Vocal Ensemble With Improvisation 1: R&B

ENVC-123
Credits: 
1
Prerequisites: 
ET-111, PW-111, and ENVC-111; or overall ensemble rating 3
Electable by: 
Voice principals
Required of: 
None
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring, Summer
Location: 
Boston Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult my.berklee.edu for specific term availability.

Introductory R&B performance ensemble for voice principals designed to prepare students for solo performance in ensembles and other performing venues within a specific song style. Vocalists will learn how to count off tempos of songs, microphone technique, song style and groove, communication with the accompanist, and lead sheet preparation. Additional focus will be on beginning improvisation skills in the R&B idiom, including melodic and rhythmic phrasing, embellishments, tone color, and hearing basic blues patterns.

Department: 
VOICE
Course chair: 
Anne Peckham