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Approx. 11 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • Identify and practice using appropriate breathing technique while singing.

  • Identify and practice using your head voice, mix voice, and chest voice while singing.

  • Learn healthy ways to perform powerful singing/belting.

  • Incorporate improvisation techniques in your singing style.

Skills you will gain

Popular MusicBreathing TechniquesBeltingMusicSinging
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Beginner Level
Approx. 11 hours to complete
English

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Berklee College of Music

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Welcome to Singing Popular Music!

2 hours to complete
6 readings
6 readings
Welcome!10m
Connect with Your Classmates10m
Course Resources10m
Earn A Course Certificate10m
Submitting Your Projects10m
Join the Discussion!10m
1 practice exercise
What Are Your Goals?30m
2 hours to complete

Vocal Styles and Tone Quality

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 19 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Focusing on Two Vowel Shapes3m
Breathing Techniques5m
Consonants4m
Legato, Staccato, and Vibrato3m
5 readings
How Vowel Shapes Affect Tone Quality10m
Altering Vowel Quality10m
The Anatomy of Breathing10m
Join Your Study Group10m
Submitting Your Projects10m
2 practice exercises
Vocal Styles and Tone Quality30m
SELF-ASSESSMENT: Practice Exercise Vowel Shapes6m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Mix Voice in Contemporary Singing

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 11 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
What is Mix Voice?1m
Practicing Mix Voice6m
Continuing to Identify Your Style2m
6 readings
What is Mix Voice?10m
Identifying Mix Voice10m
Practicing Mix Voice10m
Knowing When to Use Mix Voice10m
Identifying Your Style10m
Join Your Study Group10m
2 practice exercises
Mix Voice in Contemporary Singing30m
SELF-ASSESSEMENT: Mix Voice Performance30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Singing Powerful Styles

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 4 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Belting19s
Healthy Belting2m
What is Falsetto?42s
5 readings
What is Belting?15m
Vocal Anatomy of Belting10m
Practice Exercise: Neutral Singing Warm-up for Belting10m
Understanding Voice Registers10m
Join Your Study Group10m
2 practice exercises
Singing Powerful Styles Healthfully30m
SELF-ASSESSMENT: Using Powerful Singing Performance30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Developing Your Sound: Style Awareness and Integration

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 16 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Selecting a Genre59s
How to Begin Improvising4m
Improvisation in Different Genres3m
Twist on a Cover4m
6 readings
Selecting a Genre10m
Improvisation in Different Genres10m
Improving Your Improvisation10m
The Value of a Cover Song10m
Making a Cover Song Your Own10m
Join Your Study Group10m
1 practice exercise
Developing Your Sound30m

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