Olivia Doust - Breaking Down a Song

In this course you'll breakdown the individual features that can help you learn a song and explore different ideas in practice without it becoming stale and repetitive. You can use these ideas to build a rep for auditions and create a gig song list.

Olivia Doust - Breaking Down a Song

In this course you'll breakdown the individual features that can help you learn a song and explore different ideas in practice without it becoming stale and repetitive. You can use these ideas to build a rep for auditions and create a gig song list.

COURSE BREAKDOWN

  • 1

    Course introduction

    • Meet Olivia, your singing coach!

  • 2

    Voice Chat Board

    • What is a chat board?

  • 3

    RESOURCES

    • If I didn't believe in you: sheet music

  • 4

    Warm-up

    • P1 - Warm up with me

  • 5

    Exploring the melody

    • P2 - Exploring the melody

  • 6

    The basics of a score and what to look out for!

    • P3 - The basics of a score and what to look out for

    • L3 - Score Resource

  • 7

    Context

    • P4 - Contextualising your song

  • 8

    Diving into the lyrics

    • P5 - Diving into the lyrics

  • 9

    Diving into the music

    • P6 - Diving into the music

  • 10

    Finding your sound and how to move it

    • P7 - Finding your sound and how to move it

  • 11

    Separating the sound and putting it back together

    • P8 - Seperating your sounds and putting them back together

  • 12

    Creating an arc of emotion

    • P9 - Creating an ark of emotion

  • 13

    How did you get on?

    • Share progress

  • 14

    Review

    • Send us your feedback!

WHAT YOU'LL GET

10 video lessons

A physical and vocal warm up to get you ready to start singing

Helpful steps to effectively learn the melody of a song

An understanding of the basics of reading a score, even if you don’t read music!

An exploration within your own voice of the different sounds you could use to portray different emotional weight

A certificate to share your achievement with the world when you finish the course

YOUR COACH

Singing Coach

Olivia Doust

Olivia is a multi-talented composer, conductor, musical director and performer. She now teaches at ArtsEd and has also taught at Mountview, London College of Music, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and The BRIT school.