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5 fun ways to practise scales with your choir

Five fun ways to practise scales with your choir

We all know that practising scales is great for improving pitch, flexibility and range. They can also be incredibly boring! Here are five ways to put the fun back into scales. Five-note scales with dramatic slides Starting in the low to middle vocal range, sing a 5 note scale up and down (1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1) followed by […]

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Does the world really need another choir leader?

Does the world really need another choir leader?

Have you ever asked yourself that question? Have you ever thought to yourself that surely there are people better suited to being a choir leader than you: better musicians; more qualified, more experienced, more likeable? What business have you to lead this choir, with all your faults and inadequacies? If you’ve ever struggled to find the confidence […]

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3 easy ways to improve your conducting today

I was reminded over the weekend of one of the most powerful ways you can improve your conducting – watch other conductors. I was lucky enough to attend an all-day masterclass event run by the Assocation of British Choral Directors and led by tutors Neil Ferris and Jo Tomlinson. About a dozen conductors participated and […]

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How to create a celebration rehearsal for your choir

Every now and then you may have something special to celebrate with your choir. Perhaps your choir has reached an anniversary, one of your members has achieved something momentous, or maybe it’s just the end of a great season. Whatever the occassion, it’s possible to create something special while keeping on track with your rehearsal. Here are […]

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