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.
This course has now started
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 "A night in Tunisia", "If you could see me now", "It could happen to you".
- 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.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Clare Foster is a vocalist, lyricist, composer and educator. Born in England, she has studied and worked in New York, Holland, Canada, England and in many countries in Europe and Asia. She has taught at the City Lit for over twenty years, and has also taught at Morley College, Trinity College of Music and in a Finnish conservatoire. In 2017 Clare trained on a Bangor University course to teach Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MSBR). She uses many of these techniques in her current classes and has designed a mindfulness course tailored to singers. Her interests lie in how the psyche impacts on the voice. She specialises in Jazz and Brazilian music repertoire and vocal approach and also teaches on a one-to-one basis in London.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.