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Singing By Ear: Focus on Harmony


MUSIC & LANGUAGES -
Winter/Spring 2024

Singing ‘a cappella’ or unaccompanied is a great way to improve your musical ‘ear’ for melody and harmony.In this class you will learn to harmonize ‘by ear’ using simple melodies, rounds and music made up in the moment.We will learn and sing musical intervals to understand harmonic structure, improve pitch and to learn and memorize melodies more quickly. In every class there will be exercises for more vocal flexibility and ease in your singing and to strengthen the relationship between your voice and body.

As part of this class there will be two classes focused on Circle-Singing (developed by Bobby McFerrin and his collaborators) where leaders create songs in the moment using melodic patterns, percussive sounds, and harmony. These two classes will be open to the broader public as well.

For singers who can match pitch. 

Please contact Jody at jjalbright58@gmail.com if you have any questions.

This class will meet inside CVU.

Jody Albright

Jody has been singing in a variety of contexts all of her life—from singing with her family, to church choir, an a cappella group, a punk band, as a singer/songwriter and now she primarily performs as a jazz and blues singer. She has performed many times at the Discover Jazz Festival, First Night Burlington, and in public and private venues throughout Vermont. She’s also appeared as a guest artist on Vermont Public Radio and Television, singing jazz and her own compositions.
In 2013 she recorded her first CD from a live performance at FlynnSpace in Burlington. It is available through CDBaby. Through workshops at Omega Institute and in Montreal Jody has studied improvisation and Circlesinging with Bobby McFerrin and Rhiannon. These experiences inspired her to offer Circlesinging in her own community and she has since led sings in Hinesburg and Burlington.

Jody holds an M.M. in Contemporary Improvisation from New England Conservatory.

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  Jody Albright


Champlain Valley Union High School : 105-107
Tuesdays, Feb 6 - Mar 19
6:45 - 8:15 PM

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$ 90.00
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