Music and Singing II
East 15 Acting School
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
26 June 2019
Requisites for this module
BA W441 Acting and Contemporary Theatre
Students will expand their ability to interact musically and dramatically in small ensemble pieces, usually sourced from musicals and popular styles. You will progress to the interpretation of more varied, complex and demanding
material and performance situations, including public performance, and you will work on expanding your singing range and vocal agility. By the end of the module you will have a substantial knowledge of vocal technique and will have acquired an automatically present technique both to support the singing and safeguard the voice. You will have at your disposal a varied repertoire of songs of different tempi and styles that fall within your acting and singing range in preparation for your work in final year. Students are encouraged to continue to develop personal
warm-up exercise routines.
To encourage students to:
- Develop responsibility for independent singing practice
- Accumulate a more varied, complex and demanding repertoire
- Develop greater understanding of relevant musical styles of periods in which acting projects are set
- Develop the ability to interpret and communicate musical material to an audience
By the end of this module you will be able to demonstrate advanced ability in the following music/singing techniques and performance materials:
- Breathing (correct use of techniques)
- Rhythm (feeling the pulse of the music)
- Resonance and placement (intonation, free and unconstricted tone)
- Physicality (posture, alignment, release)
- Articulation (energized text, use of vowels and consonants)
- Duet singing
- Solo singing (demonstration of journey through song/connection)
- Application of technical skills to support character through song
- Development (ownership of voice, working through inhibition)
Improving audience communication
Sustaining character through accent, sound, musicality and lyrics
Interactions within the medium of song
Introduction to 'direct-contact' songs
Breaking down the 'fourth wall' using Brecht songs and British Music Hall as examples
Conveying clearly delineated character in song
Maintaining technique whilst performing sung material
Development of solo and ensemble disciplines
Devised harmony skills
Bringing accumulated musical skills into devised ensemble work
Appropriate and sensitive use of musical input.
- Students work with music and singing tutors in group practical classes
- Normally 4 hours of music/singing classes per week except during acting priority weeks
- Learning also takes place in one-to-one tutorials.
- Students will be expected to practice music and singing in independent study
- Verbal and written formative assessment and feedback
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
East 15 Teaching Staff
No external examiner information available for this module.
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