Online Group Sessions

Places are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

 

Having signed up please send your payment by bank transfer, putting your name as the reference.  

If you are new to WSSC, or if you do not have a UK bank account just use the contact form below to request or discuss payment details.

Accompaniment
 

You will need to arrange your own accompaniment, played via a separate gadget. A wired  or bluetooth speaker, especially positioned alongside the singer, often works well.

 

The app Appcompanist is very useful and has  various subscription options. You can vary playback speed (without affecting pitch), transpose, and pause for that top note! The choice of repertoire is wide.

Zoom audio settings

  • Use a computer or laptop. If you don’t have one, it’s still OK to use a phone or iPad, but you won’t be able to improve your sound much, except to take the optional step below.

  • Optional: use headphones and an external microphone. Your device’s internal mic will get the job done, but almost any other mic is better. Headphones should leave the left ear uncovered (for string players).

  • Download and install the Zoom app/program, don’t use the web version. Go ahead and create a free basic account.

  • Once you’ve logged into your Zoom program, click on Settings, then go to Audio. These settings can also be accessed from within a meeting by clicking on the little up arrow ^ next to your microphone symbol in the bottom left-hand corner.

  • Optional: select your external mic if you have one.

  • Uncheck “Automatically Adjust Volume.” Play loudly, around 2 meters away from your microphone. Adjust the slider until the graphic volume bar reaches around 80-95%-ish.

  • Click “Advanced” if you’re on a PC. If you’re on a Mac, just scroll down.

  • Check the box that mentions “original sound.” Disable or uncheck anything underneath.

  • Next time you are in a Zoom meeting, turn on Original Sound in the upper left-hand corner of your window. Use the little drop-down arrow to ensure the correct microphone is selected. Make sure you’re in a quiet space, as your microphone is quite sensitive now.

Contact

Lynton Atkinson

WSSC

84 Lowther Road

Bournemouth

BH8 8NS

UK

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Tel: +44 (0)7855 957209

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