Fearrington Village Singers 

Holiday Variety Show

Thursday, December 3, 4pm



Join the Fearrington Village Singers on Zoom as they celebrate the holiday season with a variety of talent from the chorus.



· Song by Tom Ludlow


· Recollections by Dorothy Samitz, Janet Keefer, Doug Rhodes, 

        Don Niedringhaus, Pam Beaubien, and Vince Tollers 


· Tad McArdle on the djembe African drum


· Short story by Mike Hardy 


· A guitar show and tell by Bob Maarschalkerweerd


· One of Matt Fry’s original songs


· Musical selections by Vera Graye and Gina Harrison


· A duet by Larry Nessly and Ruth Appel


· A sing-a-long


· Maybe more!



Everyone is invited to join us on Zoom. Click here.



Matt Fry's Virtual Music Course




This course is currently in progress and runs until November 16, 2020.

Course Schedule:
9/14/20 PBVC/VOICE CARE
Warm-ups/singing together over Zoom
Posture, Breathing, Vowels, Consonants
The McClosky Technique
Taking care of your voice
Solfeggio

9/21/20 NOTE NAMES/RHYTHM
Warm-ups
Treble Clef/Bass Clef note names
www.musictheory.net
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
Syncopation

9/28/20 HALF-STEPS, WHOLE-STEPS, MAJOR SCALES
Warm-ups
Continue Rhythm counting/syncopation
Half-steps, whole-steps
Sharps, flats, naturals
Major scales

10/05/20 INTERVALS AND KEYS
Warm-ups
Review sharps, flats
Intervals by sight (Major, minor, augmented, diminished)
Intervals by sound (Major, minor, augmented, diminished)
Key signatures
Circle of 5ths

10/12/20 MUSIC TERMINOLOGY/SIGHT READING
Warm-ups
Italian Pronunciation
Common terms and definitions
Basics of sight reading/review notes and rhythm

10/19/20 PIANO SKILLS AND CHORDS
Warm-ups
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
Warm-ups
Review PBVC
Review note names and rhythm

11/02/20 REVIEW BREATHING AND INTERVALS
Warm-ups
Breathing and phrasing (sing it like you would say it)
Review intervals by sight and sound

11/09/20 RHYTHM REVIEW/CONDUCTING
Warm-ups
Review counting
Choral directing (what am I doing?-more than just a time-keeper)
Direct with me

11/16/20 WRAPPING IT UP
Warm-ups
Practice sight-reading
Perform together?
Q&A