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James Jordan & Matthew Mehaffey: Choral Ensemble Intonation



The Teaching of Intonation Skills


Keyality and Tonality


The Importance and Potency of Aural/Oral Teaching


The Foundation of Good Ensemble Listening


Solfege System: Fixed or Movable Do?


Chromatic Syllables/Solfege Syllable Pronunciation Guide


Chromatic Syllables


Practicing the Singing of Modes


Analysis for Aural Ensemble Teaching


On a Key vs. In a Tonality


Music with Changing Anchor Notes


Exercises for Understanding Harmonic Context


Exercises for Understanding Tonality


Musical Line and Intonation: Important Partners

Forced to find a way to correct persistent intonation problems in his own choir, author James Jordan with the help of Matthew Mehaffey embarked on the development of a new method of choral ensemble solfege. Choral Ensemble Intonation: Method, Procedures, and Exercises presents this innovative new method, along with procedures and exercises, sure to improve the aural skills of any choir. Not just a temporary fix, this method encourages the building of intonation skills within the confines of the choral ensemble rehearsal. The method includes overall steps for reading a new work and teaches how solfege syllables can promote good intonation through good diction. In addition, the authors provide techniques for maintaining a consistent tempo, running a choral warm-up, and utilizing the accompanist to achieve better intonation. Jordan and Mehaffey also share listening techniques for the choir and discuss how the use of physical movement can assist intonation and good vocal production. Plus, conductors are given tools for modal analysis that will greatly improve the teaching and learning process.

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