Melody A & D - Old Timey & Rangey
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This week we looked at getting the melody consistent so that when we add in the Lickettes harmonies we'll have a solid base on which to build.
For the key of A I ended up singing this mostly in the high octave, but switched certain parts down the octave since I was unable to consistently tune or hit the highest note. It was also super squeaky. Just be aware (gents) that there are times where I'm dropping down for "alright with me" "the world can see" etc.
The Key of D: After singing through in this key, I realized that there are parts that are pretty low in my range, if you're having a hard time hitting the lower notes, pretend you are speaking them. this will help your voice box stay neutral when singing.
Gaucho - Recordings & Charts
Gaucho was the main tune that Wendy & Bob led while I was away galavanting in Germany... I just found the recordings & Charts that Wendy put together, so here they are!
Ya Khotiv Bi
we're going to be bringing back some older repertoire over the next while, using the second half of class to polish, review and relearn tunes from previous terms. If you're new to Folk Harmonic, don't worry, you'll have plenty of opportunity to catch up, and many of the mp3s, charts and exercises are posted on this blog. Just scroll down through the older posts or search for specific songs in the search bar and you'll find lots of things to help you learn these tunes. There isn't an Mp3 of this one yet, I'll put one together if it seems necessary down the road. Getting the Groove solid, and concise is really important in this one.
Guitar players: here's a video I made back when we were first learning this in January of 2015... both grooves are present, just be aware that the "A Part Groove" happens throughout the A sections (First 16 bars) and the Oom Pah pay Room Pahs happen during the B part (bars 17-25)
Have Fun! see you next week! - a
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