How to Win at Scatting with Michele Weir

Saturday, May 13, 11 am - 1 pm PT (Online Workshop)

How to Win at Scatting with Michele Weir
Age Adult
Event Type Workshop
Department Vocal Improvisation, Vocal Performance
Day Sat
Instructor Michele Weir
Status online event

Back by popular demand and revamped for 2023!

This workshop provides specific study and exercises for developing scat singers, with a focus on learning the mechanics, practicing short melodic phrases and etudes, learning to better “hear the changes,” plus strategies for improvising an entire solo that is engaging and musical.

The path to scat singing is very similar to learning a language:
• Listen To Native Speakers [Singers]
• Learn Vocabulary & Grammar [Short syllabic, melodic, and rhythmic patterns]
• Practice Speaking Phrases [Melodic phrases]
• Express Yourself In the Language [Scat sing with recorded accompaniment]
• Become Conversational [Scat sing with live players or other singers]
The workshop is targeted for beginning to intermediate scat singers but would be useful for anyone. Come ready to sing!

About Michele Weir

Arranger, educator, singer/pianist Michele Weir is a faculty member in the UCLA Global Jazz Studies program. Michele’s arrangements have been performed by the Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, The Swingle Singers, and the Boston Pops orchestra among others. She served as Vocal Producer for the Manhattan Transfer’s 2009 CD release, Chick Corea Songbook, and her educational books and arrangements are distributed by publishers internationally. Michele is the author of the first iOS app for scat singers, ScatAbility, and her latest venture is MusicHabit, offering online classes and other resources for jazz singers, teachers, and ensembles.