Sing Smart

A Virtual Singers Educational Program

Sessions will be posted on our YouTube page (link) every Monday at 7:00pm starting Monday September 14, 2020 and will remain available to watch anytime for free.

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

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  • 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


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    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

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  • 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

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  • 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       Intervals and sight-singing exercises

    #10    Cadences


     

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

7:00pm, Mon, Oct 5 2020

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  • Type of event: Sing Smart
    Description: "Sing Smart" Session #4: Diction - Latin & English
    Guest speaker Robyn Rocklein will give a master class on Diction

    • Latin
       - Vowels
       - Consonants
       - Latin Pronunciation


    English
       - Vowels
       - Consonants



    HANDOUTS:

    #11     English Vowel and Consonant Chart

    #12     Latin Pronunciation
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