Matt Fry's Virtual Music Course



Registration is currently open to anyone in the community who would like to take a choral music course. Our Zoom account only accommodates 100 people so be sure to register early.

Course dates: Mondays from September 14 to November 16, 2020

Course time: 4pm (running 60-90 minutes)

Location: Zoom link will be sent to registrants.

Cost: $50 per person for all ten sessions. Each individual, even when both members of a couple are registering, needs to pay. No materials will need to be purchased.

Registration: Your registration will not be complete until we receive your check or cash. Please print your name, address, phone number and email address on a piece of paper and mail with your payment to: Fearrington Village Singers, 2010 Fearrington Post, Pittsboro, NC 27312

or deliver to: the Fearrington Village Singers drop box in the mail kiosk on Swim and Croquet Road.

Course Schedule:
9/14/20 PBVC/VOICE CARE
Warm-ups/singing together over Zoom
Posture, Breathing, Vowels, Consonants
The McClosky Technique
Taking care of your voice
Solfeggio

9/21/20 NOTE NAMES/RHYTHM
Warm-ups
Treble Clef/Bass Clef note names
www.musictheory.net
What is rhythm?
Identify durations of notes and rests
Time Signatures/ Counting in 4/4, 3/4, 2/4, 3/8, 5/8, 6/8 times
Syncopation

9/28/20 HALF-STEPS, WHOLE-STEPS, MAJOR SCALES
Warm-ups
Continue Rhythm counting/syncopation
Half-steps, whole-steps
Sharps, flats, naturals
Major scales

10/05/20 INTERVALS AND KEYS
Warm-ups
Review sharps, flats
Intervals by sight (Major, minor, augmented, diminished)
Intervals by sound (Major, minor, augmented, diminished)
Key signatures
Circle of 5ths

10/12/20 MUSIC TERMINOLOGY/SIGHT READING
Warm-ups
Italian Pronunciation
Common terms and definitions
Basics of sight reading/review notes and rhythm

10/19/20 PIANO SKILLS AND CHORDS
Warm-ups
Importance of correct finger position
The “feel” of the keyboard (black and white keys)
You play the warm-ups (moving up by half-steps)
Chords/Commercial chord symbols

10/26/20 REVIEW BASICS
Warm-ups
Review PBVC
Review note names and rhythm

11/02/20 REVIEW BREATHING AND INTERVALS
Warm-ups
Breathing and phrasing (sing it like you would say it)
Review intervals by sight and sound

11/09/20 RHYTHM REVIEW/CONDUCTING
Warm-ups
Review counting
Choral directing (what am I doing?-more than just a time-keeper)
Direct with me

11/16/20 WRAPPING IT UP
Warm-ups
Practice sight-reading
Perform together?
Q&A