Confident chorister: music reading

Pre-registration is required for these classes.

Beginner

Target audience:

This workshop is for singers new to choral singing and/or music reading.

Description:

Learn to read music independently. Develop the skills so as to not rely on MIDI files and other recording means to learn your music. Grow your confidence in your learning abilities.

Details:

During this workshop you learn the basic of music reading, including the name of the notes, accidentals, and rhythm. You will practice your new skills using easy pieces and exercises. You will develop a basic sense of tonality to help you stay in key. You will also learn about simple modulations.

Saturday, September 17, 2016
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location:

Maestro’s residence
22 Holmes Avenue, Hamilton

Content:
  • Note naming and reading
  • Rhythms
  • Tonality and tonal sense

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Intermediate

Target audience:

This workshop is for singers with prior choral singing and/or music reading experience.

Description:

Building on the skills of the Basic music reading workshop, learn how to read music independently without the use of MIDI files and other recording means. Grow your confidence in your learning abilities.

Details:

During this workshop you learn how to sight-read music without the help of an external tool. You will learn how to develop a strong sense of tonality. You will learn how to easily approach modulations and how to deal with enharmonic.

Saturday, September 24, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location:

Maestro’s residence
22 Holmes Avenue, Hamilton

Content:
  • Tonal music reading
  • Reading expanded tonal pieces
  • Modulations

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Advanced

Target audience:

This workshop is for singers wanting to approach modern and complex (including atonal) music.

Description:

Building on the skills of the Intermediate sight-reading workshop, learn how to approach complex and less tonal music both in preparation and in a sight-reading environment.

Details:

During this workshop you learn how to sight-read your line in complex harmonies. You will learn to hold your own in close harmonies even when singing one on a part.

Date TBA
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location:

Grace Lutheran Church: Sanctuary
1107 Main street West, Hamilton

Content:
  • Sight-reading expanded tonal pieces
  • Singing one on a part in complex harmonies

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