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Tina May International Vocal Course, Tuscany 2015
Certaldo, Tuscany, Italy, 22–25 May 2015

Programme

The programme includes some open forum question and answer sessions where students can quiz Tina about any area of jazz performance that they are interested in.

Experienced students will be encouraged to attempt more challenging repertoire and advanced scatting over be-bop changes.

Included as part of the morning sessions and song classes there will be focused work on improving one’s time and rhythm.

Interpreting the lyric

Working in duo with only bass, or only piano and with a full trio with drums

Presentation in a professional performance setting i.e. announcing the songs, introducing the band, counting in the band and more.

Timetable

May 22 Arrive and check in

1500 Registration at Hotel Albergo Il Castello

1700 Meet Tina and Group singing

2130 Concert - Tina May Quartet

2300 Jam Session

May 23

1000 - pulse session

1030 - vocal warm up and group singing

1130 - break

1200 - song class, with rhythm section or piano accompaniment

1330 - lunch break

1600 - song class

1730 - finish

2130 - jam session

May 24

1000 - pulse session

1030 - vocal warm up and group singing

1130 - break

1200 - song class, with rhythm section or piano accompaniment

1330 - lunch break

1600 - song class

1730 - finish

2130 - Concert - participants performance and Tina May with special guests

2300 - Jam Session

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May 25

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Important

Much of the material will be looking at the great songs written by Gershwin.

Vocalists should pick 4 songs from the following list. The melody and the lyrics should be committed to memory.  

- Oh Lady Be Good

- Nice Work if you can get it

- Love is here to stay

- I loves you Porgy

- Someone to watch over me

- A Foggy day

- Maybe

- Embraceable You

- I’ve Got a Crush on You

- They All Laughed

- Soon

- Nice Work if You Can Get It

- How Long Has This Been Going On

- It Ain’t Necessarliy So

- They Can’t Take That Away From Me

- Fascinatin’ Rhythm

- Summertime

- Love Walked In

- Someone To Watch Over Me

- I Got Rhythm

NB

It is also ok to bring some songs of your own choice and any original songs that you would like to go through with Tina and the band. We kindly ask that if you bring with you charts that are clear and easy to read for any song that you wish to work on with Tina or that you want to perform and the Jam Sessions or the final concert.


Tina May International Vocal Course, Tuscany 2015

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