Voice Intermediate

Voice Intermediate: Week #1

Week #1

Welcome back, everyone!

List of Goals for the week:

  • Warm Up: Begin with your regular breathing exercises and include our new exercises - C major arpeggios on the syllable “Doo”.

  • Scale: C Major using Solfege

  • Technique: Arpeggiating C, E, and G, and being able to find any of the first 6 notes of the C major scale on their own, using only Do as a reference.

  • Repertoire: Paper Moon (Nat King Cole)

  • Additional Studies: Construction of a triad (a three-note chord), and how this relates to singing in harmony as we continue to visualize harmony singing in notation.

Paragraph summary of what was covered in class

We began by singing through a little bit of “Paper Moon” by Nat King Cole. We then moved onto learning some new warm ups and arpeggios derived from the C major scale. Through this, we used the notation of the C scale as a visual aid to help us understand about construction of the triad, the 3 notes that make up a chord. We worked on arpeggio warm-ups using different syllables.

Assignment for next week

Be able to sing comfortably through an arpeggio that moves chromatically up the scale. Read through and sing the first two verses of the lead vocal part for “Nowhere Man”.

How to Practice this at home

Listen to the piano recording attached and sing along. Make sure to use good breathing technique between phrases.

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