Fearrington’s own George Lankevich spoke at a special Zoom presentation about Rodgers and Hammerstein--their background, their successes before their partnership, and then their glory days after Oklahoma on Monday, August 10. View the recorded presentation here.
Matt Fry’s Virtual Music Course
Registration is currently open to members of the Fearrington Village Chorus. On August 21 registration will open to the wider community. Our Zoom account only accommodates 100 people so be sure to register early.
Course dates: Mondays from September 14 to November 16, 2020
Course time: 4pm (running 60-90 minutes)
Location: Zoom link will be sent to registrants.
Cost: $50 per person for all ten sessions (Each individual, even when both members of a couple are registering, needs to pay because Matt will not be making his usual salary from us this year. We want to provide him with as much income as possible.) No materials will need to be purchased.
Registration: Your registration will not be complete until we receive your check or cash. Please print your name, address, phone number and email address on a piece of paper and mail with your payment to: Fearrington Village Singers, 2010 Fearrington Post, Pittsboro, NC 27312
or deliver to: the Fearrington Village Singers drop box in the mail kiosk on Swim and Croquet Road.
9/14/20 PBVC/VOICE CARE
Warm-ups/singing together over Zoom
Posture, Breathing, Vowels, Consonants
The McClosky Technique
Taking care of your voice
9/21/20 NOTE NAMES/RHYTHM
Treble Clef/Bass Clef note names
What is rhythm?
Identify durations of notes and rests
Time Signatures/ Counting in 4/4, 3/4, 2/4, 3/8, 5/8, 6/8 times
9/28/20 HALF-STEPS, WHOLE-STEPS, MAJOR SCALES
Continue Rhythm counting/syncopation
Sharps, flats, naturals
10/05/20 INTERVALS AND KEYS
Review sharps, flats
Intervals by sight (Major, minor, augmented, diminished)
Intervals by sound (Major, minor, augmented, diminished)
Circle of 5ths
10/12/20 MUSIC TERMINOLOGY/SIGHT READING
Common terms and definitions
Basics of sight reading/review notes and rhythm
10/19/20 PIANO SKILLS AND CHORDS
Importance of correct finger position
The “feel” of the keyboard (black and white keys)
You play the warm-ups (moving up by half-steps)
Chords/Commercial chord symbols
10/26/20 REVIEW BASICS
Review note names and rhythm
11/02/20 REVIEW BREATHING AND INTERVALS
Breathing and phrasing (sing it like you would say it)
Review intervals by sight and sound
11/09/20 RHYTHM REVIEW/CONDUCTING
Choral directing (what am I doing?-more than just a time-keeper)
Direct with me
11/16/20 WRAPPING IT UP