Love Songs in Spanish ONLINE w/Chris Reid
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Would you like to improve your Spanish? Are you a sucker for soul-baring verses of love, loss and sentimentality? Do you long to grow more comfortable in your singing voice and to develop an ear for harmony? In this course we will learn a repertoire of classic love songs from across Latin America. We’ll go over the pronunciation and meanings of the lyrics, the melodies, and even some harmony vocal choices, all in a fun and relaxed setting. By the end of six weeks you will have learned 6 to 7 songs in a variety of genres including bolero, ranchera, vals peruano, cumbia, merengue and huayno. You will also discover a framework for developing and reinforcing your language skills through song. Recordings and lyrics with translations and guitar chords are provided by the instructor.
Chris Reid is a local musician and high school Spanish teacher with deep roots in the Bay Area folk music scene. He has lived and traveled extensively in the Spanish-speaking world and has passionately immersed himself in the music and culture of Latin America for nearly two decades. Chris also has a keen ear for harmonies and is known for singing in duets with male and female voices alike. He is patient, encouraging and warm in his teaching style and believes that every voice should be heard. Chris performs locally with with Alma, Corazón y Vida, Lars and In Charge, and the Purple House Swing Band. He has taught at the Freight since 2018.