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domingo, 5 de mayo de 2019

SPRING CHALLENGE







We are in spring time¡

Do you know any song that has any of these words in the title or part of the lyrics? Spring, March, April, May. It does not have to be in English , it's worth Spanish, French, Bulgarian, Tagalo or any other language you know.

The answers in comments, with name and course, to be able to put marks.
You have until Sunday 14 th to participate and, please, read what your classmates put before, it is not worth repeating. I will be adding as you go commenting.

¿Conoces alguna canción que lleve en el título o en parte de la letra algunas de estas palabras? :primavera, marzo, abril, mayo.No tiene por qué ser en inglés, vale en castellano, francés, búlgaro, tagalo o cualquier otra lengua que conozcáis.

Las respuestas en comentarios, con nombre y curso, para poder poner positivos.
Tenéis hasta el Domingo 14 de Mayo y por favor, leed antes lo que ponen vuestros compañeros, no vale repetir.

1- Steven Curtis -Spring is coming
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2-Javier Barrientos 3º eso


3-Ixeia 1º eso




4-Alex 3º


5-Allende 2º


6-Unax Martínez 2º


7-Diego Gallego 2º


8-Lola Toral 1º


9- Nicolás Orive 1º


10-Mayangel Mejía 1º


11-Maitane Bascones 1º





12-Laura G. 1º



13-Leire Lozano Serna



14-Leire López González 1º




14 songs , it is a lot¡¡¡

Thank you for taking part in this challenge.


martes, 30 de abril de 2019

HUMAN VOICE 2

1. The human voice


How are guitar strings and the human voice similar?  Both rely on vibrations to make sound.

Your Instrument

What is your favorite song? To sing along to your favorite song or just say hello to friends you have to use your voice. But what exactly is a voice and where does it come from?
Just like a guitar or violin uses vibrating, or quickly moving, strings to make music, humans use vibrating body parts to make sounds.

Larynx

Take a deep breath in. You just filled your lungs with air. As you breath out, that air travels back up your windpipe, also called the trachea, the passageway in your throat for air.
At the top of your trachea is a box-shaped area called the larynx. The larynx is nicknamed the voice box because it holds the body parts that help us speak. So you could say the larynx is the source of your voice. 
Have you ever noticed the small bump on the front part of your throat below your chin? That is your larynx.




Vocal Cords

Stretched across the inside of the larynx are two very thin bands of muscle called vocal cords. When we breath in, the vocal cords open to let air pass through the larynx, into the trachea, and down to the lungs.
The vocal folds are open when we breath in and closed when we want to speak.
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When we breath out and want to talk, the vocal cords close. Air from the lungs trying to pass by the closed vocal cords causes them to vibrate, which makes sound. Hum a little bit of your favorite song and touch your larynx. 
Can you feel the vibrations?



                                          The larynx, or voice box, is located in the throat just above the trachea.


The human voice consists of sound made by  using the vocal chords for talking, singing, laughing, crying, screaming, etc. Generally speaking, the voice can be subdivided into 3 parts;
1-(Respiratory system) The  breathing, : Lungs, trachea, diaphragm, nose, mouth.

2-(Phonator System) :The vocal chords , the larynx  lips, tongue, teeth.

3-(Resonator system) :nose, palate, soft palate chest or rib cage ,facial cavity ,cranial cavity

The lungs must produce enough airflow to vibrate vocal  cords. The vocal chords are the vibrators that produce the fine pitch and tone. 

The articulators( tongue,palate,cheek,lips.....)  articulate   the sound. 

Finally, the resonators  amplify and intensify the sound



The vocal chords, together with the articulators and the resonators, are capable of producing a lot of sounds. 
The tone of voice may be modulated to suggest emotions such as anger, surprise, or happiness. Singers use the human voice as an instrument for creating music.





















Vocal Ranges:


 A typical choral arrangement divides women into higher and lower voices and men into higher or lower voices too. 
The four main vocal ranges are:

-Soprano:
A high female (or young boy’s) voice.

-Alto :
A low female (or young boy’s) voice

-Tenor :
 A high (adult) male voice



-Bass :
A low (adult) male voice


There   are   some   ranges   between   the   main ones:


-Mezzo-soprano :
In between soprano and alto

-Contralto :

 Contralto and alto originally referred to the same voice. But some people today use  “contralto” to refer to a female voice that is even lower than a typical alto.


-Countertenor :
 A male voice that is unusually high, light, and agile, even for a tenor.

-Baritone :
A male voice that falls in between tenor and bass.


3. Choral music


A choir, chorale, or chorus is a musical ensemble of singers. Choral Music, therefore, is the music written specifically for a choir to perform. Choirs are often led by a conductor or choirmaster and can be categorized by the voices:

       Mixed choirs (i.e., with male and female voices). This is perhaps the most common type, usually consisting of soprano, alto, tenor and bass voices, often abbreviated as SATB.

       Male choirs, with the same SATB voicing as mixed choirs, but with boys singing the upper part (often called treble or boy soprano) and men singing alto (in falsetto), also known as countertenor. This format is typical of British cathedral choirs.


       Female choirs, usually consisting of soprano and alto voices, two parts in each.


       Children's choirs, This includes boys’ choirs. 


Exercises:

1-Copy and complete the paragraph using the words below to fill the gaps

When men sing high notes like a soprano it is  called---------------------- singing. 

Two female singers who are singing a ------------------could be either---------------------,
------------------------ or .---------------------------------------
Four singers singing in a------------------- are probably  S.A.T.B. When there are several 
singers  singing  each part, the group is called a .--------------------------
When singers make their voices wobble, it's known as------------------------

WORDS :ALTOS, QUARTET, CHOIR, TREBLES ,MEZZO-SOPRANO, FALSETTO ,DUET, SOPRANOS, VIBRATO

2-What type of singer ...
a) has a range that sits between the soprano and tenor range?
b) sings the lowest part of all in a choir?
e) has a voice that's lower than a soprano but higher than an alto?
3-What do the initials S.A. T.B. stand for?
4-What are the highest boys' voices called before their voice breaks?
5-Write out these voice types in order, from highest to lowest.




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domingo, 28 de abril de 2019

MUSICAL GENRE


El paso del cine mudo al sonoro fue  fascinante. Superponiendo baile y música se inventaría un nuevo género : el musical, en el que se canta y baila atrapando al espectador.

The passage from silent to sound films was fascinating. Overlaying dance and music a new genre would be invented: the musical, in which one sings and dances by hooking the spectator.


Let's watch this documentary about the musical genre.

Click the link:

http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/la-noche-tematica/noche-tematica-historia-musical/5168700/

(While watching the video write questions for the rest of the class)

After watching it answer the questions:

1-What is a musical?

a-It's a sung show that tells a story.
b-It's a theatrical genre


2- How it differs from the opera?

3-What was the first sound movie?

4-What revolutionary contribution does Gene Kelly make?

a-That the dances were part of the argument
b-Treat women as things

5-What is the rumor that has spread most in Singing in the rain?