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’ve just realised that this blog is 12 years’ old! Amazing how time flies. I was wondering how I might mark the occasion.Then I realised that I’ve been hearing a lot recently about choirs who have been celebrating their own anniversaries. Whic...

Humans – dontcha just love ’em?! They say they really want to do something, then they don’t turn up.What is that about? How come it’s so hard to leave the house when it’s choir time?OK, maybe not everyone is like me, but when it’s dark an...

Many singers hold back because they’re afraid of getting it wrong.But if you never make mistakes, you’ll never learn what getting it right is.We are all familiar with the hesitant singer.That person with a permanent frown on their face who sings...

There are times when you hear someone in your part singing something different from you. Especially when you are learning a new song.photo by Peter O'ConnorWhat’s the best thing to do in this situation? Let’s look at some of the options.It’s ha...

I always teach songs by ear. As a member of the Natural Voice Network, our ethos is to make singing accessible to as many people as possible. This means we never assume any prior musical experience or knowledge.But, sometimes there are music-readers...

In choral singing, you often hear the term blend. Much attention is given to the shape of vowel sounds to help achieve blend.However, the timbre of voice is perhaps even more important than vowel sounds. Why do two singers sound so different when sin...

A drop-in singing group is exactly what it sounds like: singers don’t need to make a regular commitment, but can drop in any time they want to.I’ve written about before the pros and cons of these kind of groups. But here is what I’ve learnt fro...







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