Introduction to Sight Singing

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Course Notes

Until about the 10th century music was not written down in the West, so sight singing is a relatively new skill. Sadly, it is no longer taught in most schools, so when we decide as adults to join a choir, we feel quite daunted by the mass of black dots that confront us.

Sight singing is a complex skill, but one that can be learned with persistence and practice. This course will set you on that path, and give you more confidence when learning new music.

We assume no prior knowledge. If you already have some ability or want a refresher, be prepared to go back to basics.

The course will include:

  • Listening skills
  • Musical concepts
  • Understanding staff notation
  • Understanding intervals
  • Rhythm
  • Methods of sight reading
  • Keys, key signatures, time signatures
  • Vocal warm-ups
  • Putting our learning into context using songs and other music

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All courses run for 5 days

WK 1 11 Jul - 15 Jul

WK 2 18 Jul - 22 Jul

WK 3 25 Jul - 29 Jul

WK 4 1 Aug - 5 Aug

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9.15AM to 12.15PM

Afternoon Courses

1.45PM to 4.30PM

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9.15AM to 4.30PM