Send the link below via email or IMCopy
Present to your audienceStart remote presentation
- Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
- People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
- This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
- A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
- Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article
Do you really want to delete this prezi?
Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.
Make your likes visible on Facebook?
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.
Transcript of Singing Techniques
What is singing?
So...how's it done?
To "Make musical sounds with the voice, esp. words with a set tune," thank you Merriam-Webster, online!
Soprano (Highest!):Middle C to High C and above (Treble) (Female)
Mezzo-Soprano: A below middle C to F an 11th above middle C (Treble) (Female)
Alto: A below staff to E2 (Treble) (Female)
Tenor: Sings one octave above written, D under middle C to G on staff (Treble) (Male)
Baritone: A1 to E above middle C (Bass) (Male)
Bass: F below staff to middle C (Bass) (Male)
That looks like a lot of words, but it just means that
Harmonies are when you put multiple notes together to make a more interesting sound. But what makes a harmony? If the frequency ratios between notes are simple fractions (3/2, 2/1, etc), that makes a harmony.
Here's a melody...
Here's a harmony...
And when you put them together...
Singing...in a chorus. With people. And voice parts. And harmonies.
"Me, myself and I!" Singing all by yourself, maybe with some back-up singers. You want confidence and good breath control here.
You have probably heard this before!
You've heard this one, too!
When guys sing high, like, higher than you think they should be able to do, There's a name for that. It's called falsetto, and is done by oscillating the outer edge of your vocal chords.
You know when a singer sounds like they're singing as loud as they would with a low note, except they're singing high? That's belting. Think Adele, or Sara Bareilles in "Gravity." It comes from a strong diaphragm and good breath control. While it sounds great, it is
This is when you hear a singer's voice moving, but it's staying on one note. Again, like with falsetto, it's produced by freely oscillating your vocal chords.
This is what you use
when you sing!
Requires good posture, good breath control, and a good ear!
And that is how you sing!