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Pedagogy Platform Organization



The vocal pedagogy multimedia platform is organized around nine levels, arbitrarily set up to make teaching easier. Below, you can see the levels, their sub-levels, and layout, as well as how the texts and media fit into the overall picture. You can click on the links to view table of contents, sample introductions and chapters, and sample movie clips from across the platform.


Texts

Levels

Chapter

Sections / Media

1. Beginning the Process

1. Teaching and Learning at Multiple Levels

Introduction

Essays

1. Flexibility in teaching and learning

A. Essays

B. Exercises

2. Flexibility in noticing and responding

A. Essays

B. Exercises

3. Flexibility at multiple levels

A. Essays

B. Exercises

2. Understanding the Voice at Multiple Levels

Introduction

Essays

4. The body: The vocal instrument

A. Essays

B. Breath film

C. Vocal Folds film

D. Vocal Folds fiberoptic film

E. Vocal Tract film

F. Online worksheets*

5. The air Inside the body

A. Essays

B. Resonance film

C. Online worksheets*

6. The sound: The interplay between the air and the body

A. Essays

B. The Human Voice film

C. Online worksheets*

2. Mastering the Fundamentals

3. Developing Flexibility in the Parts that Control the Voice

Introduction

Essays

7. Teaching and learning a supportive body

A. Essays

B. Exercises

8. Teaching and learning flexible breath

A. Essays

B. Exercises

C. Breath film

9. Teaching and learning flexible phonation

A. Essays

B. Exercises

C. Vocal folds film

10.Teaching and learning flexible resonance

A. Essays

B. Exercises

C. Vocal tract film

3. Advancing the Technique

4. Coordinating the Parts that Control the Voice

11. Teaching and learning the tonal landscape

A. Essays

B. Exercises

C. Map of the tonal landscape

D. Online application*

E. The Human Voice film

12. Teaching and learning a smooth vocal line

A. Essays

B. Exercises

E. The Human Voice film

5. Conditioning the Parts that Control the Voice

13. Teaching and learning to sing over time

A. Essays

B. Exercises

4. Becoming an Artist

6. Bringing a Song to Life

Introduction

Essays

14. Teaching and learning the vocal line

A. Essays

B. Exercises

15. Teaching and learning the score

A. Essays

B. Exercises

16. Teaching and learning the story

A. Essays

B. Exercises

17. Teaching and learning the gestalt

A. Essays

B. Exercises

7. Connecting with the Audience

18. Teaching and learning performance with excellence

A. Essays

B. Exercises

8. Evolving as an Artist

19. Teaching and learning independence in singing

A. Essays

B. Exercises

5. Managing Vocal Health

9. Teaching and Learning Vocal Health

Introduction

Essays

20. Vocal health

Essays

21. Vocal problems

Essays

22. Case studies

Essays


* future development

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