Sing jazz 3
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: MF848
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
To produce a strong, supported singing voice. To expand your jazz repertoire. To develop your ability to improvise. To gain confidence in performance as a soloist or within a group. Develop the skills learned in previous courses.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
- Exploring the jazz repertoire and learning new songs, including Chega De Saudade,The Masquerade is Over, Skylark,Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most
- Exploring the full range of your voice
- Understanding and expressing lyrics
- Study of rhythm in order to keep tempo steady and phrasing interesting
- Studying arrangements and harmony within the songs.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- show that you have extended your vocal range and flexibility, expertise and confidence
- show that you have learned the value of listening and singing as a way of life
- use new repertoire and explore new areas of music
- know what and how to practise
- perform solo and respond to feedback.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should be familiar with the jazz idiom, and will have completed Sing jazz 2 or have had a year of similar tuition and training. You will need to follow written and verbal instructions in English and engage in class discussions.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Warm-ups, breathing exercises, technical vocal exercises, learning and sharing songs. Singing simultaneously and solo presentation. Listening, giving and receiving constructive criticism. You will learn how to maintain songs in performance; choosing the song; song arrangement, counting and song interpretation.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All music materials are available in the google classroom, supplied by the tutor and accompanist.
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.