Education Recordings About Singing Calls

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Collection
Author
Barry Clasper (barry@clasper.ca)
Last Update
2021-06-04 16:41:02
Description

The following education session recordings from past CALLERLAB conventions deal with Singing Calls. Topics such as musical presentation, singing with others, and singing call choreography, etc. The selections included here focus on one or more of these singing call areas as their primary topic. Related and overlapping topics such as Showmanship and Voice have collections of their own.

Listing of Convention Recordings About Singing Calls
Singing Call Adaptation
1995 CALLERLAB Convention, Pittsburgh, PA, Music 102 - Singing Call Adaptation Moderator Ken Ritucci, panelists Bill Harrison and Dee Dee Dougherty-Lottie. This session will demonstrate how to adapt singing call figures from one record to another. This session will be of particular interest to newer callers and callers teaching new dancers who want to provide singing calls with terms they have taught in class.
Music - Techniques & Harmony
1997 CALLERLAB Convention, Los Angeles, CA Music - Techniques and Harmony Moderator Pat Carnathan, panelists Mike Seastrom and Vic Karria. The goal of this session is to help callers learn how to sing in harmony with each other and with recorded music. The fundamentals of music - melody, harmony, and rhythm will be presented. A demonstration of singing thirds and fifths and a chance for some of those present to try singing in harmony may add to the presentation.
Harmony Techniques
1998 CALLERLAB Convention, Cincinati, OH Music - Harmony Techniques Moderator Gerry Hardy. The goal of this session is to help callers learn how to sing in harmony with each other and with recorded music. The fundamentals of music -melody, harmony, and rhythm will be presented. A demonstration of singing thirds and fifths and a chance for some of those present to try singing in harmony may add to the presentation.
Keep 'Em With Singing Calls
1999 CALLERLAB Convention, Dallas, TX, How To Keep Em' - With Singing Calls Moderator Tim Marriner and Panelists Gerry Hardy and Johnny Wycoff. Many think the singer is the caller's chance to show off. This session will go into detail to show you how to make your singing calls even more effective. The tools of this trade include choreography, musicianship, and showmanship. Used well together they can make a great show.
Song To Singing Call
2002 CALLERLAB Convnetion, Richmond, VA Song To Singing Call (BOF) - Moderated by Jack O'Leary This will be a gathering of those members & partners who are interested in the learning about how to turn a song into a singing call. The techniques include writing the choreography and matching the words to the music - a process called metering. Come learn some of the "inside" tricks of the trade.
Choreography - Changing Singing Call Figures
2005 CALLERLAB Convention, Louisville, KY, Choreography Changing Singing Call Figures Moderator, Tim Marriner and Panelists, Jon Jones and Paul Henze - Changing singing call figures is probably one of the most difficult things for a new caller to learn. The panel is made up of three Accredited CALLERLAB Caller-Coaches who can give you ideas and tips on how to do this whether you are calling for a square dance party, teaching a beginners' class, or calling any of the CALLERLAB dance programs. This is a valuable session for all callers whether new or experienced!
Changing Singing Call Figures
2008 CALLERLAB Convention, Los Angeles, Choreography Changing Singing Call Figures Moderator Tony Oxendine and Panelist Betsy Gotta - All square dance music comes with a cue sheet which includes the choreography and words from the song as used by the recording caller. There are times when programming considerations (such as classes or when calling to new dancers) make it desirable to change the choreography provided with the cue sheet. There are many callers who do not realize nor appreciate the difficulty in doing this in a way which will create well timed and workable choreography. The panel will provide information about how to create signing call figures, either for an original or to change existing figures on a cue sheet.
Phrase Craze
2010 CALLERLAB Convention, Niagara Falls, NY Phrase Craze Moderator Clark Baker and Panelist Jim Mayo - This workshop will explore the relationship of patter and singing calling to the musical phrase. We start with a brief definition of terms, and move into some dancing. Does a style of delivery in which the caller gives the dancers the first beat in a phrase better? How often can a skilled caller "hit the phrase"? How can you acquire this skill? What are some examples of strongly phrased music.
Singing Call Applications
2010 CALLERLAB Convention, Niagara FAlls, NY, Singing Call Applications Moderator Jon Jones and Panelists Deborah Carroll-Jones and Wade Driver - All square dance music comes with a cue sheet which includes the choreography and words from the song as used by the recording caller. There are times when programming considerations (such as classes or when calling to new dancers) make it desirable to change the choreography provided with the cue sheet. There are many callers who do not realize nor appreciate the difficulty in doing this in a way which will create well timed and workable choreography. This panel will provide information about how to create signing call figures, either for an original or to change existing figures on a cue sheet.
Singing Call Adaptation
2011 CALLERLAB Convention, Las Vegas, NV, Singing Call Adaptation Moderator, Joe Saltel with Panelists, Frank Lescrinier and Tom Rudebock: All square dance music comes with a cue sheet which includes the choreography and words from the song as used by the recording caller. There are times when programming considerations (such as classes or when calling to new dancers) make it desirable to change the choreography provided with the cue sheet. There are many callers who do not realize nor appreciate the difficulty in doing this in a way which will create well timed and workable choreography. This panel will provide information about how to create signing call figures, either for an original or to change existing figures on a cue sheet.
Singing Call Adaptation
2012 CALLERLAB Convention, Nashville, TN, Singing Calls Adaptaton Moderator, Paul Henze and Panelists, Jon Jones and Vernon Jones. All square dance music comes with a cue sheet which includes the choreography and words from the song as used by the recording caller. There are times when programming considerations (such as classes or when calling to new dancers) make it desirable to change the choreography provided with the cue sheet. There are many callers who do not realize nor appreciate the difficulty in doing this in a way which will create well timed and workable choreography. This panel will provide information about how to create singing call figures, either for an original or to change existing figures on a cue sheet.
Singing Calls Harmony
2012 CALLERLAB Convention, Nashville, TN Singing Calls Harmony Moderator, Wade Driver and Panelists, Tony Oxendine and Elmer Sheffield. This session will explore how callers harmonize with other callers. The panel will discuss and workshop ways that callers can harmonize with themselves, duets, or groups of callers and enhance their abilities to harmonize their voices.
Singing Call Harmony
2013 CALLERLAB Convention, Raleigh, NC Singing Call Harmony Moderator, Elmer Sheffield, Jr. and Panelists, Tony Oxendine and Tim Marriner. This session will explore how callers harmonize with other callers. The panel will discuss and workshop ways that callers can harmonize with themselves, duets or groups of callers, and enhance their abilities to harmonize their voices.
Figuring Singing Calls
2014 CALLERLAB Convention, Reno (Sparks), NV Figuring Singing Calls Moderator, John Marshall and Panelist, Randy Dougherty. This session will “Make Something Happen” by presenting how to create singing call figures from scratch, particularly that feature just taught calls or that use a limited number of calls (for working with a class).
Singing Call Harmony
2014 CALLERLAB Convention, Reno (Sparks), NV Singing Call Harmony Moderator, Rick Hampton and Panelists, Pat Carnathan and Wade Driver. This session will explore how callers harmonize with other callers. The panel will discuss and workshop ways that callers can harmonize with themselves, duets, or groups of callers, and enhance their abilities to harmonize their voices.
Refiguring Singing Calls (Audio) || (Video)
2015 CALLERLAB Convention, Springfield, MO #Refiguring Singing Calls Moderator, Randy Dougherty and Panelists, Rick Hampton and Elmer Sheffield. This session will “Talk It Up #SquareDancing” by presenting how to create singing call figures from scratch, particularly that feature just taught calls or that use a limited number of calls (for working with a class).
Rethink Your Singers
2016 CALLERLAB Convention, Norfolk, VA Rethink Your Singers Moderator, Tim Marriner and Panelist, Jon Jones. This session will discuss how to create singing call figures from scratch, taking into consideration various programs, calls just learned, or limited by the dancers’ capability.