Fall 2017 Harmony Singing Workshops in Seattle and Olympia, WA

Seattle Workshop: Sing Harmony by Ear – the Natural Way!
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Dusty Stings Music School

Taught by Sue Thompson & Don Share
Morning Session 10:30 AM – 1:15 PM.  Afternoon Session 2:30 – 5:00 PM 

Join Sue and Don for a high-energy day of harmonizing and learn their proven method for singing naturally and intuitively. Find great-sounding harmonies for old time, Americana, bluegrass, worship, and many other styles of music. Take part in small-group practice sessions and receive personalized coaching. You should be able to sing a melody reasonably in-tune (none of us is perfect!).

Note: if you’re comfortable playing a chording instrument while you sing, (guitar, ukulele, mandolin, etc.), please bring it with you, as it will be helpful and fun in our small group practice sessions. And you are welcome to bring a recording device.

Start off in the Morning Session (10:30 AM – 1:15 PM) getting the essential skills you need to harmonize on hundreds of songs. Learn how to figure out harmony by ear, without note reading or music theory. By morning’s end, you’ll be singing harmony above the melody by ear, and starting to get that ineffable “harmony buzz.”

Then, continue in the Afternoon Session (2:30 – 5:00 PM) by learning the secrets of singing harmony below the melody and start singing three-part harmony. Discover how to get a great vocal blend – especially when men and women sing together – how to choose the best key for your song, and tips for improvising harmonies on-the-fly. Learn how to boost vocal power and projection without straining for high or low notes. 

Sign up for the morning session only for $45, or save $10 by signing up for the whole day for $80.
To sign up online:
Please visit Dusty Strings at: http://store.dustystrings.com/c-76-voice-singing-classes.aspx. (Scroll down to find our workshops.)
Or call (206) 634-1662 to sign-up over the phone.
Dusty Strings is located at: 3406 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Olympia Workshop: Harmony Singing By Ear– The Natural Way!
Saturday October 21, 2017 at Arbutus Folk School

Taught by Sue Thompson & Don Share
Full Day 10 am – 5 pm;  Half-Day Morning 10 am – 1 pm;  Half-Day Afternoon 2 pm – 5 pm

Cost: Full Day $80; Half-Day $45

Do you love to sing with others? Wish you could easily sing harmony both above and below a melody? Come join us for a fun, high-energy day of harmonizing. In this lively workshop, Sue and Don will share their proven method for creating great-sounding harmony naturally and intuitively. Great for old time, folk, Americana, bluegrass, worship, and many other styles of music. This is a rare opportunity to learn harmony singing with both a male and female instructor, with lots of time for small group practice and personalized coaching. Come alone or bring your singing buddies or your band! 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!).

If you’re new to harmony singing, you’ll get the essential skills and confidence you need to sing harmony to hundreds of songs. If you’re an experienced harmony singer, you’ll learn techniques to figure out harmony on-the-fly without needing to work out your part note-by-note.

  • Harmonize the natural, intuitive way that the pros use.
  • No note-reading or music theory. No need for someone else to tell you what notes to sing.
  • Improve your vocal blend, even with singers whose voices are very different than yours.
  • Solve harmony problems that arise when men and women sing together.
  • Improve vocal power and projection without straining, especially on high and low notes.

PLEASE NOTE: If you’re comfortable playing a chording instrument, such as guitar (uke, mandolin, etc.) while you sing, please bring your instrument with you, as it will be helpful and fun in our small group practice sessions.

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