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chap 8 and test

I picked up the music from you... but it would be great if i could get the mp3 soon... so i can practice effectively for it.

the questions i posed are the same i posed in class.

Today i had really good falsetto, as i did last night. I had kind of a crackily voice over the weekend un fortunately. After class today, my voice also cracked a little. Early mornings are rough on my voice.

I think it is imperative that i work on this next piece a lot...

Chapter 8 Quiz

IN YOUR JOURNAL, answer the following questions: (Note – this is going to
be graded separately from your journal reflections on Chapter 9)

1) The Pharynx is divided into three parts (see graphic, p 75) Give the
"layman's names" for these parts. Then for each of the three parts,
identify what bones, muscles, and soft tissue affect them, change their
shapes, and therefore, change their tone. (15 pts)

nasal, mouth, larnyx pharynx.
nasal pharynx is very much effected by the soft palate and muscles connected to it. The nasal cavity also plays a part.

The mouth area, or or oropharynx as well as the laryngopharynx are effected by the epiglottis and cricoid cartilage. The mouth cavity greatly effects the sound.

2) Explain your understanding of the following terms: Placement, Focus,
Space (6 pts)

Placement refers to where you feel the noise going... like your forehead or whatever... laser beam!
Focus is coordination of breath flow and vibration for maximum efficiency in sound.
Space refers to where the voice is traveling.

3) Explain how both internal and external acoustics affect the singing
voice. (4 pts)

Internal acoustics can effect the voice quality and efficiency of the singer, while the external acoustics can effect feedback to the singer as notes and sounds are either heightened or subdued.