introduction to vocal improvisation
Wednesday, October 3rd. 2018 7-9 PM
Challenge: Most contemporary styles of music require the vocalist to play with the melody and rhythms. Whether you are crooning in a jazz ensemble, struggling with a scat section of your choral piece or belting it out in a contemporary band, learning to improvise can be intimidating.
Solution: Join Vocalist and Vocal Coach, Nikki Loney for a simple and stress free approach to improvising with the voice. Find the freedom and fun in singing your own song!
We will be looking at a simple jazz standard and working on feel, movement, creating melodic, rhythmic and simple scatting ideas. Simple exercises you can use right away with any genre of music.
Materials: Participants will get sheet music and a backing track to continue working on their "solo".
Nikki Loney is a professional vocalist and vocal coach from Hamilton. She graduated from the Humber College Jazz Performance program (where she almost DIED the first time she had to improvise a solo! ) If you want to make sure she can sing, you can check out this video HERE
Will I have to sing a solo? No, some singing as a group, but no one will be singled out unless they volunteer.
Do I have to Read Music? No, but you will be given sheet music to follow along with.
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Erskine Presbyterian Church
19 Pearl Street N. Hamilton
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