Teaching Choral Concepts: Teachers’ Laminated Lesson Guides (set of 24)

Choral Concepts Teachers’ Laminated Lesson Guides are a set of 24 6″ x 9″ two-sided separate-sheet summaries of the key concepts of most of the lessons in the Teaching Choral Concepts curriculum. They make excellent discussion guides for use as the lesson is being presented, and they’re much more convenient to handle than holding a book when teaching.  They really pack a lot of valuable information into a small amount of space! A substantial majority of the 35 Teaching Choral Concepts lessons have Laminated Lesson Guides prepared for them. The subjects they cover include posture, controlled breathing, vocal ranges, head resonance, head voice, change-of-color points, objectives of vocal training, the singing mechanism, oen throat, care of the voice, personal warmup, good singing tone, vocal resonance, attacks and releases, dynamic levels,  extending vocal ranges, basic musical styles, correct phrasing,  vocal flexibility, intonation, balance and blend, lip and tongue positions for singing the vowels, diction, enunciation, projection, consonant and vowel rules, and much more. These Laminated Lesson Guides are an excellent investment for teachers, directors, and all who want to improve their singing abilities!

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by Duane S. Crowther

Choral Concepts Teachers’ Laminated Lesson Guides are a set of 24 6″ x 9″ two-sided separate-sheet summaries of the key concepts of most of the lessons. They make excellent discussion guides for use as the lesson is being presented, and they’re much more convenient for teachers to handle than holding a book.  They really pack a lot of valuable information into a small amount of space! A substantial majority of the 35 Teaching Choral Concepts lessons have Laminated Lesson Guides prepared for them. Some teachers purchase classroom sets of the Laminated Lesson Guides or make overhead transparencies or computer projection files of the Guides and use them as visual outlines when they teach the lessons.

A  (Front)  Correct Sitting Posture [Poor Posture, Rules for Good Posture]; (Back)   Correct Standing Posture [Correct Posture; Movements to Help]

B  (Front)  The Breathing Mechanism [Diaphragm, External Intercostal Muscles];  (Back)   The Breathing Mechanism [Abdominal Muscles; Key Concepts]

C  (Front)  Controlled Breathing [Inspiration, Expiration Too Strong/Weak]; (Back)   Controlled Breathing [Breath Economy, Practice Techniques]

D  (Front)  Vocal Ranges [Note-numbering System, Average “Good” Ranges];  (Back)   Vocal Ranges [Average Tessituras]

E  (Front)  Head Resonance, Head Voice [Nasality, Heavy & Light Mechanisms];  (Back)   The Reed-Flute Tone Continuum [Objectives of Vocal Training]

F  (Front)  Change-of-Color Points [Usual Locations, Why Important];  (Back)   Change-of-Color Points [Hints on Locating Them]

G  (Front) Objectives of Vocal Training [Growing, Correcting Problems];  (Back)  Audition Preparation [What Directors Listen For; How to Prepare]

H  (Front) The Singing Mechanism [Adjustments: Chest Voice, Head Voice];  (Back)  Open Throat [Throat Tension; How to Open Throat Naturally]

J   (Front) Personal Warmup [Objectives, Warmup Routine];  (Back)  Personal Warmup [Warmup Routine Continued]

K  (Front) Care of the Voice (Part 1) [Vocal Abuse];  (Back)  Care of the Voice [Head Colds, Laryngitis, Allergies]

L  (Front) Care of the Voice (Part 2) [Tonsillitis, Smoking];  (Back)  Care of the Voice [Smoking, Correct Speech Level]

M (Front) Good Singing Tone [Tonal Ideal, Production Described];  (Back)  Vocal Resonance [Musical Sound, The Harmonic Series]

P  (Front) Attacks and Releases [Correct, Incorrect Characteristics];  (Back)  Effective Practice [Goals, Areas to Improve, Balanced Practice]

Q  (Front) Dynamic Levels [Six Levels, To Sing Loudly, To Sing Softly];  (Back)  Extending Vocal Ranges [To Sing High, To Sing Low]

S  (Front)  Basic Musical Styles [Characteristics: Legato, Staccato];  (Back)   Basic Musical Styles [Marcato, Rubato]

T  (Front) Correct Phrasing [Rules, Long Phrases, Staggered Breathing];  (Back)  Vocal Flexibility [Flexibility, Agility, Practicing]

U  (Front] Intonation [Key Concepts, Vocal Techniques Problems];  (Back)  Intonation [24 Problems; Mental Laziness, Fatigue]

V  (Front)  The Phonetic Alphabet [Vowels, Schwa, Consonants];  (Back)   International Phonetic Symbols [English: Simplified]

W (Front) Balance and Blend [Definitions, Balance, Blend];  (Back)  Balance and Blend [How to Produce Bright & Dark Tones]

X  (Front)  Lip Positions for Singing the Vowels;  (Back)   Tongue Positions for Singing the Vowels [with Diagram]

Y  (Front)  Diphthongs [Diphthongs, Compound Vowels];  (Back)   Semi-vowels, Common Performance Errors, Triphthongs

Z  (Front)  Singing Consonants [Voiced and Voiceless Consonants];  (Back)   Good Diction, Projection, Bad Sounds

AA (Front) Enunciation [Good Diction, Projection, Bad Sounds;  (Back)  Audition Criteria

BB (Front) Pronunciation [Substitutions, Omissions, Additions, Accents];  (Back)  Consonant and Vowel Rules, the “r” Sounds, Liasion of Sounds]   {tcc 05}