Singing in Chorus

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Site Description: An amateur choir director's blog on choral management, singing tips and techniques, music making and piano dynamics.
Date Joined: Dec 9, 2011

Tags: piano, choir, vocal exercise, singing, chorale

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Using your nasal cavity in singing
on Dec 10, 2011 in tutorial videos singing techniques The proper use of our nasal cavity when we sing can greatly affect the sound of our voice. Most of us sing through our noses which we can easily tell when we have a bad cold and we try to sing. Our voice does sound different as it has this distinct m...

Warm-ups for proper breathing while you sing
on Dec 7, 2011 in training exercises breathing I made a standard breathing routine for my choral group to work on. In this article, I will share what I have taught my chorus in order for them to be accustomed to diaphragmatic breathing and in the end make them make use of it subconsciously&n...

Harmonizing with Different Voices
on Nov 24, 2011 in teaching techniques theories singing techniques Never have I thought that my small community choir could soon take advantage of utilizing the vocal ranges. Singing in a four-part voice is something that I think was impossible for a small group like us could ever consider.For several years, we went...

Avoiding crammed rehearsals
on Nov 21, 2011 in organizing choir practice One thing that me and my choir didn't realize before that we are always in a rush when we practice our repertoire. As if we were crammed to finish all the songs that will make up our list for the coming Sunday mass. In the end, we fail to deliver the...

Be sharp and on the dot!
on Nov 4, 2011 in personal views choir schedule choir practice It has been two (2) years since we started following a standard protocol in time, we have minimized the chances of tardiness in our ministerial services and rehearsals. Tardiness is a common scene for some groups.Overtime, we have witnessed the group...

Observing and listening to others
on Nov 3, 2011 in teaching techniques personal views Just like any form of communication, listening and watching other people talk will help you understand what the other is conveying to his listeners. It is only through silence that you will be able to hear the emotions and appreciate the ideas of...

Vocal Exercise
on Oct 31, 2011 in training exercises vocal exercise Vocal exercise is an essential part of a choir's training routine. It is at this point that the vocal chords and all parts that make up your voice are prepared for the actual singing performance. Just like any form of physical exercise, your voice sh...

Breathing Exercise #1: Inhale, Hold, and Release
on Oct 28, 2011 in training exercises breathing To fashion our breathing to the way we should when we sing, breathing exercises should be undertaken so that our body will get used to it. Our body has the capability to record certain actions that we do regularly resulting in an effortless routine.W...

Your body makes up for your voice
on Oct 27, 2011 in theories singing techniques sound production Most people sing with their throats (vocal chords). Since our voices comes from within the larynx where the voice box is, we do exert so much effort pulling all the sound that we can get from our vocal chords. We all depend on the power of that singl...

Breathing: the key to proper singing
on Oct 24, 2011 in breathing singing techniques sound production When I joined a choir when I was still a kid, no one has ever taught us of the proper singing habits. For years, we sang just like any normal kid that usually ends up with an itchy throat or a lost voice (either a sored throat or "malat") for the nex...

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