Singing for Well Being
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Notes: Catherine Young, a poet deeply rooted in the Driftless region of Wisconsin, USA, gives us a wistful melody in the ancient Dorian mode -- a minor scale that has a beautiful, lifted sixth degree that gives it a particular flavor you'll come to know well by singing this with me. In the northern hemisphere, fall is upon us -- the equinox approaching -- and this song carries with it the beauty of this time, and the grief of letting go of summer. I teach the melody first, just letting my mouth form shapes to really get to know this beautiful tune -- you can create your own shapes, and then round it with me, or on your own -- or stay with the original melody. So many options!
Songwriter Info: Catherine Young is a writer and performing artist whose work is infused with a keen sense of place. She is author of the ecopoetry collection Geosmin and the environmental memoir Black Diamonds. Her weekly podcast Landward:Readings of Place and Season is available online from WDRT. Rooted in farm life, Catherine lives with her family in Wisconsin's Driftless Area where she is totally in love with meandering streams. She holds concern for water and deeply believes in the use of story and art as tools for transforming the world.
Sharing Info: Yes -- The song is free to share but Catherine always welcome financial and/or networking support. Please contact her to purchase sheet music.
"September Round" is from the song almanac Rounding the Year which can be purchased in print or as pdf from Catherine: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also request to be put on her mailing list.
For writings and recordings, visit Catherine's website: http://www.catherineyoungwriter.com/
Live online international book launch conversation for her book Black Diamonds: a Childhood Colored by Coal.
Thursday, September 28, 2023 6 PM Central Time (7pm eastern).
LINK FOR EVENT: https://www.crowdcast.io/c/black-diamonds
Song Learning Time Stamps:
Start time of teaching: 00:03:53
Start time of reprise: 00:17:53
Nuts & Bolts: 4:4, Dorian, round
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