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Genie Singtime Frolics 2013 (Pac. NW camp March 22-24) (23) RE: Singtime Frolics 2013 (Pac. NW camp March 22-24) 07 Mar 13

Wow!   We have a LOT of great workshops offered so far!

Tentative Singtime Frolics 2013 Workshop List (Feb. 12, 2013)

SING MORE BETTER - Anne Weiss. Everyone can improve their singing. We'll work on breathing, tone, power, pitch, and harmony (and clarify what is which) using songs from around the world. All levels welcome! (I)

MAKING A SONG YOUR OWN, MAKING YOUR OWN SONG EVEN BETTER Anne Weiss. Come learn how to take any song and approach it three or four different ways until you find the way that is most expressive for you. Bring a song (or instrumental piece), any style, any language! (I, C)

SONGS WITH GREAT CHORUSES Rob Folsom. I will say a few words about the spiritual intimacy of people singing together and what we feel for one another, then lead off with (say) "Rolling Home." Bring the chorus song that moves you the most (& lyric sheets for complex words). (S, C)

JAM IT UP! - Mo McClellan. Pick a song to perform, bring copies and chords and lyrics for the PM show (T, J )

THE MUSIC OF STORY, THE MAGIC OF MUSIC - Robert Rodriquez and Barb Millikan. Songs and stories about music, musicians, especially singers, and the very power of music to bring changes to all our lives. Anyone who has a song or poem or story to contribute will be happily welcome. (C)

VILLAINS AND HEROES - Robert Rodriquez. Share your songs about heroes and villains. (C)

SONGS OF JACOBITE RISINGS - Alan Bonney. The Risings were part of a larger series of military campaigns by Jacobites attempting to restore the Stuart kings to the thrones of Scotland and England. (T, C)

YOU'RE DONE IN THE WOODSHED, NOW IT'S TIME FOR PEOPLE - Robert Folsom and Kate Long - The purpose is to actually perform in front of the class for the song you'll sing at the Saturday night concert. (C, P)

LOVE SONG TO A PLACE - Corinne McWilliams and Dick Hamlet. = Geographical places often inspire passionate songs, from the love of a homeland lost forever, to a memory of a beautiful place seen at a special time. Bring a song to share about a special place. (C)

HOW TO GET THE BLUES Anne Weiss. Blues, Jazz and Gospel vocals heavily influence and are influenced by what most people think of as "folk" music, but draw on a different scale and rhythmic styles. Sometimes when you are feeling down and out or up and about being able to sing the blues is just the thing! Come add to your bag of vocal tricks and learn a little extra theory and history along the way. All levels welcome! (I, C)

STARLIGHT ON THE RAILS: The songs of Utah Philips - David Blanchard. Themed song circle. I'll talk a bit about Utah but mostly I'd like us all to take part in remembering this man by singing his songs. If you want to tell a story of his or a story about him that would be welcome as well. (T, C )

GOSPEL & PEACE - Bev Kaminski - Share songs of peace, and spirituality. ( C, S)

PHYSICS OF THE HUMAN VOICE - Tim Jenkins - Fundamentals of how the human vocal tract produces sound with applications to singing.   (L)

RAILROAD SONGS -Tim Jenkins-Songs about railroads, trains, engineers, track crews, etc., both literal and metaphorical. (T, C)

DOO WOP - Dave Rabinowitz - a '60s and doo-wop participatory workshop, starting with a quick introduction to '60s chord progressions and how to sing harmony, followed by lots of group singing. (I, T,S)


ROUNDS -Mary Ann Gilpatrick - Minimal basic instruction and song suggestions from song leader; please bring song sheets for less familiar rounds. (C, T, S)

Parodies - Joe Hickerson- (C)

* Workshop Type Descriptions and Codes

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