In these fun, interactive videos, Leeav Sofer will teach you some basic tips and techniques to get you singing. These are great videos to watch before you start learning Tick Tock or Bring Me Little Water, Sylvie.
Leeav and side-kick Emily explore great posture and essential breathing technique so that you can produce a beautiful sound.
Leeav and Emily teach two great warm-ups, to loosen up and prepare your body to sing.
How you hold your body. In music, good posture means shoulders back, sitting or standing up straight, and rib cage open. Having good posture will help you produce the best sound that you can.
You might think that making music is all about getting other people to listen to you! But in fact, the best musicians are the ones who listen the most. When you sing, you want to listen to yourself, listen to other people you are singing with, and listen to your audience.
Of course you know how to breathe! But in music, really knowing how to breathe will mean that you can sing longer, sing louder, and sing better! To take a really good breath, you want to take in air through your nose and feel your chest fill completely with air. When you can’t fit any more air in, slowly let all the air out. Repeat. When you’re taking these big, deep breaths, don’t forget to keep your posture.
To sing you use muscles in your body. Just as you would warm-up your body before before you run or play sport, it’s important to warm-up your voice before you sing.
1.0 Artistic Expression
Listen to, Analyze, and Describe Music
1.4 Describe music according to its elements, using terminology of music.
2.0 Creative Expression
Apply Vocal and Instrumental Skills
2.1 Sing a varied repertoire of music from diverse cultures, including rounds, descants, and songs with ostinatos, alone and with others.
3.0 Historical and Cultural Context
Diversity of Music
3.1 Sing and play music from diverse cultures and time periods.
4.0 Aesthetic Valuing
Analyze and Critically Assess
4.1 Use specific criteria when judging the relative quality of musical performances.
4.2 Describe the characteristics that make a performance a work of art.
5.0 Connections, Relationships, and Applications
Connections and Applications
5.1 Identify and interpret expressive characteristics in works of art and music.
5.2 Integrate several art disciplines (dance, music, theater, or the visual arts) into a well-organized presentation or performance.
5.3 Relate dance movements to express musical elements or represent musical intent in specific music.
5.4 Evaluate improvement in personal musical performances after practice or rehearsal (Careers and Career-Related S
Creativity and Innovation
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Communication and Collaboration
Flexibility and Adaptability
Initiative and Self Direction
Leadership and Responsibility
Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
Productivity and Accountability