Barnwell is the most gifted writer ... a true original hopefully bound to receive her due as one of America's finest composers. - J. Eric Smith, Record Review Index

 


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SINGING IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN TRADITION

Choral and Congregational vocal Music taught by Ysaye Barnwell with George Brandon.

Four instructional CDs plus manual.

Explore the harmonies, melodies, rhythms, counter-melodies and vocal styles of 20 songs from the African American singing tradition.  This four CD course is perfect for individuals, choirs, church, camp, and community groups or friends of any background who want to participate in a unique and uplifting musical activity.  Anyone who loves to sing will be thrilled by the depth and range of the material taught here!

These CDs are structured so you can learn the melody of a given song, then learn up to five or six different  harmony lines to sing with the melody.  You then hear all the parts for the total effect of a group of people singing together. 

Ysaye Barnwell fills the lessons with her wonderfully warm voice, performing all of the parts from bass to soprano.
George Brandon provides the cultural and historic context to each form of the music presented here much like he has done in the workshop taught with Ysaye at the Omega Institute for the past 25 years.

May be purchased from:
Homespun
Goldenrod
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Singing in the African American Tradition

SINGING IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN TRADITION:
BUILDING A VOCAL COMMUNITY® VOL.2

Individuals, friends, choirs, church,  camp and community groups of any  background will enjoy participating in  this uplifting singing tradition. Ysaye teaches melodies, harmonies, rythms and counter-melodies to 17 traditional songs from African American songs from African American culture, including spirtuals,  humns, gospels and songs from the Civil  Rights Movement.

May be purchased from:
Homespun
Goldenrod
Amazon