Livestream Replay: Your Western-Classical Degree Did Not Prepare You to Teach Popular Music Styles

Flashback to this livestream with Jess Baldwin and Dr. Shannon Coates, talking about the different ways your Western-Classical Degree probably didn’t prepare you to teach popular music styles. If you want to fill in a few of those pedagogy gaps, Dr. Coates’ Contemporary Voice Ped Pop-Up runs this week! Anatomy on Tuesday June 14, Panel with Jess on Wednesday June 15. $125 for single days … Continue reading Livestream Replay: Your Western-Classical Degree Did Not Prepare You to Teach Popular Music Styles

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Changing the Feel of a Cover Song with Limited Instrumental Skills // Jess Baldwin

There’s no shame in not having major instrumental skills, and it definitely doesn’t have to hold you back in helping your student (or yourself!) reimagine a cover song in a style that feels more authentic. Here are a few tools you can use. Ballad-ize It If you want to ballad-ize something, Look on YouTube/iTunes for stripped down versions of a song. Search terms like “piano … Continue reading Changing the Feel of a Cover Song with Limited Instrumental Skills // Jess Baldwin