Vocal Harmony, Part 2

Vocal Harmony, Part 2

Instructors: Mississippi Chris Sharp & Piper Sharp Myers Part 2 in this vocal harmony class continues developing:  familial harmony and other sources for learning to hear parts; the importance of making music together; knowing your part (notes and words); avoiding...
Vocal Harmony, Part 2

Vocal Harmony, Part 1

Mississippi Chris Sharp and Piper Sharp Myers, a father and daughter duo, present our vocal harmony classes.  In Part 1, they emphasize the importance of knowing your harmony part; discuss the increasing limitations of vocal variables, as harmony parts are stacked or...
Stylistic Breaks in the 1950’s tunes w/Merle Travis

Stylistic Breaks in the 1950’s tunes w/Merle Travis

Instructor: Robert MontgomeryStylistic Breaks in the 1950’s: Bill Monroe’s Music with Merle Travis style Guitar Parts:Named after legendary country guitar virtuoso Merle Travis, Travis picking is the most popular and commonly used fingerpicking...
Stylistic Breaks in the 1950’s tunes w/Merle Travis

Elementary Building Blocks to Guitar Playing. To Capo or Not

Instructor: Robert Montgomery Elementary Building Blocks to Guitar Playing (To Capo or Not): Tone, Tuning, Rhythm, Proper Playing Technique, Basic Chord Progressions…all building blocks as a beginning guitar player.  Some benefits of using a capo:...
Stylistic Breaks in the 1950’s tunes w/Merle Travis

It’s All in the Right Hand: Thumb Pick vs. Flat Pick

Instructor: Robert Montgomery It’s All in the Right Hand: Thumb Pick vs. Flat Pick: Which one to use?  Is one better?  Easier to use?  Robert will discuss and demonstrate both the difference and similarities of bluegrass rhythm players, and...