Hi everyone! It’s Mari. I am a jazz singer by profession in Japan. Thank you for choosing this program. I really appreciate it.
In this program, I’d like to tell you the secrets of “scat singing”. This is for the Jazz singers, especially for the beginners.
I’m teaching many Jazz students now. And most of all said that they were very afraid of singing Jazz freely. So I decided to create this course. For the beginners, I think that enjoying scat singing is one of the most important elements in jazz. Also, you can find many new Jazz elements from this course. These experiences will make your skill better! Let's get started.
1. What is "scat singing"?
In the first part, I’m gonna talk what “scat singing” is about and what "scat syllables" are. It’s a kind of basic information about scat singing.
2. Let's try “Call and response” exercise and “chord tone singing”.
Then, let’s try some warm-up exercises which is called “Call and response”. After that, we’ll try to analyze the chord tones of each song and try some exercises which is called “chord tone singing”.
3. let’s try "the embellishment of the melody".
And next, let’s try the embellishment of the melody. You will be able to create and sing your own cool phrases by embellishing the melodies. Also, I’m gonna mention about the differences of the rhythmic styles between “Swing style” and “Bossa Nova style". As a jazz singer, you should know the differences and choose the right phrases in each rhythm style.
4. Let's cover the solos by the famous Jazz players.
It’s absolutely important to cover the solos by the famous Jazz players. I’m gonna pick a song "But not for me by Geroge Gershwin" for the material. We’ll practice their solos together. You can practice with many high quality background music tracks, too.
5. You can sing a song with many high quality instrumental sing along karaoke BGM tracks!
I created and attached many high quality instrumental sing along karaoke BGM tracks! You can sing with these nice music.
(Songs examples) I got rhythm, Summertime, But not for me, blues chord progressions, All of us, Autumn trees, Fly me to the star...etc
About teacher "Mariko AWADA"
Mariko was born and raised in Japan. After graduation of Osaka University in Japan, Mariko worked at a company for 3 years. At the same time, she entered Koyo Conservatory in Nagoya, Japan. During that time at the conservatory, she received the prize fellowship. After graduation from Koyo, Mariko was granted a world scholarship from Berklee College of Music. Finally, her passion in music brought her to Boston. Mariko graduated from the Berklee college of music as one of the top list of Professional Music Department in 2009, and now she lives in her country, Japan. In May 2010, she won a prize in a Jazz Vocal Competition in Kobe. And in October 2010, she won the first prize in a Jazz Singing Competition in Saitama. She already released 3 of her albums. Now, Mariko is teaching Music at Nagoya University of Arts.
All sound sources used in the course are the original sound sources by Sato no Uta Academy, and no copyrighted materials are used. All of the songs used in this course are public domain songs.