Creation and implemntation of Jazz singing curriculum for Adult-beginners level


All this required and must be explained in the research paper.
*** Curriculum and its content:

1- The aim for this research is to create Jazz singing curriculum for students (adult beginners) who are talented singers but with little/no experience. This curriculum will offer and define basic information about voice technique and singing through experiencing Jazz singing styles and its basics.
2- the outcome of this curriculum for students are vary in terms of meet their singing personal satisfaction to explore their voices and help them to start approach their future in singing and vocal training whether they want to start singing career, or create their own personal singing style that inspired by the content of this curriculum, or start to teach singing beginners from this curriculum too.
3- The student who undertake is almost talented, good ear, no experience with vocal training, no experience or little experience on stage (or using microphone) and little experience with reading scores so he can read simple examples.
4- The curriculum is all about vocal coaching and provide basics and overview in vocal techniques, learning to sing in Jazz different styles, performance techniques. (The curriculum is an introduction to define three part;
a. Vocal techniques: Breathing, develop sound quality, expanding vocal range, common voice issues and how to solve it, vocalise etc.
b. Jazz styles: most common scales that used in Jazz (major, minor, modes, pentatonic; major minor, etc.) with score and sound track demonstration, most common jazz styles; swing, Latin jazz bossa, samba, blues, etc. and their rhythm and tempo with score and sound track demonstration, the basics to sing jazz etc.).
c. Performance techniques: choosing repertoire, tutorials to evaluate the student singing, giving tips to polish performance; adding dynamics, mirror check, working out with Style, Improving Your Connection with the audience, moving on stage, performance anxiety solutions.
5- The curriculum must be easy to understand and well defined for students; so music scores, sound tracks, video demonstration must be provided to help students to practice and to guide them well.

*** This curriculum is especially designed in special circumstances:
a. for adult-beginners who are (18 years and above).
b. Audition required, I want to accept student who are already talented able to sing, very good ear, aware when they are out of tune or tempo (so we need sources that suggest and give advices for appropriate audition for students).
c. Curriculum designed to be achieved in two years; that divided in four semesters, semester have lasts for 12 weeks.
d. Curriculum content is focused in three interests that demonstrated in three modules; 1; vocal techniques,2;Jazz singing styles and 3; performance techniques that should work on separately ( I need sources that shows the importance for those three topics above that makes priority as modules to be applied in the curriculum).
e. each module will be taught 1-1 once a week for 12 weeks.
f. the end of each semester will be required from the student to perform 3 to 4 songs, the repertoire will be discussed with student so the tutor must find out the appropriate to the student.
g. each module evaluation is important that writer find sources and discuss it with the writer to find the appropriate way to evaluate the students; like evaluating by attendance, performance, ear, maybe written exam? etc.
h. the student must gain 60% and above to pass each module. (I want to choose the evaluation system that has A, A-, B, B- until D and each one what the qualities of it). – TO BE DISCUSSED with the writer.
i. motivation part must be included in this curriculum; activities, entertainment, arrange for group meetings, listening to each other’s, Karaoke participation (I need sources that speak about that; adult beginners or learners and motivation; singing student and motivation, the use of karaoke, etc). – TO BE DISCUSSED with the writer.

*** Modules: (1; Voice technique, 2; Jazz styles, 3; Performance technique)
Each module need to be written with details examples and demonstrations so the tutor can use it as guide)
Each module will be taught in 4 different grades (e.g. module; voice technique 1,2,3 and 4).
the idea of these organised modules comes from the Berklee online offers who set courses to teach beginners. That makes me interested to follow some of
their structure but I want to present my personal version in this research. See below:!overview (the overview)!syllabus (the Syllabus)

this idea inspired me to have two Guide works: (STUDENT GUIDE, TEACHER GUIDE)

I want to have the same structure ABOVE, so by the end of this research paper; Guide for each module and its grades (overiew, aims, sylabus
structure and requirments) so the student be able to know what he will take in each module and each grade in very systematic way.

PLUS I want another guide for the TUTOR who will teach this, (overiews, aims, syllabus plan work; WEEKLY + example and demonstrations that inspired and taken by different sources) so each module, grade has special guide paper.

Each semester, the three modules will work in parallel together.

1- Voice technique (this module will be taught in 4 grades).
Grade = 12 weeks = once a week = 1 hour
Voice technique: Grade 3.
Week Five:
A. Exercise to reach high notes and its variations. + Written and vocal demonstrations.
B. Breathing exercise + demonstration.
C. Vocal health tip.

2- Jazz styles (this module will be taught in 4 grades).
Grad = 12 weeks = once a week = 1 hour
Please see below: so you can get inspired by those topics!syllabus

Jazz styles: Grade 2
Week 1: Slow Tempos, the Ballad
A. Characteristics of the Ballad.
B. Song Form + score and sound demonstration.
C. Introductions + Endings.
D. Performing the Ballad. (Choosing an example from the books that has audio tracks -> please check the bibliography section below). [The writer must give several example from the book].

1- Not allowed to use sources that are hard to find or not reachable. Otherwise the writer must give notice to have it in advance.
2- References must be vary not depended on one reference or two sources.
3- Prefer sources that are up to date.
4- To avoid copyright approvals I prefer to get the original examples from books and slightly create personal variations to these examples, especially with vocal training exercises.
5- The examples and pedagogies (vocalise, exercises, audio tracks, music scores) must be attached on CD, in case.
6- for the Jazz styles module; I do recommend to use books that has Audio tracks to help student to perform, after introducing the style (e.g. ballad) so there will be collection of books I will mention below so the writer can have variety to choose what suits.

7- Many books should be found by the writer, but there are some books required to use:

Baker, D. (1979). Jazz pedagogy : a comprehensive method of jazz education for teacher and student. Chicago, Maher Publications.
Branz, C. E. (2003). Vocal warm ups & exercises. United States, Christina E. Branz,.
Elliott, M. (2006). Singing in style : a guide to vocal performance practices. New Haven, Conn. ; London, Yale University Press.
Friedwald, W. (1996). Jazz singing : America’s great voices from Bessie Smith to bebop and beyond. New York, Da Capo Press.
Harris, P. (2008). Improve your teaching!. Teaching beginners : a new approach for instrumental and singing teachers : the companion book to improve your teaching! London, Faber Music.
Heizmann, K. (2004). Vocal Warm-ups: 200 Exercises for Choral and Solo Singers. Germany, Schott Musik International GmbH & Co KG.
Levine, M. The Jazz theory book. [S.l.], Sher Music.
Miller, M. (2004). Complete idiot’s guide to solos and improvisation. Indianapolis, IN, Alpha Books.
Miller, R. (1986). The structure of singing : system and art in vocal technique. New York, Schirmer ; London : Collier Macmillan.
Murray, D. and Musicians Institute. (2002). Vocal technique : a guide to finding your real voice. Milwaukee, WI, Hal Leonard Corp.
Niemack, J. (2004). Hear it! and Sing it! Exploring Modal Jazz. New York, USA, Hal Leonard Corportation.
Peckham, A. (2004). Singer’s handbook. Boston, Mass.
Milwaukee, Wis., Berklee Press ; Distributed by Hal Leonard.
Peckham, A. (2006). Vocal workouts for the contemporary singer. Boston Milwaukee, Berklee Press ; Distributed by Hal Leonard.
Peckham, A. (2010). The contemporary singer : elements of vocal technique. Berklee guide. Boston, MA, USA Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Berklee Press, Distributed by Hal Leonard.
Rawlins, R., N. E. Bahha and B. Tagliarino (2005). Jazzology : the encyclopedia of jazz theory for all musicians. Milwaukee, WI, Hal Leonard.

Ricker, R. (1976). Pentatonic scales for jazz improvisation. Hialeah, Fla. Miami, FL, Studio P/R ; Columbia Pictures Publications.
Sarath, E. (2014). Improvisation, creativity, and consciousness : jazz as integral template for music, education, and society. Albany, State University of New York Press.
Shaw, K. (2000). Warm-ups for pop, jazz, and show choirs. Milwaukee, WI, H. Leonard.
Steinel, M. (1995). Building a jazz vocabulary : a resource for learning jazz improvisation. Milwaukee, WI, H. Leonard Corp.
Stoloff, B. (1996). Scat! : vocal improvisation techniques. Brooklyn, N.Y., Gerard and Sarzin Pub. Co.
Wilkins, C. and J. Feist (2008). Tips for singers : performing, auditioning, and rehearsing. Boston, MA Milwaukee, Berklee Press ; Distributed by Hal Leonard.

Blues in All Keys by Jamey Aebersold Jazz Series (2000)

The Ultimate Beginner Series Blues vocals (2005).

Book songs with Audio Tracks (if the writer found something better quality or better idea for having audio tracking please contact me):

Andrew Lloyd Webber Audition Songbook (Male Edition) Pvg Book/Cd: For Men. Music Sales Own; Male edition edition (2005)
Audition Songs for Professional Singers: Men. Music Sales Ltd (2000)
Professional Singers’ Audition Book: 38 Essential Audition Songs for Women (Book & CD). Music Sales Ltd (2000)
Jazz Standards: 16 Most Beautiful Jazz Songs (Schott Piano Lounge)
Love Ballads: 16 Wonderful Songs Of Passion (Schott Piano Lounge)
Swinging Standards: 18 Well Known Standards from the Great Era of Swing, from Glenn Millar to Duke Ellington (Schott Piano Lounge)
Jazz Standards: Female Voice, Volume 1: Deluxe Double Edition: 16 Great Songs! [With 2 CDs] (Vocal Complete)
Jazz Tracks for Singers: Women’s Edition [With CD (Audio)] by Steve Rawlins. Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation; Pap/Com edition (July 2003)
Jazz Standards: Male Voice, Volume 1 [With 2 CDs] (Vocal Complete) [Sheet music] by Alfred Publishing Staff.
Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.; Pap/Com edition (July 2014).
Jazz Vocal Standards: Sing 10 Popular Standards with a Professional Band [With CD] (Hal Leonard Pro Vocal (Numbered)): 18 by Hal Leonard Corporation; Pap/Com edition (1 Dec 2007)


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