ByzB 101: Parallagi, Scales and Basic Vocal Training – Term 3 2024

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Students will study two hymns and learn to chant them on the text of the hymn and on parallagi (solfège). Students will learn about the different modes and scales in Byzantine chant and study the intervals of the Diatonic and Hard Chromatic scales. They will also study the basics of good vocal technique.  Students should plan to come to at least one half hour regular practice session and one half hour vocal technique session each week.  Beginning this term there will be two sessions devoted to the vocal health topics found in ByzB 101 and two sessions devoted to more advanced topics (topic schedule will be in the class).  Students should plan to come to one of the ByzB 101 sessions.

Prerequisite(s): None.

Materials: ByzB Starter Set from the Trisagion School store (enrollees receive 25% off-find the access code in the Introduction to the course)
Class Dates: Term 3, 2024 (Sept 30 – Nov 17, 2024))

Regular Practice Sessions: 

Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8 PM ET
Tuesdays, 8:30 – 9 PM ET
Wednesdays, 9 – 9:30 PM ET
Thursdays, 2:30 – 3 PM ET
Thursdays, 7:30 – 8 PM ET
Thursdays, 8 :30 – 9 PM ET  

Vocal Technique sessions:

Tuesdays, 8 – 8:30 PM ET (more advanced topics)
Wednesdays, 8:30 – 9 PM ET (more advanced topics)
Thursdays, 2 – 2:30 PM ET (101 topics)
Thursdays, 8 – 8:30 PM ET (101 topics)