A Lesson with Odetta

Odetta Hosted by Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell

Exploring Life, Music and Song

“The first thing that turned me on to folk singing was Odetta. I heard a record of hers in a record store....[That album was] just something vital and personal. I learned all the songs on that record." - Bob Dylan   The great singer, actress and human rights activist, Odetta, was one of the most beloved and influential figures in the ... Read More
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A Pianist's Guide to Free Improvisation

Marilyn Crispell

Keys to Unlocking Your Creativity

Sit down at the piano and play whatever comes into your head, making up your own music as you go along. That's free improvisation.This lesson is designed for players with some facility at the keyboard but with little knowledge of improvisational techniques. Famed pianist Marilyn Crispell shows the scales, intervals and basic chords that will get you started ... Read More
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Blues-Rock Piano Practice CD

David Bennett Cohen
David Cohen and his hot blues band recorded nine different grooves, each illustrating a different blues/rock piano style. The piano is isolated on the right channel and the rhythm section is on the left so you can analyze David's playing or sit in with the band. Each groove is played long enough for you to grasp the style--great ... Read More
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*Bright Morning Stars

Happy Traum
One of Happy Traum's best albums, recorded in 1979 with an astounding group of backup musicians and singers. With Pat Alger, Larry Campbell, Jan De Smet, Caroline Dutton, Amy Fradon, Arti Funaro, John Herald, Doug James, Richard Manuel, Maria Muldaur, Billy Mundi, Andy Robinson, Roly Salley, John Sebastian, Artie Traum, Merle Watson. Songs: Monday Morning Blues, The Bounty Hunter ... Read More
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*Buckets of Songs - CD

Happy Traum
Back in the mid-seventies Stefan Grossman invited me to record two albums for his Kicking Mule label, well known throughout the world for its acoustic guitar-oriented releases. I was very proud to be included in their roster of excellent musicians. The resulting LPs, "Relax Your Mind" and "American Stranger" received excellent reviews and good sales, but they went out of ... Read More
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Dailey & Vincent Teach Bluegrass and Gospel Quartet Singing

Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent

with Jeff Parker and Christian Davis

Dailey & Vincent's award-winning recordings and live performances have become legendary for, among other things, their thrilling harmony singing. Jamie and Darrin's duets are impeccable, and the band's four-part gospel and bluegrass vocal arrangements are absolute show-stoppers. This informative and musically rich DVD lesson will help you understand the musical thinking behind Dailey & Vincent's electrifying performances, and ... Read More
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Lead Singing and Rhythm Guitar

Peter Rowan

Finding Your Bluegrass Voice

One of America's greatest bluegrass musicians has made a lesson that will help you improve your singing and strengthen your rhythm guitar playing. Peter Rowan imparts wisdom and advice based on decades of experience playing with bands from Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys to Old and In the Way. You'll gain unique insights into Peter Rowan ... Read More
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Learn to Sing Harmony

Marcy Marxer, Cathy Fink, Robin Williams, Linda Williams
Get together with friends at parties, picnics and campfires and create harmony parts to your favorite country, bluegrass and folk songs. Now that these popular lessons are on CD, it's easier than ever to join in and make beautiful vocal music. Find the song or part you are learning with the simple push of a button, and start harmonizing ... Read More
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Learn to Sing the Blues

Gaye Adegbalola
Here's a vocal workshop that will help bring your blues songs to life! W. C. Handy Award-winner Gaye Adegbalola has identified 17 key points to help a singer put his or her song across. As she puts it: "My mission is give you some ideas to help you relay a story... lay your soul bare... share an experience... say ... Read More
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Learn to Sing Western Harmony

Riders in the Sky
Sing along with Riders in the Sky as they pass along a magnificent American vocal music tradition. In the lighthearted, humorous manner that has endeared them to millions of fans, Ranger Doug, Too Slim and Woody Paul, with the help of Joey ("the Cowpolka King") Miskulin, show you how to sing your favorite cowboy, folk and country songs in beautiful ... Read More
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Learn To Yodel

Tod Whittemore, Cathy Fink
This perennial favorite was used by Bette Midler, who learned to yodel for a movie role, as well as by countless others who love the powerful singing styles of Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, The Sons of the Pioneers, Slim Whitman, Patsy Montana ("The Cowboy's Sweetheart") and other country and western stars. These CDs are great for practicing at home ... Read More
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Singing! Basic Vocal Technique

Penny Nichols
This course will benefit anyone who likes to sing! Whether it's rock and roll, bluegrass, folk, pop or show tunes, these lessons are guaranteed to increase your vocal range, tone, power and stamina. Through essential relaxation and warm-up exercises, Penny Nichols helps you to develop breath control, articulation, volume and projection. You'll improve your ear as well as ... Read More
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