Taking a structured approach to vocal practice, using chromatic fixed do solfège in conjunction with traditional instrumental practice methods, can help singers to develop an enhanced concept of pitch and be able to sing harmonically and technically advanced phrases fluidly and accurately. This approach to practice can improve technique, ear training, harmonic knowledge, endurance, and vocal range, greatly enriching musical understanding and mastery. Incorporating warm ups, études, arpeggios, scales, and modes into a structured practice routine, and applying excerpts from singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby McFerrin, and Bob Stoloff, and instrumentalists like Charlie Parker and Chet Baker, vocalists can enhance development by incorporating these excerpts as melodic patterns in various chord progressions, chromatic movement, and circle of fifths exercises. The primary objective of this technique is to develop a vocabulary and learn how to musically speak over chord progressions in a way that gives content as well as mechanics.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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