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Singing for the Terrified is a class/vocal harmony session introducing total beginners - including the tone deaf! - to the joy of singing. You will learn the basics of breathing, vocal technique, and vocal harmony in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Once you feel confident enough you upgrade to the Songthreads choirs. If you are already a confident singer, you can join those straight away. 

All information patrissia.cuberos@yahoo.co.uk or 07817447043
Summer Term 2020
Booking form and costs                                                                   
Wednesdays 22nd January to 8th April
6.30-7.30 pm 
St Mary's Centre Banbury  http://www.stmaryschurch-banbury.org.uk/home/

Thursdays 23rd January to 9th April 
 6.30-7.30 pm 
 St Andrews Church, Oxford, OX2 6UH http://www.standrewsoxford.org/
  

The themes covered are:                       

Session 1. 1st week of term.
Introduction, Signing up/Admin.
The Vocal instrument. How it all works.
Body Preparation:
Relaxation
Posture
Diaphragm Exercise. Explanation and practice.
Breathing
Abdominal Breathing
Vocal Technique:
Opening the top of the Voice
Opening the bottom of the Voice
Chest and Head Registers Explanation and Practice.
Music Theory and Sight Reading
Kodaly/Cuberos hand signs method of aural notation
The Western Scale. Octaves.
Vocal harmonization in 3 Voices: Tonic Chord
Session 2.-2nd week of term.
Body Preparation:
Relaxation
Posture
Diaphragm Exercise. Practice.
Breathing
Abdominal Breathing. Practice.
Vocal Technique:
Opening the top of the Voice
Opening the bottom of the Voice
Chest and Head Registers. Practice.
Attack of sound. Staccato. Explanation. Practice.
Music Theory and Sight Reading
Kodaly/Cuberos hand signs method of aural notation
The Western Scale. 8Th, and 5th Intervals.
Vocal harmonization in 3 Voices: Tonic and sub-dominant Chords.
Session 3.-3rd week of term.
Body Preparation:
Relaxation
Posture
Diaphragm Exercises
Breathing
Rib Cage Breathing.
Vocal Technique:
Opening the top of the Voice
Opening the bottom of the Voice
Chest and Head Registers practice.
Staccato and Legato. Practice
Music Theory and Sight Reading
Kodaly/Cuberos hand signs method of aural notation
The Western Scale. 8th, 5th and 4th Intervals.
Vocal harmonization in 3 Voices: Tonic, Sub-dominant and Dominant Chord Sequences. 
Session 4.-4th week of term.
Body Preparation: 
Relaxation 
Posture 
Diaphragm Exercises
Breathing
Rib Cage Breathing repeat.
Vocal Technique:
Opening the top of the Voice
Opening the bottom of the Voice
Chest and Head Registers practice.
Attack of sound. Staccato, Legato Practice. 
Music Theory and Sight Reading
Kodaly/Cuberos hand signs method of aural notation
The Western Scale. All other intervals. 
Vocal harmonization in 3 Voices: Chords sequences. 
Key Signatures
Session 5. 5th week of term.
Body Preparation: 
Relaxation 
Posture 
Diaphragm Exercises
Breathing
Top Chest Breathing. 
Vocal Technique:
Opening the top of the Voice
Opening the bottom of the Voice
Chest and Head Registers practice.
Attack of sound. Staccato, Legato. Practice. 
Support of the sound. 
Music Theory and Sight Reading
Kodaly/Cuberos hand signs method of aural notation
The Western Scale's structure. Visual. The keyboard. 
Vocal harmonization in 3 Voices: Major and Minor Chords. 
Sharps. How to recognize the key. Role of Tonic. 
Session 6.-6th week of term.
Body Preparation: 
Relaxation 
Posture 
Diaphragm Exercises
Breathing
Top Chest breathing practice. Fast Abdominals
Vocal Technique:
Opening the top of the Voice
Opening the bottom of the Voice
Chest and Head Registers. Practice.
Attack of sound. Staccato, Legato. Practice. 
Support of the sound. Practice.
Music Theory and Sight Reading
Kodaly/Cuberos hand signs method of aural notation
The Western Scale. Key signatures. Sharps and Flats. 
Vocal harmonization in 3 Voices: Blue Chords. Major and Minor. 
Practical Rhythms. 
Key signatures with flats. Explanation.
Session 7.-7th week of term.
Body Preparation: 
Relaxation 
Posture 
Diaphragm Exercises
Breathing
Recap of Abdominal, Rib Cage and top chest breathing. 
Vocal Technique:
Opening the top of the Voice
Opening the bottom of the Voice
Chest and Head Registers Practice.
Attack of sound. Staccato, Legato. Practice. 
Support of the sound. Practice.
Music Theory and Sight Reading
Kodaly/Cuberos hand signs method of aural notation
The Western Scale. Key signatures. Sharps and Flats. Different Keys. Practice. 
Vocal harmonization in 3 Voices: Blue Chords. Major and Minor. 
Practical Rhythms. How do they look on the page. 
Practice recognizing key signatures.
Session 8. -8th week of term.
Body Preparation: 
Relaxation 
Posture 
Diaphragm Exercises
Breathing
Fast Abdominals.
Vocal Technique:
Opening the top of the Voice
Opening the bottom of the Voice
Attack of sound. Staccato, Legato. Practice. 
Support of the sound. Practice.
Music Theory and Sight Reading
Kodaly/Cuberos hand signs method of aural notation
Sharps and Flats. Learning to recognize keys. Different Keys. Practice. 
Vocal harmonization in 3 Voices: Blue Chords. Major and Minor. 
Practical Rhythms. How do they look on the page. 
Practise recognizing key signatures and rhythm markings. 
Session 9-9th week of term.
Body Preparation: 
Relaxation 
Posture 
Diaphragm Exercises
Breathing
The Perfume Exercise. Explanation and Practice. 
Vocal Technique:
Opening the top of the Voice
Opening the bottom of the Voice
Attack of sound. Staccato, Legato. Practice. 
Support of the sound. Practice.
Music Theory and Sight Reading
Kodaly/Cuberos hand signs method of aural notation
Sharps and Flats. Learning to recognize keys. Different Keys. Practice. 
Vocal harmonization in 3 Voices: Blue Chords. Major and Minor. 
Practical Rhythms. How do they look on the page. 
Sight Reading in practice. Key signatures, rhythm markings. Consonants, syllables, etc. 
Session 10-10th week of term.
Body Preparation: 
Relaxation 
Posture 
Diaphragm Exercises
Breathing
The Perfume Exercise. Explanation and Practice. 
Vocal Technique:
Opening the top of the Voice
Opening the bottom of the Voice
Attack of sound. Staccato, Legato. Practice. 
Support of the sound. Practice.
Music Theory and Sight Reading
Kodaly/Cuberos hand signs method of aural notation
Sharps and Flats. Practice to recognize different Keys. Practice. 
Vocal harmonizations in 8 Voices: Blue Chords. Major and Minor. 
Practical Rhythms. 
Sight Reading in practice. 



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