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This second edition of TIPS: The Child Voice was prepared in response to demand for an updated and expanded version of the highly successful 1997 edition. This edition takes into account the broadening base of information regarding the nature of the singing voice. Now with strategies for the voice in transition during early adolescence, as well as strategies, games and activities to nurture the voice in early childhood, you'll find more suggestions for selecting materials and more recommended sources and resources. Also new are sample materials and activities, but you'll still find TIPS to use in student portfolios. These ideas, culled from scholars and experienced teachers, should prove useful to not only music educators, but also early childhood specialists, middle school teachers, and everyone working with students during those critical times of development of our natural instrument . . . the singing voice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607092902
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 07/16/2010
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 92
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Maria Runfola, coordinator of music education at the University at Buffalo, is a specialist in arts assessment, curriculum development and classroom music pre-K through middle level. Her primary research interest is the development of music audiation in very young children as it may impact emergent literacy achievement. Joanne Rutkowski, professor and coordinator of music education at Penn State, is an early childhood and elementary general music specialist with expertise in learning theory, musical development, curriculum, and assessment. Her research has focused on the nature of children's singing voices and strategies for helping all children become successful singers.

Table of Contents

Foreword Mary Goetze v

Preface vii

1 Nature of the Child Singing Voice 1

2 TIPS for Nurturing the Singing Voice in Early Childhood 5

3 TIPS for Nurturing the Singing Voice in Childhood 9

Assessing the Singing Voice 9

Providing Models and Feedback to Children 13

Getting Ready to Sing (Posture and Breathing) 16

Gaining Confidence in Singing 19

Exploring the Voice and Singing More Accurately 21

Distinguishing Speaking versus Singing 32

Encouraging Individual Singing 34

Encouraging Singing Outside the Classroom 40

4 TIPS for Nurturing the Singing Voice in Transition 43

5 TIPS for Selecting Song Materials 49

6 TIPS for Starting and Teaching Songs 51

7 TIPS for Singing in Parts 57

Echo and Dialogue Songs 58

Rondos, Rounds, and Ostinati 60

Focus on Harmonic Function 61

Partner and Combinable Songs 64

Countermelodies and Descants 65

Beginning Two-Part Songs and Advanced Rounds 66

Two-Part Singing 67

8 Sources and Resources 69

Books and Articles 69

Song Books 70

Recordings 71

Acknowledgments 73

Appendix A Enhancing the Development of Pitch Perception and Production through Learning a Tonal Language Lily Chen-Hafteck 75

Background 75

Cantonese Language and Its Nine Tones 76

A Lesson on Cantonese Language and Cantonese Song 77

Appendix B Singing Voice Development Measure Joanne Rutkowski 83

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Ok i know that some girls like to sing so get a sample of this and tell me how u like it and put your headline as (Alexis) thanks toall ho r reading this and dont worry i will be posted on this all next week and i give advice on any thing.