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Hitting the Right Notes! Sight-Reading for Singers

Level 0 (CQFW Level 3), 10 Credits.


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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Having some ability to read notes on page is one thing, but ensuring that the right sounds come out of your mouth can be a problem for even the most experienced choral singers! In this course you will learn some of the useful tips and tricks that can make the difference between fishing around for the notes and hitting them first time. By the end of the course you should be able to spot important melodic shapes and intervals, giving you tools to help you tackle new pieces with confidence.

Who is this course for?

This course is intended for singers who want to improve their sight-reading skills.

Learning and Teaching

Learning and teaching are undertaken by means of small group work. This is a 10-credit course, so there will be two-hour meetings once a week (20 contact hours in all) which will include discussions, practical and listening exercises and vocal workshops. The aim is ensure that the classes are enjoyable and stimulating for all.

Coursework and Assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

There are no formal examinations. Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student. Assessment for this module is through practical exercises and/or a course learning journal.

The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

Reading

The tutor will recommend titles, as appropriate.

Library and Computing Facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on
(029) 2087 0000.

Accessibility of Courses

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.

Further Information

A range of further information can be found on our web site http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices.  This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.