Western Vocal Music

Course Description

Ajivasan brings out the opportunity to learn Western Vocals for the students in India in their nearest centre.A structured curriculum, a clear path for progression, and certifications for completion will be provided by the Academy. Semester Assessment Reports are given to students at completion of each level. Each level requires the student to complete the courses listed under it and pass the Grade exam. Students who are new to the Academy, start with the first course in each of the grade, depending on their prior experience. Entry into any grade will require new students to pass the assessment for the prior grade.
Also learn to sing old & new Popular Hollywood Hits of different genres and categories, aiming at preparing the students to be able to perform freely on stage as well as recording sessions.

Certification: Trinity College London

Frequency: Once A Week Class

Age Range: 7 years & above

Class Duration: 60 Minutes

Semester Duration: 6-8 Months

Grade-wise Curriculum

  • Learn simple songs, building interest and love for music
  • Introduction to basic theory of Anatomical Structure of Voice and its creation
  • Introduction to basic terms used in music through exercises based on Body Warm-ups, Breathing Control and Voice Stability
  • Perform with adequate continuity and a sense of pulse
  • Perform with some evidence of individual interpretation
  • Demonstrate some sense of performance with some confidence
  • Respond to a quick study piece with attention to note values and pitches
  • Discover your voice with better projection working through voice tone and diction
  • Description of Piano / Keyboard
  • Introduction to karaoke singing
  • Q & A session / Counselling
  • Presentation/ Assessments

Level 1

  • Developing musical skills through fun activities like clapping, tapping on the beat and tempo of the songs
  • Introduction to the songs by ear training
  • Learn songs apart from the syllabus
  • Learn basic time signatures and pitch control
  • Perform with a developing feeling of individual interpretation
  • Give a performance that is essentially accurate with general fluency and attention to musical details
  • Demonstrate an overall sense of performance with basic confidence and some capacity for audience engagement
  • Presentation/ Assessments

Level 2

  • Perform with generally secure rhythm and a sense of pulse
  • Perform with a general feeling of individuality and commitment
  • Give a performance that is generally accurate and fluent with fair attention to musical details
  • Demonstrate a competent level of technical ability with varied use of instrumental/vocal resources
  • Perform with a good-quality sound that is flexible and well-projected
  • Demonstrate a competent sense of performance
  • Respond to a quick study piece with continuity of pulse, attention to note values and pitches, and some sense of musical interpretation
  • Improvise with a creative approach to melodic responses, awareness of harmonic implications, and generally wide use of instrumental/vocal resources relevant to Grade 2
  • Learn songs apart from the syllabus
  • Presentation/ Assessments

Level 3

  • Perform with secure rhythm and pulse
  • Perform with clear evidence of an emerging musical personality
  • Give a performance that is accurate and fluent with perceptive attention to musical and notational details
  • Demonstrate a confident, communicative and consistent sense of performance
  • Demonstrate a solid command of technique with musical and sensitive control of intonation and other instrumental/vocal resources
  • Perform with good production and projection of sound
  • Respond to a quick study piece with continuity of pulse, attention to note values and pitches, and a sense of musical interpretation
  • Improvise with controlled melodic development, appropriate harmonic vocabulary, and full use of instrumental/vocal resources relevant to Grade 3
  • Learn songs apart from the syllabus
  • Presentation/ Assessments

Level 4

  • Give a performance that pays attention to musical and notational details
  • Perform with some evidence of stylistic awareness and a general attempt to convey individual musical intent
  • Demonstrate an overall sense of performance with confidence and some capacity for audience engagement
  • Perform with a generally reliable technique
  • Perform with an adequate basic sound with some evidence of tonal control and projection
  • Respond to a quick study piece with continuity of pulse, attention to note values and pitches, and a sense of musical interpretation
  • Respond to a quick study piece with continuity of pulse, attention to note values and pitches, and a sense of musical interpretation
  • Improvise with melodic development, harmonic awareness, and use of instrumental/vocal resources relevant to Grade 4
  • Learn songs apart from the syllabus
  • Presentation/ Assessments

Level 5

  • Give a performance that pays close attention to musical and notational details
  • Perform with awareness of and sensitivity to appropriate style, with evidence of an emerging musical personality
  • Give a performance that is rhythmically secure and has a strong sense of pulse
  • Perform confidently with a consistent sense of performance and engagement with the audience
  • Perform with a solid command of technique, good intonation and a musical control of other instrumental/vocal resources
  • Perform with consistently good production, flexibility and projection of sound
  • Respond to a quick study piece with fluency, accurate notes and tonality, and detailed phrasing, articulation and dynamics
  • Improvise with well-controlled and imaginative melodic development, strong planning and structure, appropriate harmonic vocabulary, and full use of instrumental/vocal resources relevant to Grade 5
  • Learn songs apart from the syllabus
  • Presentation/ Assessments

Level 6

  • Perform with attention to dynamics, articulation and phrasing
  • Perform with general evidence of stylistic awareness and some attempt to convey individual musical intent and commitment
  • Demonstrate an overall sense of performance with general confidence and a recognisable capacity for audience engagement
  • Give a performance that is technically reliable with generally secure,intonation and a good quality of tone
  • Respond to a quick study piece with mostly accurate notes and tonality, adequate continuity, musical development, and well-planned use of instrumental/vocal resources
  • Improvise with imaginative melodic development, appropriate harmonic procedures, well-planned length, and use of instrumental/vocal resources
  • Learn songs apart from the syllabus
  • Presentation/ Assessments

Level 7

  • Perform with a good standard of dynamics, articulation and phrasing
  • Perform with a clear awareness of appropriate style, with an individual musical personality
  • Demonstrate a comfortable sense of performance with consistent audience engagement
  • Give a performance that is fluent and accurate, with a strong technical facility and a high quality of tone and intonation
  • Respond to a quick study piece with general accuracy in notes and tonality, with continuity and creative musical development, and with a wide use of instrumental/vocal resources
  • Improvise with creative melodic development, harmonic awareness, appropriate length and a wide use of instrumental/vocal resources
  • Learn songs apart from the syllabus
  • Presentation/ Assessments

About Ajivasan

Ajivasan, Earlier Known as Vasant Sangeet Vidyalay, was founded in 1932 in Srinagar by Acharya Jialal Vasant under the patronage of SMT.Rameswari Nehru.

The Institute has a reputation for providing scientific training in Hindustani classical music, and the students had the opportunity to perform with the master on several occasions.

Today the institute trains about 2000 students every year in Hindustani and western classical vocals, Instrumental music as well as Indian and western dance forms.

The institute also houses four state of the Art Sound Recording studios. Here we train students In professional singing and recording music tracks, films, songs, and TV and Radio Ads.