Boys and Not Trying to Match Pitches
Date: January 5, 2016
In teaching some basic pitch recognition patterns, I often sing a simple three note pattern and have students echo the pattern. Eventually, I start adding other patterns for them to echo and to name the notes. However, I have had a couple of boys that seem to refuse even trying to match my pitches. Because I thought the pitches might be too high for their range (or maybe the boys thought it sounded too feminine in that range) I had the students do voice sirens and other techniques to help them use their falsetto. Those falsetto techniques work on the first echo, but then the boys resort to a low drone that is not close to the correct pitches. How do I encourage them to continue trying to match the pitches?
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