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Welcome to the 2017 National A Cappella Convention, presented by the A Cappella Education Association and DCINY!

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Saturday, April 22 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Get Into the Groove: Creating a Rock-Solid Rhythm Section LIMITED

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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.

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Tracy Robertson

Bass / Arranger, m-pact
LA based singer, educator, multi-instrumentalist and vocal percussionist Tracy L J Robertson enjoys working in a variety of musical settings. While studying at Berklee College of Music he performed with and directed the two-time ICCA winning a cappella group “Pitch Slapped”, and performed in ensembles of global influence ranging from Balkan, to contemporary Indian, to Latin, to western jazz and classical. With his predilection and... Read More →
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Jeff Smith

Vocalist / Beatboxer / Business Manager, m-pact
Jeff is perhaps best known for his work as beatboxer & vocalist for the award-winning vocal group, m-pact. Since joining the band in 2004, he has toured across four continents, performing in venues ranging from jazz clubs and festivals to concert halls and opera houses. Jeff anchors the rock-solid funky grooves which are a signature element of m-pact's unique sound, and he has been a pioneer in developing and teaching the art of the "a cappella... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Band Room 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028