About the Workshop:
The basic idea of harmonizing is to sing along with a lead melody in a complimentary way that is harmonic. Most anyone can learn to hear and hopefully do this, given a little quick ear training. In this workshop, Reeb Williams will outline the foundations of harmony singing, breaking it down into a few simple ideas that can be put into practice right away! We’ll practice by finding a tonic or root note, then creating a chord, finding an octave, and practicing these in different keys. We will learn a song in class and use these basic concepts to outline first the melody firmly in our minds, and then branch out to sing harmony parts. Bring a pen and paper, and a recording device if you like.
Reeb Willms was born and raised in the wheat farming town of Waterville, on the high desert plateau of Central Washington. Her earliest music exposure was to her dad and uncles singing old country songs. Reeb played piano growing up, and in her early twenties, started to sing and learn to play guitar. Her love of music began to unfold when she lived in Bellingham, WA where she formed bands with musician friends she met there. These were formative years and led her to a professional career in music. She currently lives in Portland, OR and can be found touring internationally with the Foghorn Stringband, the Caleb Klauder Country Band, and occasionally as a duo with Caleb Klauder. Reeb also enjoys teaching guitar and singing. She has recorded with the Foghorn Stringband, the Caleb Klauder Country Band, and also with Caleb Klauder as a duo.