Presentation on theme: "Understand the difference between Unison and Harmony be able to identify various voice types Identify the difference between accompanied and unaccompanied."— Presentation transcript:
Understand the difference between Unison and Harmony be able to identify various voice types Identify the difference between accompanied and unaccompanied BY THE END OF THIS LESSON YOU WILL
Soprano (voice) – The highest female voice. Historically, women were not allowed to sing in the Church so the soprano roles were given to young boys. Here is a classical piece of opera sung by a Soprano – Queen of the Night SOPRANO
Alto (voice) – The lowest female In pop music a singer who has a lower voice than a soprano would be called a mezzo-soprano. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m1 EFMoRFvY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m1 EFMoRFvY ALTO
Tenor (voice) – A high adult male voice. For example - Michael Jackson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Piv WY9wn5ps&ob=av2e http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Piv WY9wn5ps&ob=av2e TENOR
Bass (voice) – The lowest adult male voice. In pop music there are very few bass singers, but one example would be Johnny Cash. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7K 4jH7NqUw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7K 4jH7NqUw BASS
OPERATIC SINGING 1) Operas are normally accompanied by an orchestra and NO MICROPHONES 2) The main contributors: Italy, Germany, France and Britain YouTube - Dessay performs "Der Hölle Rache" from "Die Zauberflöte„ Solo A voice or instrument performing on its own.
SINGING IN OTHER CULTURES 1) Indian Singing – What do you notice about the style? YouTube - Sweet child o' mine on the sitar Accompanied Music in which a solo instrument or voice has another instrument which plays a less important part along with the solo. 2) African Singing – What part does vocal music play in African culture? YouTube - Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Hello My Baby Harmony Notes or chords which sound well with a melody are said to harmonise the melody.
VOICE TRICKS 1) Inuit throat singing – Entertainment YouTube - Tanya Tagaq Throat Singing Unaccompanied A voice or voices singing on their own, or an instrument playing on its own. 2) Beat Boxing YouTube - Bjork "who is it" live
ROCK MUSIC 1) Accompanied by rock instruments 2) Who are your favourite rock singers and why? 3) Do you think they sing using a good vocal technique? YouTube - U2 - Pride (In The Name Of Love)
Unison A number of instruments or voices perform a single line of music together. http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone /clips/12072.flv http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone /clips/12072.flv CHOIR SINGING
Here are several clips to help you identify whether it is unison or harmony singing. S:\Music\Staff\Listening classes\Forrester Data\Harmony Unison UNISON OR HARMONY
Choral music has been written through the ages and includes all kinds of music, sometimes with different names like backing vocals in pop music where voices accompany a lead singer, to the earliest music of the church from the 13th and 14th centuries. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hR6O7Vx KaQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hR6O7Vx KaQ CHOIR SINGING