Singing

Syllabus

General Goals: Ear Training – Vocal technique – Body coordination – Repertoire

Specific goals:

  1. Voice and style assessment, understanding references and goals
  2. The body as an instrument – physical warm ups
  3. Sounding the vowels and tunning the body
  4. Tunning/ Ear Training – scales, arpegios, vocalizes
  5. Breath work and support
  6. Articulation – jaw, tongue, mouth
  7. Voice qualities: head, mixed, chest
  8. Projection: ressonance areas.
  9. Speech voice: text.
  10. Repertoire development – different styles
  11. References: singers and styles
  12. Agility – fills and runs
  13. Range: increasing it
  14. Mixed voice – developing a balanced range on the passages
  15. Creating your own interpretation and style
  16. Improvisation and scatings
  17. Live performance: acting and singing; expression; stage presence
  18. Recording
  19. Microphone technique for live and for recording
  20. Editing your voice
  21. Reading music – solfeggio, operas.
  22. Music Theory
  23. Discovering new artists
  24. Songwriting
  25. Preparing for auditions, shows or recording an album

Methodology:

  • List of Apps and softwares
  • Books for reading
  • Books of repertoire, songbooks, exercise books
  • Videos, films and documentaries

Vocal Characters 

  • The inocent – teenager, very light

  • Crying voice – dramatic

  • Rebel – spoken style, sometimes very light, sometimes intense

  • Mature woman voice

  • Modern – pop belting
  • Nasal high voice – dramatic

REFERENCES

App vocalist light – practicing tuning and breathing

Modal Jazz book – for warm ups, scales, theory, improvisation

Freeing the Natural voice, by KristinLinklater. Foundation of the body technique we use.

Speech Level Singing – vocal technique