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Vocalises

6. Every orhcr pitch is susreined by cne vr.rice parr.


l'ryL't yielding a ii? chcr<i rvhich then resoi'¡es,
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licr:p it lighr on
the way down.
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;rs high as E rnaj,

inrlt alrvavs terl{)rs on tcpi


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Up rn half stepsl

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vocalrses
f)r. Kevin Meidl, cor,Juctor

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Bison Men's Chorus Vocalises Universitv of Manitoba
Dr. Larry Patterson. conductor

13 . 5 Tone Deeending niatonic {Dowr by Half-Stepsj

Nyoh - ah Nyoh - th Nyoh

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14. O.taue Decendins Diatonic

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I6, run" Chords- Move Up By

17. u*ou, vowels


iiniversai trVlrrm-ups
{Men, Women, Boys, and Oirls)
Dr. Bruce Mc Innes
Grace Church, New ycrk
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sing

Start rnen on G below middle C


Change to "Say" a 4th higher
Changc lc "Saw" a 3rd higher
{a}ways with 3 beat piano intro.)

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(Arv.Ee)

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Change syllabies as
-vou see fir. I combine
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the names ol- studenls with an apt
ciesignadon.
eg. Ea-gerEr-ic. Lovely Lucy,
Jol-ly, Jack-son, Dap-per Dan_iel,
Wii-ey Wilt-ie. Noi-sv Nan-cv.
Cool-car Katie. etc.
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Rrxcs & Gladiolas
Friskies & Kliry Liirer
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ivfaie Ensernble Northwest Vocalises
by:Dr. submitred Howard Meharg, conductor
This exercise I stole from Robert Shav.
Begrnürg wiú a mtnor rhi¡d. rhe choir sings
"oo" on tlre lower pirch. moving up ro "ah' rwrce,
ending on the origrnal pileh. The ex€rcise is
rep¿ated singing a perfecr 4t¡, then a perfect
fifth then a dir¡inished fifth. perfecr &h, ending
n ¡.i on tlrc minor 3rd. So¡rre tinres I go ro a najerr or
LA . m¡norsecond.

Ah O0 elc.

Shay lnd w close our eyes a^'rd slowly tum


wnrle smBlng to concEntratB on tbe ¡cousuc
in which wc ware singing. Ttte obj€ct is to
get üe choir to nmvc bet*een th¿ vor¡els and
pitches smoothly, lherefore the choir wo¡ks
o¡l supporr intonaüoq andwiñcatio¡ of
vcwel :¡ound.

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Th¡s exercise is des'igneel to hslp thc s¡udent


bee onr famiiia¡ r¡irh the muscles ú¡¡r helo ra
lin the sofi paiate at úe back of r}e drroa¡.
Yüu stafl on "ng" purtlng as much air thrcugh the
oose 3s possibl¿. As you open to ''aw" i:e awa¡e
of what is happening ar the brck of the rhroar.
As you finish "aw" lteep the soft palale lifled ar¡rl
begrn a siow l¡re¡th. While the ürott is süil
32. helcl open begin t}e f¡ve n$te decendng scale.

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This next exerctse is designed to help ttre student
ma¡nÉrn breaú coriFo[ throug]rout the phrase and to
becom¿ a*ar¿ of üe dilphragmauc musculamn. As
you ilng the ascendi¡g line of "va v€e va*" tr¿ -.ure ro
srng through e¡ch "ved'sound by iegenüer:ng e¡ch "v".
Do nor rrrmrk rhe "v" sound üereby rlestroying üc line_
Sing each new "haw'' ürh a shon and detached sound.
l'ou should h¿ve a stroüg sensation of your dmphragm at
JJ. work dunng these notes. The last "h¿w" si¡ould be sune in
a coGnected style as is rhe re$t of the eKercise.
3 | ' o* ior legrm. relilr¿{ion. $rd i*r{ Áotes idere rdrrryJ

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lglr - m¡Ír

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{sscend or descend by *eps or hdf srcps)
Cha¡gc vorrvcl as vou'.vish.

Work n keep spacious sensario¡ i¡ ''back of tl¡roat,'


a¡d use ":gice" as buz,mg ironral focus device-

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- Nah ' Noh Nah
ascenüdescend
Work for space and focus usr*g 'Nn" sound.

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up/down
Prernd like you are preparing lo "sneeze"
Sensation of lifting the palate {for
beginning sitrgen particularly).

Other exercises:

J) ftqy descending gliss on "Coo" srarting at F4 and ascending


by half steps to C5.

2) Slow downward 'and_upward gliss oscillatian of a P5 staning at F4 down


to Bb3 and back up to F4. and ascending by half steps to c5 dów,n ro F4 and
back up to C5.

3) SIow downward and upward gliss oscillation of a P5 starting at F4 down


to Bb3 and back up to F4. and descending by half steps to A3 down to D?
and back up to A3.

4l slow downward and upward gliss oscillation of a P8 starring at F4 down


to F3 and back up to F4, and ascending by half steps to C5 down tc C4 and back up to C5.

5) Slow downward and upward gliss oscillatiou of a P8 starting ar F4 dclwn


to F3 and back up to F4 and descending by half sreps to D4 down to D3 and
back up to D4.

6) Sing the syllable "Coo" with slight articulations rhrough the excercise
54321?34531. Start on Bb major with the first pitch of F4, descernding by
half strps to D major with rhe firsr pitch on ,{4.
uiher Coilese Voc alises
Dr. Tím Petefionrluctor

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South Dakota State tlniversity
Dr. Charles Canaan. conductor

A Warm-up using the do.mr-so-{do) intervals of the major scale. !ü'e use wcrds such as; O I love to

sing, or Al-le-lu-ia, You are late to"day!. Tell us why you are. etc.
49. The open vowels are gocd reminders af the ya*ting feeling necessary tbr resonance .

This is just a major scale. On the descending portion the various sections hold spccifrc pitehes to spell
out the major chord. You can use any rnufral vowel sounds you like. I like to use it at the beginning of the
year to let üem hear the four-pan rnale cborus sound; also it helps to adjust the balance between the
scunons.
50. T-II B-I B.II

This exercire makes use of the intervals do-mi-so-mi-so-mi-do, either in m4jor or minor keys. You
begrn with the bnghter ii) vowel and ¡ncve toward the darker {a) vowel. It helps to teach the conccpt of the
forward placement to the darker vo'wris.
51.

In this exercise ha.lf the vorces move up in thirds on quarter notes. the other half of the voicrs sing the
ascending rnajor scale in half notes. Tbe result is that on every otlrcr beat they need to listen careful¡y fbr
the unison. and on tbe other note thfy work on kceping the ascending third interval high and in tune.
Each voice part may táke turn srnging the half and quafler notc portions.
52.
Señor Ten Piiedad
Arr: Juan Pablo Correa

pie - dad. Se-ñw pic - dad Cri-to rñ pie-

Se - ñor St - ñtr pie - dad C¡ - to ten pie

Cn - ro im pie - dad. pe - dad. Se

C¡i - to ten ¡rie - dad.


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O Musiica
California Institute cf 'lbchnology
Dr. Donald Caldwell, conductor

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Caitech Vocalises
California Insürute of Technology
Dr, Donald Caldwell" c,onductor

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Slowly and WeIl Marked


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Rolled 'r'or buezing lips throughout

Various sustained vowels