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Glee Singing: The Power Of Pop Music (MUST20010)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeMUST20010
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Semester 1
Semester 2
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Glee Singing offers the opportunity for singers and non-singers alike to share the joyous experience of singing as a shared community activity, whilst developing the ability to critically listen to, identify and apply vocal stylistic choices common in pop music. Weekly one-hour lectures will introduce concepts and skills such as basic anatomy and physiology for singing, safe voice usage, song structure and vocal style in pop performance. These principles will then be experienced and explored by students in a practical 90-minute weekly large ensemble singing class. Other lectures will explore issues in contemporary music writing and performance and situate the understanding of pop music within a cultural context. The semester’s work will conclude with a final performance of songs covered throughout the semester.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of this subject students should:

  • have developed a better understanding of safe and unsafe vocal practices in both singing and speech
  • have developed skills in critical listening
  • be able to identify a variety of stylistic traits of pop singing
  • Have developed an embodied understanding of the stylistic traits of pop in application to song
  • Have developed an enhanced understanding of sociocultural issues pertaining to pop music and performance

Be developing enhanced research skills into artistic works and practices and the capacity to present these in essay form

Generic skills

Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • show technical development as ensemble singers
  • participate with ability and self-confidence as a team member of a performing group
  • perform selected repertoire to concert standard
  • exhibit an informed respect for the values and principles of ensemble performance.
  • demonstrate an improved awareness and understanding of the structure and importance of songs
  • demonstrate an improved awareness and understanding of the voice

Last updated: 11 October 2019