Aim: What are the different ways that we can use our voices?
Summary: Students explore whispering, speaking, singing, and calling voices.
Standards: US 1, 6; NYC 1, 2, 3
Modality: performing, creating
Materials: paper, pencil, picture cards, situation pictures, songs/poems
Time Required: 20 minutes
Arrange a class song or poem using all four voices. Place picture cues at the beginning of each line and sing, speak, whisper, or call accordingly.
This video is an exemplar of an activity from Carnegie Hall’s Music Educators Toolbox entitled "Identify Voice Types." Students listen to the teacher sing, speak, whisper, or shout and circle the corresponding picture of each voice type on the Student Worksheet.