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AMS 3032
Vocal Technique
INSTRUCTIONAL PLAN
Department of Music and Music Education
Faculty of Music and Performing Arts
Sultan Idris Education University

INSTRUCTIONAL PLAN
Faculty
: Music and Performing Arts
Department
: Music and Music Education
SESSION 2015/2016
Semester
:1
Session
: 2015/2016
Course Name
: Vocal Technique
Course Code
: AMS 3032
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Credit Hour
Pre requisite

:2
: None

LECTURERS INFORMATION:
Name
: Dayang Siti Hazar Awang Hassim
E-mail
: sitihazar@fmsp.upsi.edu.my
Telephone number : 05 450 6789 / 0133007862
Room number
: KM-02-36

COURSE SYNOPSIS:
This course is designed to develop basic vocal techniques such as breath control,
tone production, tone placement, articulation and diction through appropriate
exercises and repertoire. Students will be exposed to a diversified solo vocal
repertoire in order to develop basic musicianship and expressive singing.
(Kursus ini bertujuan untuk mengembangkan teknik asas vokal seperti pengawalan
nafas, pengeluaran ton, tone placement, artikulasi dan sebutan. Pelajar akan
didedahkan dengan repertoire solo untuk membentuk musicianship dan juga
penghayatan dalam nyanyian).

RATIONALE OF THE COURSE:


I. Basic singing skills play an important part which provide the foundation for professional
singing, playing a musical instrument and composing music.
II. To equip students with good vocal production and technical skills prior to engaging in
singing or teaching.
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
I. Explain the elements of vocal technique.(C2, A2)
II. Demonstrate the correct vocal techniques. (C3, P4)
III. Conduct a micro teaching on vocal technique.(P6, A4, CS7).
TRANSFERABLE SKILLS:
I. Performance skills.
II. Teaching skills
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REFERENCES:
Main reference supporting the course:
Davids, Julia & LaTour, Stephen (2012). Vocal Technique: A Guide for Conductors,
Teachers, and Singers. Waveland Pr Inc
Additional references supporting the course:
Arman,
M. J. (2010). The voice: A spiritual approach to singing, speaking and
communicating: What ever happened to great singing? (4th ed.). Charlston, SC:
CreateSpace.
Dayme & Vaughn (2014). The Singing Book (3rd ed.). W. W. Norton & Company; Third
Edition edition.
Krueger, Carol (2010). Progressive Sight Singing (2nd ed.) New York, NY: Oxford University
Press.
Miller, Richard (2011). On the Art of Singing (Reprint edition). Oxford University Press.
Peckham, Anne (2010). The Contemporary Singer: Elements of Vocal Technique (2nd ed.)
Berklee Press.

METHODS OF SOFT SKILLS EMBEDDED:

Activity

KOM

BKMM

PBPM

KKBP

KKU

KKP

Abbreviation
Lecture

Skills

KOM
Practical

Communication Skill

BKMM
Micro Teaching

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills

PBPM
Online Forum

Continuous Learning and Information Management

KKBP

Team Work Skills

KKU

Entrepreneurial Skills

KKP

Leadership Skill

EM

Professional Ethics and Moral

EM

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STUDENTs PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT

Course work

Details

Test 1

Percentage

LO

LO1: Explain the elements of vocal


technique.(C2, A2)
LO3: Conduct a micro teaching on
vocal technique. (P6, A4, CS7).

20

LO2: Demonstrate the correct vocal


techniques. (C3, P4)
LO3: Conduct a micro teaching on
vocal technique. (P6, A4, CS7).

20

Assignment

LO1: Explain the elements of vocal


technique.(C2, A2)

20

Test 3

LO2: Demonstrate the correct vocal


techniques. (C3, P4)

Test 2

60

40

Total

40

100%

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GRADING SCALE:
Points interval

GPA/CGPA

80 100

4.00

A-

75 79

3.75

B+

70 74

3.50

65 69

3.00

B-

60 64

2.75

C+

55 59

2.50

50 54

2.00

C-

45 49

1.75

D+

40 44

1.50

35 39

1.00

0 34

SOFT SKILS GRADING SCALE:


Scale
4

Excellent

Good

Moderate

Weak

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Rubrics as in Buku Kemahiran Insaniah/Soft skills

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WEEK TEACHING SCHEDULE:


*Abbreviatio
n

Activity

Abbreviatio
n

Assessment

*Optional

Week

Chapter/Topic

Soft
Learning outcomes

Learning &
Teaching

Assessment

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skills

Activities

PBPM

Lecture

At the end of each week, the students


should be able to:

Explain instructional plan and attendance


rules and requirements.
1
Introduction
evaluation.

of

course

content

LO1: Explain the elements of vocal


technique.(C2, A2)
LO2: Demonstrate the correct vocal
techniques. (C3, P4)

Test 1

Discussion
(Question and
answers)

and

Demonstration
Fundamentals of vocal technique:

Terms and concepts, posture, breathing and


relaxation

Fundamentals of vocal technique:

LO1: Explain the elements of vocal


technique.(C2, A2)
LO2: Demonstrate the correct vocal
techniques. (C3, P4)

Lecture

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Test 1
2

PBPM
Terms and concepts, posture, breathing and
relaxation

Discussion
(Question and
answers)
Demonstration

Vocal anatomy and voice projection


Vocalizations and vocal warm-up

Vocalizes and other vocal exercises; legato


style, staccato style.

LO1: Explain the elements of vocal


technique.(C2, A2)
LO2: Demonstrate the correct vocal
techniques. (C3, P4)

Lecture
PBPM

Test 1

Discussion
(Question and
answers)
Demonstration

Diction

Basic IPA symbol and the pronunciation of


vowel and consonant.

LO1: Explain the elements of vocal


technique.(C2, A2)
LO2: Demonstrate the correct vocal
techniques. (C3, P4)

Lecture
PBPM

Discussion
(Question and
answers)

Assignment
Test 3

Demonstration

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Test 1

LO3: Conduct a micro teaching on vocal


technique.(P6, A4, CS7).

Micro Teaching on fundamental of vocal


technique.

Micro Teaching

Test 1

KOM

Vocalization and vocal warm-up


Prepare lesson plan

BKMM

KKP
Tone quality, vowel production,
diphthongs, consonants.
6

Exercises for good tone quality, the ping


exercises and tongue and jaw movement.

LO1: Explain the elements of vocal


technique.(C2, A2)
LO2: Demonstrate the correct vocal
techniques. (C3, P4)

Lecture

PBPM

Discussion
(Question and
answers)

Test 3
Assignment

Demonstration

Register and ranges, resonance, vocal


health
7

Voice register: head voice/falsetto, mixed


voice, belting, chest voice

LO1: Explain the elements of vocal


technique.(C2, A2)
LO2: Demonstrate the correct vocal
techniques. (C3, P4)

Lecture
Test 2
PBPM

Discussion
(Question and
answers)

Test 3
Assignment

The anatomy of vocal resonator

Demonstration

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Register and ranges, resonance, vocal


health
8

Voice register: head voice/falsetto, mixed


voice, belting, and chest voice. Voice
tessitura

LO1: Explain the elements of vocal


technique.(C2, A2)
LO2: Demonstrate the correct vocal
techniques. (C3, P4)

Lecture
Test 2
PBPM

Discussion
(Question and
answers)

Test 3
Assignment

Demonstration
The anatomy of vocal resonator
Vocal health for singers
Test 2

Micro Teaching on the exercises for Voice


Register technique such as head
voice/falseto, mixed voice, belting, chest
voice.
Prepare lesson plan

LO3: Conduct a micro teaching on vocal


technique.(P6, A4, CS7).

Test 2
KOM

Micro Teaching

BKMM

KKP

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Interpretation, singing style, deportment

10

The interpretation and singing style of the


song according to the era from the era of
baroque to popular music.

LO1: Explain the elements of vocal


technique.(C2, A2)
LO2: Demonstrate the correct vocal
techniques. (C3, P4)

Lecture
Assignment
PBPM

Discussion
(Question and
answers)

Test 3

Demonstration

Vocal repertoire

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LO1: Explain the elements of vocal


technique.(C2, A2)

The importance of finding the suitable


repertoire according to the voice range and
style.

Lecture
Assignment
PBPM

Discussion
(Question and
answers)

Test 3

Demonstration

Teaching vocal techniques

12

Children
Adult

LO1: Explain the elements of vocal


technique.(C2, A2)
LO2: Demonstrate the correct vocal
techniques. (C3, P4)

Lecture
Test 3
PBPM

Discussion
(Question and
answers)
Demonstration

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Teaching vocal techniques

13

Classroom teaching
Individual teaching
Choir teaching.

LO1: Explain the elements of vocal


technique.(C2, A2)
LO2: Demonstrate the correct vocal
techniques. (C3, P4)

Lecture
Test 3
PBPM

Assignment submission deadline:


Choose 1 song in any language. Explain the
interpretation of the song, singing style,
register, ranges and diction.
Test 3 to be held

14

Form a group of eight person. Perform one


song in any language. DO NOT sing
medley. The time given for each group not
more than 10minutes.

Discussion
(Question and
answers)
Demonstration

LO3: Conduct a micro teaching on vocal


technique. (P6, A4, CS7).

Test 3
KOM

Practical Test

BKMM

Micro Teaching

KKP

TUTORIAL/LAB/WORKSHOP PLAN

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No
1

Topic
Vocal technique

Vocalizes and other vocal


exercises

Diction

Learning Outcome
LO1: Explain the elements of vocal technique.
LO2:
Demonstrate
the
correct
vocal
techniques.
LO3: Conduct a micro teaching on vocal
technique.

LO1: Explain the elements of vocal technique.


LO2:
Demonstrate
the
correct
vocal
techniques.
LO3: Conduct a micro teaching on vocal
technique.

LO1: Explain the elements of vocal technique.


LO2:
Demonstrate
the
correct
vocal
techniques.

Tone quality, vowel


production, diphthongs,
consonants

LO1: Explain the elements of vocal technique.


LO2:
Demonstrate
the
correct
vocal
techniques.

Register and ranges,


resonance, vocal health

LO1: Explain the elements of vocal technique.


LO2:
Demonstrate
the
correct
vocal
techniques.
LO3: Conduct a micro teaching on vocal
technique.

Soft skill

PBPM

Learning &
Teaching
Activities
Lecture
Discussion
Demonstration
Micro Teaching

Assessment

Test 1
Test 2
Test 3

KOM

PBPM

Lecture
Discussion
Demonstration
Micro Teaching

Test 1
Test 2

Lecture
Discussion
Demonstration
Micro Teaching

Assignment
Test 3

KOM

PBPM

PBPM

PBPM

Lecture
Discussion
Demonstration
Micro Teaching
Lecture
Discussion
Demonstration
Micro Teaching

Test 3

Test 2
Assignment
Test 3

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Interpretation, style,
deportment

LO1: Explain the elements of vocal technique.


LO2:
Demonstrate
the
correct
vocal
techniques.

Vocal repertoire

LO1: Explain the elements of vocal technique.

PBPM

PBPM

Teaching vocal techniques

LO1: Explain the elements of vocal technique.


LO2:
Demonstrate
the
correct
vocal
techniques.
LO3: Conduct a micro teaching on vocal
technique.

PBPM
KOM
BKMM
KKP

Lecture
Discussion
Demonstration
Lecture
Discussion
Demonstration
Micro Teaching
Lecture
Discussion
Demonstration
Micro Teaching

Assignment
Test 3
Assignment
Test 3

Test 1
Test 2
Test 3

Practical Test

Reminder:
1. Students must attend all lectures, tutorials, laboratory, studio or other activities related to the course, including courses with no final
examination (perkara 4.1 dan 4.3).
2. Student with attendance of less than 80% will not be allowed to sit for final examination (perkara 4.2).
3. Perkara 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 can be waived for students who suffer from health problems and must be certified by government or UPSI panel clinic
medical officer.
4. Student who has to represent UPSI/State/Country in activity that is directed by the government or UPSI, is required to obtain a
recommendation letter from the Dean and must be approved by the Academic Affairs Division.

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ASSESSMENT DETAIL
AMS3032
VOCAL TECHNIQUE
SEMESTER 1 SESSION 2015/2016

As stated in instructional plan, this course have three marks distribution type. There are three practical assessment and one
assignment. Please refer to My Guru2 for any updates from time to time.
ASSESSMENT
ASSESSMENT DESCRIPTION
MARKS
TEST 1
(Individual)

TEST 2
(Individual)

Students will be evaluated on Micro Teaching on fundamental of vocal technique. Prepare lesson plan on
vocalization and vocal warm-up. Student must be presenting micro teaching according to the prepared
lesson plan. The time given is 5 minutes. Video record your micro teaching test 1 and upload the video
online. Attached the http link in the provided topic in My Guru2 forum. Use either Malay or English
language only.
Students will be evaluated on Micro Teaching on the exercises for Voice Register technique. Prepare
lesson plan on head voice/falsetto, mixed voice, belting, and chest voice. Choose ONE type of voice
register. Student must be presenting micro teaching according to the prepared lesson plan. The time given
is 5 minutes. Video record your micro teaching test 2 and upload the video online. Attached the http link in

20%

20%

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the provided topic in My Guru2 forum. Use either Malay or English language only.
ASSIGNMENT
(Group)
TEST 3
(Group)

Choose 1 song in any language. Explain the interpretation of the song, singing style, register, ranges and
diction. Written assignment should be in Malay or English language only.

20%

Form a group of eight person. Perform one song in any language. DO NOT sing medley. The time given
for each group are not more than 10minutes.
TOTAL

40%
100%

If you have any inquiries do not hesitate to contact me, Puan Dayang @ 0133007862 or email: sitihazar@fmsp.upsi.edu.my.
Please make an appointment if you wish to meet me.

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