Courses Offered

Sight-Singing from Scratch

Our featured course, Sight Singing from Scratch, utilizes a new concept in the teaching of sight-singing. Every lesson is a song, typically 16 bars long, that you can sing. This gives you a chance to succeed from the very beginning. Many of the songs are public domain popular songs from the early 20th century. Other songs are custom-made to fill the need at that particular point. If a song has no lyrics, you can sing "ta ta ta". The course is divided into 10 difficulty levels, but it starts very easy, so that even a small child can sing it. Give it a try and see what you think.

Level 1
Matching Pitch, Staff, Quarter/Half notes, Finding home note, Treble clef, Bass clef, 4/4 Time signature, Half step, Note 7, Whole note, Starting on note 7, Triple meter 3/4, Whole step, Common time, Easy syncopation, Singing numbers, Starting on 2, Starting on 3, 2/4, High keys, Low keys

Level 2
Ties, Dotted half, Note 5 low, Quarter rest, Note 5 high, Pick-ups, Half rest, 2/2, Quarter notes in 2/2, Note 4, Cut time, Note 6, 3/2,

Level 3
8th notes, Dotted quarter notes, Octaves, Finding the home note an octave away, 8th rest

Level 4
Keys with sharps, 8th-note syncopation, More complex syncopation, Do to Do melodies, 8th notes in cut time

Level 5
Key of F, bass, Key of F, treble, Fermata, Key of C, Half-beat pick-ups, Compound time, 9/8 time

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Level 10

Singing the Notes You See

Do you know very little about music theory? When you see a piece of sheet music, is it like a foreign language? Then you're exactly the kind of person that could benefit from this class. You can learn a foreign language in a year or ten. Or you can take an hour or two and learn how the words sound. Music is the same way. We'll teach you to reproduce the sounds of the written music without having to learn much music theory.

Lesson 1 - Invitation to Sight Singing

Lesson 2 - Don't Buy A Sight-Singing Course Until You Watch This

Lesson 3 - Overview of Sight-Singing Course

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Getting the Rhythm Right

Rhythms have always been a challenge for singers. Instrumentalists have to learn to read rhythms accurately, while vocalists are often asked to just imitate what they hear. Would you like to be able to read rhythms like a good instrumentalist does? This class assumes no prior understanding of rhythms, but will start at the beginning and explain basic concepts, giving you a chance to practice on increasingly difficult rhythms. By the time you're done, you should be able to handle any rhythm you can expect to see.

Lesson 1 - Introduction to Rhythm Reading

Lesson 2 - Overview of Rhythm Course

Lesson 3 - Getting Started - Basic Note Lengths

Lesson 4 - Measures and Time Signatures

Lesson 5 - Counting

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