Voice: Basics 1 (non-credit)

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Lesson 1: How the Voice Works

  • Develop an understanding of anatomy for the singer
  • Physically define proper singing posture
  • Examine the condensed timeline of singing and relate it to your interests
  • Apply your knowledge of anatomy and posture into vocal exercises

Lesson 2: Breath and Supported Singing

  • Identify the muscles of the breath mechanism and their functions
  • Compare different types of breathing and muscular support
  • Demonstrate various onsets of tone
  • Listen and compare different inhalations and the effect on tone

Lesson 3: Preparation for Singing: Stretches and Movement for Singers

  • Physically engage in warm-up stretches
  • Discuss anatomy of the throat to illustrate importance of preparation
  • Demonstrate energizing stretches to help with lessons and performance

Lesson 4: Registers

  • Define and locate the different registers of the voice
  • Discover techniques to transition between registers
  • Discuss and assess different qualities of sound

Lesson 5: Learning your music

  • Define and compare basic form components
  • Define and interpret musical notation
  • Identify different strategies to memorize material
  • Distinguish and assess song form based upon listening

 

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: Basics 2 (non-credit)

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Lesson 1: Vowels

  • Discuss how vowels are formed through a brain-body connection
  • Discover how to form vowels without excess tension
  • Evaluate different vowel timbres and placement
  • Evaluate and assess how different singers choose vowels

Lesson 2: Phrasing and Style

  • Define and recognize appropriate breath phrasing
  • Discover and distinguish between different types of articulation
  • Evaluation the effect of dynamic choices
  • Engage in exercises to compare phrasing and style choices

Lesson 3: Enunciation and Vibrato

  • Enunciation process
  • Consonant Formation and Tongue Twisters
  • Vibrato and Breath Spin

Lesson 4: Vocal Health & Good Habits

  • Preventative care to preserve vocal health
  • Vocal conditions due to overuse
  • Vocal hygiene

Lesson 5: Music’s Cultural and Personal Impact

  • Discuss the impact of African American culture on contemporary music
  • Compare types of singing based on period
  • Evaluate and assess personal progress in this course

 

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)

Website: radiooooo.com (Author: Benjamin Moreau; url: http://radiooooo.com)

Voice: Basics 2 – UC APPROVED

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Lesson 1: Vowels

  • Discuss how vowels are formed through a brain-body connection
  • Discover how to form vowels without excess tension
  • Evaluate different vowel timbres and placement
  • Evaluate and assess how different singers choose vowels

Lesson 2: Phrasing and Style

  • Define and recognize appropriate breath phrasing
  • Discover and distinguish between different types of articulation
  • Evaluation the effect of dynamic choices
  • Engage in exercises to compare phrasing and style choices

Lesson 3: Enunciation and Vibrato

  • Enunciation process
  • Consonant Formation and Tongue Twisters
  • Vibrato and Breath Spin

Lesson 4: Vocal Health & Good Habits

  • Preventative care to preserve vocal health
  • Vocal conditions due to overuse
  • Vocal hygiene

Lesson 5: Music’s Cultural and Personal Impact

  • Discuss the impact of African American culture on contemporary music
  • Compare types of singing based on period
  • Evaluate and assess personal progress in this course

 

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)

Website: radiooooo.com (Author: Benjamin Moreau; url: http://radiooooo.com)

Voice: Basics 1 – UC APPROVED

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Lesson 1: How the Voice Works

  • Develop an understanding of anatomy for the singer
  • Physically define proper singing posture
  • Examine the condensed timeline of singing and relate it to your interests
  • Apply your knowledge of anatomy and posture into vocal exercises

Lesson 2: Breath and Supported Singing

  • Identify the muscles of the breath mechanism and their functions
  • Compare different types of breathing and muscular support
  • Demonstrate various onsets of tone
  • Listen and compare different inhalations and the effect on tone

Lesson 3: Preparation for Singing: Stretches and Movement for Singers

  • Physically engage in warm-up stretches
  • Discuss anatomy of the throat to illustrate importance of preparation
  • Demonstrate energizing stretches to help with lessons and performance

Lesson 4: Registers

  • Define and locate the different registers of the voice
  • Discover techniques to transition between registers
  • Discuss and assess different qualities of sound

Lesson 5: Learning your music

  • Define and compare basic form components
  • Define and interpret musical notation
  • Identify different strategies to memorize material
  • Distinguish and assess song form based upon listening

 

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)