In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument
Any good choral director or singer knows that there’s more to choral work than just singing – you need to know how to warm-up properly, and what exercises to do to improve your vocal quality, tonality, breathing and all the other things that go into making you a good singer. Isn’t it nice, then, that there’s so many different books and CDs on the subject? Books with favourite warm-up exercises from dozens of choral directors around the U.S. and the world, from people who are respected experts in their fields, books that will teach you all the insider tricks & techniques that will make all the difference in your choir.
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Review: This valuable resource is essential for every church choir director. These warm-ups and activities will help prepare voices, bodies and spirits to share the Word through song. The opening prayers and meditations will help center your rehearsals. The vocal exercises will guide singers to produce a free and open tone, develop clean articulation and diction, improve resonance and intonation - all while singing inspirational words and passages. The group activities will develop a camaraderie that every church choir should know. The enclosed enhanced audio CD provides a demonstration recording of each vocal exercise to use with full choir, small group or individual practice, plus printable, reproducible, projectable PDFs of each singer exercise. Use these meaningful exercises, prayers and activities to enhance your music ministry at any level.
Songlist: Warming Up The Soul, Warming Up the Body, Breathe in the Support, Feel the Spirit, Warming Up The Voice, Let Your Voices Sing Praise, Let Us Grow Up in the Lord, Sing God's Word Clearly, Warming Up to Each Other
Review: This second volume of the popular Choir Builders for Growing Voices series offers 24 MORE warm-ups and workouts for teaching proper vocal technique to young voices! These fun and original reproducible exercises will continue to get your students' growing voices on the right track to producing a quality sound. Strengthen phrasing and breath control, use dynamic expression, enhance independent and harmonic singing, perform accurate articulations, head voice "sighs," swing eighths and syncopation patterns, proper diction and rhythm accuracy, and much more with these wonderful exercises for young voices. Sing along with the demonstration tracks on the enclosed CD for quick learning, or use the accompaniment-only tracks for ear training and assessment options. Twelve of the exercises also offer optional Orff and percussion accompaniment parts. Get ready for more of a workout to a better sounding choir!
Songlist: Autumn Breeze, Celebrate Peace!, Chimes In Three Quarter Time, Hide And Seek, Hurry Up!, Jazzin' It Up!, Let's Rock And Roll, A Little Latin Scattin', Music In The Air, Nature Sings, Off The Beaten Path, A Patriot's March, Raindrops, A Seasonal Blues, Shine Your Light, Shining Stars, A Solfege Show, A Star In The Night, Time For Celebration!, Together As One, Walkin' In Blues Country, Watching The Sky, Winter Mix, A Winter's Dream
Review: This enlightening handbook is designed to provide choir members clear and concise information about their breathing so that they may sing with optimal enjoyment and beauty. Featuring dozens of detailed illustrations and explanations, this book is a crucial tool to anyone on a quest for phenomenal sound. Crucial to this quest is understanding how our own bodies work to produce sound through a technique known as Body Mapping. This handbook is perfect for use during choir warm-ups and rehearsals. Foreword by James Jordan.
Songlist: The Structure and Movement of Breathing, Skeletal Balance, Nasal Passages, Mouth , Tongue, Temporo-mandibular Joints, Facial Muscles, Lips, Muscles of Pharynx, Trachea and Esophagus, Lungs, Ribs, Lungs in Context, Diaphragm in Context, Exursion of the Diaphragm, Abdominal and Pelvic Viscera, Abdominal Wall, Pelvic Floor / Pelvic Viscera, Coordination of Movement of the Two Diaphragms, Spine, Gathering / Lengthening of the Spine, Head-Spine Relationship, Up and Over, Superficial Muscles of the Neck, Deep Muscles of the Neck
Review: Effective Choral Warm-ups offers a new approach to a critical segment of the rehearsal. Containing thirty exercises in the major areas of vocal production geared specifically for male choruses and quartets. The DVD shows the teaching process as well as the performance of each of the exercises so the instructor can prepare. The chorus member can also use these exercises on a daily basis for individual vocal improvement. Clinicians Jim DeBusman, Chris Peterson and Bill Rashleigh brings their years of experience to this 2 DVD set which will help all barbershop singers get the most from their voice.
Songlist: Posture, Alignment, Breath Management, Vowels, Balance, Progressions, Vocal Agility, Concentration, Head Voice, Range and Register
Review: For the middle school/junior high choral teacher. This text takes out much of the guesswork of teaching boys whose voices are changing . Includes testing methods, extensive warm-up and voice development exercises, self-image concepts, an extensive list of appropriate choral works, and other welcome information.
Songlist: Voice Placement, Recognizing Change, Testing Prodecures, Time-Savers, Variables With Change, Good Strokes For Your Singing Folks, Putting The Pieces Together - The Puzzle of Selecting, Life With Chameleons, Tips for Training The Tigers, Teacher Prescriptions For Sanity, Scores That Don't Bore, Breathing and Posture, Tone Quality, Range Development and Flexibilty, Ear Training
Review: This wonderful book contains 50 fun filled wacky warm-ups to improve pronunciation, vocal range, and technique. Perfect for teachers and kids, this fun sing-a-long book contains singing tongue twisters of variable difficulty levels, read-a-long worksheets, and a 50 track sing-a-long CD. Singing Tongue Twisters is an excellent warm-up tool for choral groups and a fun practice workbook for individual singers.
Songlist: Apes Ate, Betty Better Batter, The Big Black Bug, The Blue Bluebird, Busy Bees, Chester Cheetah, Chop Shops, Crisp Crusts, Daddy Draws, Eddie Eat, Fat Frogs, Freshly Fried, Friendly Frank, Gertie's Grandma, Girl Gargoyle, Give Papa, Harrison Held, Inch Worms Inching, Jolly Jesters, Kindly Kittens, Lesser Leather, Local Yokel, Lovely Lemon Liniment, Misses Smith's, Mommy Made Me, 999 Indiana Nuns, Noisy Noise, Old Oily Ollie, Peggy Babcock, Please Pay, Quirky Kings, Really Weird, Rubber Baby, She Sees Cheese, Sly Sam, I Thought, Three Free Throws, Toy Boat, Truly Rural, Twelve Twins, 222 Train, Unique New York, Vincent Vowed, Which Witch, Which Wrist Watches, Extra Extra, Yellow Yo-Yo, Zany Zebras
Review: Choral rounds have been used for recreational singing for hundreds of years and are effective tools for your students to understand harmony, expand their vocal ranges, and experience a choral sound that is easily accessible to them. Music educators can satisfy state and national music standards with a carefully crafted choral curriculum, bringing choir back into the daily classroom schedule. By using rounds as warm-ups, you can teach vocal technique, music theory, application, appreciation, and history, as well as increase your singers' understanding of scales, intervals, modes, dynamics, and terminology.Each round in this collection has instructions on the musical focus and implementation of each song. Additional comments from experienced author and music educator Catherine DeLanoy give insight into the historical background or practical tips for a successful performance. Several rounds were intentionally included for adolescent boys with a limited range. Warming Up with Rounds includes both familiar and rare rounds that are easy and challenging, as well as serious and fun. Music teachers and their students will enjoy discovering the secrets that choral rounds offer and ultimately feel a great sense of accomplishment when they make beautiful, harmonious music together.
Songlist: Mah, Keyla, Blip, One Bottle of Pop, Scotland's Burning, A Ram Sam Sam, Hey, Ho, Nobody at Home, Ah, Poor Bird, Alleluia, Amen, Are You Sleeping?, Flowers Are Dying, Sing and Rejoice, Why Shouldn't My Goose?, I Love The Mountains, Sing We Merrily, Jubilate Deo, Lets Us Sing Together, White Choral Bells, Chrsitmas is Comiong, Coffee, With Laughter and Singing, Come Follow, Oh, How Lovely Is The Evening, Shalom Chaverim, We Merry Minstrals, All Things Shall Perish, Now We Are Met, The Hunter, Be Welcome, By The Waters of Babylon, Dona Nobis Pacem, Hashivenu, Hine Ma Tov, Sing A Round, Songs We Love, Tallis Canon, Mozart Canon, Beethoven Canon
Review: Ultimate Choir Warm-Ups are systematic, fun, challenging and easy to use exercises for individuals and groups of any kind. From rock to Bach and everything in between, all styles of music and singing get better when youre warmed up. The fully orchestrated accompaniments lead the studio singers and YOU through dozens of fun and challenging exercises in eight different styles of music. They range in style from the traditional classical to pop, jazz, Latin, and Gospel. And they vary in arrangements from unison to two, three and four parts, all clearly demonstrated by the studio singers. This allows individuals as well as groups to work on blend, harmonizing and tuning while you warm-up, workout and prepare to sing. Larry - 318-564-8311
Songlist: Intro, General, Diction, Ear Training, Rhythm, Blend, Breathing, Agility, Style, Staccati, Surprises
Review: Heres the perfect way to workout and warm-up your voice with fun, orchestrated exercises.
Songlist: Preparation for Effective, Imitation, Ear Training, Rhythm, Blend, Ear Training, Diction, Phrasing, Duple & Triple Rhythm, Rhythm, Staccato, Breathing, Ear Training, Tuning, Diction, Phrasing, Breathing, Rhythm, Parts, Tuning, Easy Warm-Up, Imitation, Ear Training, Blend, Phrasing, Agility, Breath Control, Full Range, Parts, Everything!
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
Review: Vocal Ease is a series of 13 exercises complied by Dave Williamson as a result of scanning the globe for over 30 years in an effort to identify a warm-up sequence that really works. The exercises in this collection are the best of the best at actually preparing the voice for singing. These exercises are very versatile: They can be used either in the context of a choir rehearsal, or individually in a choir member's home or car. Wherever you use them, they'll work, and they'll work great! Dave makes it easy for you to teach your choir these warm-ups. In the Directors Edition, each exercise is prefaced with Dave's explanation of its purpose and includes a demonstration by Dave with his choir of how it is to be performed.
Songlist: Introduction, Sip-Hiss, Sirens, Hoo-g, Bubbles, Ah Ay Ee Oh Oo, Mum Mum, Alleluia, La-Bo, Zing-Ee, Me May Mah Moh Moo, Red Leather, Peter Peter, Gloria, Closing Thoughts
Review: From Concepts to Concerts by Dr. Earlene Rentz is intended to be used as a supplementary text for the choral rehearsal, providing exercises that teach concepts to choral singers. The exercises are arranged in a simple-to-complex order that will allow for success through all grade levels, providing challenges for young singers as well as more advanced students. Of course, teachers have the freedom to use these exercises in any way that is most helpful to them. To be fully used as the resource they were intended, this includes permission to copy for classroom use. Dr. Rentz has prepared this supplement based on her own experience in choral clinics and workshops. Presented here are a great collection of exercises and drills that will assist your students in improving musicianship. One book to use in all your classes!
Songlist: Foreword by Andre J. Thomas, Introduction, About Earlene Rentz, Section I. Pitches and Intervals, Half Steps, Whole Steps, Half Steps and Whole Steps, Minor Second, Major Second, Minor Third, Major Third, Perfect Fourth, Perfect Fifth, Minor Sixth, Major Sixth, Minor Seventh, Major Seventh, Perfect Octave, Intervals in Repertoire No. 1, Intervals in Repertoire No. 2, Finding Pitches No. 1, Finding Pitches No. 2, Finding Pitches No. 3, Finding Pitches No. 4, Finding Pitches No. 5, Section II. Tempo and Meter, Tempo, Tempo in Repertoire, Tempo Change No. 1, Tempo Change No. 2, 24Meter No. 1, 24 Meter No.2, Singing in 24, 34 Meter No. 1, 34 Meter No. 2, Singing in 34, 44 Meter No. 1, 44 Meter No. 2, Singing in 44, 68 Meter, Singing in 68 , 22 Meter, Singing in 22, Syncopation No. 1, Syncopation No. 2, Triplets, Mixed Meter, Section III. Symbols and Structure, Dynamics No. 1, Dynamics No. 2, Crescendo, Decrescendo, Crescendo/Decrescendo, Symbols and Styles No. 1, Symbols and Styles No. 2, "Road Maps" No. 1, "Road Maps" No. 2, Stem Directions No. 1, Stem Directions No. 2, Stem Directions No. 3, Section IV. Text and Phrasing, Vowel Unity No. 1, Vowel Unity No. 2, Vowel Unity No. 3, Dipthongs, Dipthongs in Repertoire, Final Consonants No. 1, Final Consonants No. 2, Middle Consonants No. 1, Middle Consonants No. 2, Consonants GALORE!, The Consonant "S", Singing Consonants in Repertoire No. 1, Singing Consonants in Repertoire No. 2, The Breath No. 1, The Breath No. 2, Singing Softly No. 1, Singing Softly No. 2, Singing Softly No. 3, Singing Phrases No. 1 (Dynamics), Singing Phrases No. 2 (Syllabic Inflection), Singing Phrases No. 3 (Endings)
Review: Improve tone production, artistic sensibilities, and musical understanding. This excellent book offers specific exercises for posture, breathing, voice building, and use of voice training in rehearsal.
Songlist: Posture, Breathing, Voice Building, Use of Voice Training in a Choir Rehearsal, Exercises For Specific Techniques, Warm-Up Exercises, Warm-Up Exercises for Special Problems In Specific Choral Works, Relaxation Exercises, Glossary of Terms
Review: This valuable resource is a must for every choral director. The 140 warmups and vocal exercises in a handy Book/CD format will help singers produce a free and open tone, develop clean articulation and diction, improve resonance, intonation and more. The enclosed CD includes demonstration for each accompanied exercise for full choir, small group or individual practice.
Songlist: Preparation, Quality Sound, Expanding the Voice, Pronunciation, Choral Singing, Problem Solving, Piano Accompaniements
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
Review: Here's a perfect set of warm-ups for the vocal jazz ensemble that's designed to enhance and stimulate the growth of each member's vocal and choral ability. Thinking of the warm-up as a "mini voice lesson," you can reinforce concepts with consistent encouragement, criticism, problem-solving and praise. This practical volume will help the conductor provide purposeful leadership and develop artistry in each individual through exercises that build styles such as Swing, Latin and Rock using solfege and scat syllables as well as tone and blend in ballad style. Each exercise includes a notated keyboard accompaniment with multiple modulations and professional recordings of a rhythm section and singers performing each drill on the enclosed CD.
Songlist: Swing with Scat Syllables, Latin feel with solfrege, Moderate swing with scat, Rock style, Chordial ballad, Moderate swing, Samba with with solfrege syllables, Warm-up exercises
Review: A series of carefully graded progressive exercises to improve singing technique, for both solo singers and choirs. Includes exercises focussing on breathing and breath control, the production of vowel-sounds and consonants, good singing technique, and ear-training.
Songlist: Vocal warm-ups and exercises
Review: A series of carefully graded progressive exercises to improve singing technique, for both solo singers and choirs. Includes exercises focussing on breathing and breath control, the production of vowel-sounds and consonants, good singing technique, and ear-training.
Songlist: Warm ups and exercises
Review: Written to develop all levels of singing, "Quickstarts" addresses the wide range of problems that every choir faces: tone quality, range, flexibility, intonation, enunciation, posture, breath control, style, blend and many more. But it's more than just a collection of warm-ups! It contains a "Special Usage Guide" that shows you how to focus on each problem by combining specific exercises. Make these a part of your daily rehearsal and hear your group improve! Available: 4-Part any combination.
Songlist: Mee-Ay-Ah-Oh-Oo, Staccato-Legato, Ninth, Octaves, Easy, C-Ah, Long (Combination), Down and Up, Intervals, T-Row, Yah-Ha-Ha, Cumulative, Chromatic Scale, Hi-Yi-Yi-Yah, Hum-Ah, Pitch and Blend Check, Tune Those Altered Notes, Close Harmony, Blending Breath Streatcher, Minor Key Tuner
Review: This collection of enjoyable and challenging tongue twisters using every letter of the alphabet is set to fun music for all ages. Say them! Sing them! Use them to focus your choir's attention! These tongue twisters are effective tools to improve diction and enunciation, while offering some amusing "icebreaker" moments. Whether used as a warm-up, warm-down or focus moment, they will taunt even the most talented in town with a tang-tungling time! Greg Gilpin has written the piano accompaniment with chord symbols so your choir can move up and down the scale with ease.
Songlist: 155 tongue twisters from A to Z
Review: This instructional DVD contains four master teachers who conduct eight complete wam-ups with their ensembles. More than fifty exercises are presented on this 75-minute video, and they are usable for choral ensembles at any level.Exercises for teaching relaxation, posture, breathing, exhalation, inhalation, support, resonance, legato, staccato, martellato, range extension, register mising, leaps, recescendo/decrescendo, flexibility, vowel modification and intonation.
Songlist: Step-by-step instruction for planning warm-ups for choirs at any level., Specialized exercises for children's choirs, Demonstrations of children's singing , Relaxation, Posture, Breathing, Exhalation, Inhalation, Resonance, Legato, Staccato, Range Extension, Register Mixing, Vowel Modification, Intonation
Review: Here is an amazing choral resource that demonstrates how movement while singing helps to harness the natural kinesthetic learning processes in males. Featuring the acclaimed St. Mary's International School Varsity Ensemble, conducted by Randy Stenson, the DVD includes warm-ups and exercises to improve tone, intonation, phrasing, articulation, special vocal effects, head voice and vocal agility. Through these exercises, the singer develops his own individualized shaping gesture, which leads to improved musicality during rehearsal, versatility and expressiveness. The companion book includes the notated exercises, additional instructional material, suggested seating charts, learning strategies and much more.
Songlist: Introductioon, Tonal Warm-ups and Vocal Modeling, Interview with Rodney Eichenberger, Activating the Head Voice, Movement and Gesture for Pitch, Color and Part- Singing, Musicality With and Without Movement, Rehearsals, Ranges and Voice Arrangements, Choreographed and Expressed Movement
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-upsbuild 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
Review: This DVD is designed to provide a comprehensive and practical approach for providing vocal technique training to the amateur choir. It provides a valuable resource for both amateur and professional conductors and choral technique classes. The DVD contains group vocal exercises performed by various choirs. Frauke Hasseman is a Professor of Conducting at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. She is recognized as one of the world's experts in the field of Group Vocal Technique. James M. Jordan is Associate professor of Conducting at the Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. He is conductor of the Westminster Chapel Choir.
Songlist: Relaxation, Posture, Breathing, Resonance and Placement, Dynamics, Cresendo / Decrescendo, Register Consistancy, Expanding the Vocal Tract, Range Extension, Flexibility, Execution of Leaps, Legato, Staccato, Martellato, Diction, Vowel Modification
Review: The book is a comprehensive guide to teaching vocal technique through designing an efficient choral warm-up that gives the choir "tools" to sing and hear better. Among the topics presented are alignment (using Alexander Body Mapping principles), inhalation, exhalation, support, resonance, vowel colors, leaps, range extension, crescendo/decrescendo, martellato, staccato, teaching procedures for diction (plus general diction guidelines), teaching and reinforcing rhythm and consistent tempo, and strategies for teaching intonation. This is a comprehensive guide for choral directors that: - helps conductors plan and implement efficient choral warm-ups, builds healthy voices within the choral rehearsal, provides vocalises that have accompaniments complete with modulations upward and downward and categorizes vocalises according to specific vocal objectives.
Songlist: Music Aptitude and the Choral Ensemble, The Fourteen Pedagogical Cardinal Rules: A Brief Perview, Philosophy of the Choral Warm-Up: Is A Warm Up Necessary?, The Collective Mentality of the Choral Rehearsal: Abandonment of Vocal Responsibilty, Building Vocal Skill: A Pedagogical Hierarchy for Choirs, Philosophy of Teaching Techniques, Alignment and Body Awareness, Spaciousness and Proper Vocal Production through the Use of the Sigh: Relaxation of the Vocal Tract - Creating Space, Breathing: Inhalation and Exhalation, Building Resonance, Vocal Techniques "Recipes", Aural Immersion and Aural Preparation of the Choir, Blending Through Standings and Rehearsal Room Chair Arrangements , Energizing the Sound of the Choir: A Philosophical Challenge, Physical Gestures to Reinforce Choral Warm-Up Principles, An Application of the Work of Rudolph von Laban to Propel Musical Line, Strategies for Teaching Rhythm, Rehearsal Planning Template, Troubleshooting Chart, The Core Vocal Exercises
Review: In response to the success of The Choral Warm-Up: Core Vocal Exercises, teachers and conductors have been requesting more exercises to expand the modal breadth of the series. Choir directors will find these exercises to be a key component in their quest to improve the musicianship and vocalism of their singers.
Songlist: Aeolian Scale, Dorian Legato, Dorian Martellato, Dorian 4, Dorian Scale, Lydian 2, Lydian 3, Lydian 4, Lydian 5, Lydian Scale, Mixolydian, Mixolydian 4, Mixolydian Scale, Phrygian 1, Phrygian 2, Phrygian 2 Round, Phrygian 4, Phrygian Scale, Aeolian Range Extension, Dorian Range Extension, Lydian Range Extension, Mixolydian Range Extension, Phrygian Range Extension
Review: A complete sourcebook for choral directors of all levels, as well as choral methods classes. Contains 211 warm-ups, enough for years of rehearsals, with information on usage, photos illustrating correct posture and vowel formation, and a well organized index to make finding the right warm-up a snap. Belongs in every choral director's library.
Songlist: Why Warm-up?, Warm-up Considerations for Different Age Groups, The Warm-up Before the Performance, Rest and the Voice, Physical Warm-ups, Vowel Formation, Warm-ups to Begin the Rehearsal, Transitional Warm-ups, Warm-ups with Fun Texts and Syllables, Chordal Warm-ups, Warm-ups Featuring Interval Training, Jazz/Pop/Swing Warm-ups, Just for Church Choirs, Rounds
Review: This book is designed to assist choral groups in the rehearsal and performance practices of Jazz and Pop styles. Although styles may at time overlap, there is a clear distinction between the following styles in Jazz/Pop choral Literature: Broadway Two-Beat, Ballad, Rock, and Swing (including both up-tempo and regular swing). For each style there are stylistic considerations, suggestions for vocal production, choral warm-ups, and rehearsal techniques. Also included are brief musical works, called Performance Exercises, in each style. Transfer what you've learned about each style into your performance of the Performance Exercise. Later, you can transfer what you've learned to the rehearsal andc performance of other works in that style. The Performance Exercises can be used not only as teaching tools, but also as "stand alone" selections for performance.
Songlist: Introduction and General Warm-Ups, Broadway Two-Beat Style, We're Gonna Put On A Show, Rock Style, They Called it Rock And Roll, Ballad Style, Nightingale, Swing Style, Swingin' The Night Away
Review: Have a blast with these fun vocal etudes and at the same time build your choir's musicianship. Your choir will never believe that it could be such a thrill to deal with issues like balance, blend, and rhythm. Once you pick this collection up, you'll find it very difficult to put down. Also great for warm-ups!
Songlist: First We Sang In Major, Long And Short, Rhythmically United, The One Chord, The Walking Bass Line, Double Trios, Canon At One Beat, Passacaglia, Down And Up, Arpeggios, C. Bell Chords, Minor Sounds So Blue, Parallel Motion, Duet, Holding One Tone, Early On The Beat, Late On The Beat, Contrary Motion, Oblique Motion
Review: This compact disc contains complete renditions of most of the music from Joseph Reiser's 'Poly-Phonics - Vocal Etudes for the Development of Ensemble Singing,' as well as karaoke - style tracks that leave out each voice part.
Songlist: First We Sing In Major, Long And Short, Rhythmically United, The One Chord, The Walking Bass Line, Double Trios, Canon At One Beat, Passacaglia, Down And Up, Arpeggios, C. Bell Chords, Minor Sounds So Blue, Parallel Motion, Duet, Holding One Tone, Early On The Beat, Late On The eat, Contrary Motion, Oblique Motion
Review: Fresh on the heels of Poly-Phonics is this new collection of vocal etudes, especially suited to the younger student. These 15 delightful and creative pieces will help you teach concepts of meter, rhythm, solfege, syncopation, and more. Songs such as "I Just Want to Tell You," "I'm Gonna Sing a Lotta Do," "How Many Times Can You Sing One Note?" and "Sail with Me" provide a context for music learning and fun at the same time. These etudes can be an integral part of early musical training and lead to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. This is the Student Edition
Songlist: Counterpoint, Do, Do Re Mi, How Many Times Can You Sing One Note, I Had A Dog, I Just Want To Tell you, I Once Knew A Man, I'm Gonna Sing A Lotta Do, Mississippi Mud, Sail With Me, 6/8 + 3/4, Sometimes We Rest, The Bells, There Once Was A Bunny, 3/4, 2/4
Review: Fresh on the heels of Poly-Phonics is this new collection of vocal etudes, especially suited to the younger student. These 15 delightful and creative pieces will help you teach concepts of meter, rhythm, solfege, syncopation, and more. Songs such as "I Just Want to Tell You," "I'm Gonna Sing a Lotta Do," "How Many Times Can You Sing One Note?" and "Sail with Me" provide a context for music learning and fun at the same time. These etudes can be an integral part of early musical training and lead to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. This is the spiral bound Teacher's Edition.
Songlist: Missippi Mud, Counterpoint, 2/4, I Once Knew A Man, There Once Was A Bunny, Do, Do Re Mi, Sometimes We Rest, 3/4, How Many Times Can You Sing One Note, I Just Want To Tell You, I'm Gonna Sing A Lotta Do, I Had A Dog, Sail With Me, The Bells, 6/8 + 3/4
Review: From aunt Annie's alligator to zizzer-zazzer-zuzz, these exercises are intended to be used by singers of all ages in school and church choirs. Use them to improve vocal skills and develop technical and expressive expertise in order to enhance the musicality of their performances. The focus of some of the exercises is on vocal development, others call attention to the accuracy of consonant articulation or to the perception of expressive devices that are related to the text and phrase structure.
Songlist: Use of Accompaniment, Keyboard Modulations, Pitch Range, Use of Solfege, Consonant Articulation, Index of Concepts and Skills, The Vocalises
Review: Sing Legato was written for the famed St. Olaf Choir, by their conductor, to develop good vocal production, breath control, dynamic contrast, flexibility and interval training. Original texts reinforce the learning process, inventive accompaniments keep things interesting and transpositions expand vocal range. An excellent choice for choirs of all ages.
Songlist: Sing Legato, Staccato Is Short, Marcato Is Strong, Rich Tone, Sing A Little Louder, Sigh the Tone, Flexibility, Whole Step, Half Step, The Third Comes In Two Sizes, Fourths and Fifths Go Up and Down, Gliding Along (Sixths), Seconds and Sevenths, The Octave Leap
Review: Warming up your choir has never been this much fun! These 18 educational exercises are written in a variety of styles based on American popular music, including Swing, Rock, Jazz and Cajun. They can be sung a cappella, with added vocal or instrumental percussion, or with rhythm section accompaniment. Use these warm-ups to improve intonation, balance and blend, enunciation and vowel unification and to extend vocal ranges. The exercises can also help stimulate creativity by encouraging melodic and rhythmic improvisations, using body movement and incorporating original lyrics. With a healthy dose of affirmative lyrics and lots of room for individual and group creativity, you can't miss!
Review: Warming up your choir has never been this much fun! 18 educational exercises written in a variety of styles based on American popular music. With a healthy dose of affirmative lyrics and lots of room for individual and group creativity, you can't miss! Includes Showtrax CD.
Review: Many church choir directors are not formally trained in all disciplines needed to direct a music program. One area which intimidates many directors is that of vocal training and how to increase the ability of the choir. Choral Therapy features a basic, practical, "hands-on" approach to learning skills in this area of choir leadership. These include the following areas: 1. Basic principles of diction 2. Blending of vocal parts 3. Vocal exercises and warm-ups 4. Problem-solving 5. Other areas such as tuning and ensemble Choral Therapy presents its material in a conversational style with many concrete musical examples and exercises. *Written for new directors or the director wanting more training * Written by one of America's most respected choral directors and instructors * Easy-to-read and easy-to-use practical format and style * Contains examples and illustrations that convey key concepts * Helps music leaders become more comfortable with music leadership * Gives music leaders a higher level of confidence in directing
Songlist: The Choir Conductor, Producing Vocal Sound, Considering Diction, Achieving A Vital Chord Sound, Specific Choral Concerns, Problem Words, Wobble Trouble, No Vibrato, Addenda
Review: The ChoirBuilder Book brings experts in the field of church music to you who offer practical, sound advice which has been tested through the years of personal experience. Covering relevant topics in a conversational manner. The ChoirBuilder Book is a resource full of useable ideas designed for novices and seasoned professionals as well. Keep your music ministry vibrant with The ChoirBuilder Book!
Songlist: Making Super Choirs with Everyday Singers, Blended Worship, Drama in the Church, Growing Your Children's Choir, Ten Great Ideas For Recruitment, MIDI for the Church Musician, The Efficient and Effective Rehearsal, Choosing Quality Repertoire, Healthy Staff Relationships, Avoiding Burnout
Review: Gain improved listening skills, ease in improvisation, and increased facility with notation with this foundational aural training method designed for individual and ensemble use. Repetition of these exercises lays the groundwork for the use of solfege in the choral ensemble rehearsal. Take the next step-sharpen your aural skills with Listen!
Songlist: Tonic Chord Inversions And Patterns, Dominant Chord Inversions And Patterns, SubDominant Chord Inversions And Patterns, Chord Progressions With Tonic, Dominant, Subdominant, Accompianiment Supplement For Use In The Choral Ensemble Setting
Review: This is an indispensable handbook for singers and choral directors. Warm-Ups are a series of activities that get the body and brain into gear, reinforce healthy and effective singing practice and are above all - fun! With over 200 warm-up ideas, including seventy musical examples, you will find an abundance of ideas in Mike Brewer's characteristically lively and innovative style. Divided into 36 practical sessions, arranged progressively, each is packed full with physical and mental activities to tackle all aspects of vocal technique.
Songlist: Introduction, Sessions 1-36, Tips and Terms
Review: Improve the quality of your choir's sound with this systematic method which uses choral warmups to develop good vocal production. Each warmup activity covers a different aspect of vocal production and the purpose behind every warmup is explained. Step-by-step instruction, tips and clear illustrations help singers to develop good habits through voice care. The weekly plans can be adapted to every teaching situation and Progress Charts help with evaluation at each stage during the year.
Songlist: First Year Warmups, Second Year Warmups, Tips to make the most of every warmup, Singers in Position, Precision in Diction, Shaping the Phrase, Extending Your Range Up, Emphasizing the right syllable, Warming up the upper range, Terraced dynamics, Tuning with the harmony of the choir, Tuning sustained notes, Syncopation, Changing tempo suddenly
Review: Give your choir members the skills needed to sight-sing by themselves, away from a piano or other singers with Successful Sight-Singing. Organized into very short lessons, Successful Sight-Singing can be presented in five to ten minutes of each rehearsal. The Conductor's Edition provides a detailed plan for implementing a comprehensive program of vocal production through warm-ups. The large diagnostic chart lists vocal production problems, possible causes, and your choice of remedies.
Songlist: A Philosophy Of Learning, For Whom Is Successful Warmups Designed?, Where To Start, How Are The Warmups Organized, How Is The Conductor's Edition Structured, How Can I As A Conductor Make The Most Of Successful Warmups?, How Can Successful Warmups Be Used to Best Advantage In Different Situations, How Soon Should A Conductor Expect Results, Color Coding, Warmup Sessions, Appendix A, Appendix B, Appendix C, Appendix C, Appendix D, Appendix E, Appendix F, Index
Review: Further improve the quality of your choir's sound with this systematic method which uses choral warmups to develop good vocal production. Each warmup activity covers a different aspect of vocal production and the purpose behind every warmup is explained. Step-by-step instruction, tips and clear illustrations help singers to develop good habits through voice care. The weekly plans can be adapted to every teaching situation and Progress Charts help with evaluation at each stage during the year.
Songlist: 78 more progressive warmups for an additional two years of study, For experienced children's, youth, and adult choirs, Continued development of basic skills with more advanced vocal technique needed for more difficult repertoire, Ideal to improve the quality of sound in the outer parts of the range
Review: With Successful Warmups, your choir can learn every aspect of good vocal production while warming up for rehearsals or performance. Just a few minutes during each rehearsal is all it takes! The Conductor's Edition provides a detailed plan for implementing a comprehensive program of vocal production through warm-ups. The large diagnostic chart lists vocal production problems, possible causes, and your choice of remedies.
Songlist: Introduction, A Philosophy of Learning, Pedagogy, Being Prepared for Different Choral Situations, Vocal Production as a Springboard to the Future, Warmup Sessions, Appendix A - Profiles of Vocal Sections, Appendix B - Vowel Characteristics, Appendix C - Warmups for Music of Specific Time Periods, Appendix D - English and Other Languages , Appendix E - Acoustics, Appendix F - Rehearsal Tips , Appendix G - Choir and Orchestra, Appendix H - Pianos, Accompanists and Vocal Production, Appendix I - Solos within Choir, Appendix J - Checklists, Appendix K - Diagnostics Chart, Index
Review: "Basic Tonic Solfa Concepts" is an illustrative guide that tries to simplify and smoothen the learning path for tonic solfa notation users. It brings under one package, the easiest methods and techniques of yielding the best choral performance through proper notes or music reading, interpretation and a well focused training program. The book acts as a guide for both lay and professional music instructors, as well as choristers, by drawing upon the basic components of the best choral performance. It is useful for both ensemble performances and solo singing.
Songlist: Foreword, Acknowledgements, What Is Music?, Music As An Art, The Scale, Notes And Time Measures, Chromatic Notes, Slurred Notes, Unison Versus Harmony, Modulation, Dynamics, Soli, Duets, Trios and Double Trios (Sextets), Quartets And Double Quartets, Revision Questions, Complete Songs, Artistic Discipline, A Typical Choir Training Schedule, Commonly Used Musical Terms And Expressions
Review: Text for college classrooms, private voice studios and those who are currently in the choral classroom. A concise, yet comprehensive study of vocal technique along with an extensive collection of related vocalises. The vocalises are presented in a manner that is "user-friendly," complete with accompaniments and numerous transpositions. This book contains more than 60 different exercises each designed to address specific vocal concepts. Whether you are a student of choral/vocal pedagogy, a beginning director or a veteran of many years in the classroom in need of new and fresh warm-ups to begin your daily rehearsals, this is the text that you have been waiting for. There is an accompanying student book so that every student can see the exercises, making introduction of new material much easier and more efficient.
Songlist: Breathing Technique, Making the First Sounds, Freedom and Relaxation, Tone Quality, Legato, Sostenuto, Dynamics, Consonants, Flexibility, Synthesis, Variation, Aesthetic Qualities, Vocalises
Review: This addition to the successful Choral Warm-Up series provides one of the most important tools in teaching elements of choral intonation: canons. By singing canons, the ensemble can develop listening skills that revolve around "listening to everyone but themselves." These modal canons by Roger Ames extend that listening skill even further by adding harmonically supportive and enriching accompaniments. The Conductor's Edition provides teaching objectives and simple piano accompaniments for the eleven exercises. The introduction by James Jordan includes valuable information on how to use this material to begin musicianship training. The included companion CD contains the piano accompaniments only, providing great flexibility in using these exercises in both group rehearsal and individual study. Choir directors who want to improve the musicianship, vocal skills, and tuning of their singers will find these modal canons to be an outstanding addition to their library of warm-ups. Roger Ames is music director of the Composer Librettist Studio at New Dramatists (New York City); director of composition, theory, and vocal music at Great Neck North High School (New York); and music director of Pantomonium, Inc. (also in New York City).
Songlist: Legato, High, forward singing in the lower register, Leaps, Register consistency, Upward leaps, Martellato, Learning to re-sing vowels, Central elements of diction, Shaping musical ideas, Maintaining a high second scale degree, Building round vocal sounds, Downward leaps, Exercises
Review: Following the success of Pop Warm-ups & Work-outs for Guys collection, Roger Emerson has created this series of warm-ups for all choirs that use classic rock and pop melodies to build vocal skills while having fun! Each of the ten warm-ups provide a focus objective, suggested learning outcomes and related choral literature for younger and developing ensembles. Warm-ups may be used with changed or unchanged voices. Concepts covered include: vowel shapes, resonance, breath control, head voice and falsetto, articulation and diction and much more!
Songlist: At The Hop, Do-Re-Mi, Don't Stop Believin', Good Vibrations, Hound Dog, Lean On Me, The Longest Time, Spinning Wheel, Thriller, Witch Doctor
Review: Unchanged, changing or changed male singers in middle school and high school may need a little extra help in "finding" their singing voices. Roger Emerson has developed a series of warm-ups that uses excerpts from classic rock and roll tunes that will provide the motivation and repetition they need to do just that. Each song features limited ranges starting moderately and gradually ascending into the tenor range and descending through the bass range as needed. The professionally-produced CD recording presents each exercise with vocals so your guys have a model to emulate.
Songlist: The Addams Family Theme, Theme From 'Jaws', Jump, Jive An' Wail, Land Of A Thousand Dances, Mission: Impossible Theme, Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye, Shake, Rattle And Roll, Smoke On The Water, We Will Rock You