If you’re a fan of classic R & B, this class is for you. Sing your favorite solo and ensemble songs from the 60’s and early 70’s. Learn songs made famous by Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Roberta Flack, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Sly & The Family Stone and male vocal groups such as The Temptations and The O’Jays. If center stage is not your thing, you can develop your background singing chops. Students are encouraged to bring in sheet music of their favorite songs in the appropriate key. Focus areas: roots of soul music, proper song and key selection, melodic phrasing, improvisation, harmonizing, band leading tips, preparation for live performance. The instructor will accompany this class each week. A rhythm section will be added for performances.
Mondays 6:30 – 8pm
1/7 – 3/18 (10 weeks) no class 1 /21
Performance date: Monday 3/25
Clif Payne • $415
Clif Payne (voice)