Indian Film Music – Film Music Camp
Sep 15- Nov-15
To successfully sing Indian film music there is one skill that you absolutely need.
Curious? Its your voice range!
Here is some good news. Every human voice can sing high range songs with the right technique and consistent practice.
Hence this term we have put together a Music camp that primarily focusses on your voice range.
If you are a good singer who can sing most film songs yet feel like you need some techniques in increasing your range, please sign up for our Fall Film Music camp that primarily gives you Techniques and practice templates so in about 3 months you are in a way to sing high notes effortlessly.
This class is of intermediate level so we are enrolling Ages 9 and up!
Film Music Camp- What to expect
Instructor: Devi Krishnamoorthy and Clara Baker. Office hours 12-1:00 PM MWF or by appointment. Preferred by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Voice Mail: 5035227327, 5039560962.
Film music is its own style of music derived from the musical culture of its patrons. This style is a lighter version of music which panders to the general audience. The Film music is about this generation one could relate the emotions and situations to any film song. As there are several artists and playback singers one can easily find a song that matches their Voice type, quality and range.
It is important that you are already are able to sing well and are looking to add this specific skill set.
Every human voice can sing high notes yet each person can be at a different level but with continuous training of right technique and performance one can develop a good range, we are hoping that the student has some experience in singing. The purpose of this class is to introduce you the skills necessary to succeed in Indian Film Music
To sing a film song an artist needs a wide variety of skills and techniques.
Perfect Pitch recognition and staying on Pitch throughout the song.
Rhythm is very important, and an artist needs to have perfect rhythm
A wide range
Facial muscle movement
We will be covering each of these techniques in every week along with specific Range training exercises
In Class Activities
Week 1: Introduction
This class will be dedicated for introductions. All students will give a brief introduce of themselves and explain their experience in Music. We will go over the basic warm up practice. As part of introduction, they should be ready to sing a 3-minute song. This class will give the students a good understanding of the basic structure of each class and what is expected out of them. Practice templates will be given, and practice log sheet will be given to each student.
Week 2: Shruti
Pitch recognition and staying on Pitch. For any artist that would like to sing Film song should have the ability to recognize thePitch of the song and stay on pitch the whole time. The skill is developed after a few years of Music training. However, we will discuss some very good exercise that can help students attain this skill earlier.
Rhythm is very important, and an artist needs to have perfect rhythm. Certain specific exercises will be discussed, and Students will be trained on these and will be given homework. There are many different rhythms and meters that students
will learn during the course.
Week: 4 Voice Range
A common misconception about range is that only certain voice types can sing high range songs and it is a skill that is only reserved for certain types of voices. However, many of my students have improved their range over time after practicing the correct technique. We will learn these techniques in this week.
Week 5: Expression
Every film song has its own lyrics that mean a specific idea that evoke an emotion. Those emotions ought to be expressed while singing the song because it enhances the artist’s performance. We will work on developing correct expressions for each
Week 6: Pronunciation
Most film song lyrics are written in colloquial languages and certain songs claim a certain specific pronunciation to enhance the emotion of the song. We will go over different types of songs and how to keep our pronunciation neutral, so it appears natural and fits to any emotion. Students that do not have experience in speaking the native language will be given a few
techniques to get this skill easily.
Week 7-10: Voice Range
This week we will select songs based on voice types allocate them accordingly. Students will be given practice template to work on the songs given to them. Training will be also be given in terms of singing.
DK film music school has had years of experience teaching, and we’ve come to find that missing classes is a no-no. We plan to push you to great lengths for you to achieve your goals in this course. We also understand that you may have some extenuating circumstances that causes you to miss school. Hence, we will allow up to 3 missed classes in the entire course –
but not in the same week. We already are short on time and if you were to miss classes in the same week, you might miss the opportunity to learn a major skillset. In order to maintain the pace of the