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The marriage of melody and lyric makes many songs from the Great American Songbook particularly memorable. In this class we will discuss that interplay as evidenced by the work of songwriting teams such as George and Ira Gershwin ("Fascinating Rhythm"), Rodgers and Hart ("Blue Moon"), and Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer ("Moon River") and sole practitioners such Irving Berlin ("Blue Skies") and Herman Hupfeld ("As Time Goes By"). The class is an invitation to experience the fun of relearning informal singing. The instructor will lead and point out interesting features of the songs. The lyrics will be projected onto a large television screen. Osher members may either raise their voices around the Steinway piano at the Monson Center or simply listen and enjoy the music.