Elements of Music Part III: Finding Vocal Range and Identifying Key Signatures

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Introduction

This lesson will cover the essential concepts an actor/singer needs to know in order to prepare themselves to: 1) learn to sing an audition song; 2) develop a collection of solo songs for auditions and performances.

Music concepts that will be introduced include: knowing your vocal range, recognizing key signatures, and utilizing vocal warm-ups within a singer's specific vocal range.

Lesson Time

Hook
10 Minutes
Vocal Range
15 - 20 Minutes
Learning Key Signatures
25 - 30 Minutes
Sing -a -long
20 Minutes
Assessment- Vocal Warm-up
15 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment Arts, Media, and Entertainment
    • Performing Arts
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives

Standards

California's 2008 CTE Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will know how to identify their vocal range and classify themselves as a soprano, alto, tenor, or bass.
  • Students will be able to recognize key signatures.
  • Students will practice warming up their voice in their identified singing range.

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