by Ed Tree
In this class we’ll explore techniques for playing along with other musicians. You don’t have to be a virtuoso to contribute. Whatever your level of expertise and whatever instruments you play, we will look at some ways that you can play will with others. Let’s make some music together and have some fun. Playing along has been a joy to me for many years, from backing up Rita Coolidge, Spencer Davis, Jimmy Buffet, Aaron Neville and even Penny Nichols, to sitting in with friends, it’s always fun.
Here’s the workshop you have been waiting for! A chance to work with one of the most experienced vocal recording artists around in a real studio environment on one of your own songs! Learn all about how to give your best performance on a recording, how to communicate with the engineer/producer, how to stay on pitch, how to keep breathing, how to deal with anxiety in the studio, how to evaluate your performance, how to choose the best performance and how the recording process works. Plus you will leave the workshop with one of the best performances on a CD that you have ever done! Penny Nichols is an award winning, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter and vocal arranger. She has recorded and toured with everyone from Jackson Browne to Jimmy Buffett and has a doctorate in Education (psychology of music) from Harvard University. Penny is the founding director of SummerSongs and the guiding force behind the SummerSongs community of songwriters that now reaches from coast to coast. For more info on Penny visit: www.pennynichols.com