Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • How to Use the Course Platform - A Brief Overview

    • COPYRIGHT NOTICE

    • Where do we start?

    • FOREWORD

  • 2

    Part 1 - What is a voice?

    • Definition of a voice

    • So what is sound?

    • How does our voice create sound?

    • So what is ‘intention?’

  • 3

    Part 2 - Primal sound

    • What is primal sound?

    • How does primal sound relate to singing?

  • 4

    Part 3 - Overview of the singing voice

    • How does the voice work when we sing?

    • The four components of singing

  • 5

    Part 4 - Respiration

    • Introduction to respiration

    • Inspiration

    • Expiration

    • An introduction to breath support

    • Factors affecting respiration

  • 6

    Part 5 - Phonation

    • Introduction to phonation

    • Anatomy of the vocal folds

    • Actions of the vocal fold muscles

    • Pitching

    • Onset of sound

  • 7

    Part 6 - Resonation

    • Introduction to resonance

    • Requirements for a resonator

    • The voice is a unique resonator!

    • An introduction to placement

    • Exploring resonance and placement

    • Wrapping things up

  • 8

    Part 7 - Articulation

    • An introduction to articulation

    • Fixed (passive) articulators

    • Moveable (active) articulators - the lips

    • Moveable (active) articulators - the jaw

    • Relieving jaw tension

    • Moveable (active) articulators - the tongue

    • Relieving tongue tension

    • Moveable (active) articulators - the soft palate

    • Comparing a raised and lowered soft palate

    • Raising the soft palate

  • 9

    Part 8 - Let's review!

    • Introduction

    • SUMMARY: Part 1 - What is a voice?

    • SUMMARY: Part 2 - Primal Sound

    • SUMMARY: Part 3 - Overview of the singing voice

    • SUMMARY: Part 4 - Respiration

    • SUMMARY: Part 5 - Phonation

    • SUMMARY: Part 6 - Resonation

    • SUMMARY: Part 7 - Articulation

    • In conclusion

  • 10

    Final exam

    • Your final exam

    • Where to now?

    • Potential Future Courses - What's On Your Wishlist?

  • 11

    References

    • References