Singing for the Terrified class.

Come as often as you like to the classes at Banbury and Oxford. Drop in or pay for 2 or
 11 Sessions.

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Autumn Term 2018

Wednesdays: 12th  and 19th/September 18, 6.30-8.00 pm  2 sessions

                                                          St Mary's Centre Banbury  http://www.stmaryschurch-banbury.org.uk/home/

Thursdays starting 27/09/18 6.30-7.00 pm  11 Sessions. No session, half term 26/10/18

                                                         St Andrews Church, Oxford, OX2 6UH http://www.standrewsoxford.org/

Calendar Choirs                                       

Booking form and costs
                                                                       
The themescovered are:

Session 1. 1st week of term.

Introduction, Signing up/Admin.

The Vocal instrument. How it all works.

Body Preparation:

    • Relaxation

    • Posture

    • Diaphragm Exercise. Explanation and practice.

Breathing

    Abdominal Breathing

Vocal Technique:

    • Opening the top of the Voice

    • Opening the bottom of the Voice

    • Chest and Head Registers Explanation and Practice.

Music Theory and Sight Reading

    • Kodaly/Cuberos hand signs method of aural notation

    • The Western Scale. Octaves.

    • Vocal harmonization in 3 Voices: Tonic Chord


Session 2.-2nd week of term.

Body Preparation:

    • Relaxation

    • Posture

    • Diaphragm Exercise. Practice.

Breathing

    Abdominal Breathing. Practice.

Vocal Technique:

    • Opening the top of the Voice

    • Opening the bottom of the Voice

    • Chest and Head Registers. Practice.

    • Attack of sound. Staccato. Explanation. Practice.

Music Theory and Sight Reading

    • Kodaly/Cuberos hand signs method of aural notation

    • The Western Scale. 8Th, and 5th Intervals.

    • Vocal harmonization in 3 Voices: Tonic and sub-dominant Chords.


Session 3.-3rd week of term.

Body Preparation:

    • Relaxation

    • Posture

    • Diaphragm Exercises

Breathing

    Rib Cage Breathing.

Vocal Technique:

    • Opening the top of the Voice

    • Opening the bottom of the Voice

    • Chest and Head Registers practice.

    • Staccato and Legato. Practice

Music Theory and Sight Reading

    • Kodaly/Cuberos hand signs method of aural notation

    • The Western Scale. 8th, 5th and 4th Intervals.

    • Vocal harmonization in 3 Voices: Tonic, Sub-dominant and Dominant Chord Sequences.


Session 4.-4th week of term.

Body Preparation:

    • Relaxation

    • Posture

    • Diaphragm Exercises

Breathing

    Rib Cage Breathing repeat.

Vocal Technique:

    • Opening the top of the Voice

    • Opening the bottom of the Voice

    • Chest and Head Registers practice.

    • Attack of sound. Staccato, Legato Practice.

Music Theory and Sight Reading

    • Kodaly/Cuberos hand signs method of aural notation

    • The Western Scale. All other intervals.

    • Vocal harmonization in 3 Voices: Chords sequences.

    • Key Signatures


Session 5. 5th week of term.

Body Preparation:

    • Relaxation

    • Posture

    • Diaphragm Exercises

Breathing

    Top Chest Breathing.

Vocal Technique:

    • Opening the top of the Voice

    • Opening the bottom of the Voice

    • Chest and Head Registers practice.

    • Attack of sound. Staccato, Legato. Practice.

    • Support of the sound.

Music Theory and Sight Reading

    • Kodaly/Cuberos hand signs method of aural notation

    • The Western Scale's structure. Visual. The keyboard.

    • Vocal harmonization in 3 Voices: Major and Minor Chords.

    • Sharps. How to recognize the key. Role of Tonic.


Session 6.-6th week of term.

Body Preparation:

    • Relaxation

    • Posture

    • Diaphragm Exercises

Breathing

    Top Chest breathing practice. Fast Abdominals

Vocal Technique:

    • Opening the top of the Voice

    • Opening the bottom of the Voice

    • Chest and Head Registers. Practice.

    • Attack of sound. Staccato, Legato. Practice.

    • Support of the sound. Practice.

Music Theory and Sight Reading

    • Kodaly/Cuberos hand signs method of aural notation

    • The Western Scale. Key signatures. Sharps and Flats.

    • Vocal harmonization in 3 Voices: Blue Chords. Major and Minor.

    • Practical Rhythms.

    • Key signatures with flats. Explanation.


Session 7.-7th week of term.

Body Preparation:

    • Relaxation

    • Posture

    • Diaphragm Exercises

Breathing

    Recap of Abdominal, Rib Cage and top chest breathing.

Vocal Technique:

    • Opening the top of the Voice

    • Opening the bottom of the Voice

    • Chest and Head Registers Practice.

    • Attack of sound. Staccato, Legato. Practice.

    • Support of the sound. Practice.

Music Theory and Sight Reading

    • Kodaly/Cuberos hand signs method of aural notation

    • The Western Scale. Key signatures. Sharps and Flats. Different Keys. Practice.

    • Vocal harmonization in 3 Voices: Blue Chords. Major and Minor.

    • Practical Rhythms. How do they look on the page.

    • Practice recognizing key signatures.


Session 8. -8th week of term.

Body Preparation:

    • Relaxation

    • Posture

    • Diaphragm Exercises

Breathing

    Fast Abdominals.

Vocal Technique:

    • Opening the top of the Voice

    • Opening the bottom of the Voice

    • Attack of sound. Staccato, Legato. Practice.

    • Support of the sound. Practice.

Music Theory and Sight Reading

    • Kodaly/Cuberos hand signs method of aural notation

    • Sharps and Flats. Learning to recognize keys. Different Keys. Practice.

    • Vocal harmonization in 3 Voices: Blue Chords. Major and Minor.

    • Practical Rhythms. How do they look on the page.

    • Practise recognizing key signatures and rhythm markings.


Session 9-9th week of term.

Body Preparation:

    • Relaxation

    • Posture

    • Diaphragm Exercises

Breathing

    The Perfume Exercise. Explanation and Practice.

Vocal Technique:

    • Opening the top of the Voice

    • Opening the bottom of the Voice

    • Attack of sound. Staccato, Legato. Practice.

    • Support of the sound. Practice.

Music Theory and Sight Reading

    • Kodaly/Cuberos hand signs method of aural notation

    • Sharps and Flats. Learning to recognize keys. Different Keys. Practice.

    • Vocal harmonization in 3 Voices: Blue Chords. Major and Minor.

    • Practical Rhythms. How do they look on the page.

    • Sight Reading in practice. Key signatures, rhythm markings. Consonants, syllables, etc.


Session 10-10th week of term.

Body Preparation:

    • Relaxation

    • Posture

    • Diaphragm Exercises

Breathing

    The Perfume Exercise. Explanation and Practice.

Vocal Technique:

    • Opening the top of the Voice

    • Opening the bottom of the Voice

    • Attack of sound. Staccato, Legato. Practice.

    • Support of the sound. Practice.

Music Theory and Sight Reading

    • Kodaly/Cuberos hand signs method of aural notation

    • Sharps and Flats. Practice to recognize different Keys. Practice.

    • Vocal harmonizations in 8 Voices: Blue Chords. Major and Minor.

    • Practical Rhythms.

    • Sight Reading in practice.


Full Recap.