Acapella Singing for Women: Harmony and Health

Ref: C3672346

This popular class will help you learn to sing with other women in an a cappella choir. We sing rounds and part-songs from around the world, as well as gently exercising body, breath and voice. All songs are taught by ear and no prior singing experience or expertise is needed for this class. Every term we set ourselves a 'stretch' goal as a group which may include an optional performance opportunity. Summer 2018 will see us in concert with other choirs at the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

Course aim

Acapella Singing for Health does exactly what it says on the tin.... Join a supportive, joyful acapella choir and sing your heart out while benefiting from exercises and warm-ups designed to help your body make the most of your singing .

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for Women only although it is not held in a Women's Centre.

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

  • Use at least 5 different warm ups for body , breath and voice to help me make the most of singing
  • Demonstrate how to confidently hold a vocal part with others in a group - rounds and harmony
  • Learn and sing songs in other languages than English , and find out more about the culture of singing in different parts of the world
  • Demonstrate improved pitch, tuning and rhythm in my singing
  • Explain the confidence and health benefits of singing

How will I be taught?

  • Teaching of songs will be by ear, so you don't need to read music You will be signposted to other singing opportunities We will record and listen to ourselves singing and evaluate progress as a group

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • We will listen to recordings of ourselves and evaluate how we sound and how we can improve together

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • Wear comfortable clothes, flat(ish) shoes , bring your voice, your enthusiasm and and an open mind.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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Acapella Singing for Women: Harmony and Health Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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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