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Children's Choir Development

There’s more to keeping a group of children interested in singing than just having fun arrangements, as we’re sure our customers who direct choirs are well aware. There are techniques and styles that are useful to learn if directing a children’s choir is something you’d like to do one day, or are even doing now. And fortunately for our customers who are in need of this learning experience, Primarily A Cappella has gathered a selection of products that will teach you what you need to know to keep the kids interested, and singing those beautiful clear, pure sounds only a children’s choir can produce.

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Barbara Tagg : Before the Singing: Structuring Children's Choirs for Successnew

Review: All children must have an opportunity to share the joy of choral music participation - whether in school, church, or community choirs. What happens before the singing begins, is critical to supporting, sustaining, and nurturing choirs to give every child the opportunity to experience the wonder of choral singing. Based on years of experience conducting and teaching, Barbara Tagg brings a wealth of practical information about ways of organizing choirs. From classroom choirs, to mission statements, boards of directors, commissioning, auditioning, and repertoire, Before the Singing will inspire new ways of thinking about how choirs organize their daily tasks. The collaborative community that surrounds a choir includes conductors, music educators, church choir directors, board members, volunteers, staff, administrators, and university students in music education and nonprofit arts management degree programs. For all these, Tagg offers a wealth of knowledge about creating a positive environment to support artistry, creativity, dedication, and a commitment to striving for excellence.

Songlist: Foreword by Francisco J. Nunez, Getting Started, Beyond the Board, Leadership Transition, Finances, Rehearsals and Parents, Musical Matters, Promotion and Fundraising, Concerts, Building Community, Performing with Professionals, Touring, In the Words of Others, Suggested Treble Repertoire

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6918b | Book | $28.95 || Children's Choir Development


David T. Nastal : Children's Choir Basics

Review: A Children's choir - what a great idea for your community! But how do you get started? What are the pitfalls? Children's Choir Basics answers your questions. Beginners will find information, inspiration and well-tested ideas for that crucial first year and all years to come. Those who already know the rewards of a parish children's choir program will find even more fun and challenge. Perhaps most importantly, you will see clearly why children's choirs are more than cuteness and kiddy songs - and how to integrate them into the liturgical and sacramental prayer life of the parish. This book is neither a manual for music educators nor a pedagogical 'method' but a fresh, energetic look at building a successful children's choir program from the ground up. Music ministers, pastors, schoolteachers, council members, adult volunteers, parents and accompanists will find this a gold mine of practical music making.

Songlist: Preparing the Ground, Plan of Action, Recruiting, The Interview Process, Preparing For Rehearsal, The Rehearsal, The Choral Sound, Repertoire, Parents and Volunteers, Expanding the Horizons, Basic Terms, Resources

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6572b | Book | $14.95 || Children's Choir Development


Doreen Rao : Circle of Sound - Voice Education

Review: Circle of Sound Voice Education is a contemplative approach to singing that blends Eastern breathing meditation and martial art movement forms with Western bel canto vocalization exercises as an inspiring and healthful way of enriching traditional approaches to studio, classroom, and rehearsal pedagogy. Renowned choral conductor and master teacher Doreen Rao, together with taijiquan teacher Bill Perison developed this inspiring cross-cultural vocalization practice after years of observing and conducting vocal groups around the world. Their conscious-breathing, international-movement and informed-vocalization exercises are a powerful and proven practice for all singers and conductors. This book connects the power of singing to the wholeness of body, mind and spirit. The book invites you to make a personal connection to its renewing approach, and bring its healing power to the singers that you guide and inspire.

Songlist: Opening the Circle, Foundations and Reflections, The First Foundation - Awareness, From the Past, To the Future, Learning to Breathe Again, The Second Foundation - Mindfulness, Core Practice Exercises, Conscious Breathing Exercises, Intentional Movement Exercises, In-formed Vocalization Exercises, The Third Foundation - Deep Listening, The Fourth Foundation - Well-Being, Closing the Circle, Preparing the Body to Sing, Stretching Exercises, Posture for Singing

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6576b | Book | $14.95 || Children's Choir Development


Doreen Rao : We Will Sing! - Book

Review: This practical music curriculum is a performance-based textbook for music classrooms designed for children ages 9 and older. Beginning with the basics of how to produce a good singing tone, introducing basic music theory, reading and ear training and progressing into unison choral singing and easy part-singing, this 243-page book offers an insightful, practical approach to classroom music. 18 choral arrangements available in 3 separate Performance Programs.

Songlist: Invitation to Choral Music Experience, Principles of Music Performance as Music Education, A Curriculum for Classroom Choirs, Instructional Methods, Role of Teacher/Conductor, Finding Your Singing Voice, Singing With Musicianship, Practice Projects, Feeling Time and Reading Rhythm, Meter and Meter Signatures, Hearing Pitch and Reading Notation, Singing Together, Performance Projects

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6166b | Book | $21.95 || Children's Choir Development


Dr. Terry Barham : Strategies for Teaching Junior High & Middle School Male Singers

Review: In this practical, research-based book, you will find creative and proven techniques for testing and classifying boys' voices provided by 41 master teachers, 235 annotated and recommended choral works, recruiting suggestions, methods for maintaining boys' interest in singing, plans for successful performances, vocalises for the healthy development of boys' voices and much more.

Songlist: Testing Boy's Voices, Vocal Ranges and Categories, Recruiting Ideas that Work, Establish and Maintain Interest, Vocalises for Healthy Voice Building, Choral Literature - A Balancing Act, Performance Success, Appendix I, Appendix II, Prelude to Appendix III, Appendix III

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6413b | Book | $16.95 || Choral Pedagogy


Emily Crocker : Essential Musicianship: A Comprehensive Choral Method - Book 1 Teacher's Edition

Review: "Essential Musicianship, Book 1," recommended for Grades 6-8 or other beginning groups, is a sequential choral method that helps the beginning singer develop a strong foundation of musical skills. In each of the twenty chapters a concept is presented in the theory section, practiced in the sight-reading section, and applied in the performance of a song. The Teacher Edition provides comprehensive lesson plans based on the National Standards for Arts Education.

Songlist: Introduction, To The Teacher, How To Use This Book, Lesson Plans, Effective Teaching Checklist, National Standards For Arts Education, Goals And Overview, Voice: Posture - Breath - Tone, Theory: Rhythm - Beat - Note Values (quarter, half, whole), Sight-Reading: Pitch Drills, Goals and Overview, Voice: Five Basic Vowels (ee, eh, ah, oh, oo), Theory: Basic Notation (staff, clefs, note names), Sight-Reading: Pitch Drills, Goals and Overview, Voice: Breath Support (diaphragm), Theory: Measure - Meter - Barlines, Sight-Reading: Rhythm Practice - Pitch Practice, Performance Speech Chorus, Months of the Year, Goals and Overview, Voice: Review, Theory : Review, Sight-Reading: Rhythm Practice - Pitch Practice, Performance: Speech Chorus, Tongue Twister, Goals and Overview, Voice: Practice (posture, breath, and vowel shape), Theory: Pitch - Scale - Key of C Major, Sight-Reading: Pitch Drills - Combine Rhythm and Pitch, Performance: Short Songs With Text - Accompanied Song, Proverbs (unison), Follow Me (unison), Voice: Practice (posture, breath, and bowel shape), Theory: Whole Steps and Half Steps, Sight-Reading: Whole/Half Step Drill and Excercises, Performance: Singing In Parts, Treble, Tenor Bass, Mixed, Goals and Overview, Voice: Practice (posture, breath and vowel shape), Theory: Review, Sight-Reading: Practice (pitch and rhythm), Performance: A Cappella Songs, Treble: Sing Alleluia, Tenor Bass: Sing Alleluia, Mixed: Winter, Goals and Overview, Voice: Practice (posture, breath, vowels) - Articulation, Theory: Sharps and Flats - Key Of G Major, Sight-Reading: Pitch Drills - Excercises, Performance: A Cappella Songs, Treble: Erin, Tenor Bass: Shipwrecked, Mixed: Sing Your Songs, Goals and Overview, Voice: Practice (posture, breath, vowels, articulation), Theory: Accidentals - Key Signature, Sight-Reading: Pitch Drills - Excercises, Performance: A Cappella Cannon, Joyfully Sing (3-Part, any combination), Goals and Overview, Voice: The Breathing Process, Theory: Rests (quarter, half, whole), Sight-Reading: Rhythm Drills with Rests, Performance: Speech Chorus, Animal Song (4-part, any combination), Goals and Overview, Voice: Review, Theory: Review, Sight-Reading: Excercises, Performance: Accompanied Song, Rain (unison), Goals and Overview, Voice: Vocalization, Theory: Melodic Intervals, Sight-Reading: Melodic Interval Practice (C Major, G Major), Performance: A Cappella Songs, Treble: Sing Hosanna, Tenor Bass: Sing Hosanna, Mixed: Sing Hosanna, Goals And Overview, Voice: Review of Vowels - Additional Vowel Sounds, Theory: Harmonic Intervals, Sight-Reading: Practice with Harmonic Intervals, Performance: Accompanied Song, Dance! (SA, TB, or SATB), Goals and Overview, Voice: Posture - Breath - The Neutral Vowel (upsidown e), Theory: Triads - The Tonic Chord, Sight-Reading: Tonic Chord Practice - "Pickup" Notes, Performance: Accompanied Songs, Treble: King William, Tenor Bass: King William, Mixed: Hosanna, Goals and Overview, Voice: Dipthongs, Theory: Key of F Major - Dotted Half Notes, Sight-Reading: Chord Drills - Exercises in 3/4 and 4/4, Performance: A Cappella Songs, Treble: Love In Thy Youth, Tenor Bass: As The Holly Groweth Green, Mixed: The Call, Goals and Overview, Voice: Articulation ("t" and "d"), Theory: Eight Notes and Rests - Beat/Division of Beat, Sight-Reading: Rhythm Drills, Performance: Speech Chorus, Hey Diddle Diddle (2-Part, any combination), Goals and Overview, Voice: Review, Theory: Review, Sight-Reading: Practice, Performance: A Cappella Songs, Treble: Let Us Chase The Squirrel, Tenor Bass: Leave Her, Johnny, Mixed: Betty Botter, Goals and Overview, Voice: Articulation (singing R), Theory: Meter - Downbeat/Secondary Stress, Sight-Reading: Practice with Changing Meters, Performance A Cappella Song, Alleluia (SA, TB, or SATB), Goals And Overview

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6361b | Book | $19.95 || Choral Methods


Emily Crocker & Joyce Eilers : Choral Approach to Sight Singing

Review: Here is an exciting easy-to-use sight-singing method for middle school/jr. high choirs that starts from square one, assuming no previous training. It is presented in a logical, sequenced order, with harmonically combinable exercises to develop rhythmic and melodic independence. The collection offers a variety of a cappella and accompanied songs for 3-Part Mixed voices in two sequenced volumes. The Teacher's Edition additionally includes complete instruction for use of the method!

Songlist: Rhythm - Let's Begin, Singing Exercises, Rests - Silent Breathes, The Pitch Ladder, New Patterns, Warm-Ups, Tune-Ups, Ties, Slurs, Dotted Notes, How To Find Do, Terms And Symbols Glossary

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6273b | Book | $19.95 | SAB || Sightsinging Material


Giner G. Wyrick : 52 Arrival Activities for Children's Choir

Review: A collection of reproducible activities designed for use by children's choir directors in the pre-rehearsal time when children are coming into choir rehearsal. Includes paper-and-pencil activities such as music word searches, music mazes, "find the picture," musical symbols matching games, and other similar activities.

Songlist: Reproducible Worksheets, Easy To Follow Instructions, Music Word Searches, Music Mazes, Music Symbols Matching Games, Music Theory, Hymn Knowledge, Age-appropiate Activities, Seasonal Activities

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6202b | Book | $12.95 | Kids || Children's Choir Development


Jean Ashworth Bartle : Lifeline for Children's Choir Directors

Review: Life Line for Children's Choir Directors, by Jean Ashworth Bartle, is a must for people who work with children's voices. As the founder of the Toronto Children's Chorus and experienced educator, Bartle compiles her 20+ years of experience into this book. The beginning provides an overview of important details necessary for any choir, such as diction and musicianship. The remaining chapters are devoted to specific types of children's choirs in school and the community. Each chapter is thoroughly detailed from organization through performance and includes extensive repertoire lists. Bartle includes many useful references throughout the book. This revised and expanded version can help anyone who conducts a children's choir and should be read cover to cover.

Songlist: Before You Begin, Developing the Child's Voice, The Uncertain Singer, Diction, Musicianship, Conducting Children's Choirs, The School Primary Choir, The School Junior Choir, The Junior Church Choir, The Community, or Professional, Children's Choir

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7215b | Book | $21.95 || Children's Choir Development


Jean Ashworth Bartle : Sound Advice

Review: Sound Advice is a valuable resource for college students, beginning teachers, and experienced conducters of children's choirs. It covers the vast array of skills needed by today's conductor and will benefit all choir directors who want their choirs to reach a higher level of artistry. This book will be useful on many levels: for the college student studying the child voice and elementary teaching methods; for the teacher beginning to direct choirs in schools, synagogues, churches and communities; for experienced children's choir directors who wish to know more about orchestral repertoire for treble voices, conducting an orchestra, and preparing a children's choir to sing a major work with a professional orchestra. The underlying educational philosophy is sound; the author sees development of musicianship through singing as the primary goal of a children's choir program. This philosophy differs dramatically from the traditional concept of the conductor as all-knowing and the singers as receptacles. An outstanding aspect of the book is how the author leads the reader to an understanding of how to teach musicianship. Developing literacy in the choral setting is a mysterious, amorphous process to many conductors, but the author clearly outlines this important process with practical suggestions, well-documented examples, and a clear reading style which will reach readers on many levels. The comprehensive repertoire, skill-building sheets, and programs for all types of children's choirs will provide teachers with immediate and highly valuable resources.

Songlist: The Formative Years, Training Eight to Fourteen Year Old Children to Sing, Checklist for Ideal Rehearsals and Preparation for Complete Artistic Performances, Developing Literacy, Discipline, The Importance of Organization, The Audition Process: Know Your Children, Your Parents, and Your Community, Things They Didn't Teach You In Music School, Conducting a Orchestra, Preparing the Children to Sing a Major Work with Orchestra, From The Children, Appendix One: Warm-up Vocal Exercises, Appendix Two: Audition Form, Appendix Three: Sample Programs from Toronto Children's Chorus, Appendix Four: Criteria for Choosing Repertoire Appropriate for Children, Appendix Five: Concepts to Be Learned by the End of Training Choir I, II and III, Appendix Six: Sight-Singing Curriculum Outline for the Toronto Children's Chorus, Appendix Seven: Rounds All Children Should Know, Appendix Eight: Treble Choir Repertoire with Orchestral Accompaniment, Appendix Nine: Repertoire Recommended List, Appendix Ten: Toronto Children's Chorus Compact Discs, Appendix Eleven: The Seating Plan, Appendix Twelve: Examples of Four-Measure Sight-Reading Passages, Appendix Thirteen: Transposing and Non-transposing Instruments

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7220b | Book | $24.95 || Children's Choir Development


Joyce Eilers Bacak and Emily Crocker : Patterns of Sound - Teacher's Edition Vol. 2

Review: Don't read notes, read patterns of sound! This unique sight reading course for treble voices in elementary and early middle school does just that! PATTERNS OF SOUND uses excellent voice leading, careful sequencing and musically interesting exercises that can be combined to strengthen part singing, pitch relationships and to develop rhythmic independence. Volume 1 starts from square one, assuming no previous training, with exercises that are so carefully sequenced that the students are quickly singing four-measure phrases and eight measure songs in two parts and finding it easy! Students are introduced to notes, rests, meter, pitch and unison/2-part songs in Vol. 1, and continue in Vol. 2 with dotted rhythms & syncopation, keys & key changes and more 2-part songs. Use it every day and watch your students' confidence level grow!

Songlist: Rhythm - Let's Review, Let's Review Pitch, Ties, Name That Tune, Hear the Wind, Slurs, Dotted Notes, Songs Using Dotted Notes, Angels We Have Heard on High, More Dotted Rhythms, More Practice, Name That Tune, Getting Up to Speed, Go Tell It On The Mountain, On the Road Again, Pick Up Notes, Ezekiel Saw The Wheel, Syncopation Information, Combining Pitch and Rhythm, Here We Go Again, Michael Row the Boat Ashore, Ping Pong, Our Gallant Whaling Ship, Counting in Six, 3/8 Notes and Rests, New 6/8 Combinations, Name That Tune, On We Go, The Echo, How to Find Do, Do Moves around A Lot, Finding the Starting Pitch in Any Key, The "Count" of Song, Major and Minor, Songs in Minor Keys, Name That Tune, Old Abram Brown, Accidentals, Accidentals in Songs, Name That Tune, The Stars and Stripes Forever, Terms And Symbols, Glossary

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5564b | Book | $14.95 || Sightsinging Material


Marie Stultz : Innocent Sounds - Vol 2

Review: The sequel to "Innocent Sounds: Book 1--The Singer's Journey Begins". Marie Stultz's "Innocent Sounds" Book has been well received by the choral community and by voice teachers around the country. This book is designed to be a guide to those who are entrusted with the challenge of working with older children learning how to sing. Marie provides a variety of vocal exercises, literature suggestions, rehearsal aids, and practical advice that will serve extremely useful to all of those working with young children. Also ideal for home-schooled children ages 9 through early adolescence.

Songlist: Why Train The Young Singer, How Children Learn To SIng, Why "Doo"? Headtone Singing with Children, Healthy Singing: Proper Vocal Maintenance , Breathing Exercises, Vocal Exercises, The Out-of-Tune or Uncertain Singer, Consonants and Vowels and How They Relate to Tone Building, Vocal Acoustics: Advancing Headtone Techniques through "Doo" and More, Developing Musical Accuracy: The "Doo" Odyssey Continues, Selecting Repertoire to Build Tone, How To Choose Choral Repertoire: Is It Pedagogically Valuable?, Score Selection: How To Evaluate, Edit, and Adapt Established and New Works, Final Reflections, What is Success?

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9808b | Book | $22.95 || Children's Choir Development


Marie Stultz : Innocent Sounds - Building Choral Tone and Artistry in You Children's Choir

Review: This book is designed to be a guide to those who are entrusted with the challenge of working with children in the beginning stages of learning how to sing. Marie provides a variety of vocal exercises, literature suggestions, rehearsal aids, and practical advice that will serve extremely useful to all of those workign with young children. Also ideal for home-schooled children ages 5-8.

Songlist: Training the Young Singer at Five and Six Years of Age, Why Train a Young Child to Sing, Starting the Musical Experience, Rehearsal Routine and Exercises, Tone Building and Intonation, Theory and Score Instruction, Musical Games and Activity Sheets, Guidelines for Literature, Continuing the Musical Experience, Increasing the Rehearsal Routine, More Advanced Exercises, Tone Building and Intonation, Building Reading Skills and Score Interpretation, Guidelines for Literature, A Final Reflection, Resources

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6501b | Book | $22.95 || Children's Choir Development


Mark Patterson : The Joy of Part Singing

Review: The Joy of Part Singing is a resource that will help children's choirs experience greater success in part-singing through short, accessible warm-ups, vocal exercises, rhythm chants, echo songs, mini-descants, and rounds. While some of these exercises are for rehearsal only, others may be shared in worship or in concert settings. Everything presented in the book was born out of the author's own need as a conductor of children's choirs. Even if your choir is currently working towards solidifying a beautiful, unison sound, these activities will help singers build the foundation for singing in multiple parts in the future.

Songlist: Warm Ups / Vocalises, Unison Alleluia / Two Parts, Two / Three-part Chords, Rhythm Rumbles, Echo Songs, The Lord is My Shepherd, Come Into God's Presence, Mini-Descants, Come Christians Join to Sing, Away In a manger, Rounds, Share God's Love, Clap Your Hands and Sing Hallelujah, Come Lord Jesus, Sing Unto God, Sing Allelujah, Gloria Deo

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7914b | Book | $12.95 |


Tamara Albrecht : Singing Through the Church Year - A Children's Choir Resource Book

Review: 'Singing Through the Church Year' is a creative and comprehensive new resource book for a all of those who work with children. Included are artwork, songs, activities, and teaching suggestions for all of the seasons of the church year. All songs are reproducible for students. Useful as a curriculum or a resource book, this is a valuable publication!

Songlist: Preface, Author's Note, Introductory Material, Suggested Weekly Rehearsal Plan, Suggestions for Weekly Musical Games, Additional Activities, Church Season/Celebrations, Reformation, All Saint's Day, Thanksgiving, Christ the King, Advent Season, Christmas Day/Season, Christmas Pageant, Epiphany Option - Christmas Pagent, Epiphany, Baptism of Our Lord, Transfiguration, Ash Wednesday, Lent, Palm Sunday, Holy Week, Easter Sunday, Easter Season, Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity, Appendix A - Reproducible Song Sheets, Appendix B - Coloring Pages and Picture Cards, Appendix C - Tree of Life and Seasonal Leaves, Appendix D - Additional Materials, Appendix E - Resources

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6502b | Book | $29.95 | Treble || Children's Choir Development


Valerie Lippoldt Mack : Putting the SHOW in CHOIR

Review: The author of best-selling Icebreakers and Icebreakers 2, Valerie Lippoldt Mack reflects on her career as music educator, dancer, and musician and shares valuable knowledge and experience with you in Putting the SHOW in CHOIR. Full of tips and suggestions for successful auditions, choreography, staging and lights, costumes, programming, rehearsal suggestions, budgeting, public relations and more, this resource is a must for every concert, jazz, or show choir director! Truly, there is a wealth of information in this easy and fun to read book with humorous stories sprinkled throughout that could only happen to Valerie!

Songlist: Stage One, Auditioning, Choreography, From the Pit to the Overheads, Puttin' on the Glitz, On With The Show, From the Lands of "Blahs" to the Land of "Ahhs", Behind the Scenes, Take a Bow, Program Notes

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7433b | Book | $12.95 |


Charles Beale and Steve Milloy : Popular Voiceworks

Review: Popular Voiceworks is a fabulous collection of jazzy and popular songs in the practical Voiceworks format, with scorings from unison to four parts. Including new arrangements of popular favourites, as well as exciting new songs in a range of styles, this is a fantastic resource for singing groups of all ages.

Songlist: SECTION 1: GETTING MOVING, Swing Time!, You Gotta Move, Take Me To The Water, My Man's Gone Now, People Get Ready, 'Deed I Do, Me Ol' Bamboo, Little One, Take Me to the Funk, This Little Light of Mine, Gitika, SECTION 2: MOVING ON, Introduction and Practical Exercises, He's Gone Away, They'll Know We Are Christians By Our Love, I Want Your Love, Silent Night, Dancin' Till the Blues Are Gone, Straighten Up and Fly Right, Sweet Tea, Song Without Words, Don't Let the Door Hitcha, I'm Not Your Pet, SECTION 3: SHOWSTOPPERS, Come What May, Pages, Comedy Tonight, Hot Hot Hot, Dancing in the Street, I Will Sing Joy!, It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing

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6869b | Book & 1 CD | $49.95 || Teaching Kids To Sing


James Jordan : Core Vocal Exercises for Children's Choir and Treble Voices

Review: The Choral Warm-Up contains teaching techniques and methodologies developed by James Jordan from over 25 years of experience conducting choirs at all levels. This convenient supplement (with CD), a collaborative effort, includes Marilyn Shenenberger's masterfully written accompaniments and modulations for the 25 vocalises. This book is designed to help conductors plan and implement efficient choral warm-ups build healthy voices within the choral rehearsal, provide vocalises that have accompaniments completed with modulations upward and downward and categorize vocalises according to specific vocal objectives.

Songlist: Introduction, Pedagogical Reminders, Basic Rules for Accompanists, Choral Warm-Up Exercises 1-24

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7451b | Book & 1 CD | $12.95 || Choral Warm-Ups


Jean Ashworth Bartle : A Young Singer's Journey Book 1

Review: Eileen Baldwin, Jean Ashworth Bartle and Linda Beaupre have been teaching musical literacy for many years, and all three have very successful children's choirs that continue to perform all over the world. Now they have joined together and written a new musical literacy curriculum that will teach children to master the basic components of musical literacy--theory, ear training and sight-singing. The series will consist of six workbooks, three which are currently available. Included in each workbook is an accompanying CD, a sight-singing booklet of warm-up exercises for each level, and a laminated keyboard. Flash cards designed to correlate with the material presented in each workbook will also be available. There will be a teacher's manual for each level that covers the two student books. This will truly be an invaluable teaching tool.

Songlist: Let's Begin, Line And Spaces, Syllable Names On Steps, Hand Signs, Let's "Twinkle" Two Ways, The Treble Clef, A Scale On A Keyboard, Now We're Sight-Singing, You Get The Last Word, Horse Apples, Quarter Note And Rest, An Octave Is Eight Steps, The Longer And Longer Song, Two Stories, Eight Notes Flags On The Right, Middle C, Doh Moves, Doh, Me And Soh, The Famous Trio, Word Puzzles, Half Notes, Doh, Me, Soh In Three Keys

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6448b | Book & 1 CD | $11.95 || Children's Choir Development


Jean Ashworth Bartle : A Young Singer's Journey Book 2

Review: Eileen Baldwin, Jean Ashworth Bartle and Linda Beaupre have been teaching musical literacy for many years, and all three have very successful children's choirs that continue to perform all over the world. Now they have joined together and written a new musical literacy curriculum that will teach children to master the basic components of musical literacy--theory, ear training and sight-singing. The series will consist of six workbooks, three which are currently available. Included in each workbook is an accompanying CD, a sight-singing booklet of warm-up exercises for each level, and a laminated keyboard. Flash cards designed to correlate with the material presented in each workbook will also be available. There will be a teacher's manual for each level that covers the two student books. This will truly be an invaluable teaching tool.

Songlist: Off We Go, Closest Neighbors On The Keyboard, The Tonic Triad, Review Of Counting, The Chromatic Scale, Sight-Singing With The Tonic Triad, Songs Of Value 1, Songs Of Value 2, Up With Sharps Down With Flats, Pick The Tune, Remember Tents And Goalposts, Beethoven, Jean's Cool Raps, The Major Scale Pattern Song, The Sixteenth Note, G Major Scale, Tie, Slur And Phrase, The Note Tower, Key Signatures, The Strong Beat Is Number One, The Bottom Of The Time Signature, Building F Major Scale, Circle The Sixteenth Botes, It Isn't Always 4 On The Bottom, Getting Familar With G Major, Sight-singing A Famous Canon, We've Got Style, Tallis In Three Keys, Countinf Sixteenths, Eleanor Daley, And Irish Blessing 1, An Irish Blessing 2, A Mixed Bag, Book Two Criss-cross Review, Eighty-two Tasks

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6451b | Book & 1 CD | $12.95 || Children's Choir Development


Jean Ashworth Bartle : A Young Singer's Journey Book 3

Review: Eileen Baldwin, Jean Ashworth Bartle and Linda Beaupre have been teaching musical literacy for many years, and all three have very successful children's choirs that continue to perform all over the world. Now they have joined together and written a new musical literacy curriculum that will teach children to master the basic components of musical literacy--theory, ear training and sight-singing. The series will consist of six workbooks, three which are currently available. Included in each workbook is an accompanying CD, a sight-singing booklet of warm-up exercises for each level, and a laminated keyboard. Flash cards designed to correlate with the material presented in each workbook will also be available. There will be a teacher's manual for each level that covers the two student books. This will truly be an invaluable teaching tool.

Songlist: Welcome!, How Far?, Rhythmically Speaking, Major Scales - All the Same Pattern!, Barlines are Your Job, Touch the Dots, Singing Half Steps in Tune!, Leger Lines, Under the Covers or On Top?, Singing Seconds and Thirds, Counting Intervals, Tied Notes and Dotted Notes, The Fourths Song, Intervals in the Major Scale, The Pick - Up Song, Beware B - C and E - F!, Major and Perfect Intervals in G+, Counting a Dotted Quarter, Dotted Quarters in Three Keys, Major and Perfect Intervals in F+, Counting a Pick - Up, Building D Major Scale, The D Major Song, The Bottom of the Time Signature, Sharps in Order, The Last Sharp is Te!, Major and Perfect Intervals in D+, Getting Smart with Key Signatures!, Hand Sign Push - Ups!, Mixed Keys and Intervals, Building B(flat) Major Scale, Flats in Order, The Last Flat is Fah!, Major and Perfect Intervals in B(flat)+, Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Lullaby (Wiegenlied), Lullaby (Wiegenlied), CONTINUED, Tallis in Two New Keys, Book Three Criss Cross, Ninety - Three Tasks - They're Easy!

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6655b | Book & 1 CD | $12.95 || Children's Choir Development


Jean Ashworth Bartle : A Young Singer's Journey Book 4

Review: Eileen Baldwin, Jean Ashworth Bartle and Linda Beaupre have been teaching musical literacy for many years, and all three have very successful children's choirs that continue to perform all over the world. Now they have joined together and written a new musical literacy curriculum that will teach children to master the basic components of musical literacy--theory, ear training and sight-singing. The series will consist of six workbooks, three which are currently available. Included in each workbook is an accompanying CD, a sight-singing booklet of warm-up exercises for each level, and a laminated keyboard. Flash cards designed to correlate with the material presented in each workbook will also be available. There will be a teacher's manual for each level that covers the two student books. This will truly be an invaluable teaching tool.

Songlist: Welcome!, Mystery Scales, Back in the Swing with Rhythm, Sight-Singing Tools, Father Charles Goes, Battle Ends, Intervals, intervals, intervals, Beam Them Up!, Find the Intervals, Sharp and Flat Sheets, Two Ways to Find Doh, Dotted Eighths!, Building A Major Scale, Looking for Clues, Major and Perfect Intervals in A+, Counting a Dotted 8th and a 16th, The Barline Cancellation Rule, Major and Minor 2nds and 3rds, Introducing 6/8 Time, Four Small Intervals, Building E Flat Major Scale, The Six-Eight Song, Major and Perfect Intervals in Eb+, The Triad Sequential, Nursery Rhymes in 6/8 Time, The Grand Staff, W.A. Mozart, Earth Rejoices, Earth Rejoices cont., 6/8 Time With Sixteenths, The Fifths Song, The Natural Minor Scale, Da Capo al Fine, Let's Hear It For 4/4 and 6/8, Tallis in a New Meter, Here's To Song, Here's To Song, cont., Seventy Five Tasks, Sixty Seven Tasks, Book Four Criss Cross

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6657b | Book & 1 CD | $12.95 || Children's Choir Development


Madeline Bridges : Sing Together, Children!

Review: This unique resource offers children's choir leaders and classroom music teachers an ideal guide for leading young singers to participate in joyful, purposeful singing experiences. Organized into five chapters, the resource draws music primarily from a folk tradition combining over 75 singing activities into the following sequential teaching process: 1) Exploring the voice; 2) Developing young singers; 3) Singing and moving; 4) Building choral skills; and 5) Singing in harmony. The singing activities range from vocal-exploration activities and action songs designed for young children to more advanced folk songs and dances for older children, plus warm-ups, vocalises, choral technique songs, rounds, and songs that teach part-singing. Each chapter also features an efficient, pedagogically sound teaching plan that teachers can use along with the demonstration DVD included in the resource. Perfect for use throughout the year with children ages 5-12!

Songlist: Exploring The Voice, Developing Young Singers, Singing And Moving, Building Choral Skills, Singing In Harmony, Index of Songs, Index of Vocalises, Other Teaching Resources from Choristers Guild, About the Sing Together, Children DVD

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5482b | Book & DVD | $39.95 | Unison || Teaching Kids To Sing


Patricia Bourne : Inside The Elementary School Chorus

Review: Designed specifically for the music educator working with non-auditioned children's choruses, Patricia Bourne's "Inside the Elementary School Chorus" addresses everything from recruiting to getting kids excited about singing, from warm ups to programming, and from working with parents to budgets. In addition to helpful how-tos, this outstanding resource illustrates how children's choirs can become environments where participants learn a strong sense of community alongside high levels of musicianship. As an added feature, the book includes a DVD that provides sight and sound to the strategies shared in narrative. Organized to follow the book, its sections include: The general music classroom as a venue for vocal instruction; Rehearsal strategies for the public school elementary chorus; and Performances-before, during, and after. Don't miss this resource filled with down-to-earth approaches and inspiring ideas.

Songlist: Preface, Acknowledgements, The General Music Teacher as Children's Choir Director, The Child Singing Voice, Membership in the Non-Select Chorus, Repertoire, Materials, and Resources, Rehearsal and Management Strategies, Purposeful Performances, Final Thoughts, Recommended Repertoire, Bibliography and Selected Resources, About the Author, Credits for Inside the Elementary School Chorus DVD, DVD Contents

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5485b | Book & DVD | $39.95 || Children's Choir Development


Valerie Lippoldt Mack : Ice Breakers 2

Review: Here is the sequel to the wildly popular classroom resource book from celebrated educator Valerie Lippoldt Mack, a Kansas resident whose work has been featured at ACDA, MENC, Carnegie Hall and Disney World. Ice Breakers 2 includes 64 more games & activities (as well as numerous variations) designed to build teamwork skills, energize the classroom, and focus the kids. Many, but not all, of the suggestions also teach musical concepts.

Songlist: Icebreakers - remixed!, Stress Busters - solving problems as a Team, Creative Activities - Thinking Outside the Box, Retreat Makers - Building Relationships, life Lessons - Establishing Respect, Holiday Games - Celebrating Special Occasions

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6668b | Book Vocal Warm Ups | $12.95 || Rehearsal Material


Emily Crocker : Patterns Of Sound Vol 1

Review: Don't read notes, read patterns of sound! This unique sight reading course for treble voices in elementary and early middle school does just that! PATTERNS OF SOUND uses excellent voice leading, careful sequencing and musically interesting exercises that can be combined to strengthen part singing, pitch relationships and to develop rhythmic independence. Volume 1 starts from square one, assuming no previous training, with exercises that are so carefully sequenced that the students are quickly singing four-measure phrases and eight measure songs in two parts and finding it easy! Students are introduced to notes, rests, meter, pitch and unison/2-part songs in Vol. 1, and continue in Vol. 2 with dotted rhythms & syncopation, keys & key changes and more 2-part songs. Use it every day and watch your students' confidence level grow!

Songlist: Rhythm - Let's Begin!, Adding Pitch to Rhythm, Let's Harmonize, Finding Your Starting Pitch, New Patterns, New Notes, New Combinations, Bigger Jumps (Intervals), Songs In Two Parts

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7261b | Songbook | $14.95 | Treble || Ear Training


Evy Lucio : Music & Method for Children's Choir

Review: This songbook, featuring arrangments by the Director and Founder of the San Juan Children's Choir, comes complete with performance notes in both English and Spanish, and is perfect for any Children's Choir director looking to incorporate ear training exercises into the rehearsal of repertoire.

Songlist: Prologue, Foreword, Introduction, The Preliminary Exercises, Let It Rain, Saint Sereni, La Parguera, Sugar Cane, Tecolote, Oh, Shenandoah!, I'm a Poor Lad, O Come Away Ye Shepherds, Bells On Bells, Tonight Is Christmas Eve, Song of the Shephers, The Little Tiny Babe, Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful, Silent Night, Arrangement A, Arrangement B

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6314b | Songbook | $6.95 | Treble || Children's Choir Development


Linda Rann : Kodaly in the Classroom: Set 1 Intermediate

Review: Kodaly in the Classroom, Primarily (Set 1) is a collection of children's songs an teacher lessons sequentially organized to teach the basics of pitch and rhythm through singing and games for upper elementary students. The song material consists of American folk and well-known children's songs. Teacher lessons are easy to follow and do not require previous training in Kodaly methodology. The collection includes lesson plans, reproducible singer sheets and activities.

Songlist: Long Legged Sailor, Weevily Wheat, Old Blue, Are You Sleeping?, Button, You Must Wander, Dinah, Dinah, Amasee, Chatter with the Angels, Old Brass Wagon, Canoe Song, Alabama Gal, Love Somebody, Tideo, The Birch Tree, O, How Lovely is the Evening, Music Alone Shall Live, Cape Cod Girls, Viva la Musica, Land of the Silver Birch, Laughing, Singing

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6551b | Songbook | $19.95 || Teaching Kids To Sing


Linda Rann : Kodaly in the Classroom: Set 1 Primary

Review: Kodaly in the Classroom, Primarily (Set 1) is a collection of children's songs and teacher lessons sequentially organized to teach the basics of pitch and rhythm through singing and games for younger elementary students. The song material consists of American folk and well-known children's songs. Teacher lessons are easy to follow and do not require previous training in Kodaly methodology. The collection includes lesson plans, reproducible singer sheets and activities.

Songlist: Johnny Works with One Hammer, Bernie Bee, Oliver Twist, Teddy Bear, Charlie Over the Ocean, Tick Tock, The Closet Key, Engine, Engine Number Nine, Bye Low, Michael Finnegan, Skip to My Lou, Who's That Tapping at My Window?, Bounce High, Ring Around the Rosie, Star Light, Star Bright, See Saw, Rain, Rain, Partner, Partner, Little Sally Water, Snail, Snail, Bobby Shaftoe, Lucy Locket, Pease Porridge Hot, I See the Moon, Hot Cross Buns, Hop, Old Squirrel, Let Us Chase the Squirrel, Great Big House in New Orleans, Bow, Wow, Wow, Rocky Mountain High

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6550b | Songbook | $19.95 || Teaching Kids To Sing


Marie Stultz : Choral Excellence for Treble Voices

Review: Marie Stultz has been working with treble-voiced singers for over 30 years. During that time she has developed a philosophy of programming which insures that every song is chosen because it delivers a lesson in a particular one of ten pedagogical areas, according to the needs of the choir. The book explains Ms. Stultz's theories about repertoire selection, and how to use the website. The website, to which you receive a one-year subscription when you buy the book, is an extensive annotated bibliography in the form of an easy-to-use searchable database of repertoire for treble voices. Each annotation gives all the practical information about the song or movement as well as an explanation of how it can be used in rehearsal and performance, along with a list of specific teaching tips. Many of the pieces of music are suitable for the advanced female ensemble in school, church or community settings. Ms. Stultz is constantly adding annotations to the site so you will want to log on often!

Songlist: Fine Choral Music, The Process Of Selecting And Perpetuating Great Choral Literature, Build A Fine Children's Choir, Advanced Treble Ensemble, Building Headtone, Improve Diction / Tone Builders, Emphsizing Pure Vowels, Encouraging Legato Singing, Enhancing The Mid-Range, Expanding The Chest Range, Fostering Musical Accuracy, Stressing Score Articulation Marks, Developing Secure Partsinging, Advancing Choral Artistry, A Tour Through The Web Site By Piero Bonamico

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6415b | Songbook | $37.95 | Treble || Children's Choir Development


Phyllis Wolfe White & Karen Bodoin : Sharing Secrets - A Step-by-Step Journey from Unison to Two-Part Singing

Review: Everone has "secrets" that work in the music classroom. In this text, two experienced master teachers share six footprints to success that lay the foundation for student-centered music making. Each of the six steps includes a core-value statement, suggested activities (both physical and intellectual), the "secret" (the why), and guaranteed-to-succeed repertoire. Some of the music is newly written; all is instructive, confidence-building, fun to sing, and easy to use.

Songlist: Clear Unison, Follow The Leader, Parallel Motion, Ostinato / Round, Partner Songs, Two-part Harmony

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6431b | Songbook | $19.95 | Rounds || Children's Choir Development


Roger Emerson : Sing 6-7-8! - 50 Ways to Improve Your Chorus

Review: The adolescent years can be a challenge for any choir director, but this practical handbook by Roger Emerson provides an engaging and witty approach to working with these young singers. Ideal for experienced educators and those new to the field, this text is full of creative ideas and solid solutions in an easy-to-read question and answer format. The fifty topics include recruiting, the adolescent voice, choral tone, classroom management, budgets, choral balance and blend, sight-reading, repertoire, programming, incorporating pop music into the choral program, working with your administrators and colleagues, parent and community relations, helpful recommended resources and much more!

Songlist: 50 Ways to Improve Your Elementry or Middle School Choir

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6850b | Songbook | $9.95 || Teaching Kids To Sing


British Federation of Young Choirs : Junior Choral Club Book 1

Review: Junior Choral Club is an exciting and enjoyable series for Keystage 2 choirs, in association with the British Federation of Young Choirs. The songs are designed to help your choir develop their singing within a range suitable for young voices, reinforce basic score reading skills, encourage good musicianship and develop ensemble skills. The series is designed to be used in succession, or in any order for repertoire purpose. The harmony parts have been kept simple, alongside the piano/keyboard accompaniment. Each contains four songs with photocopiable vocal parts, helpful advice, rehearsal tips for each piece, and demonstration CD.

Songlist: Canoe Song, Engine, Engine, February Twilight, Notes For Teachers, Singing Set 1

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7690b | Songbook & 1 CD | $29.95 || Youth Choirs


British Federation of Young Choirs : Junior Choral Club Book 2

Review: Junior Choral Club is an exciting and enjoyable series for Keystage 2 choirs, in association with the British Federation of Young Choirs. The songs are designed to help your choir develop their singing within a range suitable for young voices, reinforce basic score reading skills, encourage good musicianship and develop ensemble skills. The series is designed to be used in succession, or in any order for repertoire purpose. The harmony parts have been kept simple, alongside the piano/keyboard accompaniment. Each contains four songs with photocopiable vocal parts, helpful advice, rehearsal tips for each piece, and demonstration CD.

Songlist: Blackbird, Grand Old Duke, Notes For Teachers, Rhythm Sing 1, Twilight A-stealin'

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7691b | Songbook & 1 CD | $29.95 || Youth Choirs


Audrey Snyder : Sight-Sing a Song! Music Reading for the Elementary Classroom

Review: Sight-Sing a Song will help you do just that-teach your students to sing-sing with confidence. This well-designed sight-singing approach by master teacher and choral director Audrey Snyder progresses in an easy step-by-step fashion through a variety of exercises that culminate with a special song students will be able to sight-sing! Each lesson includes helpful Teacher Tips that focus on the music concepts being presented, a suggested teaching sequence to use when presenting each exercise, keys to sight-singing success, options for enrichment and motivation, and two student reproducible pages filled with sight-reading exercises. Exercises and songs are presented in the keys of C major and F major, so students will also experience moveable 'Do.' After students have perfected each exercise a cappella on their own, they can enhance the learning process further by performing wiht the accompaniment tracks on the enclosed CD. Perormanc / accompaniment tracks for the songs are also included. Time is short. Let's start sight-singing!i

Songlist: Begin with the Beat, Add DO and RE, Introducing Meter and MI, Add Neighbors FA and SOL, Neighbor LA joins in, Finishing off with TI and DO, Songsheet, Piano accompaniment

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6646b | Songbook & 1 CD Warm Ups | $19.95 | Kids || Sightsinging Material


Various Composers : Singbook

Review: Youth Music's Singbook is an essential, inspirational resource for all singing leaders working with children and young people and contains twelve songs by some of the most exciting songwriters and lyricists working today, including Howard Goodall, Steve Martland, Richard Stilgoe, Lin Marsh and Barry Russell. It explores a wide range of musical styles and topics, to inspire all young people from keystages 2 to 4, and celebrates our culturally diverse community: from Gujarati, Chinese and Albanian songs to music by some of the UK's best-known songwriters. Each song is presented as a complete 'unit', fully supported by interviews with the composers, with learning strategies, warm ups and creative music-making ideas. Photocopiable vocal parts and lyric sheets have additional questions and starting points to help singers get to grips with the meaning of each song. Singbook is stunningly produced in full color throughout, with two professionally produced CDs of complete performances and backing tracks of the songs. The book has been carefully graded and color-coded into three levels - starting, developing and challenging - from songs in unison to those sung in parts. The book also includes a dedicated section on warm ups, with a wide range of material to complement the songs and encourage good singing practice.

Songlist: Refuge, Ame sau vala tara bal , The Smile Behind The Eyes, Believe, Building, Hey, Escher!, Vera, OK, The Tyger, Mo Li Hua, Harmony, No Wars Will Stop Us Singingf

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7306b | Songbook & 2 CD | $34.95 | SATB |


Cristi Cary Miller and Kathlyn Reynolds : Rhythms, Rounds and Joyful Sounds - Director's Manual

Review: It's children's choir rehearsal time ... again! Here is a budget-stretching, creative answer to filling a variety of needs for a multitude of rehearsals and performances. Packed with creative activities, tips, anthems (for all seasons), warm-ups and rounds, this is a collection you'll use time and again, all year long. It was created by children's choir leaders for children's choir leaders with practical "field-tested" ideas that really work.

Songlist: Anthems For All Seasons, Joyful Warm-ups, General Music Lessons And Activities, Reproducible Singer Pages

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9198b | Songbook Book | $29.95 | Rounds || Rounds for Singing


Christine Bass : Vocal Transformation For Secondary School Choirs

Review: From the classroom to the concert stage, experience a high school choir's vocal transformation from beginning to advanced level. Step by step, through daily practice and using proven techniques this experienced educator transforms these young singers' singing into a free, healthy, blended and mature sound. ""Vocal Transformation" is on of the most remarkable teaching tools for conductors that I have ever seen. Christine Bass absolutely understands the progression of teaching vocal technique from beginning to advanced stages, and expertly demonstrates these concepts in a manner not previously done in video. "Vocal Transformation" not only provides information on how to teach concepts of vocal production, color, vowel unification, intonation and such, but actually shows the remarkable improvement of the choirs over time as these concepts are consistently taught. It's a "must have" in your library!- Z. Randall Stroope"

Songlist: Introduction, Untrained versus Trained, Posture, Resonance, Breathing, Opening Exercises, Vocal Anatomy, Support, Vocal Folds, Care and Space, More Support, Breath Control, Vocal Exercise:-, Major Scale, Simple Three Tone Ah, Ee - ee - ah, Core, Up & Over the World, Staccato Bounces, Yoo-ee, Quiet Jaw, Zee-Ping, Lip Trill - Pull Car, Dancing Arms, Pum - pum - pum, Changing owels, Bumble Bee, Exploring Regisers, Entry Level Soprano Lessons, Middle & Advanced Men's Lesson, Return to the Scale, 9th Scale & Contests, Male Falsetto, Range Expansion, Agility & Articulation, Issues with the Scales

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5091dvd | 2 DVDs | $39.95 || Vocal Pedagogy


Henry Leck : The Boy's Changing Voice (Take The High Road)

Review: Join Henry Leck and a choir made up of young male singers from the Indianapolis Children's Choir and the Indianapolis Youth Chorale. They explore the historical, physical, emotional, and individual musical perspective of the boy's changing voice as well as how the process affects the choral ensemble as a whole. This video offers choir directors, studio voice teachers and young singers the opportunity to examine the process of vocal maturation and how that process might be approached within the choral ensemble. Includes warmups and vocal exercises, ranges and guidelines for vocal classification, technical data, interviews with several young singers, and several excerpts of solo and choral repertoire in performance.

Songlist: The Boy's Changing Voice (Take The High Road)

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6228dvd | DVD | $29.95 || Choral Pedagogy


John Jacobson : Finding Your Song: Motivational Insights for Teens

Review: Whether you've just started middle school or are at the end of your high school years, figuring out who you are and how you fit into this world is not easy. After spending decades with young musicians in schools, churches and communities, John Jacobson offers unique insights into what it means to be growing up in a 'choir of citizens' who are all 'singing' a different tune. He shares some of his stories and how he took risks, in order to pursue his dreams. There are many paths to pursue in life. Which path will you choose? You are valuable. We need your song!

Songlist: Who Is This Guy?, It's About Me, Three Little Words, Finding Your Song

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6512dvd | DVD | $19.95 || Children's Choir Development


Pam Andrews : Children's Choir Basics

Review: Learn the basics of teaching and developing the children's choir. Discover why you should set musical, spiritual and even personal goals. You will even learn how you can make performing musicals more fun for everyone! This is a must-have for any children's music worker's resource library. Pam Andrews has taught elementary school music, pre-school choirs, children's choirs, and is a gifted and highly-successful children's Christian songwriter. Pam is best known for her curriculum developmental ideas found in the numerous teacher resource books she has written, and is the creator of many best-selling children's choir musicals.

Songlist: Testimony & Vision of Winning Children, Successful Examples, Be Organized (be prepared, setting goals, making memories), Designing Creative & Practical Worship Tools, Conforming to Pastor's Vision, Beginning Movement, Worship Tools Demonstration, Hand Puppets & Other Worship Tools, Conclusion

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6840dvd | DVD | $29.95 || Children's Choir Development


Russell Robinson : Middle School Singers - Turning Their Energy Into Wonderful Choirs!

Review: This extraordinary DVD is packed with ideas and techniques especially for middle school and junior high choral directors, or for choral music education students. Filmed both during a convention appearance and in a classroom, Dr. Russell Robinson (along with a demonstration choir from Eisenhower Middle School, FL) shows us new and tried-and-true ways to make young and developing singers look and sound better. Learn how to take your singers' energy and put it to great use!

Songlist: Introduction, Teaching Middle School Choirs, Uniqueness of This Age Group, Middle School Boys and "Uncertain" Singers, Appropriate Literature and Voicings, Attention Spans, Discipline and Accurare Reinforcement, Rehearsal Techniques with Demonstration Choir, Warm-Ups, "Sing We and Chant It", "Shenandoah", Five Parts to a Warm-Up, Warming Down with the "oo" Vowel, Warming Up with Other Vowels, Diction Exercise, Chordal Warm-Up, Thoughts on the Pre-Performance Warm-Up, Pre-Performance Warm-Up for "Sing We and Chant It", Performance of "Sing We and Chant It", Closing Comments

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6510dvd | DVD | $39.95 || Teaching Kids To Sing


Zoltan Kodaly : The Kodaly Concept of Music Education

Review: For decades, there has been a great, worldwide interest in Zoltan Kodaly's concept of music education (better known as the Kodaly Method) which, from time to time, had a different geographical emphasis. Hungarian public education has been operating with successes in spite of the changed social and economical circumstances. Even today, the "Hungarian Method" - to use Kodaly's words- serves as a model for many music pedagogues all of the world. This DVD-ROM provides a many-sided and faithful introduction to the Kodaly Concept; and also presents the study programme of the Kecskemet "mother institute" in an attracting and inspiring way. As well as textual introductions to Kodaly's life and the Kodaly Concept of music education the DVD-ROM provides an overview of the practical application of the method through video excepts pf demonstration classes in kindergarten thru secondary school.

Songlist: Welcome, Kodaly's Life, The Kodaly Concept, Demonstrations, Extra Features, On The Foundation, Impressum

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6645dvd | DVD | $39.95 || Children's Choir Development


Emily Crocker : Warm Ups & Workouts For The Developing Choir

Review: Warm Ups and Work Outs for the Developing Choir is designed to integrate the elements of good singing into the choral rehearsal. The exercises, each with a specific objective, are aimed toward the developing singer in upper elementary or middle school, but can be successfully used by choirs of any level.

Songlist: Warm Ups & Workouts Vol. 1, Warm Ups & Workouts Vol. 2

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6444b | Vocal Warm Up Exercises | $3.95 | Treble || Choral Warm-Ups


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