Week 2 7th to 14th August
Harmony singing - for the joy of it! This is a course for people who want to learn how to sing unaccompanied and in harmony without using sheet music.
It is suitable for people who love to sing, both music readers (who may want to improve their aural skills) and non-music readers. The deliberate avoidance of sheet music is partly to allow accessibility but also to enable everybody to sing “from the soles of their feet” without the intellectual discipline of being rooted to the printed page.
Doug’s up-beat, inspirational style helps both tentative and confident singers to
find their voices and enjoy the thrill of singing together in harmony. His sessions
always include as much laughter as singing! Sessions start with a physical and vocal
warm up followed by one or two simple songs progressing to more complicated pieces.
Doug works on singing technique with all participants helping them to make the best
of their voices and promoting vocal health.
The course will sing a large variety of music – folk and pop songs, world music, spirituals, sea shanties, classical, jazz - and perform in an informal concert at the end of the week.
Voices in Harmony
“Ditch the Dots”
Douglas V Watts conductor