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Saturday, February 9 • 10:10am - 11:00am
Get Into the Groove: Creating a Rock Solid Vocal Rhythm Section

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Does your group REALLY know how to groove? Is your music achieving the head-bobbing, toe-tapping, booty-shaking, finger-snapping vibe that you're looking for? In this session, m-pact's Tracy Robertson (bass) and Jeff Smith (VP) discuss, dissect, and demonstrate specific techniques and tricks of the trade for developing a powerful, rock-solid vocal rhythm section. Learn new tips for crafting appropriate and creative bass/percussion lines for your arrangements, and get the inside scoop on how to make the best use of your microphones and sound system to infuse your groove with the maximum amount of thump.

Enrollment is open to all festival attendees, and attendance by existing rhythm sections is strongly encouraged.

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Tracy Robertson

LA based vocalist, instructor, multi-instrumentalist and vocal percussionist Tracy LJ Robertson enjoys working in a variety of musical settings. While studying at Berklee College of Music he directed the two-time ICCA winning a cappella group “Pitch Slapped”, and performed in... Read More →
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Jeff Smith

Vocalist / Beatboxer / Business Manager, m-pact
Tracy Robertson and Jeff Smith are best known for their roles as the bass and vocal percussionist for world-renowned a cappella group 'm-pact'. Whether laying down straight-ahead funk grooves or crafting complex poly-rhythmic patterns, this powerhouse duo have developed what many... Read More →

Saturday February 9, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am AKST