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  • Question about Rockschool Grades… (Singing Teachers)

    Posted by Eliza Fyfe on August 18, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Question about Rockschool Grades… (and a fun game perhaps!)

    What are the “official” answers for:

    What is the difference between head voice and chest voice?
    Why is it important to warm up before singing?
    What is the meaning of the ‘break’?
    What is the meaning of ‘transition’?
    How do you support a long sustained note?
    Give an example of each of the following:
    a) A type of food that would be good to eat before a performance?
    b) A type of food that would not be good to eat before a performance?

    I just want to make sure I have a well-worded answer for my student to revise, as I don’t think I’m explaining it in a way they will remember!

    Also… what’s good to eat before a performance?! Perhaps I actually need to know this…!

    Guest Teacher replied 8 years, 8 months ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Beckie Tunnicliffe

    Member
    August 18, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    There isnt an ‘official’ answer, i tend to get my student to work on a different question per week and see what they come up with. Then i tell them if there is anything i think they should add etc 😊

  • Guest Teacher

    Member
    August 18, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    I get terrible acid reflux whilst performing if I eat anything within a 2 hour gap before going on stage. But I think that’s just because I throw myself around a bit too much! Ha. In terms of the difference between chest and head voice – I have always been taught and understood that it is where the sound is resonating in the body. Could I be wrong? :S

  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    August 18, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Yes that’s pretty much how I say it. I’m questioning myself because a GRADE is involved lol

  • Guest Teacher

    Member
    August 18, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    ooooh – the stakes are high! Janice Chapman is a good one to refer to 🙂 she is a wise one

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