How to choose a repertoire for a teenager, taking into account the peculiarities of teenage perception
Modern teachers in music schools often face the fact that a teenager does not want to sing this or that song or romance, and all attempts to convince him lead to complications and conflicts. Often a teenager refuses not only to perform a romance that he does not like, but may even stop going to music school. To properly understand this issue, you need to consider all the age characteristics of adolescents. You will learn about them in this article.
AGE FEATURES OF THE TEENAGER This age is characterized not only by increased vulnerability, but also by the desire to impress. He wants to seem bright, effective and beautiful, to be appreciated and approved, and the less love he receives in his environment, the sharper this feeling. He also becomes sensitive to ridicule, so it is important for him that the romance that he will sing from the stage favorably emphasizes his strengths as a vocalist and as a person. Therefore, in order to choose the right repertoire for him, it is necessary to take into account such age-specific features of the adolescent as: The desire for performance. Continue reading
Every vocalist dreams of winning a vocal competition or getting into a popular group, especially if he is young and talented. However, even the vocal teacher does not accurately imagine how to present himself at the competition, so his advice can not always help the performer to take a worthy place or just to perform well so that they pay attention to him. Some performers, wanting to take part in the contest on their own, often do not show their data because they do not know the criteria for evaluating the performer or choose what they like, rather than a repertoire showing the merits of their vocal training, therefore they often make mistakes.
Here are the most common ones: Choosing an overly complex repertoire. Sometimes the vocalist begins to rejoice at the fact that he can sing a very high or, on the contrary, a low note, and selects a complex work for a contest in which he himself is still unsure. As a result, factors such as long waiting, excitement lead to the fact that at the most crucial moment he cannot show a decent result and gets a worse rating than he could (how to overcome the excitement before the performance). Continue reading
The voice of mezzo-soprano is rarely found in nature, but it has a very beautiful, rich and velvety sound. Finding a singer with such a voice is a great success for the teacher, this voice is widely used on the opera stage, and in various areas of music. Mezzo-soprano with a beautiful timbre is easier to enter music schools, and then find a job in the opera house, because there are always not enough singers with mezzo-soprano and there are not so many of them as women with high singing voices. From the article you will learn how a beautiful female voice is formed and where you can find him a worthy application.
WHAT DISTINCES TO MEZZO-SOPRANO FROM OTHER VOICES In the Italian school, the voice is called that opens a third below the dramatic soprano. Translated into Russian, “mezzo-soprano” means “a little soprano”. It has a beautiful velvety sound and is not revealed on the upper notes, but on the middle section of the range, from la small octave to la second. Continue reading