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by Camille van Niekerk

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Description:


Country music has its roots in American blues and folk music. Over time, the country genre has also come to include elements of pop, rock, and most recently, hip hop and rap. Because it originated in the American south, country singers tend to sing with a distinct accent and tone, which some call the “country twang”. 
 
In part 1 of this tutorial, we’ll cover vowels and the Southern accent. In part 2: twang, resonance and tone. And part 3: country stylization. 
 
But before you head over to part 1, are you listening to a lot of country music? If you want to sing in this style well, you should be! Let the greats of country music be your first teachers as you listen, sing along, and learn to capture their style. This tutorial will help synthesize what you’re hearing and give you a jump start to singing country music. 

Instructor:


Camille van Niekerk is a singer and vocal instructor in Southern California with roots in musical theater, dancing, directing, and playing roles such as Belle in Beauty & the Beast, Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors, and Gabriella in High School Musical. After acquiring her BA in Music Education at Azusa Pacific University and teaching credential from San Diego State University, Camille began her private vocal studio, providing vocal coaching, ear training, and recording for students of all ages. Camille is a dedicated musician and a passionate teacher. When she is not teaching, Camille enjoys singing with Ensoma Creative and Los Robles Master Chorale, practicing yoga, and hiking.

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Instructor:


Camille van Niekerk is a singer and vocal instructor in Southern California with roots in musical theater, dancing, directing, and playing roles such as Belle in Beauty & the Beast, Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors, and Gabriella in High School Musical. After acquiring her BA in Music Education at Azusa Pacific University and teaching credential from San Diego State University, Camille began her private vocal studio, providing vocal coaching, ear training, and recording for students of all ages. Camille is a dedicated musician and a passionate teacher. When she is not teaching, Camille enjoys singing with Ensoma Creative and Los Robles Master Chorale, practicing yoga, and hiking.