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Nancy Telfer

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Nancy Telfer

Nancy Telfer is a Canadian composer who has been a choral clinician and guest conductor for many provincial, national, and state organizations throughout Canada and the United States. For many years she has presented workshops on vocal production to both choral conductors and singers.

Since 1979 Telfer has composed over 300 works for choirs, soloists, chamber ensembles, orchestras, bands, and pianists; many of which are published in Canada and the United States. Her music ranges from beginning to virtuoso levels and she has been commissioned to compose music for many fine performers. She believes that all music should delight the ears, capture the imagination of the mind, and feed the soul. Successful Sight-Singing, Books 1 & 2 and Successful Warmups, Books 1 & 2 (published by the Neil A. Kjos Music Company), her reputable method books for singers, choirs, and vocal classes, provide innovative systematic teaching materials for sight-singing and every aspect of good vocal production. Her more recent publications, Singing In Tune and Singing High Pitches with Ease, focus on strategies and solutions for conductors, conductors-in-training, and voice teachers. Nancy Telfer's newest book, Successful Performing, focuses on ideas to ensure an outstanding choral performance.

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Nancy Telfer : Singing High Pitches with Ease : 01 Book : Nancy Telfer :  : VM4

Nancy Telfer : Singing High Pitches with Ease

Review: Strategies and solutions for conductors, conductors-in-training, and voice teachers. Once again, Telfer's terrific talent for analyzing a problematic situation and providing solutions will help singers sound better and feel more comfortable, this time with high pitches. By combining knowledge of the voice with vocal psychology, the sound of the choir or an individual voice can be changed. Includes tips for starting and ending on a high pitch, long high pitches, children's voices, and much more. An invaluable resource for all choir directors!

Songlist: Posture, Breathing, Healthy Warmups for the Voice, Relaxation, Positioning the Jaw and Chin, Vocal Placement, Listening for Tone Quality, Diction for High Pitches, Ascending Phrases, Phrases Starting on a High Pitch, Long High Pitches, Stamina for High-Pitched Music, Ending on a High Pitch, Good Intonation for High Pitches, General Rehearsal Tips for Conductors, Special Tips for Children's Voices

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6227b 01 Book $9.95 Vocal Technique


Nancy Telfer : Singing In Tune : 01 Book : Nancy Telfer :  : V88

Nancy Telfer : Singing In Tune

Review: Nancy Telfer tackles the problem of poor intonation in choirs in Singing in Tune, her new resource for singers, conductors, conductors-in-training, and voice teachers. First exploring the causes of poor intonation, Nancy then offers strategies and activities to overcome the problems. Singing in Tune can be used as a quick reference guide to solving specific problems, or as a comprehensive analysis of the causes of good and poor intonation. An ideal text for all students training to be conductors, and a must read for every choral conductor!

Songlist: Causes of Poor Intonation, Posture and Intonation, Awareness of Poor Intonation, Intonation and Repertoire, Hearing Your Own Voice, Unison and Polyphonic Music, Harmonic Music, Help for Choirs With Multiple Tuning Problems, Flat Singing: Problems with Vocal Production, Sharp Singing, Pronunciation and Intonation, Singing Soft Music, Singing Loud Music, Dynamics That Change Gradually, Music With Sustained Notes, High Pitches, Low Pitches, Ascending and Descending Passages, Rhythmic Music, Tempo, The Piano As a Tuning Aid, Tips For Conductors

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6226b 01 Book $9.95 Vocal Technique


Nancy Telfer : Successful Performing : 01 Book : Nancy Telfer :  : VM6S

Nancy Telfer : Successful Performing

Review: Succesful Performing, Book 1 helps choirs achieve a higher standard of performance. Concise and inspiring weekly lessons provide instruction in a variety of technical and expressive skills. Increased understanding and enjoyment of music-making leads to better performances. Each book includes two years' worth of lessons.

Songlist: First Year Weekly Lessons, Tips for Sight-Singing, Theory Information, Second Year Weekly Lessons, Music Time Periods, Glossary of Music Terms, Concert Tips

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6312b 01 Book $7.98 Performance Tips


Nancy Telfer : Successful Performing - Teachers Edition : 01 Book : Nancy Telfer :  : VM6T

Nancy Telfer : Successful Performing - Teachers Edition

Review: Succesful Performing, Book 1 helps choirs achieve a higher standard of performance. Concise and inspiring weekly lessons provide instruction in a variety of technical and expressive skills. Increased understanding and enjoyment of music-making leads to better performances. Each book includes two years' worth of lessons. The Conductor's Edition provides comprehensive information for creative rehearsal ideas, score interpretation, and concerts.

Songlist: Introduction, Choosing Music that will Inspire a Choir to Perform their Best, The Conductor's Interpretation, Preparing for the Performance: Using the Singer's Edition, Rehearsal Tips for Conductors, Bringing Out the Potential of Your Singers, Planning a Successful Concert, Getting the Choir Psyched Up for the Concert, After the Concert: Looking to the Future, Index

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63122b 01 Book $24.95 Performance Tips


Nancy Telfer : Successful Sight-Singing Book 1 : 01 Book : Nancy Telfer :  : V77S

Nancy Telfer : Successful Sight-Singing Book 1

Review: Successful Sight Singing Books exercises progressively develop the basics of rhythm and pitch, as well as skills such as finding cues. Using just five to ten minutes of each rehearsal, this approach is an enjoyable way to help singers become more independent. Successful Sight-Singing is appropriate for fourth grade through adult singers.

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9098b 01 Book $6.95 Sightsinging Material


Nancy Telfer : Successful Sight-Singing Book 1 - Conductor's Edition : 01 Book : Nancy Telfer :  : V77T

Nancy Telfer : Successful Sight-Singing Book 1 - Conductor's Edition

Review: Successful Sight Singing Books exercises progressively develop the basics of rhythm and pitch, as well as skills such as finding cues. Using just five to ten minutes of each rehearsal, this approach is an enjoyable way to help singers become more independent. Successful Sight-Singing is appropriate for fourth grade through adult singers.

Songlist: Introduction, Posture, Sight-Singing Lessons, Teaching Activities, Appendix A- Sight-Singing Checklist, Appendix B - Time Signatures, Appendix C - Chart of Notes and Rests, Appendix D - Letter Names of Notes, Appendix E - Key Signatures, Appendix F - Major, Minor and Whole Tone Scales, Appendix G - Signs and Symbols, Appendix H - Finding a Cue, Appendix I - Useful Ways To Mark Scores, Index

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6862b 01 Book $24.95 Sightsinging Material


Nancy Telfer : Successful Sight-Singing Book 2 : 01 Book : Nancy Telfer :  : V82S

Nancy Telfer : Successful Sight-Singing Book 2

Review: This well-organized method can be used with church or school groups, private students or voice classes Book 1 is written for grade four through adult singers while Book 2 reviews skills and progress into more difficult sight-singing for advanced high school to University level (or anyone who has completed Book 1). These books gives singers the skills needed to sight-sing by themselves, away from the piano or other singers. Designed for two-part and three-part harmony they present a variety of creative activities to introduce and reinforce new musical elements and skills such as how to find cues.

Songlist: Introduction, Color Coding, Posture, Sight-Singing Lessons, Teaching Activities, Appendix A - Preview Checklist, Appendix B - Tuning, Appendix C- Breathing, Appendix D - Cues, Appendix E - Useful Ways to Mark Scores, Appendix F - Conducting Tips, Appendix G - General Teaching Strategies, Appendix H - Adjusting a Sight-Singing Program to Fit Your Situation, Appendix I - Performance Selections, Appendix J - Quick Diagnostics Chart, Index

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9099b 01 Book $6.95 Sightsinging Material


Nancy Telfer : Successful Sight-Singing Book 2 - Conductor's Edition : 01 Book : Nancy Telfer :  : V82T

Nancy Telfer : Successful Sight-Singing Book 2 - Conductor's Edition

Review: This well-organized method can be used with church or school groups, private students or voice classes Book 1 is written for grade four through adult singers while Book 2 reviews skills and progress into more difficult sight-singing for advanced high school to University level (or anyone who has completed Book 1). These books gives singers the skills needed to sight-sing by themselves, away from the piano or other singers. Designed for two-part and three-part harmony they present a variety of creative activities to introduce and reinforce new musical elements and skills such as how to find cues.

Songlist: Introduction, Color Coding, Posture, Sight-Seeing Lessons, Teaching Activities

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6863b 01 Book $24.95 Sightsinging Material


Nancy Telfer : Successful Warmups Vol 1 : 01 Book : Nancy Telfer :  : V83S

Nancy Telfer : Successful Warmups Vol 1

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

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6232b 01 Book $8.95 Choral Warm-Ups


Nancy Telfer : Successful Warmups Vol 1 - Teacher's Edition : 01 Book Vocal Warm Up Exercises : Nancy Telfer :  : V83T

Nancy Telfer : Successful Warmups Vol 1 - Teacher's Edition

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

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6860b 01 Book Vocal Warm Up Exercises $24.95 Choral Warm-Ups


Nancy Telfer : Successful Warmups Vol 2 - Teacher's Edition : 01 Book Vocal Warm Up Exercises : Nancy Telfer :  : V84T

Nancy Telfer : Successful Warmups Vol 2 - Teacher's Edition

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

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6861b 01 Book Vocal Warm Up Exercises $24.95 Choral Warm-Ups


Nancy Telfer : Successful Warmups Vol 2 : Book Vocal Warm Up Exercises : Nancy Telfer :  : V84S

Nancy Telfer : Successful Warmups Vol 2

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

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6233b Book Vocal Warm Up Exercises $8.95 Choral Warm-Ups

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