Odetta: Exploring Life, Music and Song

Overview

Host Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell celebrates the special vocal techniques of folksinger Odetta. As both a scholar and a performer with the group Sweet Honey in the Rock, Barnwell offers a number of valuable insights intoOdetta's special gifts. Odetta is featured during several interview clips talking about some childhood memories and discussing how she tried to train her voice when she was younger.
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Overview

Host Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell celebrates the special vocal techniques of folksinger Odetta. As both a scholar and a performer with the group Sweet Honey in the Rock, Barnwell offers a number of valuable insights intoOdetta's special gifts. Odetta is featured during several interview clips talking about some childhood memories and discussing how she tried to train her voice when she was younger.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/6/2011
  • UPC: 884088583125
  • Original Release: 1999
  • Rating:

  • Source: Homespun
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Stereo
  • Sound: stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:15:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 77,735

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ysaye M. Barnwell
Odette Instructor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Lesson With Odetta Exploring Life, Music and Song
1. Intro [2:24]
2. Odetta's Backgroun [9:44]
3. Odetta's Classical and Folk Music Background [2:24]
4. Odetta's Repertoire [3:43]
5. "Motherless Child" / "Lay My Burden Down" / "True Believer" [5:27]
6. Creating a Medley [1:10]
7. Preparing a Performance [3:56]
8. Approaching a Lyric [:47]
9. Finding Your Individual Voice [7:01]
10. Exercise and Technique [5:00]
11. Odetta's Guitar Technique [1:12]
12. "On Top of Old Smokey" Rhythm Technique [7:28]
13. "900 Miles" Performance and Analysis [4:07]
14. Open D Tuning - "Water is Wide" / "Gift of Heaven" [6:34]
15. "Sittin' Here in Limbo" / "Hit or Miss" [4:25]
16. "Sittin' Here In Limbo" / "Hit or Miss" / Analysis [6:03]
17. "Cool Water" Analysis [2:34]
18. Outro / "Cool Water" Performance [3:47]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Lesson With Odetta Exploring Life, Music and Song
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   Song Menu
      "Motherless Child" / "Lay My Burden Down" / True Believer"
      "On Top Of Old Smokey"
      "900 Miles"
      "Water Is Wide" / "Gift Of Heaven"
      "Sittin Here In Limbo" / "Hit or Miss"
      "Cool Water"
   Chapter Point Menus
   Web and Contact Information
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