Collecting & Arranging Traditional Ballads from the British Isles & America with Lindsay Straw

Starts: 09/14/2017
Thursday 8PM - 9:15PM
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$150 / 130

In this class, I'll show you my approach to finding, learning and arranging traditional ballads! We'll talk a little about the history of song collecting, and go over some of the many resources available to modern singers. We'll compare different versions of some well-known ballads, and we'll work on incorporating ornamentation and adapting for your dialect and accent. Finally, I'll demonstrate techniques for arranging the songs with instruments and making them your own. Each week I'll teach a song to demonstrate one or several of the topics discussed, and each song will come from a different region and source.


Lyric sheets, sheet music, and recordings will be provided. All levels are welcome, but some experience singing (even if it's just belting in your car!) is highly recommended.


This class meets on Thursdays from 8:00-9:15pm on 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19.

$150 / 130
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