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DG9005

 

DG9005 The Magic of Voice in the World of a Singer


[Studio Contact Hours: 39 hours; Pre-requisites: NIL; Academic Unit: 3.0]

Pre-requisite
: NIL

Academic Unit
: 3 AU

Course Description
:

Learning Objective

Through practice-based teaching, to deliver to students an introduction to singing and the physiological influences that are key to its effective delivery.

Content

This practice-based course increases the student’s awareness of physiological influences upon the act of singing with an emphasis on anatomical and muscular function. Topics will include such things as posture, breathing, resonation, articulation, etc. The course develops in the student an awareness on how these factors contribute to the development of an effective singing voice. This is a practice-based course and students taking it will be required to sing.

Course Outline

S/N

Topic​

1

• Intro to course

2 - 6

• Breathing 
• Phonation 
• Resonation 
• Diction 
• Expression

7

• Mid Sem review of assignments

8 - 12

• Group presentations

13

• Final review of assignments


Learning Outcome

The students will have an awareness of singing as an art form that is subject to physiological controls. The student will be able to find and control their own unique singing voice.

Student Assessment

  1. Final Assessment: 30%
  2. Continuous Assessment: 70%

Continuous assessment components may include:

  • Presentation 1 - 20%
  • Presentation 2 - 40%
  • Studentship (Participation, Attitude and Punctuality​) - 10%

Textbooks/References

  1. William Vennard, (Author) Singing : The Mechanism and the Technic - Vennard, William, Carl Fischer
  2. Richard Alderson, Complete handbook of Voice Training, Parker Publishing Company
  3. James C McKinney, The Diagnosis & Correction of Vocal Faults : a manual for teachers of singing and for choir directors , Singular
  4. Richard Miller, The Structure of Singing: System and Art in Vocal Technique, Schirmer
  5. J Timothy Caldwell, Expressive Singing: Dalcroze Eurhythmics for Voice, Prentice Hall
  6. Van Ambros Christy, Foundations in singing, A Basic Textbook in the Fundamentals of Technic And Song Interpretations , Madison
  7. William Vennard, (Author) Singing : The Mechanism and the Technic - Vennard, William, Carl Fischer
  8. Richard Alderson, Complete handbook of Voice Training, Parker Publishing Company
  9. James C McKinney, The Diagnosis & Correction of Vocal Faults : a manual for teachers of singing and for choir directors , Singular
  10. Richard Miller, The Structure of Singing: System and Art in Vocal Technique, Schirmer
  11. J Timothy Caldwell, Expressive Singing: Dalcroze Eurhythmics for Voice, Prentice Hall
  12. Van Ambros Christy, Foundations in singing, A Basic Textbook in the Fundamentals of Technic And Song Interpretations , Madison
  13. singsnap.com
  14. youraccompanist.com
  15. opera-karaoke.com