MUSIC EDUCATION FOR SINGERS LEVEL 1

September 5, 2014

Most churches have back-up vocals for their song services. However, the singers may not minister nor enjoy as much as they could because they do not sing in parts. With the exception of one or two talented ones,most struggle with pitch and timing. This is the case across the board. After all we are not trained singers. A majority do not read music or are illiterate in music. How nice it would be to sing with musical harmony, musical statements and spontaneous improvisation to enhance the spiritual message.

Due to this lack, we have set out to teach this course. We want to empower and educate your singers Imagine having a group of singers who can sing from music scores without having to spend hours teaching them their parts! Imagine them harmonizing by ear! All this is now possible with MUSIC EDUCATION FOR SINGERS Level 1-4. It’s only a matter of training and practice.

  »   What will you gain from this courseYour singing will improve using the breathing and singing techniques taught

  »   Your pitching (ability to sing in key) and timing will improve via the simple effective exercises

  »   You will be able to read music scores and play them on your smartphone or piano

  »   You will be able to sing melodies and parts from music scores

  »   You musical parts memory will improve

  »   You will discover your singing range

Course requirements:

  »   1.5 hours per week for MES training (12 weeks for Level 1)

  »   Love for singing

  »   An iPhone or Android Smartphone with earphone.

  »   1/2 – 1 hour a day for practice

Course fees:  (12x 1.5 hour lessons) Level 1 Module. Minimum 10 to a class. For fees, kindly CONTACT US

Syllabus:

Music Theory clef, key signature, time signature, identifying notes & pitch, rhythmic values & rests, accidentals, scales of C,F&G major

Vocal Techniques: Understanding how sound is produced via the human body, diaphram exercises, scales & triad exercises

Part Singing: Hymn singing in the key of C,F&G. Singing soprano, alto, tenor & bass parts. If group is big enough 2-4 parts singing simultaneously.

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MUSIC COURSES

August 21, 2018

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Church music is totally different from secular music. Besides the performance, there are spiritual aspects to be considered and trained. The understanding of related scriptures and liturgy, the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and a teachable attitude are vital in Christian service. Our training incorporate these elements while stressing the importance of developing musical skills. We base our materials on Christian contemporary songs, hymns, and instrumentals. These music courses are conducted on-site in modules. Students may participate regardless of their level.

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We also provide training to music directors, semi-pro musicians and those who are interested in specialized courses. These classes are customized to suit the students needs.

 

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ABOUT THE TRAINER – TIMOTHY LEE

May 27, 2010

Timothy Lee is a producer, music arranger, sound consultant, and educator.  He has been involved in the local Christian and music industry for more than 20 years.  In the 90’s, he had the privilege to work with celebrities like Michael Wong (Malaysia Goodwill Tourism Representative to China), Fauziah Latiff (Malaysian Idol Judge), Francesca Peters (singer of Setia on RTM), Hetty Koes Endang (Indonesian Celebrity), Sara Loo, Esther King (former Platter’s) and Gregg Martinez (singer who had stints in Donald Trump’s hotel).

His accomplishment in the recording field includes producing the best selling local English gospel album “Everytime I Pray”.  He has also produced the winner for Best New Hymn category of the Australian Gospel Award 2004 “Favoured Chick”.  He arranged and produced both albums.

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In the year 2011, Timothy has been awarded  “Music Arranger” and  “Music Producer” who made significant contribution to Malaysian Gospel Music (MGM) .

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His career in the local entertainment industry started with the Jazz band “Free Flight”.(1989 – 1990).  From 1990 to 1992 he was playing keyboards for the band Memories.  He was also in a Christian band backing international gospel artist Bob Fitts for the Arise and Shine 1990 concert.  He was also in the band that was the opening act for Sound Praise 1996 Concert featuring world class musicians; Abraham Laboriel and Alex Acuna.

In 1992 he left the entertainment industry to join Asia Pacific Music Sdn Bhd as an in house music arranger.  He was involved in the recording and production of local Chinese singers.  In Asia Pacific Music, he worked under Mr. Lee Choon Siong (not related), a renowned Chinese composer for the late Teresa Tang.   It is here that he honed his skills for studio work and producing albums.

From 1991 to 1993, Timothy was also involved as a freelance music arranger with Chenaniah Sdn Bhd, a Christian recording studio.  He was involved in the albums “Suen” series, James Yee, Aris Siew “Fire to Gold”, HT Long (Malaysian Elvis), Esther King (Love is the Key), Christine Holmes, and many other Christian artists.

From  1994 to present, he has been active in  GSUS – a business he founded.   GSUS motto –  your all in one woship and music  solutions for churches of Malaysia.  GSUS 3 main business activities are:

1. Design, supply & install pro audio sound systems, stage lightings and projector systems.

2. Music training at church levels for instruments, sound engineering, jazz harmony, singing in parts and ensemble.

3. Recording of albums

In 2000 he built GSUS studio and recorded a string of English albums as well as the popular Indian gospel album series “Anbin Aradhanai” (all volumes except volume 5).  His latest endeavour is Aris Siew’s Make Me Strong (2010) and Karen Tan’s Step Into The Light (2011) .

Timothy has also been a keyboardist for international events like the Global Leadership Summit 2008 – 2011 and recently the World Pentecostal Conference 2013 at Calvary Convention Centre.

Timothy has studied at Hammond Music School and International College of Music (ICOM).  He was also the music director for Praise City Church (1993-1995, 2010 – present) and KL Glory Praise Christian Fellowship (1999-2000).

SONGWRITING 101

May 27, 2010

Songwriting 101 is a journey to writing YOUR own songs!  It is a step by step guide to enable you to tell your story through music.  In this 8 hour classroom format course, you will:

  • analyse secular and gospel hit songs, identify the reason for their success and translate that to your songs
  • be armed with musical basics of song form, chord progressions, developing motifs & phrases, time-signatures
  • receive tips on creating strong hooks, memorable first lines, catchy phrases
  • exercise your musical and lyrical creativity
  • learn to tell a good story instead of just having good lyrics
  • invoke emotions by painting mental images
  • understand why most songs fail and use the knowledge to avoid pitfalls common among young songwriters
  • take easy steps to copyrighting your songs

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Aspiring songwriters, lyricists and musicians.  Those who need help shaping their songs.

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Timothy Lee is a producer, music arranger, sound consultant, and educator.  He has been involved in the local Christian and music industry for more than 16 years.  In the 90’s, he had the privilege to work with celebrities like Michael Wong (Malaysia Goodwill Tourism Representative to China), Fauziah Latiff (Malaysian Idol Judge), Francesca Peters (singer of Setia on RTM), Hetty Koes Endang (Indonesian Celebrity), Sara Loo, Esther King (former Platter’s) and Gregg Martinez (singer who had stints in Donald Trump’s hotel).

His accomplishment in the recording field includes producing the best selling local English gospel album “Everytime I Pray”.  He has also produced the winner for Best New Hymn category of the Australian Gospel Award 2004 “Favoured Chick”.  He arranged and produced both albums.

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First 20 participants are entitled to a free CD.

How Can A PA System Sound Great & Be Free From Noise?

November 1, 2009

 

387303_279765718742928_147215715331263_934328_974979032_nA PA System can sound good if it has been designed, installed  & tuned well.  It also has to be operated by competent PA personnel as well as stage performers.  The system should also have periodic maintenance & faulty parts replaced to be at optimum performance.    Scroll through the list below and see if you have these issues.

Acoustics

  • You can’t hear the singer/preacher consonants.  Words become ambiguos.  Grace sounds like Gray?
  • does it have a lot of early reflections or sound noisy?  Sound in shop lot size halls with 2.5m – 3.5m ceiling height behave like that.  Halls with reflective surfaces too (plaster ceiling/glass/wall partition & tile flooring)
  • does the hall sound echo-ey and with reverb?  does it sound like a basement of a carpark? or perhaps like an empty house? A person may be talking with you from 3m away and you can’t hear clearly
  • can you hear outside noises in your hall? noises from traffic, rain, thunder, air-con or even children playing outside the hall
  • does your microphones sound bright and metallic? or maybe it sounds the opposite dull and unclear?

Sound System Design & Maintenance

  • Volume is loud in front and soft at the back of hall.  Alternatively, it is clear in front and unclear at the back or vice versa
  • Sound is uneven in volume or tone from section to section.
  • At some seats, the sound is not clear
  • There are buzzing and noises that are constant
  • There are static noise from time to time
  • There is lack of bass or treble or mid
  • Sound system has not been tuned for more than a year.  Tuning has to be done by spectrum analysis & sound engineer
  • There is intermittent sound.  Sound comes on and off

PA Operation & Stage Worship Team

  • Various PA Personnel hears things differently?  Sound every week fluctuates in quality?
  • PA personnel not alert nor prepared.  Slow to switch on the microphone?  Abrupt cut to music from video clips?
  • PA personnel unsure of the use of gain structure, eQ, compressor, etc
  • Sound causes distraction.  It could be sound changing in real time as the service is going on.  It could be one particular instrument is too loud.
  • Unwanted microphone noises/popping/feedback loop?  This is usually caused by untrained microphone users.  Yes, pastors & singers need to be trained on proper usage
The list is non technical & non exhaustive.  The issues are common and can be easily overcome.  You may have other issues and we would be glad to help you solve them.

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MUSIC DIRECTOR CONTACT FORM

November 1, 2009

387303_279765718742928_147215715331263_934328_974979032_nHello my brother and sister.  Thank you for wanting to have a great sounding sound system and a skillful worship team.  Here’s how you can help even though you are not in charge of worship department.  Please furnish the contact of person in charge of worship in the form below.  For your effort, I will send you a mp3 of the song that I wrote entitled “Joy of my heart”.