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Zippy junior spring midterm

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Delivery: The crisp, clipped delivery of the 50's and
60's became extended and notes were held longer. When interpreting poetic material, the sound was contemplative and fluttery, almost like jazz.
• Form: Much of the music stays within the confines of
traditional rock structure and harmony, but psychedelic bands and progressive rock bands pushed the boundaries of song form and length.
• Tone: Voices are dynamic, emotional, and free. The vocal colors should follow the emotions behind the lyric and music. In rock, strong, bright tone with frequent use of fry and growl. Calling/belting frequently used.
• Dynamics: We see more dynamic variety within songs. Big extremes. Often there is a quieter verse with a big build to the chorus, and that energy is sustained through the bridge.
• Registration: We see a great deal of variety in registration use. In folk and folk-rock, female
singers allow their voices to transition from light chest-mix to head-mix and men tend to stay in a light, speech-like chest. With rock artists, we hear strong full chest into a called, unrestrained belt (chest-mix).
Folk music should not be belted, and anthemic rock songs should not be sung in head.
Some male rock singers use reinforced falsetto for excitement in rock songs.
• Ratio of Straight-Tone to Vibrato: Predominantly
straight-tone with more use of vibrato in power ballads.
Folk artists tend to use more natural vibrato than rock
• Registration: Medium to heavy chest and chest-mix.
Female folk and pop artists use head-mix through the
• Dialect: Standard American.
• Emotions:
Rock - Rebellious, wild, fearless, sexy, visceral.
Folk and folk-rock - Peaceful, concerned, determined,
• Articulation: Casual articulation, somewhat mumbly.
• Stylistic Elements: Fry, creaky door, grunt, screams, growl, cry, reinforced falsetto.