Vocal Exploration Cards
From Themes & Variations
This helpful warm-up resource kit includes a Teacher's Guide with teaching notes, sample lessons, and vocal timbre assessments to use with the cards. The brightly colored cardstock posters illustrate the four types of voices: singing voice, speaking voice, whisper voice, and shouting voice. The kit also helps children learn to differentiate between beat and rhythm, and includes posters to illustrate thinking about the song to develop inner hearing or audiation: pat the beat, clap the words, play the rhythm, and beat.
Ten colored shape posters are included to use with vocal exploration. The kids sing the way the shape shows on an "ah," "oo," or lip trill to help get their voices warmed up and to help develop flexibility in their singing voices.