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Arrangement Experience : Hello Dolly! Goodbye Yellow Brick Road


Elton John and Dolly Parton have sold over 400 million records worldwide! They have spanned many decades and genres, and have become 2 of the world’s most beloved artists! We will be paying tribute to them in this session of The Arrangement Experience.



What happens when you take classic songs written by or made famous by Elton John and Dolly Parton and give them a new point of view and a fresh new arrangement? That’s what you will be exploring in The Arrangement Experience! Each participant will select two songs (1 Elton and 1 Dolly) to learn as written. Then the fun begins! Over this 8 week class, we will collaborate on personalized treatments of these great songs. We will explore the lyrics, and the style of the song, and create one of a kind arrangements just for you! We will also explore backup vocals and group singing. At the end of the session, your eyes will be opened to a whole new way to look at music. The Arrangement Experience ends with a performance.


Each participant will select 1 Elton John and 1 Dolly Parton song. Once the titles are submitted and approved, participants will memorize and learn the songs as is. Over the 8 weeks, we will collaborate on the arrangements.


Mondays, January 23 - March 20  (NO CLASS ON 2/20)
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Show on March 30 at 7:00
797 Studios
Teaching Artist: Lennie Watts
Musical Director: Steven Ray Watkins


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