Practice Aids

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3848 48th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

The Jazz Standards Warm ups  #1, #2 and #3

One part of melody, many keys, chest-voice, head-voice blend… DONE

Are you a singer who loves to sing songs but hates to warm up? This new 60 minute guided warmup is for you!

I will take you through some of the most beautiful, but tricky parts of some classic jazz songs and we will work on: Chest voice strength, Head voice power, break area blend decisions. Challenging intervals, chromatic movement, and modulation and all using SONGS WE LOVE TO SING! $20 MP3/CD each

OR CREATE YOUR OWN WARM UPS PACKAGE:
Choose from these song titles and order exactly the warm ups you want! (Each warm up covers a challenging section of the jazz standard in a guided process.)
$1 Per song (warm up)

(Included on Warm ups #1)
Now at Last
Skylark
Sweet Happy Life
Rock a bye your baby
Sunday kind a love
My Funny Valentine
Honeysuckle Rose
On the Street where you Live
Don’t be that way
At Last
East of the Sun
My one and only love
Stompin at the Savoy”
Autumn in New York
One note Samba
Midnight Sun
The Best is yet to come
Caravan
Lullaby of Birdland
No more blues

(Included on Warm ups #2)
Ain’t misbehavin
Besame Mucho
Corcovado
Crazy he calls me
Cry me a river
Doodlin
A flower is a lovesome thing
Harlem Nocturne
Pennies from Heaven
Whatever Lola wants
Wild is the wind
You go to my head
Alright Ok
Angel Eyes
Black Coffee
Body and Soul
But not for me
Cheek to cheek
Do nothing til you hear from me

(Included on warm ups #3)
I just found out about love
Peel me a grape
Please don’t talk about me
God Bless the child
Pure imagination
Bluesette
Deed I do
Give me the simple life
Make someone happy
Mountain Greenery
Errand girl for rhythm
Cherokee
Orange colored sky
Willow weep for me
Night and Day
There will never be another you
What are you doing the rest of your life
Twisted
Prelude to a kiss

ALL NEW as of 6/7/20
Tisket a tasket
The very thought of you
When you wish upon a star
But Beautiful
A day in the life of a fool
Days of wine and roses
Don’t misunderstand
Feeling Good
Fly me to the moon
I got it bad and that ain’t good
I thought about you
If I had you
I wish you love
If I were a bell
If you could see me now
It could happen to you
Love is a necessary evil
My Romance
Nature boy
On a clear day
Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps
Round midnight
The Shadow of your smile
Social call
Sway
Sweet Georgia Brown
Tea for two
Tenderly
Today I sing the blues
An Occasional man
Watch what happens
You don’t know what love is
You’re lookin at me
Young at heart

I can also create custom warm ups for specific songs by request. email hidden; JavaScript is required

JAZZ PRACTICE BASKET DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX

Here’s the idea… Based on the “Produce Basket” phenomenon, I’ve created the equivalent to keep YOU on track with practicing YOUR repertoire. Using my unique “tiered practice system” I will create a cd or mp3’s for you. 

You tell me 5 songs from your current repertoire, new and older, supply me with your key if you know it. I will prepare guided, personal-trainer type recordings for you to systematically get your practice time done efficiently and effectively.
Everything you need to be working on:
(I will focus on some of these areas for your songs)
Melody accapella check-in, Personalized warm ups, Music knowledge in preparation for playing with musicians, Harmonic study, preparation for improvisation and /or personal stylizing, Song memorization secrets, Range expansion and key flexibility, Vowel shaping, sound development, breath-control, Tempo and style changes to try out, Study of the masters versions of your tunes, Improvisation trades with me, to help you loosen up your jazz chops!!   $90

 

SCAT STUDY

One hour of scat study covering vocabulary, rhythmic concepts, harmonic exploration, call and response. With a bit of “repeat after me” you will quickly gain some licks and confidence!

Fun and easy $20

MIMIC THE MASTERS (NEW SERIES)

Happy 2017!  Let me introduce my newest practice tool!
“Mimic the Masters” My new concept cd/video is now available!
As I’ve explained over the years to any singer interested in getting better, I learned everything I know about this music by singing along with the “Master’s”. By literally “tracing” their every phrase, I have, over the past 30 years borrowed from them to learn everything! … phrasing, intonation, placement, breathing, diction, register, resonance and style, and this has transformed my instrument into one of enormous flexibility!
With this new cd/video series I invite you to learn what I’ve learned, in exactly the same way I learned it… through years of “tracing” or “mimicking” these singers:
Ella, Frank, Barbara, Sarah, Peggy Lee, Blossom Dearie, Diane Shuur and more!

Order “Mimic the Masters” recording/videos today! Choose one song and video at a time or order all 13 songs from all six Masters! $2Per/song/video
All 13 tracks/$20! (discount)

WHAT YOU GET:
I’ve recorded myself “mimicking” the master along with the original recording. I have mixed the recording so that my voice is on one side and the Master is on the other of a stereo mix. This way you can hear me in one side of your head-phones and compare to the “master” on the other side. Or take me out and bring me back as needed, to help guide you in the subtlies of matching the original singers voice.
I will also send you the original track from the Master plus some observations from me about matching each singers sound!
And, if you like, I will also send in dropbox, an MP4 video of myself singing along so that you can see facially what’s going on as I attempt to match the Masters sound!

Choose from:

Frank Sinatra: (note: I get a great vocal workout singing with Sinatra in both upper and lower octaves! and talk about swing!)
Baubles, Bangles and beads
Cheek to Cheek
Come dance with me
Dancing in the Dark

Ella: (note: IT’S ELLA !! need I say more, it’s of understanding of chest voice power and brightness of sound 🙂
On the sunny side of the street
Tea for two

Sarah: (warm mahogany sound, rich use of full throat and dark sound)
I’m gonna laugh you right out of my life

Barbara: (note: lot’s on power in head voice and learning to bring head down through register break! breathing!! and vowel placements!
Who will Buy
I’m in the mood for love
Moon River

Diane Shuur (Note: great diction, vibrato and crisp, soulful phrasing)
BlueGardenia

Blossom Dearie (Note: learn about control in a quiet, transparent sound! a master!)
Lucky to be me

Peggy Lee (Note: subtle, subtle, subtle and so elegant! head voice throughout!)
I lost my Sugar

SINGING WITH BASS

Based on one of our most popular clinic’s this new practice cd features Clipper Anderson’s accompaniment to 10 great jazz standards, with guide vocals from Greta.

This useful cd was recorded in stereo with bass on one side and vocals on the other so that you can have to option of taking Greta out or leaving her in for guidance, simply by removing one earbud, headphone side, or changing the balance on your speakers. An accompaniment only cd is also included.

Songs include:

We plan offer more regular opportunities to sing with Clipper as you improve your skills with this new tool!

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CD’S or MP3’S available

GRETA TRADES CD’S or MP3’S
Better Jazz singing, one phrase at a time!

“Imagine how good you could get with a coach that could lead you to the “deep end of the pool” and not let you sink!”
I am offering a series of improvisation trades with me. ( I sing then you fill in the blank).

CD’s and MP3’s $10/ guided improvisation and phrasing study with Greta!

Using my unique approach to ear-training that allows even beginners to improvise, THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO IMPROVE YOUR JAZZ SINGING!
featuring scat vocabulary exercises, harmonic studies and phrasing traded lines on a variety of jazz standards.

2 songs covered per cd

12 different CD’S available:

Improv Trades 1: Alone together, East of the Sun

Improv Trades 2: A ghost of a Chance, My Shining Hour

Improv Trades 3: Our Love Is Here To Stay, Get Out Of Town

Improv Trades 4: Angel Eyes, This Is The End Of A Beautiful Friendship

Improv Trades 5: You’d Be So Easy To Love, Estate

Improv Trades 6: Don’t Worry ’bout Me, All The Things You Are

Improv Trades 7: You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To, Skylark

Improv Trades 8: Moon River, Mood Indigo

Improv Trades 9: Honeysuckle Rose, Good Morning Heartache

Improv Trades 10: Almost Like Being In Love, I Wish You Love

Improv Trades 11: Baltimore Oriole, Waltz for Debbie

Improv Trades 12: For Heaven’s Sake, Gone with the Wind

BLUES STUDY $20

Guided study of bluesy styling over TWO 12 bar blues songs

With exercises in blues warm ups

HIGH/LOW AND IN BETWEEN
Range expansion practice cd $20

If you’re serious about opening up your range, this 1 hour practice cd is for YOU!

I’ve created this warm-up cd based on my own tried and tested methods for keeping my voice in shape and flexible!

CUSTOM “DISGUISED” PRACTICE TRACKS

Dear singers, for those of you who have experienced my improvisation trades “Greta trades” and improv master class you know the benefits of studying chord progressions where the original song title is ”disguised”.

In this way you are able to practice ear training of “mystery” chord progressions without the distraction of knowing the original melody.

For those of you who use iReal Pro, I have explained how to edit and create “disguised” practice tracks from your own repertoire. However for some of you the techie part of this might seem overwhelming. In response to that, and with a desire that you are able to practice your own repertoire in this ingenious ear training format, I am offering to send you modified “Mystery tracks” of your OWN personal repertoire!

Simply send me a list of eight songs from your current repertoire and their keys. I will send you edited “disguised” versions of each in a link format that will open in your Ireal pro. Then you can save these songs as a playlist for “blind” study of your own songs! I will also include a “key” identifying each song so that you may save it in a special place and retrieve when you want to identify these tracks!

ORDER: DISGUISED TRACKS
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PERSONALIZED HIGH /LOW/ IN BETWEEN TRACKS
$20

If you have found that my guided vocal warm-up “HIGH/LOW /IN BETWEEN” cd has been helpful, I can create a personalized version with songs from your own repertoire as well!

Again, if you send me your key’s for 4 songs from your personal repertoire I’ll prepare and send links to these songs in the 3 key approach that will give you a warm up of your ENTIRE range!