music literacy, is a skill that remains a challenge for many young singers. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of vocal improvisation on Kod©Łly-based sight singing instruction for high school choral music students. Based on results of the AMMA (Advanced Measures of Music Audiation, Gordon, 1989), participants (n = 52) were assigned to an experimental group (n = 27) or control group (n = 25). Both groups received sight singing instruction using the Kod©Łly method. The instructional strategies associated with this method included (a) tonic solfa, (b) Curwen hand signs, and (c) Chev©♭ rhythm syllables. The experimental group, however, participated in researcher-compiled vocal improvisation activities for 10-15 minutes of the 30-minute lessons. Improvisation activities included (a) learning selected repertoire by rote, (b) sequentially developing a vocabulary of tonal syllables and rhythmic syllables, (c) improvising with voice and body percussion tonic, dominant, subdominant, and submediant tonal patterns within the context of major and minor tonalities, and (d) improvising with voice and body percussion macrobeat, microbeat, division, elongation, and rest rhythm patterns within the context of duple meter. The Wilcoxon signed-rank test was used to determine if there were statistically significant differences between sight-singing performance pre-assessment and post-assessment, as well as pre-experiment and post-experiment AMMA administration. The Wilcoxon rank sum test was used to determine significant difference between control and experimental groups. Results suggest that regular sight singing instruction using the Kod©Łly method benefited sight singing achievement (pitch accuracy, rhythmic precision, intonation, tempo). Incorporating vocal improvisation helps students build rhythm and tonal vocabulary and aurally explore the functions of harmonic structure. These practices seem to benefit overall music audiation, particularly rhythmic audiation. Survey findings suggest students' perception of their sight singing ability and of their ability to "hear music internally" (audiate) are positively impacted by vocal improvisation practices.

Scylla and Charibdis

Scylla and Charibdis

Author: Trevor Wishart


ISBN: UCSD:31822020161675

Category: Aleatory music

Page: 10

View: 973

Categories: Aleatory music