Vocal Technique 1
Vocal Technique 1
COURSE DATES: Winter, Fall, Spring
TERM: 8 Weeks
Overview: This course will introduce vocalists to the fundamentals of vocal technique in order to equip them for ministry at the professional level. Through specific application assignments students will acquire a complete vocal regimen, a more comprehensive understanding of the vocal mechanism, and individualized feedback for your voice as you complete weekly assignments.
WEEKLY CLASSES AND ASSIGNMENTS
Week 1: Practicing Smart - Daily Warm Up/Warm Down Routine
Learn how to establish an efficient vocal warm up and cool down routine. Learn skills to practice efficiently each day.
Week 2: Breathing Technique/Compression
Learn how to develop and manage diaphragmatic breathing in singing. Exercises are given to build correct breath pressure to develop power in the voice.
Week 3: The Vocal Mechanism and Vocal Registers
In this lesson, we’ll break down the anatomy of the voice and gain a basic understanding of how the voice resonates.
Week 4: How To Maintain Good Vocal Health
Learn practical steps in maintaining good vocal hygiene and how to navigate through common issues that compromise the voice.
Week 5: Utilizing and Developing Head Voice
Learn how the voice functions, feels and sounds in head voice. Head voice exercises will be given to isolate, develop control and apply to singing.
Week 6: Utilizing and Developing Chest Voice
Learn how the voice functions, feels and sounds in chest voice. Chest voice exercises will be given to isolate, develop control and apply to singing.
Week 7: Utilizing and developing Pharyngeal/Mix
Learn tools to develop a blend of head and chest. Exercises and sounds are given to coordinate the voice to stay connected throughout each register.
Week 8: Putting it all together - Application
Gain skills in the application of the technique to a song. While staying true to your unique sound, the exercises learned will become tools in alleviating common issues that restrict freedom in the voice.