Singing Popular Music Coursera Quiz Answers – Networking Funda

You’ve been studying the greats, working on improving your vocal skills, and building vocal technique. Now it’s time to take the next step in your singing career to shine as a vocalist. Singing Popular Music provides you with the essential skills to define your own unique vocal style and sing healthfully.

The course begins with devices to support and alter your sound including vowel quality, tone production, and breathing techniques. From there, you will learn how to use techniques like mix voice and belting in contemporary singing styles.

Then you’ll take a cover song and make it your own. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to confidently and healthfully sing in your desired vocal style as well as understand how you can alter your singing to match other contemporary styles.

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Quiz 1 : What Are Your Goals?

Q1. What are your goals for this course? What do you hope to accomplish? What skills do you hope to improve and what are you hoping to learn more about

Q2. If you achieve your goals, where would that leave you? What would be the best, most positive outcome? How would accomplishing your goals make you feel?

Identify your best outcome and take a moment to imagine it as fully as you can.

Q3. What do you believe might be your biggest internal obstacle in achieving your goals? What is it within you that holds you back? It might be an emotion, an irrational belief, or a bad habit. Think more deeply—what is it really?

Identify your main inner obstacle and take a moment to imagine it fully

Q4. Finally, what can you do to overcome your obstacle? Identify one action you can take or one thought you can think to overcome your obstacle.

Make the following plan for yourself:

“If… (obstacle), then I will … (action or thought).”

Quiz 02: Vocal Styles and Tone Quality

Q1. What type of tone/singing is produced when air coming through the sinuses?

  • Nasal Tone
  • Forced Singing
  • Comfortable Singing
  • Closed Vowels

Q2. What type of tone/singing is described as relaxed or balanced?

  • Nasal Tone
  • Forced Singing
  • Comfortable Singing
  • Open Vowels

Q3. What is another term used to refer to the “break” in a voice (where the vocal folds are transitioning between vocal registers)?

  • Bel Canto
  • Change
  • Legato
  • Passaggio

Q4. What is one characteristic mentioned that distinguishes R&B, rock, blues, and gospel singing from other styles?

  • Consonants
  • Vowel Quality
  • Use of Legato
  • Use of Staccato

Q5. What part of your chest cavity should you focus breathing into in order to practice proper breathing technique for singing?

  • High in top of chest
  • In the middle, expanding the ribs
  • Low as a belly breath

Q6. What body part used to breathe is pictured below?

  • Intercostal Muscle
  • Diaphragm
  • Trachea
  • Lungs

Q7. What body part is circled below?

  • Sternum
  • Larynx
  • Ribs
  • Trachea

Q8. or False: Most contemporary singing styles do not have exact and crisp consonants.

  • True
  • False

Q9. What contemporary singing style would you hear consonants being closed to a humming sound?

  • Country
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • Theatrical

Q10. True or False: Your Laryngeal muscles are much stronger than your core muscles.

  • True
  • False

Quiz 03; SELF-ASSESSMENT: Practice Exercise Vowel Shapes

Q1. Did you record yourself practicing at least two of the exercises?

  • Yes
  • No

Q2. Did you upload a link of your recording to the discussion forums?

  • Yes
  • No

Q3. Did you listen and provide feedback to at least three of your peers?

  • Yes
  • No

Q4. Based on the following criteria, how would you assess your rhythmic accuracy?

Beginner (1 Point)Developing (2 Points)Proficient (3 Points)Exceptional (4 Points)
Rhythmic AccuracyRhythm is rarely in time with the backing track.Rhythm is in time for half of the performance.Majority of the performance stays in time with the backing tracks.Entire performance stays in time with the backing tracks.
  • Beginner
  • Developing
  • Proficient
  • Exceptional

Q5. Based on the following criteria, how would you assess your pitch/intonation accuracy?

Beginner (1 Point)Developing (2 Points)Proficient (3 Points)Exceptional (4 Points)
Pitch/Intonation AccuracySinging does not stay in tune with the backing tracks or incorrect notes are being sung.Singing is mostly in tune but there are 4-5 incorrect notes or out of tune moments.Singing is in tune the majority of the time with only 2-3 incorrect notes or out of tune moments.Singing is in tune throughout.
  • Beginner
  • Developing
  • Proficient
  • Exceptional

Q6. Based on the following criteria, how would you assess your breath support?

Beginner (1 Point)Developing (2 Points)Proficient (3 Points)Exceptional (4 Points)
Breath SupportSinging is unsupported and does not demonstrate proper breathing (takes shallow breaths, loud inhales, unable to sing through a phrase).Singing is airy but starts with proper breath support. Half way through, singer starts to take shallow breath and struggles to sing through a phrase.Singing is well supported and singer is able to sing through most phrases, although they begin to tire towards the end.Singing is well supported and singer uses appropriate breath support throughout, taking deep breaths and sustaining each phrase.
  • Beginner
  • Developing
  • Proficient
  • Exceptional

Quiz 01: Mix Voice in Contemporary Singing

Q1. What is Mix Voice? (Select all that apply)

  • The vocal sound produced when two different muscle groups work together within the larynx
  • A dark vocal tone
  • A vocal quality that combines head voice and chest voice
  • A covered placement in the mouth

Q2. What muscle group controls the lower vocal register in the larynx?

  • TA muscle group
  • CT muscle group
  • AM muscle group
  • TM muscle group

Q3. What muscle group controls the higher vocal register in the larynx?

  • TM muscle group
  • CT muscle group
  • TA muscle group
  • AM muscle group

Q4. True or False: To achieve mix voice when moving from your lower register to your higher register, push your chest voice up as far as possible.

  • True
  • False

Q5. True or False: A singer may feel the change to mix voice more than a listener will hear it.

  • True
  • False

Q6. True or False: Drinking a glass of water right before you sing will ensure that your voice is hydrated.

  • True
  • False

Q7. True or False: The best way to know when to use your mix voice is to practice it.

  • True
  • False

Q8. True or False: It can be tricky to switch into your mix voice when you are singing in your passaggio area.

1 point

True

False

Q9. When identifying your style you should: (Select all that apply

  • Identify what or who has influenced your work
  • Identify your overall genre or mix
  • Identify your sub-genres
  • Identify your non-negotiables

Q10. True or False: Style refers more to specific elements that differentiate an individual singer.

  • True
  • False

Quiz 02: SELF-ASSESSEMENT: Mix Voice Performanc

Q1. Did you record yourself singing a song using mix voice?

  • Yes
  • No

Q2. Did you upload a link of your recording to the Discussion Forums?

  • Yes
  • No

Q3. Did you listen and provide feedback to at least one of your peers?

  • Yes
  • No

Q4. Based on the following criteria, how would you assess your rhythm?

Beginner (1 Point)Developing (2 Points)Proficient (3 Points)Exceptional (4 Points)
RhythmRhythm is rarely in time with the backing track.Rhythm is in time for half of the performance.Performance stays in time with the backing tracks throughout.Singer plays with the rhythms for effect. Phrasing is natural and augments the vocal line.
  • Beginner
  • Developing
  • Proficient
  • Exceptional

Q5. Based on the following criteria, how would you assess your pitch/intonation accuracy?

Beginner (1 Point)Developing (2 Points)Proficient (3 Points)Exceptional (4 Points)
Pitch/Intonation AccuracySinging does not stay in tune with the backing tracks or incorrect notes are being sung.Singing is mostly in tune but there are 4-5 incorrect notes or out of tune moments.Singing is in tune the majority of the time with only 2-3 incorrect notes or out of tune moments.Singing is in tune throughout.
  • Beginner
  • Developing
  • Proficient
  • Exceptional

Q6. Based on the following criteria, how would you assess your breath support?

Beginner (1 Point)Developing (2 Points)Proficient (3 Points)Exceptional (4 Points)
Breath SupportSinging is unsupported and does not demonstrate proper breathing (takes shallow breaths, loud inhales, unable to sing through a phrase).Singing is airy but starts with proper breath support. Half way through, singer starts to take shallow breath and struggles to sing through a phrase.Singing is well supported and singer is able to sing through most phrases, although they begin to tire towards the end.Singing is well supported and singer uses appropriate breath support throughout, taking deep breaths and sustaining each phrase.
  • Beginner
  • Developing
  • Proficient
  • Exceptional

Q7. Based on the following criteria, how would you assess your use of mix voice?

Beginner (1 Point)Developing (2 Points)Proficient (3 Points)Exceptional (4 Points)
Mix VoiceSinger does not use mix voice but switches sharply between their lower and higher ranges.Mix voice is used well to sing a strong tone in the middle range but is not used to soften the tone as the singer descends.Mix voice is used well to blend between the higher and lower vocal ranges.Mix voice is used well to blend and also effectively adds emotion in a way that is appropriate to the performance.
  • Beginner
  • Developing
  • Proficient
  • Exceptional

Quiz 01: Singing Powerful Styles Healthfully

Q1. What are some ways to describe belting? (Select all that apply)

  • Low
  • Loud
  • Big
  • Small
  • Soft
  • High

Q2. True or False: When you are belting the placement should be towards the back of your mouth.

  • True
  • False

Q3. What is our definition of neutral/regular singing?

  • Singing that loud and in a higher range of your voice.
  • Singing that is monotone or does not contain any emotional qualities.
  • Singing that is in your lower register that requires less breath support.
  • Singing that is not belted, but not too soft.

Q4. Overpushing your voice can happen when: (Select all that apply)

  • When you choose a key that is too high for your voice
  • When you are using adequate breath pressure
  • When your voice is pulled back in the throat
  • When your voice is warmed up

Q5. or False: When you are belting, you are not using a lot of voice and air because there is so much pressure against the vocal folds.

  • True
  • False

Q6. True or False: Belting requires immense physical body strength.

  • True
  • False

Q7. True or False: Vocal folds are stretched thinner when singing low notes.

  • True
  • False

Q8. True or False: All belting warm-ups should start with soft, clean tones.

  • True
  • False

Q9. The term “vocal types” refers to: (Select all that apply)

  • Vocal Registers
  • Vocal Range
  • Vocal Agility
  • Vocal Quality

Q10. Fill in the blank: When we talk about having a flexible instrument, we are describing how well the muscle groups _______________ with each other.

  • create tension
  • interact
  • exercise

Quiz 02 :SELF-ASSESSMENT: Using Powerful Singing Performance

Q1. Did you record yourself singing a song using a mix of belting and neutral singing?

  • Yes
  • No

Q2. Did you upload a link of your recording to the Discussion Forums?

  • Yes
  • No

Q3. Did you listen and provide feedback to at least one of your peers?

  • Yes
  • No

Q4. Based on the following criteria, how would you assess your rhythm?

Beginner (1 Point)Developing (2 Points)Proficient (3 Points)Exceptional (4 Points)
RhythmRhythm is rarely in time with the backing track.Rhythm is in time for half of the performance.Performance stays in time with the backing tracks throughout.Singer plays with the rhythms for effect. Phrasing is natural and augments the vocal line.
  • Beginner
  • Developing
  • Proficient
  • Exceptional

Q5. Based on the following criteria, how would you assess your pitch/intonation accuracy?

Beginner (1 Point)Developing (2 Points)Proficient (3 Points)Exceptional (4 Points)
Pitch/Intonation AccuracySinging does not stay in tune with the backing tracks or incorrect notes are being sung.Singing is mostly in tune but there are 4-5 incorrect notes or out of tune moments.Singing is in tune the majority of the time with only 2-3 incorrect notes or out of tune moments.Singing is in tune throughout.
  • Beginner
  • Developing
  • Proficient
  • Exceptional

Q6. Based on the following criteria, how would you assess your breath support?

Beginner (1 Point)Developing (2 Points)Proficient (3 Points)Exceptional (4 Points)
Breath SupportSinging is unsupported and does not demonstrate proper breathing (takes shallow breaths, loud inhales, unable to sing through a phrase).Singing is airy but starts with proper breath support. Half way through, singer starts to take shallow breath and struggles to sing through a phrase.Singing is well supported and singer is able to sing through most phrases, although they begin to tire towards the end.Singing is well supported and singer uses appropriate breath support throughout, taking deep breaths and sustaining each phrase.
  • Beginner
  • Developing
  • Proficient
  • Exceptional

Q7. Based on the following criteria, how would you assess your use of powerful singing?

Beginner (1 Point)Developing (2 Points)Proficient (3 Points)Exceptional (4 Points)
Powerful SingingSinger does not use powerful singing.Powerful Singing sections sound too constricted or too forceful.Powerful Singing Sections sound relaxed and controlled but is used at least once in an area that is too high.Powerful Singing is produced healthily and effectively adds emotion in a way that is appropriate to the performance.
  • Beginner
  • Developing
  • Proficient
  • Exceptional

Quiz 01 : Developing Your Sound

Q1. What scale can you use as a good place to start improvising?

  • Harmonic Minor Scale
  • Major Scale
  • Whole-tone Scale
  • Minor Pentatonic Scale

Q2. True or False: Riffing is a form of improvisation.

  • True
  • False

Q3. True or False: Improvisation is a common element in the Pop/Rock vocalist style.

  • True
  • False

Q4. True or False: Improvisation is a common element in the R&B vocalist style.

  • True
  • False

Q5. What is the term used in Jazz improvisation to identify the main melody?

  • The top
  • The beginning
  • The front
  • The head

Q6. What are some elements you can practice to increase your comfort with improvisation? (Select all that apply)

  • Practice locking into the groove of a song
  • Practice the major and minor pentatonic scales
  • Practice stepping away from the melody in small bits
  • Practice choosing syllables to improvise on

Q7. True or False: Including a cover song in your set as an unknown artist is not a good idea.

  • True
  • False

Q8. When making a cover song your own, it is important to: (Select all that apply)

  • Copy the riffs the vocalists uses in the recording
  • Research the original version
  • Spend time getting to know the song

Q9. True or False: A cover song must be performed in the original key.

  • True
  • False

Q10. True or False: Improvising in a Soul style should use more space in the vowel production.

  • True
  • False
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