Seattle and Olympia WA, March 25 & April 23, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017 Dusty Strings Music School, Seattle, WA
Taught by Sue Thompson and Don Share

How to Sing Harmony By Ear Level 1: Essential Skills and Techniques
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
$40

Get all the essential skills needed to harmonize on hundreds of songs, including bluegrass, Americana, pop, blues, worship, folk, and country. Learn how to figure out your first harmony part by ear without reading notes or using music theory; the three notes every harmony singer must know and how to sing them in any key; how to sing harmony above the melody in any song; and how to use “keywords” for hassle-free harmonizing. For all levels. Please bring a recording device.

To get the most out of this workshops, it’s best if you can already sing a melody reasonably in tune (none of us are perfect!). If you’re comfortable playing guitar, mandolin or banjo while you sing, please bring your instrument with you, as it will be helpful and fun in our small group practice sessions.

How to Sing Harmony By Ear Level 2: Beyond the Basics
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
$40

Learn the secrets to figuring out the harmony below the melody (the bluegrass baritone part) and start singing songs with three-part harmony. Practice ear training and learn licks and tricks for finding harmony quickly and intuitively. Discover how to achieve a great vocal blend, especially when men and women sing together; how to choose the best key for your song no matter if your voice is high or low; and how to develop a natural “ear” for harmony. For people who have taken the morning workshop or who have some harmony singing experience. Please bring a recording device.

If you’re comfortable playing guitar, mandolin or banjo while you sing, please bring your instrument with you, as it will be helpful and fun in our small group practice sessions.
Come alone or bring your singing buddies or your band!

To sign up online:
Please visit Dusty Strings online at: http://store.dustystrings.com/c-76-voice-singing-classes.aspx.
Or call (206) 634-1662 to sign-up over the phone.
Dusty Strings is located at: 3406 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

 

Sunday, April 23, Harmony Singing By Ear– The Natural Way!
at Arbutus Folk School, Olympia, WA. Taught by Sue Thompson

Beginners Session: 10-am-1 pm

You’ll learn the essentials you’ll need to figure out harmony by ear with confidence, including the three notes every harmony singer should know instinctively, and useful tricks that harmony aces use unconsciously.

Beyond Beginners Session: 2:00-5:00 pm

We’ll solve the mysteries of harmony below the melody, of blending, and getting the “Buzz.” Lots of practice in small groups, with personalized coaching!

To get the most out of these workshops, it’s best if you can already sing a melody reasonably in tune (none of us are perfect!). The afternoon session will build on the morning session, so if you want to come only to the afternoon session, it’s best if you can already figure out simple harmony parts above the melody by ear.
If you’re comfortable playing guitar, mandolin or banjo while you sing, please bring your instrument with you, as it will be helpful and fun in our small group practice sessions.
Come alone or bring your singing buddies or your band!

Cost: Half day (Morning or Afternoon): $40, All Day $70

To register online please go to: http://www.arbutusfolkschool.org/contact-us/
Arbutus is located at:  610 4th Ave E., Olympia, WA 98501 Email: Info@ArbutusFolkSchool.org.