A Lesson with Odetta

Odetta, Hosted by Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell

Exploring Life, Music and Song

“The first thing that turned me on to folk singing was Odetta. I heard a record of hers in a record store....[That album was] just something vital and personal. I learned all the songs on that record." - Bob Dylan   The great singer, actress and human rights activist, Odetta, was one of the most beloved and influential figures in ... Read More

Bluegrass and Gospel Duet Singing

Jamie Dailey, Darrin Vincent

Old Time Country Harmony

"I am so proud to say a few words about Dailey & Vincent. What a great sound. Not since the Louvin Brothers has music touched me this deep. I expect them to go all the way to the top and stay there." - Dolly Parton Soaring harmonies, a seamless vocal blend and a singular commitment to their gospel and old time ... Read More

Dailey & Vincent Teach Bluegrass and Gospel Quartet Singing

Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent

with Jeff Parker and Christian Davis

Dailey & Vincent's award-winning recordings and live performances have become legendary for, among other things, their thrilling harmony singing. Jamie and Darrin's duets are impeccable, and the band's four-part gospel and bluegrass vocal arrangements are absolute show-stoppers. This informative and musically rich lesson will help you understand the musical thinking behind Dailey & Vincent's electrifying performances ... Read More

Lead Singing and Rhythm Guitar

Peter Rowan

Finding Your Bluegrass Voice

One of America's greatest bluegrass musicians has made a lesson that will help you improve your singing and strengthen your rhythm guitar playing. Peter Rowan imparts wisdom and advice based on decades of experience playing with bands from Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys to Old and In the Way. You'll gain unique insights into Peter Rowan ... Read More

Learn to Sing Harmony

Marcy Marxer, Cathy Fink, Robin Williams, Linda Williams
Get together with friends at parties, picnics and campfires and create harmony parts to your favorite country, bluegrass and folk songs. Now that these popular lessons are on download, it's easier than ever to join in and make beautiful vocal music. Find the song or part you are learning with the simple push of a button, and start harmonizing ... Read More

Learn to Sing the Blues

Gaye Adegbalola
Here's a vocal workshop that will help bring your blues songs to life! W. C. Handy Award-winner Gaye Adegbalola has identified 17 key points to help a singer put his or her song across. As she puts it: "My mission is give you some ideas to help you relay a story... lay your soul bare... share an experience... say ... Read More

Learn to Sing Western Harmony

Riders in the Sky
Sing along with Riders in the Sky as they pass along a magnificent American vocal music tradition. In the lighthearted, humorous manner that has endeared them to millions of fans, Ranger Doug, Too Slim and Woody Paul, with the help of Joey ("the Cowpolka King") Miskulin, show you how to sing your favorite cowboy, folk and country songs in beautiful ... Read More

Learn To Yodel

Tod Whittemore, Cathy Fink
This perennial favorite was used by Bette Midler, who learned to yodel for a movie role, as well as by countless others who love the powerful singing styles of Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, The Sons of the Pioneers, Slim Whitman, Patsy Montana ("The Cowboy's Sweetheart") and other country and western stars. These lessons are great for practicing at home ... Read More

Singing! Basic Vocal Technique

Penny Nichols
This course will benefit anyone who likes to sing! Whether it's rock and roll, bluegrass, folk, pop or show tunes, these lessons are guaranteed to increase your vocal range, tone, power and stamina. Through essential relaxation and warm-up exercises, Penny Nichols helps you to develop breath control, articulation, volume and projection. You'll improve your ear as well as ... Read More

Singing in the African American Tradition - Volume One

Ysaye Barnwell

Traditional Choral & Congregational Vocal Music

Anyone who loves to sing will be thrilled by the depth and range of the material taught on these four lessons! You'll learn the melodies, harmonies, rhythms and counter-melodies to more than 20 great songs, and you'll participate in the joyous expression of this wonderful vocal tradition by singing along with the trackss. These lessons can be used ... Read More

Singing in the African American Tradition- Volume Two

Ysaye Barnwell

Building a Vocal Community

"There is an awesome power in the human voice and when uncommon voices are blended for the common good, they become a 'vocal community' at its best." - Ysaye M. Barnwell Start building a vocal community with these extraordinary vocal lessons. They can be used by individuals, friends, choirs, church, camp and community groups of any background who want to enjoy ... Read More

Singing with the Banjo

Cathy Fink

Songs and Arrangements in Clawhammer Style

Here's a terrific lesson for banjo players who want to sing and accompany themselves in the clawhammer style. Starting with two easy songs, Worried Man Blues and This Little Light of Mine, Cathy shows how to find the right key for your voice, use the capo, play a simple accompaniment and pick out scales and melody notes from within ... Read More
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