Uniqueness of the Voice • Your voice is like a finger-print….though similar to others, no two are exactly the same! • Vocal TIMBRE describes the tone quality of the voice. • Registers describe the range of the voice. • Range is the distance from the highest to the lowest pitches that one is able to sing.
Bobby McFerrin • Known for his ability to make his voice sound like musical instruments, especially percussion instruments. • We will listen to “Don’t Worry Be Happy” • Interview:
Counter Tenor Andrea Bocelli** Tenor Luciano Pavarotti Baritone Sherrill Milnes Bass Samuel Ramey Bocelli Video Pavarotti Coloratura Soprano Beverly Sills Soprano Denyce Graves Mezzo-Soprano Harriet Webb Contra-Alto Marian Anderson ** Denyce Graves Video Marian Anderson Video Vocal Ranges in Opera
A capella music is singing without any accompaniment. Musical Expression The “Blenders” are a contemporary male group and “Akasa” are a contemporary female group. Manhattan Transfer is a mixed group (picture in your book). Video--Boy from New York City
Vocal Style • Bel Canto is usually lyrical. It is considered very beautiful. Examples include Charlotte Church, Denyce Graves, Marian Anderson and Beverly Sills. • Blues began in the United States during the times when black people were slaves. It often expresses frustration, longing and sadness. It is truly an American invention and was the predecessor to modern day jazz, rock and country music.
Conclusion • Be sure to look at your vocabulary terms • Be able to identify operatic vocal ranges and give examples of people who have those ranges. • Identify a capella give an example of an a capella group. • Be able to name two styles of Vocal Style and describe them.