Melodic Improvisation: Listening and Responding to Sung Folksongs
Saturday, July 16th: 4 pm to 5 pm
Phillips Music Center Recital Hall
Suggestions for recognizing the elements in a song that allow you to join in the song, even if it’s unfamiliar. These elements are principally melodic rather than harmonic.
Alice Parker is a living musical legend, with over fifty years’ experience in teaching which has given her the ability to express her ideas in clear and memorable language. Her love of poetry and of the lyric line in both words and songs undergirds her understanding. She has identified techniques which work for composers, performers and teachers, and inspires any group which works with her to be a wonderfully musical, expressive and communicative singer.