The Handmade Music School offers unique learning experiences in music, history, and dance with master teachers. Events offer high quality instruction and performances from local and global master artists and are focused on preserving, sharing, and celebrating the musical traditions of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Events are held online, at The Floyd Country Store, and at local venues in Floyd, Virginia. Register today for a workshop, class, lecture, performance, or a multi-day camp!

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The Handmade Music School presents Harmony Singing 101 with Bill and the Belles on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 3:00 EDT. The workshop will be presented via Crowdcast as part of our Handmade at Home online series. Cost is $1 to $100 (suggested donation of $15).

Join us in creating a sound far more than the sum of its parts (though the parts themselves are pretty interesting)! We’ll explore a few songs from Bill and the Belles’ catalog of early popular music break down their individual parts, and put them together again. We’ll explore refreshing ways of interpreting sounds from our past, discover how three voices can adapt to one another, and practice singing as one. Come away with new, timeless additions to your repertoire, and a greater understanding of singing in a trio format.

Bill and the Belles is a Johnson City, TN-based band known for combining a traditional stringband format with their signature harmonies, original songwriting, and pop sensibilities.

Please consider a donation to today’s teaching artist and The Handmade Music School (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization). Thanks!

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