What is the course about?
To acquire and practise the skills necessary to sing well in a harmony group, large and small. Explore aural awareness, vocal tone, music reading, and musical memory.
What will we cover?
We will learn to sing accompanied and unaccompanied vocal pieces from a range of styles - popular, folk, classical, in up to four parts. This will be supported by warm ups and vocal exercises.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- enjoy increased confidence in your singing
- enjoy teamwork, and understand how to contribute to group success
- have increased your awareness of harmony, intonation and timing
- learn harmony parts and songs, exercising musical memory.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You must be able to sing in tune, have experience of singing in a group and have decent musicianship skills.
You need a good ear and to be keen to perform in a team and learn arrangements. A good sense of musical time is a great advantage. You will need to follow written and verbal instructions in English and engage in class discussions.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Group work, listening, reading, singing, memorising, rehearsing vocal arrangements.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
A folder for music copies. A device if you wish to record rehearsals.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Choirs or solo singing classes, vocal musicianship studies.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details