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Larynx

Voice box

2

Tracea

Wind Pipe

3

How to sing (5)

- Air fills lungs and rib cage expands
- Air goes through trachea and larynx
- Air reaches vocal cords and makes them vibrate (making sound)
- Sound comes into soft palate and then the hard palate (aka roof of mouth)
- Sound resonates into the air

4

You sing on the _____

exhale

5

Tessitura

where most of the notes lie

6

Range

Highest and lowest notes in the song

7

Parts of a choir

Soprano
Alto
Tenor
Bass

8

Gregonian Chant

One line in melody

9

Organum

2 lines in melody

10

Renaissance genres of songs

Magical
Mass
Motet

11

Magical

Secular, choir music. Ex, love, life, not about God.

12

Motet-

Sacred Choir music about God

13

Mass

Sacred. Sung in the church

14

Baroque Era

Opera
Cantara
Oratorio

15

Cantara

Choir and Soloist sung in church, small group

16

Oratorio

Larger version of a Cantara. More singers in a larger choir, done in a hall

17

Opera

Araias, main song of opera

18

Unison

One sound, one note

19

Diaphragm

Involuntary muscle when we breathe.

20

Nodes

Cords aren't coming together, don't vibrate

21

Inhalation aka...

Inspiration

22

Exhalation aka...

Expiration

23

Breathe in through ...

nose or mouth

24

Vocal Cords

Muscle Fords

25

Soft Palate

squishy area

26

Hard palate

roof of the mouth

27

Resonate

Amplify sound

28

Melody

Tune

29

Staccato

Detached

30

Leggato

Smooth and Conneted