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Practical Vocal Performance Workshop

  • Mar 20, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Bodhi's Basement Bistro

This once-a-month workshop is all about what vocalists need to know -- about their voice as an instrument, about music, about musicians, and equipment. Each class will be limited to 8 students.

This workshop series will focus on allowing individual vocalists to understand their own voice as an instrument, and learn the skillset necessary to engage their fellow musicians in orchestrating their arrangements. From an instrument perspective, we will discuss things like range, breath control, resonators, tone, pitch, ear-training, key, and so on.

Alongside these technical matters, since the vocalist is also the front-person, we will also focus on performance-oriented details such as engaging the audience, using amplification effectively, selling a piece, and song interpretation.

Participants will be required to show up with at least 3 pieces they wish to work on, and include chord-structure notes and lyrics sheets for an accompanist. E-mail me at [masked] with your song selection ahead of time, so that I can prepare accordingly. Students who do not prepare ahead of time may attempt to work using well-known jam songs or pop songs in an 'ad hoc' fashion, but this is discouraged.

Please Note: There is a $10 fee for this 3 hour workshop.

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  • \:^)avid B.

    What Kate said, ditto.

    March 21, 2013

  • Kate M.

    well organized and user friendly group,where everyone is appropriately supported and challenged . the group process works well to give positive insights to you on your vocal style development and performance techniques . Bodhi has a great down to earth communication style and is highly competent.

    March 20, 2013

  • Kathleen S.

    Is everyone still planning to make it tonight? Just withering away on the waitlist...Kathleen

    March 20, 2013

  • Ed P.

    Bodhi, sorry to cancel, last minute out of town interview for a job. Will catch you in a couple weeks. Ed

    March 19, 2013

  • Kathi C.

    I like the Monday night as I'm already in Ptld that night coming over from Vanc. Since there are more scheduled in April, can we come to more than one session a month?

    March 9, 2013

    • Rob "Bodhi" W.

      Of course!
      After the first session in April, if the interest continues, we'll do alternating weeks, Monday and Wednesday.

      March 9, 2013

  • Kathi C.

    See I'm on the waitlist. I'm just starting out singing so this may be over my ability.

    March 5, 2013

    • Rob "Bodhi" W.

      Kathi, there is *always* room for every vocalist who wants to explore improving. We would work on whatever level you wanted to work on!

      If interest increases, I may add a second series of vocalist workshops (every two weeks, one on Wednesdays, one on Mondays).

      March 6, 2013

  • kimberli

    Looking forward to it!

    March 5, 2013

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