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James Jordan: Discovering Chant

Transfigurative teaching through chant
A pedagogical experience
Balancing on a fascinating pedagogical tightrope
Communitas
Revisiting the pedagogical wisdom of chant
Teaching the beauty and simplicity of chant
Being in a sacred space and place
Balancing energy and gaining awareness of breath
Basic Qigong exercise sequences
Qualities of the sound beneath the surface
What chant always knew about music learning
Understanding Resonant Rhythm within plainsong
Gaining an understanding of entrainment
Listening
Using effort/shape to experience plainchant
Understanding the movement physics of the oval
Ascent and descent
Musical will
I see shapes
Conclusions

Discovering Chant asks conductors, teachers, and music educators to reconsider the use of plainchant as an essential pedagogy for teaching intonation, phrasing, and understanding of musical line - while building community within an ensemble. This revolutionary pedagogical application uses chant for teaching aural awareness and a natural and intuitive understanding of musical line. The pedagogy was borne out of the Westminster Choral Institute at Oxford, where chant has become a part of the daily regimen of the Grammy-nominated Westminster Williamson Voices. James Jordan incorporates this pedagogy into the daily warmups of his choirs. Collaborating with James Whitbourn and Isabella Burns, this book provides the philosophical and pedagogical foundation for this method. The enclosed CD demonstrates the performance of chants for study by conductors.

Item code: 8346B | Book & 1 CD | $32.95 |add item to cart
Choral | 243 Pages | Hardcover | 7 x 10
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