Folk and Singing Taster

Ref: C3672801

We will study and sing Folk songs from the British Isles as well as America and will look at the various Folk song collections available to access online. There will also be some harmony singing and sea shanties.

Course aim

Singing and playing Folk songs from the British isles.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Basic singing skills
  • Pitch and rhythm development
  • Have an understanding of Folk music
  • Will know hoe to access Folk song collections
  • Sing as part of a group.

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
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • 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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

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
  • Sing as part of a community group or a member of a Folk club.

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Folk and Singing Taster

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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