SPE 1330: Effective Speaking

Topic: Singing Choral Music

Specific Purpose: To inform the audience about the three ways to have proper vowel formation when singing choral music.

Central Idea:Controling breathing, posture, and vowel formation to produce an amazing sound when singing choral music.

Introduction:
Good morning everyone, my name is Tiye Blair and today i’m here to inform you about the three ways to have proper vowel formation when singing choral music. I’ve been singing chroal music for the past five years and have been taught everything I know by Robert Langhan whose a choral conductor at Fort Hamilton High School and Michelle Madiez whose a member of BYC (Brooklyn Youth Chorus). I’m going to give you tips for controling breathing, posture, and vowel formation to produce an amazing sound when singing choral music.

Main Point 1: Controlling you breathing
-The trick to breathing properly is to round your mouth as though your sipping through a straw when taking that first breath. Take in as much air as possible and have a slow and controlled release as you sing. A common mistake people make when rrying to take in a lot of air is they take in air as though their gasping which will only lead to you loosing air more quickly. Slow and steady air in results in a steady pace of releasing air and thats extactly what you want to have a beautiful sound.

Main Point 2: Posture
-Without good posture it puts more strain on your body to produce a good sound. By standing with your feet spaced as much your shoulders then rotating your shoulders backward with your head held high and looking at the conductor your diaphragm is free to contract and help strengthen your breathing.

Main Point 3: Vowel Formation
-Having proper vowel formation is such a big deal when it comes to choral music you want your sound to have depth but still be pure and by properly shaping your mouth you can accomplish that.
A,E,I,O,U in choral music translates to aye,ee,ah,oh,yew and theres a different shape your mouth has to make to accurately make these sounds without a lot of vibrations in the sound

Conclusion:
So today i’ve told you how to control breathing, posture, and vowel formation to produce an amazing sound when singing choral music. I hope you all take what i’ve told you into account and try your hand at choral music. Thank you!

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