Ep. 106 Riffs and Runs: Starting Slowly with Three Note Licks

Sara gives you a short and sweet episode on how to begin to learn to sing riffs and runs in the R & B genre using just three notes to begin with.

Ep. 101 Call and Response over Blues Changes

In episode 101 I dispense with the lecturing and we just sing. Repeat after me…

Ep. 99 How to Improvise using the Flamenco Scale – Part of the Riffs, Runs, and Melisma Series

In Episode 99, Sara answers a user question about how to improvise in Flemenco music. Flamenco often uses sounds that come from its Moorish influence, but if we’re talking about improvising using the Western scale, we would use what we called a major phrygian scale. Watch the video for more!

Ep. 96 A Basic R & B Lick to Practice – Riffs Runs and Melisma Series

Here sara sings and teaches you an oft-used short musical riff. It’ll build facility, muscle coordination, and up your chops. Sara will do a couple more episode building upon this riff in the future. ENJOY!