ClothCat: Singing

Ref: C3671887

By the end of this course, you will have a sound understanding of singing techniques and how to look after your voice as a performer. You will also have the opportunity to fulfill your singing voice potential and learn how to sing confidently as an individual and in a group (with harmonies). The end of the course will result in a performance of solo and group songs (not compulsory).

Additional information about this course

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Course aim

To provide a introduction and/or greater understanding of singing and harmonising (in a group in particular)

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Anyone with a passion for singing. No experience necessary although some would be preferable.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Perform a solo in front of peers
  • Perform in concert
  • Record/critique your own/others singing
  • Be able to harmonise with others

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress
  • 1-1 tuition, feedback and support from your tutor Group feedback and support from your tutor Peer feedback Group discussion You will keep a journal and write in it during each session Impact questionnaires End of course performance

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Please bring any songs/artists you want to work on and a performance piece if you would like to sing to the group Above all, bring an open mind.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • Form a group/band with other musicians or people you may have met on the course. Perform at your own gigs or open mic nights. Health and well-being benefits just by being a part of it.

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ClothCat: Singing Course Outline

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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