Music Courses

Instruments in worship
Music education for singers
Ensemble/band in worship
Sound engineering

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Instruments in worship 1,2&3

We offer classes for drums, piano, synthesizer, acoustic, electric & bass guitar. The objective of these courses is to help students be competent in their instrument for music ministry.

Level 1

Fee:
RM 90 a month per person , 3 to a class.

Duration:
1 hour class for 6 months.

Content:
Rudiments of music, Basic techniques, drills & exercises, Basic accompaniment styles & rhythm, Learn 12 popular church song.

Pre-requisite:
None. Level 1 for total beginners

Equipment needed:
Whiteboard with marker pen and eraser, instruments for conducting lessons

Venue:
Your church.

Level 2

Fee:
RM 110 a month per person , 3 to a class

Duration:
1 hour class for 3 months

Content:
Review of instrument techniques, Theory & practical exercises of major, minor, dominant & diminish triads, Basic pop, rock and ballad accompaniment styles & rhythms, Learn 8 popular church songs.

Pre-requisite:
1 year playing experience in church team or grade 4 equivalent

Equipment needed:
Whiteboard with marker pen and eraser, instruments for conducting lessons

Venue:
Your church.

Level 3

Fee:
RM 130 a month per person, 3 to a class

Duration:
1 hour class for 3 months

Content:
Review of instrument techniques, Theory & practical exercises of major, minor, dominant & diminish seventh chords, Basic latin and contemporary accompaniment styles & rhythms, .Tools for creating tension & release, Spontaneous worship, Learn 8 popular church songs.

Pre-requisite:
3 years playing experience in church team or grade 6 equivalent

Equipment needed:
Whiteboard with marker pen and eraser, instruments for conducting lessons

Venue:
Your church.

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Music Education for Singers 1&2

OBJECTIVE :

•  provide students with music theory

•  train students to sight sing in solfage

•  have accurate pitching

•  able to hear/dictate melodic lines/rhythmic patterns

•  have good sense of rhythm

BENEFITS :

Most of the churches have back-up vocals for their song services. However, in most cases, the singers do not sing in parts(except for one or two talented ones). They also do not pitch/keep time accurately. A majority do not read music or are illiterate in music. The role of the back-up singers is NOT ONLY to provide audio-visual encouragement (more people on stage so that the songleader won't feel pressured and more volume on the melody) but also musical harmony, musical statements and spontaneous improvisation to enhance the spiritual message brought forth.

Due to this lack, we have set out to teach this course. At the end of Music/ear training level 2, the student would be able to sight sing any church/contemporary music materials. Imagine having a group of singers who can sing from music scores without having to spend hours teaching them their parts! Only to have them forget the parts in a week's time! Or given any chord progression, they are able to harmonize the melody just by ear! Now that is what spontaneous singing is all about: Sing in any chord progression with clear spiritual and musical statements.

Level 1

Fee:
RM 90 a month per person, minimum 10 to a class

Duration:
1 hour class for 4 months

Content:
Singing intervals, melodies, triads, pentatonic and major scales, Tapping rhythmic patterns, Theory, Dictation, Chord recognition, Two part singing, and chord progressions, sight singing diatonic familiar church songs

Pre-requisite:
None

Equipment needed:
Whiteboard with marker pen and eraser, CD player, keyboard

Venue:
Your church.

Level 2

Fee:
RM 100 a month per person, minimum 10 to a class

Duration:
1 hour class for 4 months

Content:
Singing intervals, melodies and minor scales, Tapping rhythmic patterns, Theory, Dictation, Chord recognition, Two part singing, and chord progressions, sight singing familiar church songs with non diatonic notes.

Pre-requisite:
Have attended Music Education for Singers level 1.

Equipment needed:
Whiteboard with marker pen and eraser, CD player, keyboard.

Venue:
Your church.

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Ensemble/band in worship 1&2

OBJECTIVE :

To provide exposure and know how of ensemble (band) playing, to produce an understanding among musicians for spontaneous expression, to have a properly co-ordinated and spiritually disciplined musical team

Level 1

Fee:
RM 100 a month per person, 4-6 to a class

Duration:
1 hour class for 3 months

Content:
Review of reading music score, lead sheet chord symbols and rudiments of theory, Role of ensemble instruments, Practice protocols & band discipline, Sound check & setting stage equipment, Form and intensity, Anticipation & delay attack, Rehearsal of songs with charts, Build church repertoire.

Pre-requisite:
The ensemble training consists of a drummer, a bassist, a guitarist (or 2 if you have electric & acoustic) and a keyboardist. Grade 5 or 2 years playing experience on individual instrument

Equipment needed:
Whiteboard with marker pen and eraser, CD player, all necessary equipment and space for holding a band practice, metronome connected to the sound system

Venue:
Your church.

Level 2

Fee:
RM 100 a month per person, 4-6 to a class

Duration:
1 hour class for 3 months

Content:
Review of practice protocol, Creating a band chart, Exploring pop, rock and latin rhythms, Spontaneous worship and spiritual songs, Developing introduction, ending and bridging between songs, Build church repertoire.

Pre-requisite:
Have attended Ensemble in worship level 1. The ensemble training consists of a drummer, a bassist, a guitarist (or 2 if you have electric & acoustic) and a keyboardist

Equipment needed:
Whiteboard with marker pen and eraser, CD player, all necessary equipment and space for holding a band practice, metronome connected to the sound system

Venue:
Your church.

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Sound Engineering 1&2

OBJECTIVE:

This course is open to all who want to be competent in their ministry as sound personnel. It is a condensed course sound engineering training with all the choice topics specially picked out from Timothy Lee's years of experience as a PA system consultant and supplier to local churches, and as a music producer.

Students who attend this course and Sound Engineering II will be able to set up sound systems, do a spectrum analysis, overcome acoustic problems, do live mixing and maintain sound system.

Level 1

Fee:
RM 350 per, minimum 10 to a class

Duration:
10 hours

Content:
Basic sound properties, Common terminologies, Components in a sound system, Mixer, Microphone, Equalizers, Compressor, Troubleshooting common problems

Pre-requisite:
None

Equipment needed:
Whiteboard with marker pen and eraser. Classroom sound system will be supplied.

Venue:
Your church.

Level 2

Fee:
RM 350 per, minimum 10 to a class

Duration:
10 hours

Content:
Review of level 1, Acoustics, Spectrum Analyser, Live mixing 1&2, Sermon & other recording scenarios

Pre-requisite:
Sound Engineering 1

Equipment needed:
Whiteboard with marker pen and eraser. Classroom sound system will be supplied.

Venue:
Your church.

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