Michele Weir – Scat Singing Videos 1, 2 & 3 Bundle

Michele Weir – Scat Singing Videos 1, 2 & 3 Bundle

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Michele Weir (Scat Singing 1: Rhythm, Syllables & Articulation)

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Michele Weir (Scat Singing 2: Melody)

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Michele Weir (Scat Singing 3: Hearing the Changes)

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Artist: Michele Weir
Length: Video 1 - 32:09, Video 2 - 37:41, Video 3 - 42:37
Description: This discounted bundle includes videos 1, 2 & 3 from Michele Weir's "Scat Singing" vocal masterclass series.

Video 1: In part one (1 of 3) of this scat singing overview series, Michele takes you through key aspects of the use of rhythm, syllables and articulation to achieve an authentic jazz sound. Special attention is paid to developing a strong sense of inner rhythm and the development of a syllabic repertoire. Specific exercises in the class will help you build skills and provide a method for continued practice. This class is designed for beginning and intermediate level vocal improvisers, but can be useful for all. (No theoretical knowledge required.)
Topics Covered: Feeling inner rhythm/groove/pocket, Scat syllables, Articulation, Syllable pairs, Double time feel, How to practice

Video 2: Part two (2 of 3) of this scat singing overview series focuses on the construction of melodic lines that balance your creative inspiration with a sense of structure to build intelligent lines that tell a story, and engage the listener. Specific exercises in motivic development, patterns and the bebop language will help you build skills and provide a method for continued practice. This class is designed for beginning and intermediate level vocal improvisers, but can be useful for all. (No theoretical knowledge required.)
Topics Covered: Paraphrasing the melody, Motivic development, Patterns, Phrase lengths, Bebop content, How to practice

Video 3: In part three (3 of 3) of this scat singing overview series, Michele takes you through basic jazz theory and ear training exercises for better navigating through the chord progressions of jazz standard tunes. With a general harmonic understanding of how chord progressions work, and a method for learning to hear your way through the changes of a song, you will be able to improvise with more accuracy, confidence and creative freedom. Each topic will be broken down into clear, bite-sized pieces that are easy to understand, along with specific exercises that can be used to continue your practice on any tune. This class is designed for beginning and intermediate level vocal improvisers, but can be useful for all. (No theoretical knowledge required.)
Topics Covered: Chord types, Chord progression basics, Understanding key centers, Singing the Changes, Navigating the progression, How to practice

Michele Weir

Michele has had a powerful influence on the growth and development of jazz education since its beginning. Through her prolific teaching and arranging, and artistic sensibilities as pianist and singer, Michele has touched the lives of thousands of students around the globe. As one student put it, “Thank you again for being such an amazing mentor. You are truly the person I strive to be.”

Michele’s arrangements are performed by leading vocal groups including The Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, The Swingle Singers, M-Pact, Beachfront Property, Chanticleer, Voice Trek, and her orchestral accompaniments played by various symphonies including the Boston Pops. Various publishers carry Michele’s arrangements including Hal Leonard, Alfred Publishing, Shawnee Press, SMP, UNC Jazz Press as well as her own online company, MichMusic. As Vocal Producer for the Manhattan Transfer’s 2009 CD release, The Chick Corea Songbook, Michele worked closely with the Transfer and contributed two arrangements to the project.

Currently on faculty at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Michele taught previously at USC, CSU Long Beach, and the Phil Mattson School. Michele has been invited to teach, conduct or perform in around 25 countries to date and has delivered presentations for some of the world’s most notable music conferences including the World Choral Symposium, the International Jazz Voice Conference, the IAJE and JEN Conferences and the ACDA National Conference. Her educational book/CD sets, Vocal Improvisation (Advance Music), Jazz Singer’s Handbook (Alfred Publishing), and Jazz Piano Handbook (Alfred Publishing) are available internationally. In 2015, Michele released the first-ever iOS app for Vocal Improvisers: ScatAbility.

Michele was a member of the Grammy Nominated PM Singers (under the direction of Phil Mattson,) and also contributed arrangements to the group’s concert repertoire and recordings. In her role as Music Supervisor for the DreamWorks film, Prince of Egypt, Michele journeyed through Europe and Asia to oversee the music production for the film’s foreign language dubs. In past years she toured as pianist and/or singer with various artists, and her duo CD with jazz guitarist Bruce Forman is titled, The Sound of Music.