From the Front of the Choir

Blog URL:http://blog.chrisrowbury.com
Blog Tags:singing, choirs, harmony, acappella
Country:United Kingdom
State/Province:West Midlands
Location:Coventry

Thoughts and views on singing and choirs from a ‘Natural Voice’ perspective and encompassing unaccompanied harmony songs from across the globe.



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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?It’s easy to fully participate in the...

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 …I’ve written before about The 7 elements of voc...

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 WatsonIf only they’d told me beforehand I could have provided large-print words.Some singers are embarrassed to let their c...

I started a new pop-up choir project last week. Several of the people who came had never sung in a choir before.At the beginning of the first session I always try to make everyone welcome, and go through a series of pointers for those who might not h...

We’ve all been there. We don’t do something for a while, then start to believe that we’ve lost the knack.It applies to singers, workshop leaders, song arrangers, choir leaders, song writers – in fact, pretty much all of us! How do we deal wit...

Over the last two weeks I’ve looked at whether you can have too many singers in your choir and, if so, how you can cope with that situation.In this final post on the subject, I want to look at two further strategies: closing your choir to new membe...

Last week I asked Can you have too many singers in your choir? and gave several reasons why this might be the case.This week I want to look at strategies for overcoming these.I outlined six main reasons why you might decide that there are too many si...







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