COURSE IN ACOUSTICS AND READING OF SPECTROGRAMS FOR SINGERS AND TEACHERS.
Do you want to enrich your teaching or your personal training with an extra tool?
When you hear about a formant, do you panic?
Would you like to know precisely what harmonics are, where they are produced and amplified, and how they interact with formants?
Would you like to know more precisely how different muscular movements and different positions of the phonatory apparatus change the sound?
Would you like to learn how to read spectra and spectrograms, and how to use simple sound analysis software that can give you further feedback on what you or your students are actually doing vocally?
Would you like to know how to recognize vowels and consonants on a spectrogram?
Would you like to be able to distinguish a clear tone from a breathy or distorted tone on a spectrogram?
Then this course is for you.
SUITABLE FOR: singers, actors, singing teachers, acting/spoken voice teachers, and speech therapists.
LEVEL: both beginner and advanced.
COURSE DELIVERY: ONLINE
WHAT THE COURSE INCLUDES: 12 hours of online lessons in small groups; video recording of lessons available for watching throughout the course.
CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE: Yes, digital (paper sending on request – an additional fee can be applied for secretarial and shipping costs)
ATTESTATO DI FREQUENZA: Sì, digitale (costi aggiuntivi di segreteria e spedizione potranno essere addebitati in caso di richiesta di attestato cartaceo)
The course will start from the basics of acoustics and will involve the three fundamental aspects of sound communication: production and articulation of sounds, transmission, and perception.
Much attention will be given to the reading of spectra and spectrograms, both narrow band and broadband, enabling those without prior knowledge to operate basic functions and to recognize the fundamental aspects of sound.
The way different movements of the vocal tract effect the sound will be examined, and how to recognise them through sound analysis software will be shown.
Sessions based on acoustic phonetics will enable the recognition and explanation of the acoustic characteristics of the different vowels and consonants.
STARTING LESSON: Thursday, January 9th 6pm-8pm
SCHEDULE: Every Thursday, weekly, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, for 6 weeks. ATTENTION: the lessons will be recorded, so in case of absence it will be possible to view them at a later time. The lessons will be available online up to a week after the end of the course.
(dates may be changed in case of holidays or unexpected unavailability of the teacher on the established dates)
– Internet connection higher than 5.5 Mb /s in download,
– Attendance of 70% of the lessons,
– Estill Voiceprint software, available for purchase on the Estill website, is recommended but not essential.
REGISTRATION PROCEDURES: Registration is confirmed upon payment of a deposit of €100 (€50 if paid by December 20, 2019, with a saving of €50 on the entire fee).
In case of cancellation before the course, 50% of the deposit will be returned.
In case of cancellation after the start of the course, the deposit and any installments already paid will be retained in full but no unpaid installments will be due.
In case of regular payments, the deposit will be deducted from the last installment, which will be reduced.
FEE for registration before December 20, 2019: € 400 (including registration with the EURECA Association for non-members) in 2 installments + deposit (3 total installments).
In case of payment in a single installment before the beginning of the course, a further reduction of €50 will be applied (€100 of savings in total).
FEE for registration from December 21, 2019: €450 (including registration with the EURECA Association for non-members) in 2 installments + deposit (3 total installments).
In case of payment in a single installment before the beginning of the course, a reduction of €50 will be applied.
DISCOUNTS AND FEE REDUCTIONS:
Early bird for deposit payment by December 20, 2019: €50 (€50 reduction on deposit if paid by December 20, 2019. This is combinable with other discounts).
Payment in a single solution: €50 (combinable only with early bird, applicable to the payment of the entire amount after the deposit).
EFP certified: if you are in possession of an EFP certificate, you will receive a 10% discount (applied on subsequent installments – not cumulative with other discounts except the early bird discount).
Those who have attended an official Estill Level 1 and 2 course: 5% discount (applied to installments after the deposit – not cumulative with other discounts except the early bird discount).
THOSE WHO ATTEND THE PREPARATION COURSE FOR THE EFP EXAMINATION: If you attend my EFP exam preparation course at the same time, you will receive a € 200 discount (not cumulative with other discounts)
DEADLINES FOR PAYMENTS AFTER THE DEPOSIT (hypothesis without discounts):
1st installment: €200 by January 20th 2020
2nd installment: €150 by Februaru 10th 2020
CONTACT ME for any inquiries.
Course organized by E.U.R.E.C.A.