What is the course about?
Work to produce a good strong voice with confidence and without strain.Learn to sing repertoire you may be familiar with as a listener.
Accompanist: Chris Lee.
What will we cover?
- warm-up and breathing exercises to support and maintain the voice.
- work on songs as a group.
- using harmony, rhythm and expression.
- begin to improvise.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- understand how music works, counting, keys, song form, etc.
- improve your stamina, pitch and intonation
- gain confidence in your singing
- understand singing and breathing technique.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You will need a basic knowledge of the musical areas covered in the course title, and the ability to pitch and project your voice. You are expected to have completed at least a beginner's singing course.
You will need to follow written and verbal instructions in English, engage in class discussions.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Group warm-ups, singing in small groups and occasional solo singing in class. Listening and learning both as audience and performer. Responding to feedback. Attempting improvisation. Building expression through singing techniques and your understanding of the song.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All class materials will be supplied.
You may wish to support your learning through a focus on reading, writing and hearing music and musical patterns. For more details about musicianship and music theory please visit our blog: Musicianship and music theory at City lit which lists our full sequence of musicianship and music theory classes.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Other singing classes. Jazz singing and rock,pop & soul classes are scheduled every term.