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Bluegrass Singing 101 with Jesse Smathers

June 1, 2021 @ 3:00 pm 4:00 pm

The Handmade Music School presents Bluegrass Singing 101 with Jesse Smathers on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 3:00 EDT. The workshop will be presented via Crowdcast as part of our Handmade at Home online series. Cost is a minimum contribution of $5 (suggested donation of $15).

Jesse Smathers Workshop

This workshop will focus on vocal techniques commonly used in Bluegrass as well as Old Time music. Topics to be covered include a number of helpful warm up tips and breathing techniques as well as methods for vocal control and articulation. Jesse will accompany himself with his guitar and demonstrate how to select keys based on vocal range. Most importantly, he will talk about focusing on the melody of the song, how to portray the melody, and how to elaborate on it. We look forward to seeing you there!

Jesse Smathers currently sings and plays mandolin and guitar with the Lonesome River Band. He was the recipient of the 2017 IBMA Momentum Vocalist of the Year Award.


Please consider a donation to today’s teaching artist and The Handmade Music School (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization). Thanks!

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