Page 46 - Voice for Life Yellow Workbook
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The targets for the Yellow level of Voice for Life are listed on pages 46–50. As you work through this book, you will learn to do all the things below. This section is a record of your progress, so write your name here.
Each time you achieve a target, your choir trainer will sign the box and record the date. There is no time limit to complete the targets. It is more important to learn everything thoroughly than to rush to finish the book. Your choir trainer will make sure that you make steady progress so that when you finish the book you are prepared for the next level.
When all the boxes are signed, you have successfully completed Yellow level. Your choir trainer will sign the declaration on the inside back cover of this book, where you can also find out what happens next.
 Module A: Using the voice well
The singer understands the need for regular practice and:
• understands what makes good posture and is aware of the effects of bad posture on vocal production.
• understands that posture helps prepare the mind for singing and is an important part of communication, and of presenting an image of confidence and professionalism.
• understands the mechanics of breathing and uses this understanding to prepare the voice for singing.
• sings with good breath support and is able to sing long notes and phrases with an even tone and without a decline of energy or support towards the end.
• uses the back muscles to strengthen the sound
• sings with resonance throughout the vocal range.
• sings without tightening the jaw or pushing/crushing the larynx downwards.
• blends the different registers of the voice and can move between them with agility.
• sings with a variety of vocal tones.
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