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Rhiannon

Living in: United States

Rhiannon is a vocal artist with a vision of music as a vehicle for innovation, healing, transformation, and social change. A vibrant, gifted singer, performance artist, composer, and master teacher, Rhiannon has been bringing her unique and potent blend of jazz, world music, improvisation and storytelling to audiences for over four decades paving a unique path as an independent artist. Collaborations include the all-women's jazz ensemble Alive!, a cappella ensembles SoVoSo and WeBe3, Bobby McFerrin and Voicestra, the instrumental trio Spontaneous, duets with pianist Laurence Hobgood, and improvised performance pieces with Japanese dancer Shizuno Nasu:The Ocean Regards Us All As One. Rhiannon's book about her life and teaching methods, Vocal River, The Skill and Spirit of Improvisation, was published in 2013. Rhiannon lives and works on her farm on the Big Island of Hawai'i, currently building a teaching/performance space, Ha Lau Leo Nani, The Gathering Place, honoring culture and community.

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Rhiannon Rhiannon : Flight - Guide to Vocal Improvisation : 00  2 CDs

Rhiannon Rhiannon : Flight - Guide to Vocal Improvisation

Join acclaimed improvisational vocalist Rhiannon and her all-star circle of friends as she teaches you how to leave the sheet music behind and start "cutting loose" in the jazz, gospel, Latin, and African traditions. This exciting step-by-step program will take you right to the heart of a cappella singing and vocal improvisation. Have fun while building confidence and skills at your own pace. For singers of all levels. This complete self-study course includes warm-up, free singing, listening skills, vocal instrumentation, and ensemble singing. From basic voicework to improvisation with a six person a cappella ensemble, Flight will take you on a journey of self-discovery! You will learn to tap the richness of your own voice and inner musical landscapes while you sing solo or with friends. Rhiannon will guide you through interactive vocal exercises that show you how. We've included call and response exercises with space for you to sing, a cappella songs to learn as well as background grooves with vocal percussion, bass, and harmony back-up for you to solo over.

Songlist: Taste of Music, Everything Is Breath, Long Tones, Major Ascending / Minor Descending , Soul Song, Call and Response, Alphabet, Personal Language, Transformations, Pattern Duets, Jazz Vamp, Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven, Wings of a Dove, Taste of Music, The Bottom, Home, Fine, Mouth , Serengeti, Shape Shifting, Vuelo, The Circle

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5451c | 2 CDs | $24.95 | A Cappella


Rhiannon Rhiannon : Vocal River : 01 Book

Rhiannon Rhiannon : Vocal River

Rhiannon's story of passionate commitment to music - especially vocal improvisation -takes us through the twists and turns of her life, from a young girl discovering singing on her family's Missouri River farm to internationally acclaimed artist and full circle as she combines farming and art on Hawaii Island. In Vocal River, Rhiannon reveals the skill and spirit of improvisation-both onstage and in daily life - for singers, musicians, artists and anyone interested in combining the creative aspects that touch all our lives. The book is also a meticulous guide to Rhiannon's methods of teaching improvisation featuring thirty-three detailed exercises that bring us into the circle of music where, step by step, we learn about blend, collaboration, soloing, listening, skill, faith and generosity. Vocal River is the culmination of Rhiannon's long and celebrated career as an international performer and teacher. In it she shares her exuberance, her craft, and her fresh insights into the dimensions and gifts of improvisation. Includes a set of Exercise cards.

Songlist: Music in My Life, Cornerstones of Improvisation, Soloing in Song and Story, The Circle, Listening, Faith, Inspiration, Generosity, Sound Healing, Vocal River Exercises, Dance, Crossing the Circle, Language Circle, Walking Song

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6915b | Book | $34.95

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