Rocky Mountain Jr. High Choir


Welcome to Rocky Mountain Jr. High Choir  If you have any concerns or questions, please contact me at the school, or by email. tsaunders@wsd.net

Posture Test

Steps to Posture

  1. Feet shoulder width apart

  2. Knees slightly bent

  3. Backbone straight

  4. Sternum bone high

  5. Arms relaxed and to the side

  6. Head Level

Steps for Breathing

  1. Expand the lungs out and down, pushing the diaphragm muscle down (Think into stomach)

  2. Inhale silently without gasping or making any other noise

  3. Expand your entire waistline, keeping the shoulders low and relaxed

  4. Raise your soft palate as you take in your breath. (Imagine yawning) Keep the palate high as you sing.

Count in 4 time

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Whole note receives 4 counts, half note receives 2 counts, quarter note receives 1 count, and the eighth note receives 1/2 count.

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Breath Mark –   Related image
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Time Signature (Below) –

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Vocabulary Test

8th and 9th grade vocabulary

  1. Tone Quality – Sound quality of a pitch. Overall sound, vowels round and open, no shouting, not nasal.

  2. Common time – The same as 4/4 time. The most common time in music

  3. Down Beat – The first beat in a measure

  4. Diction – The words in a song

  5. Dynamics – The louds and softs in music

  6. Harmony – The part that supports the melody

  7. Melody – The main part of the song.  The part you go away humming

  8. Palate – The roof of your mouth

  9. Pick Up – The beat before the down beat

  10. Ensemble – Parts are equal, no one sticking out, coming in together, cutting off together

  11. Intonation – In tune or not

  12. Musicianship – Singing in the correct style, using expression, dynamics, presentation

  13. Unison – All parts singing the same notes

7th grade vocabulary

  1. A capella – Unaccompanied choral music

  2. Accompaniment – Choral music supported by an instrument

  3. Alto – Lowest Female voice

  4. A tempo – Go back to the original speed

  5. Bass – Lowest Male voice

  6. Common time – The same as 4/4 time. The most common time in music

  7. Down Beat – The first beat in a measure

  8. Duet – Two people performing at the same time

  9. Dynamics – The louds and softs in music

  10. Harmony – The part that supports the melody

  11. Melody – The main part of the song.  The part you go away humming

  12. Palate – The roof of your mouth

  13. Pick Up – The beat before the down beat

  14. Quartet – Four people performing at the same time

  15. Solo – One person performing by themselves

  16. Soprano – Highest female voice

  17. Tempo – The speed of the song

  18. Tenor – The highest Male voice

  19. Trio – Three people performing at the same time

  20. Unison – All parts singing the same notes

    Dynamics

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    Symbols

     Related image  – Coda

    Image result for sign in music  – Sign

     Image result for repeat sign   – Repeat sign

    Image result for repeat sign  – First and Second Endings

    Image result for fermata symbol – Fermata – To hold

    DC al Coda/DC al Fine – Go back to the Beginning until Coda/Go back to the beginning until Fine (Finish)

    DS al Coda/DS al Fine – Go back to the Sign until Coda/Go back to the sign until Fine (Finish)


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