FMS Choir Study Guide - 2018


All information below can be found on-line or with your peers.  Make sure that you understand the following concepts:


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.  How to identify the following rhythm symbols – whole note, half note, quarter note, eighth note, sixteenth note, dotted notes, whole rest, half rest, quarter rest, and eighth rest, dotted notes, and note combinations.


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


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


7.   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.


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

9. Basic choral technique, including proper vowel formation, the 3 main concepts of choral tone, and correct choral breathing.