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Camp Vocal Jazz in Perugia, Italy
Date: December 16, 2013
11th Wed - 15th Sun
|Wednesday June 11 through Sunday, June 15, 2014
Vocal Jazz Camp with Kris Adams
at La Volpe e L'uva Agriturismo
Jazz singing workshop: Learn vocal jazz (taught in english) in a wonderful farmhouse in the heart of Umbria, ItalyThis workshop is open to anyone who wants to learn how to sing jazz or how to improve their jazz singing. This course is suitable for those who can already sing with some confidence but with no previous jazz experience.
be introduced to the subject with a brief history of jazz;
listen analytically to some examples of various singers of the genre and have help identifying the various techniques they're using;
learn vocal techniques used in jazz singing;
introduction to the voice and how it's produced;
demonstrations of singing and performing jazz.
Focusing on vocal technique, basic theory, ear training, vocal effects, improvisational ideas, singing through chord progressions, communicating with the band, finding the right keys to songs and arranging ideas to perform songs.
Students will have an opportunity to practice singing with an accompanist for part of the course, learn vocal interpretation and improvisation (scat), develop performance and microphone skills, and learn how to lead the accompaniment– all while activating the creative process. Through structured exercises, students apply what they have learned - culminating in a dinner-concert.
• Portable equipment for recording the sessions for practice outside of class during the week
• Access to sheet music - songs will be determined as part of the class
• Textbook: None. There will be reading lists and repertoire lists as part of the course materials.
Everyday from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 3:30pm.
Location: The workshop will be in Umbria ( Itay) in the farmhouse "la volpe e l'uva"( www.agriturismovolpeuva.it), 4km far from Perugia. It is possible to have accommodation in the apartments of the farmhouse with very special rates!
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