FMS Choir Study Guide - 2017

All information below can be found on-line or with your peers.  Be prepared to answer all the following questions:

1.  Six Points of Alignment.

2.  What the acronym SLANT stands for in choir class.

3.  How to correctly follow your music using the terms system, line, measure, voice part.

4.  The usage of our basic vowels Ah, Eh, Ee, Oh and Oo and how to adjust spoken words into sung words.

5.  How to identify the following rhythm symbols – whole note, half note, quarter note, eighth not, sixteenth note, dotted notes, whole rest, half rest, quarter rest, and eighth rest.

6.  How to identify the lines and spaces in the Treble and Bass Clefs.

7.  The following terms dealing with volume:  dynamics, fortissimo, forte, mezzo-forte, mezzo-piano, piano, pianissimo, crescendo, and decrescendo.

8.   The following terms dealing with general music symbols:  First/Second Ending, Fermata, Repeat Sign, Treble Clef, Bass Clef, Natural, Flat, Sharp, Staff, Staccato, Legato, Accent.

9.  How to find the correct pitch given a key signature and pitch number (for example, in the key of C, what is 5?).