VOCAL HARMONY

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 Nadine Landry and Sammy Lind

Nadine Landry was born and raised in a musical family on the Gaspe Peninsula on the east coast of Quebec. She’s spent a significant portion of her musical life playing upright bass in the Yukon with the Canadian bluegrass band Hungry Hill. She has also lent her talents to various bands ranging from old time to honky tonk to swing and Cajun.

Born in Minnesota, Stephen “Sammy” Lind has established himself as one of the most critically acclaimed old time fiddle players in the country. Cofounder of the Oregon based Foghorn Stringband, Sammy has traveled the world playing and teaching a vast repertoire of tunes from Appalachia and the Midwest.

Together they make beautiful harmony in their repertoire of fiddle tunes, old country and Cajun songs.  Their new recording “Granddad’s Favorite” reflects their versatility in genres and instrumentation. Alternating between fiddle, banjo, guitar and accordion, they play true to the roots of American music with energy and respect.  They are also members of the Foghorn Stringband, the Dirk Powell Band and Cajun Country Revival.

VOCAL HARMONY

This workshop is for anyone who loves to sing and wants to explore lead and harmony vocals in a safe, supportive, and fun environment. Working with repertoire drawn from both bluegrass and old time archives, we’ll look at the finer points of lead and harmony singing, including breathing and vocal production, exploring your vocal range, singing solo and lead parts, how to find harmony parts, how to “blend” with other voices when harmonizing, and how to use your voice to work with tone.

We’ll look at single voice songs, and move on to duet, trio, and quartet harmonies, as well as call and response.  Everyone will have the opportunity to learn lead, tenor, and baritone parts, and we’ll spend time singing all together and in small groups. We’re really looking forward to doing some singing with you!

Prerequisite  The ability to sing a melody line in tune.  If you are new to singing, or require more experience singing a basic melody line with confidence, we recommend enrolling in our Sing Out Strong class to develop a good base prior to taking Vocal Harmony.

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