Date: 18 Nov 2017
Details: 10 til 4.30
Location: The Unitarian Chapel, High St, Warwick CV34 4AX
Run by: Jenny Goodman
Contact details: 07984 584923
This full day workshop is aimed at those people who would like to hone or develop their skills and confidence at singing acapella harmony in a small group. It will act as a taster for a potential regular session with Jenny.
The workshop will look at:
- The process of singing in a small group and how to develop confidence in that;
- Tuning and blend;
- Working at creating an authentic sound to suit the song – how to use the voice appropriately and different vocal qualities.
We will warm up the voices and then the workshop will be practical and experiential. You may be split into small groups to try out material and get feedback. If you are in an existing group you can work in that group and bring your own material. If you are not in an existing group Jenny will bring material for us to work on. All material Jenny brings will be taught by ear and worked on by ear.
You need to feel reasonably confident about singing in a small group and holding your part and you need to be prepared to work hard, focus and be challenged. This is a chance to develop your skills in small group harmony singing in a safe environment.
Jenny has been running choirs and leading acapella harmony singing workshops for over 25 years across the country and internationally. In addition to open access community choirs she also runs performing acapella groups – her current performing group is Far Cry, based in Huddersfield. She has been performing herself since her teens – initially within the classical tradition but since the 1980’s within the world music/acapella/ folk traditions. She currently performs with roots/acoustic band Jenny and the Good Men and acapella duo The Blameless Hussies. Prior to that she performed with acapella trio Tyranny of Voice, acapella quartet Far Flung Voices and Afro-Cuban band Big Bad Bata. She also occasionally performs solo. Jenny originally trained with Frankie Armstrong and has since gone on to participate in workshops and courses with many of the leading exponents of acapella singing including Sweet Honey in the Rock and Mahdia Daulne of Zap Mama plus voice and performance courses at Central School of Speech and Drama and Leeds College of Music. She studied as a postgraduate at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Jenny continues to work on her own voice with internationally renowned teacher Mark Maylan. Jenny is a founder member of The Natural Voice Practitioners Network and is committed to their approach of developing free, confident voice use rooted in the body.
To book please contact Jenny on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07984 584923. The workshop must be booked and paid for in advance – either by cheque or bank transfer.