This course is for absolute beginners but also caters for more experienced singers, especially if you have an interest in folk music. Enthusiasm and a willingness to experiment are essential! Sight singing is not necessary!
The course involves some stretching exercises during the vocal warm ups, however, if you have mobility difficulties, simply inform the tutor who will endeavour to provide a tailor-made variation.
Full instructions & technological support will be given for online classes. Please bring a pencil to make notes. Feel free to bring water in a bottle. Music/ lyrics will be sent in advance of online sessions. You may find it useful to print it or view it on an additional device but this is not essential. Music/ lyrics can be displayed on screen if needed
Group physical and vocal warm up exercises Learning a selection of folksong melodies Explore harmonisation (if appropriate) in the folk style Consider the context of folk song repertoire and expression