What is the course about?
We sing beautiful music from across the musical repertoire with the dual purpose of enjoying singing together in a group and to develop singers’ aural and sight-singing skills. The sessions will involve warm-up exercises, singing simple music such as easy canons, as well as choral music in various styles in multiple voice parts. The range of material will be appropriate to those who are fairly new to using tonic solfa as well as those who are more experienced and want the opportunity to put it into practice.
What will we cover?
- Ear training
- Singing from notated music using relative solfa
- Singing in a group with other voice parts
- Working on intonation.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Improve fluency with relative solfa
- Develop listening skills
- Develop better intonation
- Sight sing music with greater confidence
- Develop ensemble skills.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You must be able to pitch notes accurately with your voice, and some choral singing experience is helpful.
Some previous knowledge of solfa is also recommended.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
There will not be any homework but individual practice is encouraged in order to develop your skills. The class will be taught as a group.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Bring a pencil and enthusiasm to take part in group singing.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
We offer choral singing throughout the year: Choral singing for pleasure and Choir at lunchtime (multiple dates available, please check carefully before you book). We also offer weekly musicianship classes including Aural Training.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details