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Circlesinging is a spontaneous, improvisational community-singing experience, a little bit like a "drum circle" for singers. In a Circlesong, a leader starts by improvising a line of music and gives it / teaches it to one part of the circle. The leader then develops a second part that goes with the first and gives that part to another section of the circle. Circlesingers learn and repeat the exact part given to them. Soon we are singing a four part (at least) chorus that has never been sung before. This chorus can support individual solos. 

The effect: never-before-sung, wordless, fun songs, melodies, harmonies, & rhythms. The music may be glorious or goofy, complex or simple. Each circle is a unique experience, created by a spontaneously collaborating community. 

This is a "mistake-free" zone, for all levels of singers  -  we sing for the sheer fun of it! Sing beautiful harmonies without sheet music. Witness a circle of people creating music together. Come sing with us! Participants find it a joyful, exhilarating (and many have said spiritual) experience. Improvising and music-making can give insight into other life issues. Many notice cooperation, teamwork, and community. 

We take inspiration from methods developed by the unique and illustrious Bobby McFerrin and his collaborators, and from Circlesinging groups in cities around the US and the world.  

Check out what participants say, in the "Pages" tab above.  

You can also contact circlesingingboston@gmail.com 


More about Circlesinging: 

If you are new to Circlesinging, you can hear and see examples in the videos below: 

1 -   In the following video, Bobby McFerrin creates a Circlesong with audience members, then riffs on top of it. Start watching at minute 5:25 (through 9:30)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WznXAdYo8xc

2 -  Berklee faculty member Joey Blake leads students in Circlesinging, in this video starting at minute 1:28. You also see individuals improvising solos on top of what has been created so far. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFHAf1vR9cE&list=P... 

3 -   In the following video, you come into a Circlesong in progress; two sections are already singing their newly created parts as the video begins ….. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6WL7NYrT9Q 

4 -  Starting at minute 2:00 in the following video, see Bobby McFerrin starting a circle (and see also his playfulness with audience members) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWriGiWw6i4&spfrel...

5 - Here's a fun one from the TV show "SingOff"  start at minute 1:00  the link is  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNlmU4nPySI&feature=youtu.be


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