WEEKLY ONLINE WORKSHOPS via ZOOM
STARTING MID-LATE JANUARY
$20-30 for employed; pwyc for underemployed.
We’re starting up again mid-late January with new songs that cover a rich variety of Georgian polyphony. Got questions, or song requests, drop us a line.
VISIT BACK SOON FOR UPDATED TIMES!
MusiCamp’s most popular activity is running Georgian singing workshops. We usually run singing workshops in the fall, winter and spring. Our last one started late February 2020 – and after only 2 sessions, the workshop got hijacked by COVID 19 and the new social-distancing measures. Somehow, we transferred these harmony singing workshops to ZOOM and as you can see from the image posted above or the videos below, we were all singing together and, in some inexplicable way, it worked!! Here’s what a few of our participants have to say about it:
Thank you for a wonderful workshop and an opportunity to learn from artists with such integrity, talent and hospitality… The workshops are well structured, easy to follow and very enjoyable. – Merey Ismailova
An enjoyable sharing of interesting songs, singing and music. With a smiley side of open hearts and kindred spirits. – Jan Knoppers
If you want to learn more about how we teach harmonized singing online, please read on.
VIDEO OF ONLINE GROUP SINGING
HOW DOES SINGING HARMONIES WORK ONLINE?!
The short answer: it doesn’t. There will always be some kind of latency, even with the fastest internet speeds and the most advanced technology.
What makes it work for us is the fact that we are a singing family and have enough people in our household to sing all the harmonies – all three voices are covered on our end. The ZOOM participants actually sing along with us but they mute their mics so that their voices don’t lag and upset the musical form, as you can see in the videos.
VIDEOS OF TEACHING
Like in our studio, we teach the parts individually (see the video above). Participants’ mics still need to be muted for this. But there are times when mics are turned on, so we can have conversations, make a toast (once in a while only), or work one-on-one with individuals to ensure the vocal line is correct, or even work on technique. We actually had a great session a few weeks back working on some distinctive timbral issues and inflections with krimanchuli, a yodelling style in Georgian polyphony.
VIDEO WORKING ONE ON ONE
TEACHING KRIMANCHULI (Note: audio quality is poor due to the wrong mic settings).
We even offer the play-along or sing-along feature (trio minus one voice) so that participants can test themselves, make sure they can sing their part alone, and sort of feel what it’s like to fit their voice into the trio. In the video below, the participants can practice the top voice independence with the bass and middle being sung by the workshop leaders.
SING ALONG: TRIO MINUS ONE
FUTURE ONLINE WORKSHOPS
WEEKLY 2 HOUR WORKSHOPS WILL START AGAIN IN MID-LATE JANUARY
Suggested $20-30 for employed; PWYC for under employed
check back soon for start dates
Let us know you are interested through our Contact Us Page or click on the PAY PAL button (make sure to enter you email address) and we’ll send you instructions for installing and running ZOOM and setting up your microphone up to work with musical content (rather than verbal content).
In the meantime, stay safe and healthy and wash your spirit often with music ;) !!