I could listen to this all day long and never get tired. File this under phrasing and intonation 101. Before you take a flying leap into all the melismatic runs that passes as singing these days for some, slow down learn the melody and how to phrase it.


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Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.