Why this course?

Singers sometimes feel like second class citizens in the world of music, deferring all the musical decisions to their accompanist or band members. Others, believe that voice technique alone will get them where they need to go.

  • The best singers are BOTH musicians and vocalists

  • Skilled singers are able to think in the language of music as easily as reading the newspaper

  • It is your musical ability that sings “through you.” You can only ever be as good a singer as you are musician.

Who is this course for?

  • Amateur Singers

    Adult singers who are interested in self-development and self-growth and willing to commit to a 10-week period of practice and learning.

  • Singer-songwriters

    Singer/songwriters who want to understand the structure of music and be able to write down their musical ideas

  • Group singers

    Singers from community choirs and vocal groups who want to improve their reading / sight-singing and not get lost in music scores.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

  • 2

    Lesson #1 - Foundations in Beat

  • 3

    Lesson #2 -Foundations in Rhythm

    • Introducing Lesson 2

    • Recap - Beat, Metre, Conducting and Barlines

    • Rhythm

    • Reading your first rhythm pattern

    • Useful resources - How to divide words into syllables

    • Dividing words into syllables

    • Anatomy of a note

    • End of Lesson Quiz

    • Glossary - New terms introduced in Lesson #2

  • 4

    Lesson #3 - Foundations in Pitch

    • Introducing Lesson 3

    • Recap: Rhythm, Conducting and Time Signatures

    • Introducing Pitch

    • Pitch Test 1

    • Pitch Test 2

    • Naming pitch sounds

    • The Stave

    • Lines and spaces on the music stave

    • Pitch Test 3

    • End of Lesson Quiz

    • Glossary and New Terms Introduced in Lesson #3

  • 5

    Lesson #4 - Melody and form

    • Introducing Lesson #4

    • Melodic Form

    • Rhythm Echo Game #1

    • Game - sharpen your note reading

    • New Song - Love Somebody

    • Melodic Contour

    • Finding shapes on the stave

    • Rhythm Echo Game #2

    • Introducing Do, Mi and So

    • Comprehensive Quiz - Lessons 1 to 4

    • Glossary and New Terms Introduced in Lesson #4

  • 6

    Lesson #5 - Clefs and letter names

    • Introducing Lesson #5

    • Clefs and letter names

    • New song - Merrily We Roll Along

    • Quiz Race - Steps and Skips

    • Listen & Copy - Do Mi So patterns

    • Singing Do, Mi and So against a drone

    • New Song - Hot Cross Buns

    • A new rhythm pattern

    • Comprehensive Quiz: End of Lesson #5

  • 7

    Lesson #6 - tone sets and rhythm sets

    • Introducing Lesson #6

    • Reading and Writing Patterns with Do, Mi and So

    • Revising course songs

    • Rhythm Game

    • HCB Challenge Part 1: Rhythm and Rhythm Sets

    • HCB Challenge Part 2: Melody and tone sets

    • HCB Challenge Part 3: Melody, tone sets and stave notation

    • HCB Challenge Part 4: Finish Stave Notation

    • Practise Do Re and Mi

    • Singing Do-Re-Mi patterns against a drone

    • New song and an old song

    • Glossary - Full summary of all terms Lessons 1 to 6

  • 8

    Lesson #7 - Intervals and the piano

    • Introducing Lesson 7

    • Listening test - tone sets with 3 notes

    • Identifying tone sets on the stave

    • New song and an old song

    • Sol-fa discovery

    • Demonstration - Writing Merrily We Roll Along on the stave

    • Now, you do it - Writing Merrily We Roll Along on the stave

    • Quiz: Intervals on the Keyboard

    • Downloadable Keyboard Diagram

  • 9

    Revision

    • Practice Rhythm Patterns

    • Practice Melodic Dictations

    • All course songs

    • Practice Test 1

    • Practice Test 2

Zero to Hero
in just 10 weeks!

You will feel like a musician AND a singer. You will learn music reading and music theory the easy way. No boring theory books. Just learning songs, watching videos, and doing practical tasks.