Stanford Jazz Consortium
Voice By Margo Classes
Backup singing is diff erent from solo singing. This class introduces students to the skills needed to be a backup singer. Margo shows how to sing harmony, blend the voice with other voices to create one harmonious sound, “carve” a song to sing backup like the pros, sing backup to a variety of musical genres.
Learning to break free and connect to the artist within is an essential part of being a great singer. This class is designed to help singers: be themselves in the present moment while they’re performing, express their deepest emotions about their music, fi nd the balance between technical discipline and letting go, feel emotion while they’re singing and express it with technical skill, in a safe and
supportive environment of student singers
Singing blindfolded can propel singers to a new place in their singing and self-expression. The can begin to sing with less self-consciousness, let go of what holds them back from free expression, learn from their own experience and watching classmates. It’s invigorating and diff erent from anything they have tried before.
Students go deep within and fi nd their inner singer. They start to fi nd their center—their True North. This class is designed to help them fi nd the deep places where their music and artist live, connect with the essential singer inside, fi nd that intimate place from where they can sing very time.
This class will help students make basic vocal improvements in a non-judgmental, fun environment. They work on breath support, fundamental techniques, how to hear and stay in pitch, hold a melody (and even harmony), and learn their range, using a variety of songs and styles.