Voice: Foundations 2 – UC APPROVED

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Lesson 1: Resonance and Tonal Placement

  • Sensation versus reality
  • Vowels
  • Articulators

Lesson 2: Genres and Styles of Singing

  • Music timeline
  • Venues and Audience
  • Working across genres

Lesson 3: Microphone technique

  • Types of microphones
  • Set-up
  • Studio singing
  • History of the microphone

Lesson 4: Performance Etiquette and Audition Technique

  • Performance preparation
  • Identifying your strengths
  • Etiquette

Lesson 5: Collaboration and Live Performance

  • Common terminology
  • Preparing for a rehearsal
  • Performance preparation
  • Expression onstage

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Working instrument
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet
  • Recording device for recording assignments (phone, tablet, camera, computer, etc.)
  • Broadway Presents! Teens’ Musical Theatre Anthology (Publ. Hal Leonard; 2009 edition)
  • Folk Songs for Solo Singers Volume 1 (Publ. Alfred Music; 1996 edition)

 

Voice: Foundations 1 – UC APPROVED

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Lesson 1: Expanding your Range

  • Voice types
  • Genre changes
  • Technique

Lesson 2: Ear Training

  • Pitch and Timing
  • Music Theory
  • Intonation and Tuning

Lesson 3: Song Interpretation

  • Analyzing text for meaning
  • Context and subtext
  • Melodic content

Lesson 4: Meter, Feel, and Tempo

  • Meter
  • Tempo
  • Compound and Simple time

Lesson 5: Scales, Key Centers, and Harmony

  • Harmony and Melody
  • Major and Minor
  • Key Centers
  • Chorus and Back-up singers

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Working instrument
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet
  • Recording device for recording assignments (phone, tablet, camera, computer, etc.)
  • Broadway Presents! Teens’ Musical Theatre Anthology (Publ. Hal Leonard; 2009 edition)
  • Folk Songs for Solo Singers Volume 1 (Publ. Alfred Music; 1996 edition)

Trumpet: Foundations 2 – UC APPROVED

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Lesson 1: Chromaticism Revisited

  • A-flat major scale
  • Tendency notes (D, E♭ and E)
  • Chromaticism review
  • Range practice
  • Trumpet history

Lesson 2: Intervals

  • D-flat major scale
  • Basic flexibilities group III
  • Introduction to basic intervals
  • Clarke studies (A♭ and D♭)

Lesson 3: Expressive Long Tones

  • B major scale
  • Expressive long tones
  • Routine review—fundamentals
  • Clarke studies (B major)

Lesson 4: Mouthpiece Buzzing Revisited

  • G-flat major scale
  • Improvisation
  • Mouthpiece buzzing revisited
  • Flexibilities group III

Lesson 5: Trumpet History

  • Trumpet history
  • Major scale review
  • Performance preparation
  • Performance Review

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Working instrument
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet
  • Recording device for recording assignments (phone, tablet, camera, computer, etc.)
  • Trumpet care kit like this or
  • Herbert L. Clarke’s Technical Studies for the Cornet (Publ. Carl Fischer Music Publisher; edition 1984) and First Book of Practical Studies for Cornet & Trumpet (Publ. Alfred Music; edition 1985)
  • Tuner (electronic tuner, computer program, or phone app are all suitable)

Trumpet: Foundations 1 – UC APPROVED

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Lesson 1: Intro to Clarke Technical Studies

  • B-flat major scale
  • Introduction to triplets
  • Flexibilities group 1
  • Intro to Clarke Technical Studies

Lesson 2: Improvisation and Transposition

  • A major scale
  • Concert pitch and the transposing trumpet
  • Improvisation assignment
  • Wynton Marsalis’ practice routine
  • Clarke studies

Lesson 3: Scales and Tendency Notes

  • E-flat major scale
  • Chromatic scale review
  • Tendency notes (D and C♯)
  • Trumpet history
  • Clarke studies (E♭ and A)

Lesson 4: Simple and Compound Meters

  • Improvisation assignment
  • Flexibilities group II
  • Trills
  • Scale and Clarke practice technique
  • Simple and compound meters

Lesson 5: Key Signature Identification

  • E major scale
  • Naming the key signature
  • Articulation revisited
  • Clarke study in E and velocity practice

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Working instrument
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet
  • Recording device for recording assignments (phone, tablet, camera, computer, etc.)
  • Trumpet care kit like this or
  • Herbert L. Clarke’s Technical Studies for the Cornet (Publ. Carl Fischer Music Publisher; edition 1984)
  • Tuner (electronic tuner, computer program, or phone app are all suitable)