The students will develop good posture, understand the anatomy of the body and develop proper breathing and warm-up techniques. They will be able to sing all the diatonic modes and their triads and seventh chords their inversions in arpeggios. They will understand and be able to use tetrachords to develop simple ideas for improvisation, improvise vocal lines over a chord progression and sing simple chord progressions. They will be able to analyze both traditional and popular song forms and make vocal harmonizations and arrangements both for a band and in A Capella form and be able to sight sing and sing in parts and work from a written arrangement with song sheets. They will understand basic song structures using binary musical form including intros, codas, interludes, solo sections, repeat bars and 1st and 2nd time bars.
This Module has a duration of 2 semesters and consists of two courses, Main Instrument I and Ensemble IA. The contact teaching time for each course is 90 minutes per week and is evaluated through a graded test at the end of the second semester (short concert, repertoire and technical exercises).
- Upendo Manase
Total Credit Points: 20