Virtual Sings

Mondays, 3-6 pm EST (8-11 pm UK time)

Virtual Valley Folk Music Zoom Sings



We are hosting a new Virtual Valley Folk Sing on Zoom for singers in the folk community, since our pub-sings and concerts are all cancelled for now.

Our aim is to bring some US and UK singers together to sing for each other. You have the advantage of being able to mute your mics and sing and play along at home while your fellow musicians share their favorite tunes. It’s not quite the same as being in the room, but for this trans-Atlantic bunch, it may be a perk of the lockdown to be able to see each other in this way (and one heck of a lot cheaper than a real visit). We chose the 3pm NY / 8pm UK time to suit some people who are not working long hours in the US, while not keeping the UK singers up too late.

We welcome any type of folk song, traditional or newly composed “in the tradition”. Unlike in person, we are not insisting on a chorus. Sing unaccompanied or use an instrument.

Be sure to set your device for “Turn on Original Sound”. Turning off the device's Automatic Volume Adjustment is another good setting in Zoom, so you can make dynamics and not trust it to the computer. See below for more tips on using the Zoom software.

Any questions? Please contact us for help (preferably the day before the Sing, not during!).

To get your link to the Zoom sing, contact us at: info@valleyfolk.org
or call Debra at 607-962-4461

 

All about Zoom...


(connecting, settings, sound, etc.)

You don’t have to sign up for an account to use Zoom, or to enjoy our virtual events. If you are new to Zoom meetings, or just want to optimize your sound settings, check out the helpful links below.

Click here for Zoom Meeting basics for Mac and PCs from our friends at Golden Link Folk Singing Society.

Note for PC users: Disable the Automatic Gain Control in Windows 10 (may also apply to earlier versions of Windows).

Click here for tips if you are connecting via a mobile device (also from our friends at Golden Link).

If you are new to Zoom, you can find helpful information in Zoom's "Getting started guide for new users".

 

 

Our friendly neighbor organization The Golden Link Folk Singing Society (in Rochester, NY) provided these instructions. They run their own virtual singarounds, weekly on Tuesday nights 7:15 arrival for 7:30pm start time. It usually ends at 10 PM. To find out more about these Golden Link singarounds, click here.