Module 3: Rhythm

In This Module…

We explore the many contexts of rhythm for singers, and how to read rhythmic notation. We suggest you choose a level and the range of notes associated with it that you are most easily able to continue developing for the duration of the program. When you finish the program, you may wish to return to the beginning and attempt the program at a higher level with a higher range of notes.

Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced… What Level Am I?

We suggest moving through the program as either a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student for the whole program. In contemporary styles of signing, because higher notes in a full voice become significantly harder, one should first master the lower (beginner) and middle (intermediate) ranges of the voice, before attempting the highest (advanced) ranges of the voice. In this program, we use these three levels to choose both your level of commitment and the range of the voice you are ready to develop. 

  • Beginner: 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: 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: 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.

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All of the skills in this module do not have accompanying scales at this time. Use the exercise suggestions given in the Singer’s Edge Program lesson book.