VOICE TRAINING WITH PIANO CLASS, CONTEMPORARY TUNES
Great singers are musically disciplined and also take up responsibilities as occasion demands.
Therefore, singers and musicians need some time to work on their voice and performance ethics.
Being spiritual or not doesn’t negate the importance of quality singing, dexterity and skillful playing of instruments. You’ve got to develop musical ears to notate sound and sing on right pitches!
For anyone intending to study voice in a music school or university, he/she has to do piano as the second instrument.
This will help to address the issue of pitch, identification of tones, aural skills, singing through chords, and performance with other musicians.
At Tonality Music School, our voice students will be able to accompany songs with the keyboard/piano. You may also prefer to add any other available instruments like the guitar, saxophone, flute, drums in addition to your instrument of study.
Sometimes, the singers and musicians may not understand the lyrical content and stylistic movement in complex contemporary music, Gospel tunes, and jazz chords.
MELODY, VOCAL, SCALES, AND CHORDS
Melody is like a white light, helping to see things clearly, while harmonies (parts) are like coloured lights bringing more beauty into the system.
Melody (tune) gives direction to the singers, and harmony accomplishes the melody notes to convey the message dutifully.
Melody must take the lead and harmonies accompany it, never to overshadow the tune, otherwise, the music would lose its direction!
Therefore, harmony singers should be careful not to run down the melody singers.
It is duly appropriate for everyone, in the music team, irrespective of their parts (Alto, Tenor, Bass) to be able to sing the melody part correctly. The Soprano and treble singers sing the melody.
As a singer, musician, or worship leader, you must learn the melody very well and project the sound for the audience to hear and follow you. The good vocal sound would attract more people to you, the bad sound would irritate and make them run away.
Scales and chords
There are different types of scales: Dorian, Ionian, diatonic, blues, pentatonic, chromatic scales, etc. You can create tunes or melodies with the scales, interchanging the notes at different intervals.
Chords are used to accompany the melody. Chords I, IV, and V are Primary chords; secondary chords are chords II, III, VI, and VII.
There are other jazz chords with extended notes to accommodate a few melodic lines: seventh (7th) , ninth (9th), eleventh (11th), thirteenth (13th) chords. Others are diminished and augmented chords. The usage depends on the arranger or the accompanist (pianist, organist, guitarist), and the way he decides to apply them.
A good accompanist uses the chord creatively to relate with the melody in such a way that the melody (tune) wouldn’t escape the relationship. Like a weaver, the melody should be well sown to the chord to produce a beautiful sound in a catchy and lively mood!
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