In Part 2 of our three-part series on the boy’s changing voice Dr. Terry J. Barham provides insight into the voice test process.
When determining a boy’s voice part, Dr. Barham suggests the teacher establish a welcoming environment, completing the voice test individually (although group settings are also acceptable). To begin, identify the student’s spoken pitch. Next, find the student’s range and evaluate their listening ability and tone quality. Finally, chart the student’s range, and discuss the potential vocal challenges the student might experience as their voice continues to develop.
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