Berklee

Singing Popular Music

This course is part of The Singer Songwriter Specialization

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Jeannie Gagne

Instructor: Jeannie Gagne

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No prior experience required
10 hours (approximately)
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What you'll 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.

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There are 5 modules in this course

Welcome to the course! Here we will cover all the details about the course and what you'll need to know to get the most out of your experience.

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5 readings1 quiz

Vocal style is shaped by language. How you interpret the meaning of the text and phrases impacts your artistry. The tone of your voice—which is essential to your style—is defined by the way you shape and pronounce vowels in words, while consonants give words rhythm. In this lesson we will discuss different vowel shapes and how devices such as vibrato, legato, and dynamics shape your sound. We will focus on gaining vocal self-awareness, practicing breathing techniques, and making style-appropriate choices.

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5 videos4 readings2 quizzes2 discussion prompts

The mix voice vocal register or placement is a topic of much confusion. In this lesson, we will take a close look mix voice, how it can be helpful for you, and when to use it or not to use it. We will also continue to fine-tune the elements in your own style.

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4 videos6 readings2 quizzes2 discussion prompts

In this lesson, we'll take a close look at big singing, when you might use it, and how to do it safely. In today's musical landscape, belting is not required to be successful, but to be the best singer you can be, it is good to explore the full extent of your voice. That exploration includes singing with physical power. As we explore powerful singing, we'll look at what it is and what it is not. This method may be an important part of your sound, or ultimately you may decide that it's not for you. Either conclusion is fine artistically, depending on your chosen style and overall message.

What's included

4 videos4 readings2 quizzes2 discussion prompts

In this lesson, we'll focus on how to frame your music, genre-wise. We'll look at whether or not you want to include improvisation in your tune(s), and we'll discuss how to take a cover song and make it your own. Finally, you'll spend time demonstrating your vocal style by covering a song of your choice.

What's included

5 videos6 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 discussion prompt

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4.7 (57 ratings)
Jeannie Gagne
Berklee
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