This workshop is about adding interest to a song for you and your audience by using dynamics and tempo. We will employ the classic blues tale ‘St. James Infirmary’ as a rich exemplar. How does the left hand, whose job is the chord sequence – the skeleton of the song, move us along? Why does the right hand control all the tasty techniques that express woe and celebrate a call to live life loud? The goal is for you to take your learning and apply it to any other song you want to perform – from You Are My Sunshine to hits by Adele, Billie Eilish or Beyonce!