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    Grand Encampment Tramway
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    Grand Encampment Tramway

    October 11, 2019

    Did you know it is thought that Wyoming was
    home to one of the most important copper mines in the West, in the late 1880’s to early
    1900’s? Copper deposits were discovered in the Sierra
    Madre Mountains in south central Wyoming in 1874. A decade-long copper boom did not occur until
    sheepherder Ed Haggarty discovered a more significant copper deposit in 1897. The copper boom brought people, money, and
    engineering achievements. A steam and gravity-powered tramway was constructed
    to transport ore from the Ferris-Haggarty mine to the Boston-Wyoming mill and smelter
    constructed in Riverside in 1902. The tramway traveled east and gained nearly
    1,000 feet in elevation to cross over the Continental Divide. The tramway then descended over 3,000 feet
    to the eastern flanks of the Sierra Madres, and on down to the smelter. The tramway was considered an engineering
    marvel and was the longest in the world at the time. Each of the 840 buckets on the tramway could
    transport up to 700 pounds of ore. The extraction of copper at the mine ceased
    in 1908. To learn more and to view sections of the
    aerial tramway visit the Grand Encampment Museum. From the University of Wyoming Extension,
    I’m Windy Kelley, Exploring the Nature of Wyoming.

    How To Sing Mark Farner – Some Kind Of Wonderful – Grand Funk Railroad – Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy
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    How To Sing Mark Farner – Some Kind Of Wonderful – Grand Funk Railroad – Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy

    August 26, 2019

    Hey guys, welcome back again to Ken Tamplin
    Vocal Academy. We’re going to do another Rock Classic, none other than Mr. Mark Farner,
    one of the greatest rock vocalists of all time. The group is Grand Funk, the song is
    “Some Kind Of Wonderful”and it goes like this. Here we go. Okay. Now, one of the things that I like most about
    this is it’s just sheer belting in the upper midsection. But what I want to pay special attention
    to is, you really want to be careful not to slam all of your consonants and vowel sounds. We
    cover this in my course thoroughly, and the reason is you want to keep contiguous open
    throat technique, and the more you have to close off the back of the throat, and the
    more you have to open up that ah vowel, the harder it is to keep that ah vowel open. So
    I recommend working these kinds of songs up in sections, where you work up mostly vowel
    sounds that are contiguous vowels that kind of run contiguously, or together, and then
    add only the consonants as you need them. But a song like this and other songs like
    Bad Company that has a lot of slamming consonants and stuff… You want to be really careful
    not to do that at first because it really can close off the throat and inhibit your
    ability to finish the song. So, anyway, thank you for joining me. Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy,
    and we have more on your way.