Sing Smart

A Virtual Singers Educational Program

All Sing Smart sessions are posted on our YouTube page (link).

The complete outline of the program is available here.
Handouts for each session are available below.

 

"Sing Smart" Session #1: Elements of Music - Rhythm

7:00pm, Tue, Sep 14 2021

  • Event Details
  •  
  • Type of event: Sing Smart
    Duration: 1 Hour
    Venue: Online Only
    Description: "Sing Smart" Session #1: Elements of Music - Rhythm

    • Pulse /Beat

    • Note Values

    • Bar Lines / Time Signature


    • Reading Rhythms


    • Simple and Compound Meter


    • Count-Singing


    • 
    Conducting Patterns



    HANDOUTS:


    #1       Speed Markings

    #2       Conducting Patterns

     
    #3       Counts-Singing Exercises

"Sing Smart" Session #2: Music Notation

7:00pm, Tue, Sep 21 2021

Share: Export event to calendar (Outlook, Google, iCal, etc)
  • Event Details
  •  
  • Type of event: Sing Smart
    Description: "Sing Smart" Session #2: Music Notation
    • Pitch (Musical Alphabet)

    Staves

    Grand Staff

    Clefs

    Note Recognition – on Grand Staff / on Piano

    Whole and Half Steps

    Accidentals (# b X bb Natural)

    Pythagoras

    Temperament

    Circle of Fifths

    Major Scales and Key Signatures



    HANDOUTS:

    #4       Notes on Staff and Piano

    #5       Circle of Fifths

    #6       Major Key Signatures

    #7       Sight Reading
     

"Sing Smart" Session #3: Scales, Intervals, Chords & Cadences

7:00pm, Tue, Sep 28 2021

Share: Export event to calendar (Outlook, Google, iCal, etc)
  • Event Details
  •  
  • Type of event: Sing Smart
    Description: "Sing Smart" Session #3: Scales, Intervals, Chords & Cadences
    • Scales (scale degrees):
       - Major
       - Minor (natural, harmonic, melodic and their key signatures)
       - Pentatonic
       - Whole tone


    Intervals

    Chords:
       - Major
       - Minor
       - Diminished
       - Augmented


    Inversions

    Cadences



    HANDOUTS:

    #8       Scale degrees and chord structure

    #9       Cadences

    #10   
    Intervals and sight-singing exercises


     

"Sing Smart" Session #4: Diction - Latin & English

7:00pm, Tue, Oct 5 2021

Share: Export event to calendar (Outlook, Google, iCal, etc)
  • Event Details
  •  
  • Type of event: Sing Smart
    Description: "Sing Smart" Session #4: Diction - Latin & English
    Guest speaker: Dr. Robyn Rocklein 

    • Latin Diction
       - Mass / Requiem Historical Background
       - Latin Vowels, Consonants, Pronunciation of the Mass and Requiem in Latin


    Master class: Leanna Smithberger and Christian Higgins
     


    HANDOUTS:

    #11     Latin Pronunciation

"Sing Smart" Session #5: English Diction

7:00pm, Tue, Oct 12 2021

Share: Export event to calendar (Outlook, Google, iCal, etc)
  • Event Details
  •  
  • Type of event: Sing Smart
    Description: "Sing Smart" Session #5: English Diction
    Guest Speaker: Dr. Robyn Rocklein

    • Tonal Quality

        - Posture
        - Resonance
        - Breath support
        - Focus
        - Placement
        - Vibrato
        - Listening ears
        - Vowels, consonants 

    • Vocal / Choral Warm-Ups 
        - Physical Exercises, Posture
        - Breathing Exercises
        - Vocal Exercises

    • Vocal Production 
        - Vibrato is not unified
        - Singing too softly
        - Singing too loud

    Master class: Leanna Smithberger, Christian Higgins


    HANDOUT:

    #12   English pronunciation

     

"Sing Smart" Session #6: Musical Terms, Effects, Symbols

7:00pm, Tue, Oct 19 2021

Share: Export event to calendar (Outlook, Google, iCal, etc)
  • Event Details
  •  
  • Type of event: Sing Smart
    Description: "Sing Smart" Session #6: Musical Terms, Effects, Symbols
    • Speed Markings

    • Italian Modifiers

    • Changes of Tempo


    • Dynamic Markings


    • Articulation


    • Phrasing


    • Ornaments


    • Lyrics


    • Symbols


    • Musical Terms and Abbreviations




    HANDOUTS:

    #12     Diction

    #13     Articulation

    #14    Dynamic Markings

    #15    Speed Markings

    #16    Tempo Modifiers

    #17    Musical Terms


    #18    Italian Modifiers & Symbol

     

"Sing Smart" Session #7: Tonal Quality Vocal / Choral Warm-Ups

7:00pm, Tue, Oct 26 2021

Share: Export event to calendar (Outlook, Google, iCal, etc)
  • Event Details
  •  
  • Type of event: Sing Smart
    Description: "Sing Smart" Session #7: Tonal Quality Vocal / Choral Warm-Ups
    Guest Speaker: Dr. Robyn Rocklein

    • 
    Resonance

    • Intonation & pitch

    • Vocal exercises


    • Singing Myths

"Sing Smart" Session #8: Musical Forms, Textures, Sight-Singing

7:00pm, Tue, Nov 2 2021

Share: Export event to calendar (Outlook, Google, iCal, etc)
  • Event Details
  •  
  • Type of event: Sing Smart
    Description: "Sing Smart" Session #8: Musical Forms, Textures, Sight-Singing
    • Concert / Rehearsal Etiquette

    • Score Markings

    • Expectations of Singers

    • Page Turns

    • Classical Musical Forms

    Sight-Singing




    HANDOUTS:

    #3       Count Singing

    #10     Sight Singing

    #19    Musical Forms & Textures

     
Copyright © 2020 The Tampa Oratorio Singers