Helping You Harmonise

Blog URL:http://www.HelpingYouHarmonise.com
Blog Tags:choral, conducting, a cappella, music, choir, aesthetics, close-harmony, music theory, barbershop
Country:United States
Location:Birmingham

Helping You Harmonise is where Liz Garnett reflects on her work as a choral clinician, performance coach and close-harmony arranger. The goal is to help choirs and vocal ensembles perform with ever-increasing confidence, skill and joy.



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Seeded first on the day, In House talk to LABBS social media On Saturday, The Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers held the preliminary contest for quartets to qualify to compete at Convention in the autumn. With 31 quartets competing for...

My brain persists in thinking that many years ago I wrote about today’s primary point, but repeated searching fails to find any evidence of it. So maybe I only thought about blogging about it. It is certainly an opinion I have held since before I s...

I spent Saturday up in York coaching Main Street Sound. We set the date almost 6 months ago, in the early stages of the UK's first Omicron wave, and looking back at the email thread, it was full of finger-crossing and hope. The capacity to make plans...

Whilst I’m no longer directly involved in assessing music in either competitive or educational settings, I still regularly interact with a variety of institutions that use them, and so still find myself thinking about how they work. The users of th...

Back in the early days of this blog I wrote about how some songs are gendered, either implicitly or implicitly. Sometimes it’s just a surface effect of pronouns, and you can readily adapt the song to an ensemble of the other gender either my changi...

One of the things I came away from two Conventions’-worth of binge-listening with was a strong opinion about the writing of original lyrics. There is a clear right way and wrong way to do this and a lot of people seem to be unnecessarily choosing t...

Same warm-up location, now with more people There are many nice things about repeat visits to a group over a relatively short time frame. You get to build relationships, developing trust and mutual understanding, both of which facilitate productive w...