Pop Vocal Improvisation Course

(in conjunction with P.B.E.Syllabus™)

 

Mode of coaching: one-on-one (individual)

Lesson duration: 45minutes

Lessons frequency: 1 lesson per week

Prerequisite: Zero music background

 

Students with reasonable music background can enroll directly to P.B.E.S™ Level 2. Click here for self assessment to determine Level

 

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Whether you are a closet singer, karaoke club addict or a vocalist in a band, the ability to sing in a composed clear voice isn't that hard to achieve. You just need to know what to pay attention to. Learn about correct diaphragm breathing, and pick up the skills of pitch, tonal quality and projection.

 

The duration for the Pop Vocal Improvisation course (P.B.E.S™ Level 1 to 4) is  subject to the individual's learning pace and preferences. Students with reasonable singing ability can expect a shorter course duration. Upon completion of the Pop Vocal Improvisation Course (P.B.E.S™ Level 1 to 4), students may continue their progress with the optional P.B.E.S™ advanced understudy program. Lessons can also be fully customized upon request (without following the P.B.E.Syllabus™)

Syllabus content for P.B.E.S™ LEVEL 1

 

Objective:

 

You will be able to sing your choice of basic songs comfortably from fake sheets in C key, while developing good breathing techniques and rhythm training. You will also learn the basics of music theory as well as good vocal health.

 

Subject 1:1 | Warming up techniques

Subject 1:2 | Pitch And Intonation

Subject 1:3 | Identifying vocal range

and song key signatures

Subject 1:4 | Vowels and diction

Subject 1:5 | Melodic embellishment

Subject 1:6 | Breathing techniques

Subject 1:7 | Using your diaphragm

Subject 1:8 | Rhythmic exercises

Subject 1:9 | Voice identity

Subject 1:10 | Music theory necessities for vocalists I

Subject 1:11 | Basic Rhythmic training

Subject 1:12 | Vocal anatomy and health

Syllabus content for P.B.E.S™ LEVEL 2

 

Objective:

 

You will be able to sing your choice of songs comfortably and use intermediate vowels and diction. You will also be taught basic sight singing, intermediate music theory as well as more difficult rhythm trainings. You will be able to explore vocal vibratos and aural training.

 

Subject 2:1 | Head voice and falsetto

Subject 2:2 | Intermediate vowels and diction

Subject 2:3 | Music theory necessities for

vocalists II

Subject 2:4 | Basic sight singing

Subject 2:5 | Improvising with melody displacement

Subject 2:6 | Understanding chord formations

Subject 2:7 | Aural training I

Subject 2:8 | Intermediate Rhythmic training

Subject 2:9 | Key modulations

Subject 2:10 | Exploring Vocal vibratos

Subject 2:11 | (Annex A) Revision

of techniques accomplished in Level 1

Syllabus content for P.B.E.S™ LEVEL 3

 

Objective:

 

You will be able to sing your choice of songs comfortably and use more difficult rhythms and harmonization. You will also be able to handle the higher notes with the proper techniques, as well as develop the ability to sing and play the keyboard at the same time. Advanced music theory and articulation exercises will also be covered.

 

Subject 3:1 | Song rendition

Subject 3:2 | Intermediate music theory for vocalists

Subject 3:3 | Managing high notes

Subject 3:4 | Playing with keyboards

Subject 3:5 | Playing and singing together

Subject 3:6 | Intermediate sight singing

Subject 3:7 | Aural training II

Subject 3:8 | Advanced Rhythmic training

Subject 3:9 | Backing up with harmonization I

Subject 3:10 | Applications of vocal vibratos

Subject 3:11 | Articulation exercises

Subject 3:11 | (Annex B) Revision

of techniques accomplished in Level 1 & 2

Syllabus content for P.B.E.S™ LEVEL 4

 

Objective:

 

You will be able to sing your choice of songs comfortably and with advanced level improvisation and an increased vocal range. This level covers performance-grade skills like studio recording, microphone usage, stage anxiety management and stage flair. You will also be able to demonstrate melodic, rhythmic and chordal improvisation techniques, advanced music rudiments and advanced sight singing.

 

Subject 4:1 | Studio recording

Subject 4:2 | Aural training III

Subject 4:3 | Advanced Music rudiments and sight singing

Subject 4:4 | Mode of vocal improvisation – Melodic, Rhythmic and Chordal

Subject 4:5 | Chromatic scale vocal improvisation

Subject 4:6 | Improvisation in different genres

Subject 4:7 | Microphone usage

Subject 4:8 | Backing up with harmonization II

Subject 4:9 | Performing techniques

Subject 4:10 | Stage anxiety management

Subject 4:11 | Proper posture and stage expressions

Subject 4:12 | Increasing vocal range

P.B.E.S™ ADVANCED (Optional):

 

The P.B.E.S™ advanced is a long term 1-to-1 fully tailored, private study program under an assigned advanced instructor. Students who have completed the Pop Vocal Improvisation Course (P.B.E.S™ Level 1 to 4) can apply for this program. You will acquire the most advanced singing and performing techniques used by singers in the industry. You will learn multiple case studies of songs in a whole gamut of styles used in popular music worldwide. You will also develop the ability of relative or perfect pitch hearing.