- OCTAVA SOPRANA
- OCTAVA MEZZOSO
- OCTAVA OTRALTO
- Bila 'Ratchet' Frett
- OCTAVA COUNTRA
- OCTAVA TENORAO
- OCTAVA BARITOA
- OCTAVA BASSORA
- OCTAVA VIBRALT
- Founded 600 SA
“They sang at campfires, palisades and donkey back, long before any Skjald. Where their sarcastic mocking of Nobility and merry enhancing of poor man’s accomplishments, made them favorites of the common folk.”
Long before the Great Hordes rose to power Professions of various kinds entertained low and high. Among these where a lot named Bards and Kanziganthir have assured me they existed long before he was born a thousand years ago.
There’s a century old long rivaling between Skjalds and Bards. Currently its Bards that has suffered the greatest loss to date, when Kazumix left them for the Skjalds. His immense vocal talent allowed him to span over all tempi and but ‘hummer performance’. Once an exceptional master of ‘Tenuto’, he has changed into shorter and shorter performance and these days is performing solely in ‘Decato’.
Their history is as old as the grunting of living beings, and have through time divided into three schools. One of different tempi, generally defined as action of voice or instrument per second. The other as how to present the sounds being delivered. The third is about voice of tune pitch.
Skjald El Mary
School of Performance
Is a performer who makes very distinct pauses between tunes or sounds created, almost as if silence in-between is a living part of the performance. Basically, making silence half of the performance.
Is a performer who makes very distinct transitions between actions, often with a notable variance in volume or octave, and with as good or no silence in-between.
Is a performer who lets every action flow into the next, leaving no silence or no abrupt change in sound volume or octave. Making the performed an endless continued stream.
Is a performer who let oral actions and underlying instrument tunes hold for artificially long. Sometimes tunes are as long as 90 seconds or for some instruments throughout the entire performance. Some exceptionally voice skilled, also make humming and whistling sounds alongside any other action, thus making orals last the entire performance as well.
School of Tempi
Is a performance following a rhythm of one action or less per second.
Is a performance aiming for one and a half action per second.
Is a performance with two actions per second.
Is a performance of 3 actions or more per second.
School of Tessitur
Is the school which teaches its performers about using their voice where its most comfortable, spending the least energy rehearsing and performing their preferred repertoire. As voice types most often changes over time, performers generally shift both school and repertoire throughout their life.
Some are though, of such talent and skill, that they span several during all their career.
Generally, females are in the higher end topping with Soprano, and males are in the lower end reaching down to the rumblers.
School of performing lore…
Some say a school is more…
Dancing and weaving…
They often master several instruments, languages, weapons and other arts, and are experts at setting a mood.
Last Updated on 2022-02-22 by IoM-Christian