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Vocal Development
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Vocal Developmen
Author : Auntie Wendy
We are all gifted with a natural musical instrument - our singing voice. It is through developmentally appropriate training that children will become competent singers.

Young children start by exploring vocal sounds using samples from their surrounding, like animal sounds or sounds from the nature. They will then learn about the difference between speaking and singing voices. From then onwards, they gradually learn to match and produce specific pitches. Normally at the age of 5, children can sing songs in fairly accurate pitches.

Young children's vocal range is still very limited and therefore, songs have to be specially chosen so that children can sing comfortably. That's why most of the nursery songs are simple, short and repetitive. As young children's vocal development becomes more mature at the age of 7 or 8, songs with wider vocal range and more difficult rhythmic patterns are introduced.