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Singing Camp – 6 Voice Arrangement

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Singers, I'm here at the beach and about to head out to swim. So this will be quick. Today I want you to hear a 6-person semi-professional college a cappella group singing Bruno Mars. - 1 guy soloist - 1 guy beatboxer - 2 gal harmonies - 2 guy … [Read more...]

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Singing Camp – Taking It Back

Hi Singers. Today you have a shorter listening assignment - I want to introduce you to the world of Motown. Now, I'm no expert on music history. But The Temptations are a wonderful, wonderful group from the 60s and I bet you'll recognize this famous … [Read more...]

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Starring YOU – Calling All Diamonds or Diamonds in the Rough

I am not saying you will become Grace Potter...but a girl can dream, can't she?

Starting Tuesday August 19 - November 18, 10 individuals will take a journey together - one that will change the course of their musical lives. Will you be one of them? We will begin by not being able to accompany ourselves while singing and end … [Read more...]

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Singing Camp – Think of the Same Song Differently

"We found love in a hopeless place..."

Part of the beauty of arranging a song is the chance to reinvent the song. As we head towards Singing Camp next Tuesday, I want you to start getting creative with how you hear a song and how literal you need to be (or don't need to be) when you … [Read more...]

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Singing Camp – Hit the Replay Button

Miley Cyrus and The Roots sing "We Can't Stop" on the Jimmy Fallon Show back in October 2013

Hey singers. So, confession, if you don't know this about me already, I really love pop music. I am a slightly obsessive radio listener. I like to play games with myself like, what song do I think the DJ has cued up next for us in his database of the … [Read more...]

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Oops, totally forgot to put this on my website...in case any of you are checking last second we ARE meeting tonight, 6:30-7:30. Details here! … [Read more...]

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Singing Camp Prep – Beginning to Hear Beyond the Melody Line

6 young singers, 3 days, 1 original a cappella arrangement. It's happening.

  Next week I'm running a singing camp for the first time with some awesome middle school singers - hey you guys! Their singular goal over the course of three mornings is pick a pop song of their choosing, compose their own a cappella … [Read more...]

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Calm Your Heart By Singing with Others – Science and tales from the classroom

I'm not saying you're going to automatically feel like this...but you might!

Singing with others is good for you. This NPR piece from last July reports on findings published in Frontiers in Neuroscience by Swedish researchers from Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg. Singing with others calms your … [Read more...]

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Next drop-in singing class Tuesday June 17,2014 6:30-7:30pm Facebook event found here. Like drop-in yoga...except that we'll be sitting and singing. :) $10 per person, or $15 if you bring a friend (the more the merrier). Please bring exact … [Read more...]

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Tonight, 6:30-7:30pm. Facebook event can be found HERE. Like drop-in yoga...except that we'll be sitting and singing. $10 per person, or $15 if you bring a friend (the more the merrier). Please bring exact change. We will begin and end on … [Read more...]