Music of the Sea: Lyrical Creation and Improvisation Through Chanteys
Saturday, January 29, 2022
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Sea chanteys are work songs that were used aboard square-rigged sailing ships. Chanteymen were highly skilled improvisers who were able to string out a song as long as necessary to complete a job, whether that was adjusting the sails, raising the anchor, moving cargo, or pumping out the ship. In this session, learn how to teach your students to sing pre-existing chantey verses as they build comfort with solo and group singing, then create their own verses in lengths of one to three lines.