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Hillman’s Mad Mountain Rangers: Adventures in Mandolin, Songwriting and Vocal Techniques.

Level 2/3

All you "Rangers and Future Rangers" have that one secret desire which we will address in the 2012 class, "singing and performing in front of a live audience".

This coming year I plan to spend a lot more time on the "live performance" part of the equation which will include singing, phrasing a vocal to get the most out of the lyric, choosing the right accompaniment (guitar or mandolin) and intonation exercises...Oh and we will be playing Mandolin with no limitation...If you want to play Led Zeppelin, Frank Sinatra or whatever music you are drawn to, Let's do it!

Chris Hillman, founding member of the Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers and The Desert Rose Band and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will bring 44 years of recording and performing experience to share. His workshop will provide instruction in singing (lead and harmony vocals) and songwriting, along with mandolin for developing players.

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About Chris Hillman

Chris Hillman is a Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inductee whose impact on American music is exemplified over four decades via his contributions to the Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas and the Desert Rose Band. He is an American icon and early pioneer of Country Rock, and his partnerships with numerous icons of American folk and Country Music have furthered this journey. A superb guitarist, mandolinist and songwriter, Chris continues to record quality music. He is also active in his community, eschewing the big"mega-benefit" concerts in favor of community concerns, as well as the causes he passionately believes in - including artists' recording rights and traditional family values.

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