Single Tone Waves

This is the fifth vocal exercise from the Resonance LAB, Single Tone Waves.
The Single Tone Wave exercise can be used to build up on the previous exercise, Waves, or can be mixed into it.
You’re in small group of singers, spread out across a space. There’s a leader in each group. Rather than just being responsible for dynamics, this time, the leader picks a single tone, which the rest of the group takes over. They let it grow and die down again. Other groups can start with a similar process so that some sort of slow melody appears. It’s important that the leader takes it slow and provides a pause so that single tones can emerge from different groups as well.

Why don’t you try out the exercise with your vocal group, film the results and upload your video in the comment section on this page in order to share your results with other singers and vocal leaders of The Resonance LAB? We’re curious to see your results!

  • Akke Feenstra
  • Akke Feenstra
    • Merlijn Twaalfhoven

      So nice to hear this! Did you try connecting these waves to the intro of a conventional song?
      I am also curious how these groups might appear out of the usual choir setting… Will they walk in silence or extend the last chord of a conventional song and move it into these clusters?