VOCAL POWER

 

TWO YEARS COURSE OF THE VOCAL POWER METHOD FOR STUDENTS 
VOCAL POWER CERTIFICATE FOR STUDENTS
 WITH VP TEACHER SUSY DAL GESSO

(Francesco Baccini and Biagio antonacci’s vocalist, Certified in Pop Music Composition and Arrangement at Mogol’s European Music Unversity, Certified in Singing in the US)


                                                                  PROGRAM
SINGING
• Breathing and diaphragm support
• Use of vocal folds/ forward localization/the mask
• Articulation
• Dynamics
• Diaphragm, chordal, throat, shimmer  and mideast-mediterranean vibrato
• Vocal Colors/Resonances/Special Effects
• Chest Register and Head Register
• The Use of Belt Mix in Pop Style
• The Lower Mix
• Blues Style
• Rock Style
• Music Theater Style
• Jazz Style
• Rhythm & Blues Style
• Pronunciation and personal style
• Summary of first 10 chapters of SING book

 THEORY
• Short account of theory and solfeggio
• Scales
• Intervals
• Chords and Harmony
• Time and Rhythm
• Diagrams and Scores

Exam Program 
(Check of 1st year)
At the end of first year the student must be checked in singing and theory-harmony with the teacher Susy Dal Gesso, just to be admitted to the second year. The student must sing two songs chosen among 10 songs studied during the year. The third song will be chosen by the teacher.  
Songs chosen can be sung in English or Italian, and also songs drawn from International repertoire in Spanish, Portuguese and French. 
Diction and pronunciation must be correct and suitable to the music style chosen.
 During songs execution, the student must demonstrate to know the following steps of Vocal Power Method:
• Breathing/ Support
• Power and projection
• Chest Register
• Head register
• Belt Mix
• Voice dynamics (crescendo/decrescendo, piano, forte)
• Vibrato (diaphragm and straight tone into vibrato)
• 4 Vocal colors – chest, mouth, nose and head
• Special effects – back L, creaky door, throat cry and laugh cry

Exam Program 
(second year) ***
At the end of two years the student must support the end final exam at Vocal Power Academy Italia in Brescia.  To all students that will positively pass the exam at the end of two-year course, will receive the Vocal Power Method Certificate for Students from Vocal Power Italia and Vocal Power Academy of Los Angeles. 
The student will support the exam with a repertoire of 25 songs.  
The student must sing 2 songs at her/him own choice with conflicting times (a ballad and an up tempo song) and can choose among blues, r&b, pop, gospel, musical, jazz, folk styles original songs etc…, the third song will be chosen by the teacher examiner.  
Songs chosen can be sung in English or in Italian, and can also be chosen among the drawn from International repertoire in Spanish, Portuguese and French.
 Diction and pronunciation must be correct suitable to the music style chosen. 
During songs execution, the student must demonstrate to know the Vocal Power Method and she/he will be examined by a commission of at least 2 VP teachers that will evaluate the following steps of Elisabeth Howard’s Vocal Power Singing Method:

• Breathing/Support
• Power and projection
• Chest Register
• Head register
• Belt Mix in Pop
• The lower mix
• Voice dynamics (crescendo/decrescendo, piano, forte)
• Vibrato (diaphragm, throat, shimmer, chordal, meadest-mediterranean vibrato, straight tone into vibrato)
• 4 Vocal colors–chest, mouth, nose and head
• Special effects–back L, creaky door, throat cry and laugh cry
• Musical styles: Blues, Rock, Music Theater, Jazz, R & B
• Pronunciation and personal style
• Improvisation–where possible the use of licks, scat and changing melodies

The student will be examined on the first ten chapters of the SING book and on the ABC’s of Vocal Harmony book. 
She/He’ll also be evaluated on interpretation, posture and standing on the scenes. 
Song tracks must be recorded on a cd on the correct tune.
 Students must memorize lyrics of the songs presented just not to penalize interpretation and posture. 
A copy of the lyrics is required for the examiners.

OBLIGATORY BOOKS  –  Sing e Abc’s of Vocal Harmony 
The program of studying is drawn from Elisabeth Howard’s “SING”, translated in Italian by E. Simontacchi & A. Gotti and “ABC’s of Vocal Harmony”, translated in Italian by E. Franzoni and G. Sala.

*** At the end of course, students must support the final exam in Brescia on June (to be established) at VP Italia Brescia and will be evaluated by a commission composed by teachers Vocal Power affiliated.  The Certificate will be issued by VP Italia Academy and Elisabeth Howard’s Vocal Power Academy of Los Angeles.
ALL VP TEACHERS must communicate within April 30th the names of their own students that want to take the exam for the VP students Certificate; they must pay the rate for the exam for each student.

 

VOCAL POWER METHOD COURSE FOR TEACHERS 
CERTIFICATION FOR TEACHER VOCAL POWER AFFILIATES
 WITH VP TEACHER SUSY DAL GESSO 




All teachers that wish to carry out the course of qualification as Elisabeth Howard’s Vocal Power Method for teachers can be prepared by the VP teacher, Susy Dal Gesso.
Then they’ll support at Vocal Power Italia Academy:

-two hours meeting at Vocal Power Italia Academy with A. Gotti and E. Franzoni.  
-  an afternoon chosen by candidate VP teacher to assist at A. Gotti’s lessons
-two hours VP laboratory during this laboratory the future Vp teacher will teach four lessons to students designed by the academy relating on the whole Vp program having as supervisor Anna Gotti.
-At the future VP teacher will be also required to resume the first ten chapters of SING book.

REVISION, EXAM AND CERTIFICATION
TO BE ESTABLISHED (NORMALLY IN APRIL/MAY)
 Vocal Power Italia Academy in Brescia 

Elisabeth Howard will overhaul the future group of VP teachers and the Individual Exam for issuing “ Vocal Power Method for teacher affiliates Certificate”.