Improvising Your Own Riffs for Beginner & Intermediate Singers

From: Improvising Your Own Riffs for Beginner & Intermediate Singers
by Camille van Niekerk

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In this live lesson, Camille from 30 Day Singer will be going over:

- Riffing from one pitch to the next (within the melody)
- Embellishing a pitch (and landing back on that same pitch)
- Riffing at the ends of phrases
- Learn to “land” on a pitch within the chord
- Stepwise riffs
- Riffs with leaps
- Build a vocabulary of common riff patterns
- Practice with: Amazing Grace, O Holy Night
- Q & A

Instructor: Camille van Niekerk

Camille van Niekerk is a singer, writer and vocal instructor in Southern California. Camille began studying voice and performing in musicals at age seven. In 2010, Camille began working towards her BA in Music Education at Azusa Pacific University. She then earned her teaching credential from San Diego State University and taught classroom choral and instrumental music. Shortly after moving to LA county, Camille began her private vocal studio, providing vocal coaching, ear training, and recording for students of all ages. She is constantly refining her skills and methods for greater versatility and effectiveness. When she is not teaching, Camille enjoys singing with the L.A. Choral Lab and Ensoma Creative. She lives in San Diego with her husband and loves going to the beach, practicing yoga, reading, and cooking.