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Introduction

Reba McEntire

Lesson time 3:47 min

Reba warmly welcomes you to the world of country music. As your teacher, Reba kicks off her MasterClass by sharing an early story about her father, what you will be learning, and what she hopes you will take away from her class.

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Your female artist of the year is-- And the favorite female country artist is-- And the entertainer of the year is-- Reba McEntire! Reba McEntire! Reba McEntire! Reba McEntire! It's the giving back that heals your heart, that makes it all so much better. I really can't remember the first time I fell in love with country music. I've always listened to it. I do remember one time we were driving in the car to Nashville to go to Grand Ole Opry from Oklahoma. And David Houston's song Almost Persuaded came on the radio. And Daddy was driving and I was sitting right behind him. And he said, Reba. Yes, Sir? What do you think about that song? And you for Daddy to ask you a question like that, that's an adult question. And I wasn't that old. And I said, I like it, praying to God that was the right answer. I had huge ambitions, but what everybody had already done before, that's what I wanted to do. I thought you just had a song on the radio and you became famous. And you got a bus and you're rich and you got a big house. That's not the way it happened. At least not for me. It was a lot of hard work and a lot of years. But during those years of learning, that was the best part, that I did get to learn and I did get to meet a lot of people along the way who taught me. I wanted to do a MasterClass because when I'm doing interviews, people will say man, you need to teach class on this. You've been in the business so long and you've seen so many different things. It would really help young kids out getting in the business to know what to do and what not to do. And so I thought I could add a little help here and there. There's still one thing that works no matter what decade you're trying to break into the music business. You got to get in with the right people. You've got to get somehow to the fans and build a fan base. You've got to work hard and find the song that's very successful for you. Singing ability is another very, very big important factor of being successful in the music business. Performance. Are you comfortable being on stage? That's very important. You're going to be in front of a lot of people. Are you comfortable with that? Charm, your presence. When you do get on stage, can you smile and look at the entire audience when you're performing? I will be communicating with you through stories, examples, some of my experiences. Fun times, sad times, mistakes that I've made. And I hope that you can learn from them. I hope that when you get through listening to MasterClass that you will go out and apply these suggestions and methods that I have done in my career to your own career. And I hope you have fun trying them out, experimenting with them, adding to them. And if it works real well and it works and succeeds for you, I'd love to hear about it. I'm Reba McEntire...


For Love of Country

You know her songs. Her Oklahoma charm. Now learn directly from Reba in her first-ever online class. Join her as she records a never-before-heard song, creates a new acoustic version of Fancy, breaks down her hits, and delivers emotional performances on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. This is more than a music class. This is Reba's life, business, and country music MasterClass.



Reviews

4.7
Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Reba is an awesome teacher! So glad to have had this experience.

What a brilliant woman and role model. Reba's insight and information goes far beyond the music industry and into excellent lessons in life.

I love her! Didn’t know much about Reba, but so many constructive tips and things to add to my to do list to work on. Thank you! :)

I have taken away some amazing points on stage technique and will immediately start to apply them. There truly was not one thing that was not relevant to the country music industry, all the information is invaluable. I will be watching again.


Comments

sunlit-music

Great video. Reba was very warm and relaxed, and I liked how she outlined her course clearly.

Angie C.

Loved it! She's so relaxed it's like we're just having a conversation about how to do all this!

Kristine R.

I appreciates she addressed her goals for the class, and sharing a little about herself to start. Enjoyed her introduction, and look forward to learn all she has to share. So, excited to grow in this area!

A fellow student

I'm studying these masterclasses in acting, music, even comedy to mold myself into a movie star. This probably will not be a cakewalk and may be a pie in my face; but i know the Lord wants it for me and i will succeed. I have no experience on stage or in film so i start here. Thank you for being my master teacher.

Yolanda H.

I loved Reba’s introduction! I’ve long admired Reba and her work. I can relate to not remembering when she first fell in love with country music—just know I’ve heard it, and loved it, as long as I can remember—from Bluegrass to classic to country pop to Neotraditional, and more! I especially love what Reba said about “giving back” and her reasons for wanting to do a master class. I am a singer, songwriter, actress, and I play autoharp. I love learning and I’m excited about this class and the opportunity to take my skills to the next level...I can’t wait to see what Reba will share next.

A fellow student

So far, so good. hope I am in the right class. Reba is one of my all time favorite singers. I dont sing or play. But I do write country music . I also listen to country music quite a bit. so I want to learn how to write .

Barb

I was raised in a home filled with music and learned to play the piano. Whatever talent I had was used playing for church services and helping with the music program at the kids school. Only n the last 2 years did I pick up the guitar. My handicap is not being able to play by ear. But I'm participating in jam sessions several times a week. This always involves singing and this is a huge leap for me. I'm loving it.

Greg K.

I retired 34 days ago from 30+ years flying the big jets. Talking on the radio is natural. Being in front of crowds teaching is natural. I love all music, but the heart pulls me to the country-side of music. Living in the Nashville area I've met several CW artists and writers. It's time now to fulfill a lifetime dream. Write the songs. It's a huge challenge but I'm up to it. I have 7 guitars, 2 keyboards, flute, trumpet, harmonica, a dozen pair of western boots, and a few cowboy hats. Reba lived down the road from me until recently and I loved driving by her horse barn thinking someday we'd meet and sing a few notes together. So here I am, 65 years old and moving forward with the desire to learn and have fun too. Thank you all for being here.

A fellow student

I love singing and playing guitar. Just want to get better somehow and learn from the best, like Reba! Thank you for offering this class!

Mollie

I am so excited to start this Master Class, and what a Master! Reba, you are a living country (and a music) legend! I can't wait to hear about your life and your love for my favorite genre of music! Thank you for doing this class and making me excited again about singing!