Whether you want to be the next Bon Scott or Freddie Mercury, Gwen Stefani or Tori Amos, if you intend to make a living (or a serious hobby) out of singing and making music, you need to learn how to properly use your voice.
Berkleemusic's Introduction to Singing Specialist Certificate is designed to do just that: give you the tools you need to start using your voice in the best way possible, no matter what kind of music you want to make.
The first step in learning how to sing is learning how to hear. In Basic Ear Training 1 you will use simple exercises and popular songs to train yourself to hear and identify the harmonies, rhythms, and structures that make up nearly all the songs you know. You will also learn to use the solfege (do-re-me) technique to internalize and sing the sounds of intervals, pitches and scales, so you can sing more accurately and with less effort every time.
Next, you move on to Voice Technique 101, where you'll master the physical elements of singing. You'll learn to hear and sing simple harmonies, to use proper breathing to improve pitch control and endurance, and to make lifestyle choices that will help keep your voice in good shape. You will also learn simple warm-up and performance techniques to help you sing with greater freedom, expressiveness, and endurance in live and studio settings.
Finally, you will examine the techniques of great singers from the early rock era through the present in Pop and Rock Vocals. You'll learn to unlock the secrets of vocal expression, stagecraft, and most of all, storytelling, by studying singers like Robert Plant, Tina Turner, Thom Yorke, Alicia Keys (and many more). You will also learn how to use your voice properly in these demanding vocal styles, so that you can sing for a lifetime without risking injury to yourself or your voice.
Very few singers can go a whole career without some formal training. If you want a successful, sustainable, and lifelong career as a singer, your best bet is to learn the right way to do it. Let Berkleemusic's world-class instructors and award-winning courses help you become the singer you want to be.