Category Archives for "Warm-ups & vocal technique"

Freshen up your choir warm-ups

Coming up with ideas for choir warm-ups week after week can be something of a challenge. You want your choir to develop their singing skills, and repetition is a necessary part of that, but if you find your singers doing warm-ups before you’ve even instructed them too, maybe things are getting a little predictable! So how can you ensure […]

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5 great reasons to warm up your choir

5 Great reasons to warm up your choir

Creating new and exciting warm-ups to inspire our singers is a crucial part of our rehearsal planning process. Sometimes, when we’re busy, it can be all too easy to throw in some old favourites without much thought. However, the warm-up session of your reherasal is the perfect opportunity to develop your choir. With careful planning, you […]

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Creating a balanced warm-up session for your choir

Creating a balanced warm-up session for your choir

Adding a good warm-up session at the beginning of your rehearsal can really help to focus your singers. By creating a well balanced selection of exercises you will ensure variety as well as working on different skills which will help your singers develop their voices and in turn also improve on aspects of their repertoire. […]

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Choosing choir warm-ups to solve problems in rehearsal

Choosing warm-ups to solve problems in rehearsal

One of the aspects of leading my choir that I don’t tend to succeed at all the time is making notes after rehearsal. I always have the best intentions, and I usually manage to jot down any tasks that really need to picked up, like emailing someone or ordering scores. Where I sometimes fall down is […]

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3 Great reasons to run sectional workshops for your choir

3 Great reasons to run sectional workshops for your choir

When you work with a choir over a long period, you learn their strengths and their challenges. But not all vocal sections are the same. Sectional rehearsals allow you to focus on the needs of a smaller group, praise their strengths and encourage them to take repsonsibility for their own performance. Teambuilding and solidarity Working […]

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5 super-quick rehearsal planning tips for the disorganised

5 super-quick rehearsal planning tips for the disorganised

We all want to do the best for our choirs and make rehearsals worthwhile and enjoyable. Effective planning is essential, both for individual rehearsals and entire seasons. However, even the most conscientious of us will slip up occasionally. We may have every intention of making notes on the last rehearsal and planning the next one […]

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5 great tips for raising musical standards in your choir

As choir leaders, we are always striving to produce the best possible sound with our choirs. Whatever type of choir you lead, there’s always something more to learn and something that can be improved. The trick is to inspire your singers into achieving greatness rather than to nag or chastise them, which will only end […]

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