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Michael Daves can teach anyone bluegrass singing and vocal harmonies.

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Learn How to Sing Bluegrass Online with Michael Daves

Michael Daves has taken his entire knowledge of singing bluegrass vocals and poured it into a comprehensive video library that includes hundreds of lessons for all levels of singers. Subscribers get unlimited access to all online vocal lessons, supplemented by backing tracks and other study materials. Plus there's special guests, exclusive interviews, and a community of bluegrass enthusiasts from all over the world.

What ultimately sets these vocal lessons apart from other online offerings however, is the ability to submit a video using the ArtistWorks Video Exchange® learning platform. Michael reviews each submission and records a video response where he offers tips and techniques to practice. All students can access the Video Exchange Archive, which is always expanding and may contain the keys to take your singing to the next level.


Top Quality Bluegrass Vocal Lessons

  • 100s of vocal lessons
  • All levels and styles of playing welcome
  • Slow Motion Isolation and Video Looping
 
Video Exchange® Learning

  • Submit practice videos to Michael
  • Get custom feedback on your singing
  • Practice the advice and improve your sound
 
Worldwide Community

  • Connect with students around the world
  • Learn from everyone’s Video Exchanges 
  • Stay motivated to progress your playing

About Michael

Michael Daves is a great talent with a very classic approach to bluegrass vocals. He's collaborated with legendary artists who include Chris Thile, Steve Martin, Rosanne Cash, Tony Trischka (who teaches banjo at ArtistWorks), and a whole lot more. His first album with Chris Thile (“Sleep With One Eye Open”) was recorded live to tape over the course of four days at Jack White’s famous Third Man Records in Nashville and was later nominated for a Grammy. The New York Times calls him “The leading light for the NY bluegrass scene.”

Besides his singing career, Michael is also a very talented guitar player and sought after teacher. He has many years of experience teaching people of all vocal ranges and abilities how to sing bluegrass. His lessons at ArtistWorks focus on stylistic approach, how to sing harmony, ear training, singing while playing, tone, and more.

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Michael Daves Bluegrass Vocals Lessons

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  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Beginner

  • Introduction to Beginner Bluegrass Vocals
  • Technique Corner: Breathing, Warm Ups & Basic Vocal Health
  • Ear Training 1: Introduction to Scale Numbering & Major Scale
  • Ear Training 2: Basic Melodies in Scale Numbering
  • “Bury Me Beneath the Willow”
  • Ear Training 3: Resonance, Hand Signals & Pitch Apps
  • “East Virginia Blues” (Greenback Dollar)
  • Introduction to Instrumental Accompanying of Singing
  • “John Hardy”
  • Ear Training 4: Introduction to Visualization
  • “Roll on Buddy”
  • Ear Training 5: Introduction to Intervals & Inversions
  • “I Am a Pilgrim”
  • “New River Train”
  • Technique Corner: Managing Your Break
  • “Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow”
  • “Can't You Hear Me Calling”
  • Introduction to the Blues 1: The Blues Form, Call & Response
  • “Rocky Road Blues”
  • Introduction to the Blues 2: Blue Notes, Emotion & Experience
  • “Sitting On Top of the World”
  • “Six White Horses”
  • Ear Training 6: Intervals Within Scales
  • “Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms”
  • “Hold Watcha Got”
  • Minor Scales 1: Natural Minor Scale Numbering & Ear Training
  • “Shady Grove”
  • Minor Scales 2: Variations
  • “Little Sadie”
  • Jamming Skills 1: Introduction to Bluegrass Jamming
  • Jamming Skills 2: Introduction to Jam Leadership
  • Jamming Skills 3: Introducing a Song at a Jam
  • Jamming Skills 4: Kickoffs & Count offs
  • Jamming Skills 5: Attitude & Etiquette
  • Submit a Placement Video
  • Additional Submitted Songs and Miscellaneous Topics

Intermediate

  • Introduction to Intermediate Bluegrass Vocals
  • “Blue Night”
  • Developing Your Own Sound 1: Applying Your Emotions & Experiences
  • “In the Pines” - Melody and Song Background
  • Technique Corner: Resonance in the Body
  • “The Blackest Crow”
  • Ear Training 7: Introduction to Triads
  • Introduction to Harmony
  • Understanding Harmony - “In the Pines”
  • “In the Pines” (Duet Arrangement)
  • “Nine Pound Hammer” (Duet Arrangement)
  • “Feast Here Tonight” (Rabbit in a Log) (Duet Arrangement)
  • Technique Corner: Resonance in the Head
  • “Bury Me Beneath the Willow” (Duet Arrangement)
  • “Where the Soul Never Dies” (Duet Arrangement)
  • Ear Training 8: Types of Triads
  • "Knoxville Girl” (Duet Arrangement)
  • “Blues Stay Away From Me” (Duet Arrangement)
  • Ear Training 9: Diatonic Triads in Major Keys
  • “What Would You Give in Exchange” (Duet Arrangement)
  • “Long Journey Home” (Duet Arrangement)
  • The Art of Duet Singing (with Peter Rowan)
  • Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar (with Peter Rowan)
  • “Midnight On the Stormy Deep” (with Peter Rowan)
  • “Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong” (with Peter Rowan)
  • Finding Your Voice (with Laurie Lewis)
  • “True Life Blues” (with Laurie Lewis)
  • Communication in Duet Singing (with Laurie Lewis)
  • “The One I Love is Gone” (with Laurie Lewis)
  • Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar (with Laurie Lewis)
  • Introduction to Jimmy Martin & Bill Monroe Duets
  • “I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome” (Duet Arrangement)
  • “Memories of Mother and Dad” (Duet Arrangement)
  • Ear Training Exercise: Basic Triad Walkthrough
  • Jamming Skills 6: Jam Protocol & Etiquette
  • Jamming Skills 7: Song Form
  • Jamming Skills 8: Calling & Taking Solos
  • Jamming Skills 9: Splitting Solos
  • Jamming Skills 10: Attitude & Etiquette Recap
  • Submit a Placement Video
  • Additional Submitted Songs and Miscellaneous Topics

Advanced

  • Introduction to Advanced Bluegrass Vocals
  • “On and On” (Trio Arrangement)
  • “Think What You've Done” (Trio Arrangement)
  • Technique Corner: Protecting Your Voice at Performances
  • Technique Corner: Microphone Technique
  • How to Write a 3 Part Harmony
  • Ear Training Exercise: Triad Walkthrough - 1st Inversion
  • “I Am a Pilgrim” (Trio Arrangement)
  • Ear Training Exercise: Triad Walkthrough - 2nd Inversion
  • Ear Training 10: Non-Diatonic Chords
  • “Old Home Place” (Trio Arrangement)
  • “The Lonesome River” (Trio Arrangement) Introduction & Overview
  • Ear Training Exercise: Triad Close Inversion 1
  • “Those Memories of You” (Trio Arrangement) Introduction & Overview
  • Ear Training Exercise: Triad Close Inversion 2
  • “If That's the Way You Feel” (Trio Arrangement) Introduction & Overview
  • Ear Training Exercise: Triad Close Inversion 3
  • “Ocean of Diamonds” (Trio Arrangement) Introduction & Overview
  • Ear Training 11: Introduction to Voice Leading
  • “Please Search Your Heart” (Trio Arrangement) Introduction & Overview
  • Ear Training Exercise: Voice Leading in Harmony
  • “The Fields Have Turned Brown” (Trio Arrangement) Introduction & Overview
  • “My Hearts Own Love” (with Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum)
  • Submit a Placement Video
  • Additional Submitted Songs and Miscellaneous Topics

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