Monday, November 25, 2019

Easy Christmas carol arrangements for choirs and audiences

If you’re anything like me, you leave everything to the last minute.

In which case, you might be short of simple arrangements for your Christmas concert. Well, I’m here to help!

Monday, November 18, 2019

Mind the gap between warm up and song: how to ensure vocal technique gets applied

I know an experienced choir leader who has developed problems with his voice.

Although he was aware of his vocal technique during warm ups, it all went out the window when he came to sing. How can you avoid that?

Monday, November 11, 2019

The long and the short of it: height differences in singing groups

I was teaching a group about what might affect the vocal blend when singing harmony in small groups.

Somebody pointed out that it’s much easier if everyone is the same height. This got me thinking …

Monday, November 04, 2019

Let your choir leader know if you have any special needs – they won’t know otherwise

I’m just back from leading a weekend of singing. One of the singers couldn’t read the lyrics I’d provided.

photo by Ian Watson

If only they’d told me beforehand I could have provided large-print words.