Piano doubles the vocal melody, strophic, short and simple song with a scalar melodic line. Singer must be comfortable sustaining and speaking text in passaggio.
Strophic, short song, simple melody, medium tessitura. Good for working on dramatic interpretation with a repeated melody.
Strophic, short melody. Vocal line primarily stays in the passaggio. Simple song and good for introducing French repertoire.
Very simple structure - repetitive melody throughout. Great for working on varying expression, spiritual style, and more.
Maria Theresia Paradis
Piano doubles vocal melody, strophic, simple melody line, descending scalar motion, more syllabic. Several phrases begin on F5.
Simple, repetitive melody, scalar. Good for working style of 18th Century German song. Better for a more advanced beginner.
RANGE: D4-F5 (C4-A5)
Piano doubles the vocal melody. Overall lower tessitura. Syllabic and sustained, simple melody, generally stays in the middle register.
Piano doubles the vocal melody, simple melody and rhythms, few larger intervallic leaps. Good introductory French song.
Piano occasionally doubles the vocal melody, higher range later in the song, scalar and arpeggiated. Good for working on Classical style. Better for a more advanced beginner.
Original text is in German. Sustained, some larger intervallic leaps, tessitura higher at the end. Beautiful, lush song. Better for a more advanced beginner.
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