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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Some people get put off by all the technicalities of singing: music theory, diaphragm, larynx, vocal blend, head voice, legato, etc.But singing is much easier than you think. Here’s how to get started.Learning to sing can seem hard because it’s s...

Sometimes the last thing I want to do is to drag myself off the sofa and go to choir.photo by Ed Van BruntBut it’s my job so I make the effort and usually it’s worth it. I used to worry that everyone else loved their job all the time, but that’...

Most choirs take new singers on at the beginning of a season. Joining an established group can be quite scary and new singers need to find a way of catching up quickly.Here are some ideas for how best to integrate new members into your choir.Joining...

Choir members all over the country are gearing up for a new choir season. Many of you might not have sung at all over the long break.How can you best prepare for getting back into singing without damaging your voice?If you’ve not been singing regul...

A new season kicks off for many choirs in a the next few weeks. I don’t know about you, but I always seem to leave it to the last minute to find new repertoire for my choir!Here are some ideas for finding new material for your next choir season.The...

Last week I looked at why singers might be finding a song hard going: If a song’s not working, when do you stop flogging the dead horse?photo by Tanya LittleI suggested easy solutions to most situations, but what happens if the singers don’t like...

Sometimes I bring a great song to choir and for some reason the singers really struggle with it.photo by Clear Path InternationalHow do you decide whether to persist with a song until it comes right, or just abandon it and move on? Let’s look at th...







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