Learn to Sing from a Music Score

When and Where

Dates
26 Apr 2019 - 28 Jun 2019 (13.5 hours, 9 weeks)
Days and times
Friday 15:30 - 17:00
Location
Morley College London

Cost

Full fee
£110
Concession fee
£90
Senior fee
£100

Quick Facts

Availability
This course has started but late enrolments are accepted.
Tutor
Darquise Bilodeau
Course code
MVC179C

What you will learn

Would you like to explore your voice and acquire some vocal skills? Have you ever wished you could read music to learn songs more rapidly? In this course for beginners in singing and music theory, you will have the opportunity to experiment with your voice and to learn songs as part of a group. You will also begin reading notes on a score and listening differently to the music around you.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Read a music score, understanding the names of the notes, duration, tempo, dynamics etc
  • Sing simple melodies, using basic vocal technique (breathing, projection, singing legato etc)
  • Be able to sight-read very simple melodies using tonic sol-fa.
  • Sing with more confidence in a group and on your own

Class format and activities

Vocal warm-ups and basic technical exercises.
Music theory for beginners: reading notes, counting the beats, learning the basic performance instructions (dynamics, articulation etc).
Beginners' sight-reading: pitching and counting notes.
Applying vocal technique to simple songs, using a music score.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements, apart from willingness to sing and learn how to read music.

What you need to know before you enrol

The course involves some stretching exercises during the vocal warm ups, however, if you have difficulty in mobility, simply inform the tutor who will endeavour to provide a tailor-made variation.

What you will need for your class

Copies of the music (provided by the tutor) and a pencil to make notes.

What you can do next

Study on one of the solo singing courses, or join one of the choirs at Morley College.