Vocalists are the driving force behind a band, delivering the melody and lyrics that audiences connect with on a personal level. At MusicTek, we believe that vocal training is essential for any aspiring musician, whether they’re just starting out or looking to take their skills to the next level. Our comprehensive curriculum is designed to develop musical literacy, technique, style, and versatility in students of all levels.
There are six main areas to the MusicTek Western Vocal Curriculum:
Technical Work: Aimed at developing vocal techniques, including breathing, resonance, pitch control, and vocal range. Students will work on exercises that help them strengthen and control their voices, improve their vocal tone, and develop their ear training.
Sight Reading: Sight-reading is an important skill for any musician, and vocalists are no exception. Our curriculum includes sight-reading exercises, starting from the basics and progressing to more complex melodies, rhythms, and harmonies.
Repertoire: In this section, students will learn to sing a variety of songs in different genres, such as pop, rock, jazz, and musical theater. They will be encouraged to analyze and study the lyrics, melody, and harmony of each piece, and to develop their own unique interpretations of the songs.
Aural Training: Aural training is an essential part of vocal training, helping students to develop their ability to recognize pitch, rhythm, and melody by ear. Our curriculum includes aural exercises such as interval recognition, rhythmic and melodic dictation, and chord identification.
Recording Principles & Transcription: Recording principles and transcription are important skills for any aspiring musician. In this section, students will learn the basics of recording vocals, including microphone placement and EQ, and will be introduced to transcription software to help them transcribe their favorite songs.
General Knowledge: In addition to developing their vocal skills, we also believe it’s important for students to have a broad understanding of music theory, history, and culture. Our curriculum includes sections on music theory, music history, and world music, with a focus on the styles and genres that have influenced western vocal music.