Sing for Understanding Part 2

Improve your Musicianship with the Kodály approach
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  • Lectures 14
  • Length 30 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

This course follows on from the Sing for Understanding course, further developing your musicianship through singing. 

The following approach is used in this course:
Listen ---- Sing ----- Play

From singing simple songs, learners will actively experience the musical concepts of pulse, rhythm and pitch. For every song, each musical concept is introduced in a sequential format. There will be new rhythmic patterns, solfa and interval formations. Learners will be able to transfer their understanding of these concepts to  playing their instruments (specifically the piano). This course will introduces exercises to develop the learner's two part hearing and thinking. As well as listening skills, this course also introduces read and writing simple notation and from the stave in solfa. This course does not use letter names.

This course would be suitable for those who has limited musical experience and those who wants to develop their musicianship through singing. It is also suitable for those who wants to improve their sight reading and singing skills.

What are the requirements?

  • Students should have completed the Sing for Understanding course prior to starting this course
  • You will need a keyboard or piano for this course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Conduct in duple metre and sing simple songs
  • Work out the rhythm in simple songs
  • Sing songs in lsm and smd tone sets in solfa and with hand signs
  • Sing the song with another voice singing in canon
  • Sing the song and play the melody on the piano in canon
  • Sing and play songs using black keys on piano
  • Sing the minor third and major third intervals in solfa
  • Work out major third intervals on the piano
  • Write melodies in smd tone set on the stave

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is suited to students who has little musical experience or for those who wish to develop their musicianship through an aural vocal approach
  • It is also suited to students who want to improve their note reading skills using solfa

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Section 1: Welcome
Section 2: Row Boys Row
Pulse and duple metre
Rhythm and stick notation
Pitch, hand signs and solfa
Row Boys Row: Sing in canon (2 voices)
Row boys Row: Sing and play
Section 3: Hob Shoe Hob
Metre and Rhythm
Pitch, hand sign and solfa
Hob Shoe Hob on piano and major third interval
Major third interval formation on piano
s m d on stave
s m d stave writing
Hob Shoe Hob: canon (voices)

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Instructor Biography

Cecilia Yeung, Pianist, Piano and Musicianship Teacher

Cecilia graduated from the University of New South Wales and gained qualifications in music and music education. Qualified as a classroom music teacher, she has experience teaching all ages and abilities in group settings in Australia and United Kingdom. She also has experience teaching piano from elementary to advanced levels and prepared students for practical and theory examinations. She is also an advanced flute player.

Over the years, Cecilia has gained knowledge and understanding of pedagogical approaches to teaching her students. During her stay in the United Kingdom, she discovered the Kodály concept of music education, which transformed her teaching and learning of music. Since then, she strongly advocates for the importance of sound before symbol in learning music and the development of musicianship skills in order to become a rounded musician.

Cecilia has completed the Professional Certificate in Kodály Concept of Music Education from the University of Roehampton and Certificate of Piano Teachers’ Course (European Piano Teachers Association), She is combining her skills to help many students improve their musicianship and play their instruments with clear understanding.

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