(JAN-FEB '22) Intro to By-Ear Harmony Singing -- 6-Week Online Class with Leela Grace
6 Mondays, 5:30pm-6:25pm, January 24-February 28, 2022.
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Have you every wondered how harmonies work? Leela is here to help demystify the beautiful puzzle of harmonizing by ear! With a patient, light-hearted approach, Leela will help you discover the power of voices raised in harmony. We will practice the fundamentals of two- and three-part harmony using by-ear techniques. You don’t need any harmonizing or singing experience to join this class. The class offers introductory “functional theory” on singing and harmonizing and then we put that understanding into practice by learning songs ear. Every singer learns the melody and two harmony parts for each song — utilizing a “call and response” method. We learn to understand harmonies and how they work by SINGING songs from Appalachian old time to contemporary folk to old country. Build your confidence, strengthen your voice, and have FUN! All abilities and experience levels are welcome. Come explore the possibilities! Making music makes your life better, regardless of “talent.” The class will meet virtually via Zoom and each session will be recorded. If the live class time doesn't work for you, you can still sign up to receive the handouts, audio files, and the video recording of the full class.
Here is a video about the class (it will be a little different this time over Zoom, but this should give you an idea!): https://youtu.be/Ih7PgzUMGcw
"Learn how to harmonize easily and joyfully! Leela Grace is a leading harmony teacher in the Pacific Northwest from the real world of folk music. Leela's teaching is both simple and profound for its common sense and its accessibility for both the new - and seasoned - singer. Treat yourself to the discovery of harmony and learn how it really works." -- Kate Power, Quality Folk