Carmen (Urban)

Carmen (Urban)



Carmen's favourite genre is urban music. In her room you can learn about vocal improvisation using call and response, pentatonic scales and safe notes.

Go to Carmen's room to find out more about urban music

Cerddoriaeth Carmen (Carmen's music)

'Tro Amser Nôl' and 'Dw i'n Deud 'tha ti - Na!'
As you listen, compare Carmen's tracks with other songs you've heard. Think about the differences in style and sound.

Fideos Carmen (Carmen's videos)

Creu (Making it up)
Carmen talks about improvisation. She explains how she and Maeve use 'call and response' to make up songs. She gives tips on how to improvise, and explains how improvisation can help in composition. Key tools in the basic song-writing kit.

Cadwch bethau'n sym l (Keep it simple)
Learn how to improvise using a five-note or 'pentatonic' scale. For a start, keep a simple rhythm. Explore improvisation in performance. Scales are basic tools for improvisation, so they're worth getting to know.

Nodau diogel (Safe notes)
A video guide to safety first singing. Carmen explains how three notes make a chord. Any of these same notes can be used over this chord. They are 'safe notes'. Musically, it's smart to know how to improvise with chord progressions and safe notes.

Mwy o nodau diogel (More safe notes)
Carmen gives a short master-class on safe notes and chords when improvising. She shows how to perform better using improvisation over chord progressions, with safe note scales and patterns.



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