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Basic Harmony for MUSICAL COMEDY IMPROVISORS | Registering Now

Cost: $180 | Saturdays at 3pm in May/June: May 13, 20, 27; June 3, 10, 17
Location: Midtown Manhattan, NYC
Prerequisite: None. Musical improv comedy experience highly recommended.

Do you want to elevate the musical quality of your musical improv shows? Have you ever wanted to sing some sweet harmz onstage but weren't sure of the right note to sing? Maybe you're already pretty strong musically, but you want to enhance your knowledge of harmony on a more foundational level?

This six-week class is designed to give you a basic foundation in harmony as it applies to musical improv comedy. To register, please click the link above or send me an email at dan@danreitz.com

We will be addressing the following fundamental elements of music theory:

  • scale degrees
  • triads
  • basic diatonic functions + chord progressions

We will also address these topics that are specific to musical improv comedy:

  • Finding a "correct" pitch to sing in a harmony
  • Singing in tune with a piano when you improvise
  • Improvising within a chord progression

The approach for this course is primarily aural and oral (singing and musical listening) and most activities are rooted in the type of group harmonization that is common to musical improv comedy performances.

Advanced Harmony for MUSICAL COMEDY IMPROVISORS | Registering Now

Cost: $180 | Saturdays at 5pm in May/June: May 13, 20, 27; June 3, 10, 17
Location: Midtown Manhattan, NYC
Prerequisite: Formal vocal training or familiarity with music theory and ear training.

For this six-week class we will dive deep into specific music theory topics as they apply to musical improv comedy: extended harmony, chord progressions, and basic sightsinging and dictation. Instrumentalists are just as welcome as singer/actors; the material will be just as applicable to music directors, accompanists and folks who sit in with improv bands.

To register, please click the link above or send me an email at dan@danreitz.com