Vocal Technique Radio Broadcast

by Kirsten King

Objective:

Students will demonstrate their understanding of vocal techniques by preparing, recording, and sharing a radio broadcast script.

 

Subject:

Voice

 

Level:

Beginner – Intermediate

 

Main Concepts:

Vocal Techniques, Script Writing

 

National Standards Represented:

TH:Cr2.1.8

b. Share leadership and responsibilities to develop collaborative goals when preparing or devising drama/theatre work.

 

TH:Cr3.1.8

a. Use repetition and analysis in order to revise devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

b. Refine effective physical, vocal, and physiological traits of characters in an improvised or scripted drama/ theatre work.

c. Implement and refine a planned technical design using simple technology during the rehearsal process for devised or scripted drama/ theatre work.

 

TH:Pr5.1.8

b. Use a variety of technical elements to create a design for a rehearsal or drama/theatre production.

 

Lesson Plans

Lesson Plan: Day 1

Daily Objective: Students will become aware of different vocal principles by analyzing film clips, and understand the vocal principles that they use in their daily lives by discussing the different ways these principles can alter or enhance the meaning of their words.

 

Lesson Plan: Day 2

Daily Objective: Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the vocal techniques, what they are and what they can do, by making vocal choices for their character and annotating their reader’s theatre script.

 

Lesson Plan: Day 3

Daily Objective: Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the different vocal techniques and how different choices provide different meanings by participating in reader’s theatre performances.

 

Lesson Plan: Day 4

Daily Objective: Students will learn how using different vocal techniques can help build and enhance unique characters, and how projecting and using good diction will allow for stronger vocal choices – they will apply this new knowledge by participating in audio-only-fairy-tale performances.

 

Lesson: Day 5

Daily Objective: Students will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the various vocal techniques we have been learning by listening to and analyzing different radio broadcast examples and identifying the techniques used by the voice actors in each.

 

Lesson Plan: Day 6

Daily Objective: Students will demonstrate the importance of the various vocal techniques by working in groups to brainstorm and draft their radio broadcast scripts, working to incorporate each of the vocal techniques.

 

Lesson Plan: Day 7

Daily Objective: Students will demonstrate their understanding of the vocal techniques by continuing to work in groups on their broadcast scripts.

 

Lesson: Day 8

Daily Objective: Students will incorporate their vocal technique knowledge as they finish their scripts and record their radio broadcasts.

 

Lesson Plan: Day 9

Daily Objective: Students will demonstrate their understanding of the different vocal techniques by analyzing their fellow classmates’broadcasts and identifying their use of different techniques.

 

Vocal Technique Radio Broadcast Unit of Lessons.Kirsten King