Hearing the Chords

Thursdays 1:30 - 3 pm 9/21 - 11/30 (10 weeks) no class 11/23

Hearing the Chords
Age Adult
Event Type Class
Department Vocal Musicianship, Musicianship, Vocal Performance
Day Thu
Instructor Sabeth Perez
Status online event

Learning how to hear and identify chords is important for any musical endeavor and helps you develop your own musical vocabulary. In this class, students will systematically learn to sing their way through the chord changes of tunes from the Great American Songbook. Fear and guesswork will be eliminated by learning how to distinguish between different chord qualities and how to hear and identify common chord progressions. Ages 14 and up are welcome, and instrumentalists are welcome as well.

This class meets online, live and in real-time, on the ZOOM platform.

About Sabeth Perez

Sabeth Pérez is a German-Argentinian singer/composer and a graduate of the distinguished Manhattan School Of Music. Having grown up with traditional Argentinian Folklore as well as Jazz and Classical music, she started out as a soloist with large ensembles at the age of 12, cultivating her wordless instrumental lines to be part of the bigger sound body. Soon after, she began writing and arranging music for her own formations and now performs internationally as a sidewoman as well as a bandleader.

Currently based in NYC, she continues exploring the area between wordless soundscapes, written out counterpoint, and intimate storytelling.

Audio/Video: https://www.sabethperez.com/video

“Her beautiful voice, transparent and bright as a bell, creates lyrical imagery […] she enriches the ensemble sounds as an instrument, forming brass sections with the saxophone or the bass clarinet.” JAZZThetik

“Pérez presents her multifaceted instrument with masterful precision.” Neue Westfälische

“Pérez displays the great agility of the human voice. Without difficulty, she transitions from quiet, gentle and velvety to and accentuated and powerfully expressive. It is those captivating twists […] that make her performance such a special treat.” Westfälische Nachrichten