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Saturday, April 22 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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

Singer, instrumentalist, director and arranger Tracy Robertson (he/him) maintains a life-long passion for music and vocal harmony. Upon transferring from SUNY Fredonia’s classical vocal and compositional training to Berklee College of Music, he joined the award-winning a cappella... Read More →
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Jeff Smith

Vocalist / Beatboxer / Business Manager, m-pact
Tracy Robertson and Jeff Smith are best known for their roles as the bass and vocal percussionist for world-renowned a cappella group 'm-pact'. Whether laying down straight-ahead funk grooves or crafting complex poly-rhythmic patterns, this powerhouse duo have developed what many... Read More →

Saturday April 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Band Room 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028