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 am often asked for advice from people who want to start a singing group, but have absolutely no experience.photo by The U.S. ArmyOr sometimes people have been asked to start a workplace choir or to take over their church choir activities. Here are...

Sometimes when I watch TV singing talent shows like The Voice or X-Factor I think that the singer is out of tune, but the judges don’t seem to notice.At other times the judges point out that a singer is ‘pitchy’, but I think they’re perfectly...

Sex is (mostly) a private activity. If somebody were to observe you, you would (probably) find it embarrassing.Singing with others is an acceptable public activity, but it too can be embarrassing. Often in surprising ways.sex and singingWhen preparin...

There was an article in The Guardian about how women tend to experience more self-doubt than men.I’ve noticed that the men who come to my singing weekends are often not as good as the women. I’m beginning to wonder if it’s because men over-esti...

Your friend plays you one of their favourite singers and you just don’t get it. To your ears it sounds pretty awful.Liking a singing voice is very subjective. We all know that. However, it can get us down when it’s our voice that’s being consid...

I had an enquiry this week: “Am I correct in believing that, to join your choir, it isn’t necessary to be able to hit a note?”I said that yes, that was the case. But it’s important to unpick what “unable to hit a note” means.There are man...

Many people use the turning of the year as an opportunity to reflect on the past and make plans for the future.It’s easy to go overboard though and end up trying to become a completely different person or making unrealistic plans which will inevita...







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