Every singer wants to hit better high notes – right? There’s a lot of wisdom in vocal technique to help you do this and today’s article reveals a few of the most helpful ones that have turned around singers voices the fastest.
Quick pre-performance warm-ups for community choirs – Total Choir Resources Picture the scene. The audience is filing in; anticipation is in the air. You have all your singers gathered, they look to you to prepare them for a fantastic performance. What do you do? In the early days of running my choir I might have said ‘run away’, but over time I’ve learnt to love this …
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.
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.
Feeling stressed? Join a choir, says top psychiatrist One of the UK’s leading psychiatrists has said that students who are feeling stressed should try joining a choir. In a keynote speech at a recent conference on the subject of mental health among students, Professor Sir Simon Wessely hit out at many of the mental health services offered by universities.