Traditional vocal harmony in the West Los Angeles Area

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What Else to Expect at Our Singings

We started singing in May, 2009. Small group, but most of us know the book (MP3 files) pretty well.

The social dynamics of Sacred Harp singing differ from a choir or an amateur performing group. Here, you have more freedom to work out your own personal musical agenda (in the company of other inner-directed singers).


Sacred Harp rhetoric says "It's okay to sing loud"; but you will gain more control of your voice by singing sensitively.

It's also recommended, as you surf the Web, to find singers who have exactly the same vocal range as yourself. At least find someone who has the same upper range as you yourself now possess (not some future hope-for range).

Why?
1. Because most of us have muscle-based pitch memory (rather the ear-based perfect pitch)
2. Because anything that your pitch-matched model voice can sing, your brain naturally encodes and finds opportunies to use.
3. Because of the Levitin effect.



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Santa Monica Learner's Group
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Contact: David Olson (310) 410-9033 for more details.

Singing location: 4427 Overland Avenue, Culver City, California
Close to "The Spot Cafe & Lounge"

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