Aug 08, 2022  

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MUS 175 - Applied Music Voice Minor–Freshman

Credits: 1
Develops the voice through repertoire, proper vocal techniques, warm-ups to extend vocal range and pitch matching, and works on proper practice and performance techniques.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of music department.
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 15 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: Humanities
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Identify music symbols involved in vocal reading and how to follow them.
    1. Understand musical symbols and terms.
    2. Sing while maintaining an independent vocal line from the musical accompaniment.
    3. Recognize ascending and descending intervals both visually and aurally.
  2. Develop the voice and its relationship to tonal production.
    1. Work with the voice developing range, tonal flexibility, strength and independence.
    2. Read music observing intervallic steps and skips and repeated melodic phrase patterns.
    3. Work with piano to not only hear and match tones, but also begin hearing intervals to facilitate sight reading skills using solfege.
    4. Work on artistry and musicianship through use of dynamics, ritardando, accelerando, rubato, tacets, etc.
  3. Apply vocal skills in a performance.
    1. Work with music in different styles.
    2. Rehearse to develop strength in vocal interpretation and presence.
    3. Practice good rehearsal and performance techniques for both classical and popular vocal music.

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