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KIKUCHI VOCAL METHOD
Author: Lee W. Kikuchi     (TO DOWNLOAD SAMPLE PAGES OF THESE BOOKS - SCROLL DOWN)

The Kikuchi Vocal Method is a wonderfully new systematic vocal teaching approach unlike any other method currently available. The Kikuchi Vocal Method includes coordinated books in four areas of instruction: Lesson, Vocalise, Diction, and Songs, and Level 1 is intended for students ages 12 and older. Students under the age of 12 should be given Kikuchi Vocal Method Primer Level to prepare for this book. Since the student is expected to receive (or to have had) piano training with accompanying theory, this method system does not address issues of theory or music reading except when they specifically relate to the voice. The student is expected to learn the general music concepts through study of the piano and the vocal concepts through this vocal method system.

Lesson introduces each new vocal concept with short musical examples to practice.

Vocalise contains vocal exercises which should be performed daily to help build the vocal technique, reinforce concepts learned and develop the student’s daily warm-up routine.

Diction covers issues of language, phonetics and pronunciation as they apply to singing. As the student advances to the other levels, the Diction book will include study of other languages, namely pronunciation rules, basic grammar and basic vocabulary.

Songs synthesizes the skills learned in the other three books by teaching key repertoire songs. This book is a sampling of actual vocal literature of all types: hymns, children’s songs, folk songs, popular songs and classical literature arranged in order of difficulty. Since these songs will not contain any new material, the student should be assigned them to learn without any teacher preparation as a way of testing what the student has mastered to-date.

This series progresses through Levels 1, 2 and 3 after which the student is will be prepared to study the standard operatic and concert literature. The author is currently writing intermediate materials to follow the Level 3 books, primarily in the areas of Italian, German, French, Spanish and Russian diction, that should be available in a few years.

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PRIMER
VOICE
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LANGUAGE
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LEVEL 1
LESSON
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DICTION
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VOCALISE
Publ: Spring 2008
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SONG
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LEVEL 2
LESSON
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DICTION
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VOCALISE
Publ: Fall 2009
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SONG
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DICTION
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VOCALISE
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