tage fright isn’t a bad thing. Matter of fact, the better you are, the more you might experience it. It means that you care and are serious about how you’re coming across as a performer. And ultimately, that’s good. But sometimes, excited jitters turn damaging. Here’s how to get out of your head, redirect your energy and put on a great show, despite your nerves.
Expand Your Vocal Range with These 10 Simple Tips Whether you’re a beginning vocalist or an experienced performer, you can always work on improving your vocal range. Hitting those higher notes can make or break a performance, but the most important thing is not to injure yourself in the process.
Polluted Vowels I have noticed that my choirs often sing less-than-pure vowels when the end of the syllable/word contains a singable consonant. R’s, L’s, and N’s are especially troublesome. I call these polluted vowels. Vowels can also be polluted when anticipating the second half of a diphthong. Imagine you have a bottle of drinking water.
Better Vowels In An Instant Vowels, vowels, vowels. Choir directors are all about vowels. Vowels are all about shape. The biggest problem I encounter with vowels is that they lack height. Another problem is that they lack structure. Here are some tips to help both problems. AW-ROO – your new best friend.
Singing Well With Others By Jaime Babbitt F or choristers, blending with their sections (and the entire choir) is as important as a sense of balance is to a downhill skier. It brings to mind the phrase, “You have one job!”
How to Read Sheet Music: Step-by-Step Instructions Have you ever heard a song on the radio and thought, “Hey, it’d be really cool to know how to play that.”? Do you have friends who play musical instruments, and you want to get in on the fun? Do you just want to expand your general artistic knowledge?
English vs. Singlish ENGLISH VS. SINGLISH Choirs sing in many languages, but have you ever performed a piece in SINGLISH? I am a barbershopper, and this term was first presented to me by David Calland, director of The Alliance Chorus.
A Quick Latin Pronunciation Guide for Church Choirs Does your choir know how to sing in Latin? There’s something sacred about singing an anthem in Latin, I think; it connects us back to our ancient roots, the development of church music centuries before us, and those that gathered to worship in those times and places.