What Level Am I?

Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced… How Should I Practice?

In this program, we use these three different practice streams students may choose from: either beginner, intermediate, or advanced. Each stream differs in the amount of:

  • vocal range┬áthat are developed
  • mastery of the skills that are expected

We suggest you focus on the range of notes and level of mastery and commitment associated with it that are best for you. You may stay in that stream for the duration of the program, and/or then change streams when you feel ready to so. When you finish the program, you may also wish to return to the beginning and attempt the earlier modules of the program at a higher stream with a higher range of notes and aim for perfected mastery of the skills.

In popular styles of singing, because higher notes in a “mix” or “full” voice become significantly more challenging, one should be careful about which stream is the most appropriate for you, as higher streams can quickly overwhelm and tire the voice, or worse, if not balanced or conditioned adequately. Note: For most students, the intermediate practice stream is best.

The practice streams available are as follows:

Beginner:

  • Formerly known and referenced as “light chest” in the program
  • Develops the lower vocal range, as indicated in the keyboard image.
  • For young children, or singers with little experience.
  • Introduction to concepts with only minimal practice might be expected.
  • Range of notes to be explored include as low as is comfortable to as high as D4 (just above middle C, C4) for men and G4 for women.

Intermediate:

  • Formerly known and referenced as “strainer” and “flipper” in the program
  • Lower and middle vocal range, as indicated in the keyboard image.
  • For more serious students.
  • Moderate practice and a moderate degree of mastery might be expected of each skill before moving on the next.
  • Range of notes to be explored include as low as is comfortable to as high as G4 for men and D5 for women (just above high C, C5).

Advanced:

  • Formerly known and referenced as “balanced” in the program
  • Lower, middle, and high vocal range, as indicated in the keyboard image.
  • For professional or working singers.
  • Significant practice, and precise execution and complete mastery of skills is required before moving on the next skill.
  • Range of notes to be explored include as low as is comfortable to as high as D5 (just above high C, C5) for men and G5 for women.

Vocal Ranges For The Different Practice Streams: