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 sign up for classes because there’s a goal to work towards.But surely it’s possible to do things just for the sake of it? Does singing always have to have a goal?There was a great article by Hadley Freeman in The Guardian entitled:“...

If you’re like me, you read reviews on sites like TripAdvisor and Amazon before you buy.But how many times do leave reviews yourself? For systems like this to work it’s important for everyone to give feedback, especially positive feedback. The sa...

Patience is one of the most useful traits a choir leader can have.But sometimes – despite your best efforts – you become impatient. What can you do to prevent taking it out on your singers?I’m often complimented on my (apparently) endless patie...

I was choosing songs for a project the other day when I remembered one that I really liked from way back.However, with a bit of further research I discovered that it was a very lewd song and not suitable. So how come girl guides all over the world ar...

Sometimes one section of the choir struggles with their part. I ask what the problem is, but am faced with a sea of blank faces.photo by CollegeDegrees360If I don’t know what the difficulties are, I can’t help. Why won’t singers say why they’...

Today happens to be my birthday. Which got me thinking: how come most people in the world sing the same birthday song?photo by Ed g2sWhere are all the other songs for birthdays?the original happy birthday songHappy birthday to you is (according to th...

There’s a lot of talk about ‘mindfulness’ these days. Of being present and in the moment.But if you are truly in the moment, how can you think about the future and plan ahead? Let’s look at this apparent contradiction.New Year is often time t...







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