Tag Archive: choral singing

Sustainable Sound (Part 2)

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Sustainable Sound (Part 2) Some “notes” on endurance through breath support           Breath support: a topic that is possibly even more inadequately explained than the action of the diaphragm for singers.           We have already spoken of the importance of core stability in sustaining a note or …

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Sustainable Sound (Part 1)

Sustainable Sound (Part 1) Some “notes” on endurance through core stability     The more I listen to choirs perform from within and from an audience perspective, the more I realize that endurance is an underrated quality as a choral singer: from the world’s longest fermata at every cadence to the challenges of standing and singing …

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Choral Distortions in Pursuit of Blend: Part 1

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Choral Distortions in Pursuit of Blend: Part 1 “Cover the Sound”           When we sing in a choir, the ultimate goal is to sound and move as a single unit; to make music in sync with other people using the most uniform sound possible. I think most of us know this …

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“Float the Sound!”

choirs come in all shapes, sizes, and sounds! Every conductor will ask for something different... so how do we adapt?

“Float the Sound!” Singing jargon and the quest for vocal health           Those of you who have met me and been unfortunate enough to get me ranting about arbitrary images as a limited tool for explaining to singers what you want them to do, know that I whole-heartedly reject this practice. …

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