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ERIC Number: EJ1178955
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1048-3713
Overcoming the Octave Displacement: Vocal Modeling Strategies for Male Elementary General Music Teachers
Robison, Tiger
General Music Today, v31 n3 p66-72 Apr 2018
The purpose of this article is to address the issue that children's natural singing voices and pitch perception are in a treble range, and a male elementary general music teacher's natural singing voice is an octave below. There are many strategies to overcome this significant but manageable obstacle in daily teaching, including monitoring of vocal health, use of instrumental accompaniment, encouragement of student vocal modeling, specific vocal exercises and cues, and cognitive strategies to help students discern between child and adult voices. Specific games, prompts, and rubrics are also included in this article to help guide any male elementary general music teacher to the most appropriate long-term vocal modeling solutions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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