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Conquer Your Fear of Singing
in 8 weeks

Eight Sessions:  Every sat - Jan.11,18, 25, Mar.1, 8, 2014
Times: sat. 2:30 pm–3:30 pm   (dates & Times subject to change With Notice)

Cost: $140.00   Register

Course Description, Objectives & Syllabus Overview

Course Description

Singing brings joy to those who do it and those who listen.
This will be a Safe and supportive environment with accompaniment

We'll explore your fears and with structured exercises put them to rest.
If you've always wanted to sing, then you have the talent. We just need to free that voice.
So let's have some fun in this course.

The key topics are to:

· Learn to have confidence in your singing ability
· Experience the joy of singing
· Have fun

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you will have:

· Gained confidence
· Leaned basic vocal technique
· Developed tools to maximize successful singing
· Acquired skills to determine best styles and keys for your self

Course Prerequisites
·  Access to e-mail and Internet
No prior knowledge of topic is needed
Textbook: materials are part of the course.
Class handout materials and additional resources including web links, bibliographies are
Included in the cost of this course and will be available on the Singers Center Class website

·  Recommendation for the next course for which students should enroll:
o   Musicianship for Singers
o   Consult with instructor

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 Syllabus Overview
Syllabus may change based on students
Full Syllabus (PDF)
This will be a Safe and supportive environment

Week 1 – Welcome and overview

Week 2 – Developing a plan of action

Week 3 – Implementing plan of action

Tools

Intro to technique & ear training

Intro to rhythm

How to read the rhythm in your song

Assignment

Practice technique tool with MP3

Looking at handout sheet while practicing will reinforce ear training.

Practice the rhythm of your song

 

Week 4 – Implementing plan of action – more

Tools

More technique & ear training

Identification of challenging area(s)

Turning Challenge into achievement

How to find the right key for you to sing that song comfortably

Determine your key (with help)

Assignment

Practice technique tool with MP3( will be provided by instructor)

Reminder:  looking at handout sheet while practicing will reinforce ear training.

Instructor assignment: make mp3 of song in your key (like a karaoke version)


Week 5 –Implementing plan of action – “toe in water”
Member that song (Breathe)

We’re going to start to sing it in your new key

Everyone will get a chance – so you won’t be alone

Assignment

Technique 1st - always warm up before singing

Start to practice (with audio help)


Week 6 – “toes in water”

We’re going to sing more of your song in your key

Everyone will get a chance – so you won’t be alone

How to memorize lyrics (as they say in theatre – get “off book”)

Assignment

Technique 1st - always warm up before singing

Start to practice (with audio help)

Write out lyrics and practice them like we discussed in class

 

Week 7 – “up to the waist” – Give it a 1st try

   We’re going to sing the whole song

Everyone will get a chance – so you won’t be alone

Work on difficult sections 

Ways to memorize lyrics (and why)

Assignment

Technique 1st - always warm up before singing

Practice (with audio help)

Start to memorize lyrics and practice them like we discussed in class

Week 8 – How to Carnegie Hall?

   We’re going to sing the whole song (only peak at lyrics)

Everyone will get a chance – so you won’t be alone

Work on difficult sections

Assignment

Technique 1st - always warm up before singing

Practice (with audio help)

Memorize lyrics

– Look Ma, no hands (or everyone in the pool) How to Carnegie Hall? Again

And what DO we do with those hands

Presentation

Begin microphone technique

With Real microphone and “real” live accompaniment

Assignment

Technique 1st - always warm up before singing

Practice (with audio help) with memorized lyrics

“Air mic it ”Pretend you’re your favorite singer (really!)

Week 10 – Fabulous, confident, singing!

Putting it all together

With Real microphone and “real” live accompaniment


  
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