Speak & Sing® ΝΙΚΟΣ ΔΡΥΜΟΥΣΗΣ

These questions are designed to test a range of foundational knowledge in vocal technique, covering the basics of anatomy, vocal health, and practical singing skills.

  1. What is the primary function of the vocal cords?
    a) Resonating sound b) Producing sound c) Amplifying sound
  2. Which muscle is most important for controlling breathing during singing?
    a) Abdominal muscles b) Diaphragm c) Intercostal muscles
  3. The highest female vocal range is typically known as:
    a) Alto b) Soprano c) Mezzo-Soprano
  4. Vocal fry is primarily caused by:
    a) Tightening of the vocal cords b) Loose vocal cords vibrating slowly c) Rapid movement of the diaphragm
  5. Which of the following is a key element of maintaining vocal health?
    a) Regular shouting exercises b) Drinking plenty of water c) Consuming caffeinated beverages
  6. Proper singing posture includes:
    a) Feet close together and shoulders forward b) Knees locked and chin up c) Feet shoulder-width apart and shoulders relaxed
  7. Which technique is used to improve vocal resonance?
    a) Yawning b) Humming c) Whistling
  8. Articulation in singing primarily involves:
    a) Lung capacity b) Movement of the tongue and lips c) Movement of the diaphragm
  9. An example of a good vocal warm-up exercise is:
    a) Singing at the top of your range immediately b) Gentle humming c) Shouting
  10. What role does the diaphragm play in singing?
    a) It vibrates to produce sound b) It supports breath control c) It controls pitch
  11. A baritone is a:
    a) Low male voice b) High female voice c) High male voice
  12. Which of the following should be avoided for vocal health?
    a) Regular practice b) Smoking c) Drinking water
  13. In singing, breath support is important for:
    a) Maintaining posture b) Sustaining longer phrases c) Increasing height
  14. Head voice typically refers to:
    a) A chest-based singing technique b) A mixed voice technique c) A lighter, resonant sound often used in higher pitches
  15. Belting is a technique used to:
    a) Sing softly and gently b) Project loudly in the upper middle range c) Sing exclusively in a lower register
  16. Which aspect is NOT part of the tone in singing?
    a) Pitch b) Color c) Language
  17. Which of these is a common cause of vocal strain?
    a) Singing with proper technique b) Yelling or overusing the voice c) Drinking warm tea
  18. Falsetto is often described as:
    a) A full, powerful register b) A light, airy register c) The primary speaking voice
  19. Good posture for singing helps with:
    a) Breathing and voice projection b) Looking more professional c) Reducing the need for practice
  20. Vocal agility exercises are important for: a) Decreasing vocal range b) Improving quick pitch changes c) Strengthening leg muscles