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Jeannie Gagne
Contemporary Singing For Choirs

The choir's role: support or lead
Making the transition from classical to contemporary styles
Vocal production
Rhythm and movement: putting it in the body
The five rhythm options in contemporary music
Having fun and taking chances
Getting off book: connecting with the audience
Choosing soloists who can tell the story
Recruiting from the choir: experience and encouragement
Microphone technique
Listening and imitation: knowing the genre
Developing an individual sound
Vocal coaching demonstrations
Baring the soul - singing from the heart
Band instrument configuration and the band as timekeeper
Music styles: finding the right musicians
Band charts: sheet music vs. lead sheets
Band rehearsal sessions
Putting it together with choir and soloists

If you're a choir director looking for an authentic contemporary sound from your choir, this DVD shows you how to work with the three essential components: choir, soloists, and band. Jeannie Gagne and other contemporary music experts discuss and demonstrate techniques in contemporary styles such as rock, folk, country, and jazz. Jeannie Gagne is a vocalist, experienced choir director, co-creator of the hymnal "Singing the Journey", songwriter/composer, author of "Your Singing Voice", and Berklee College of Music professor in both contemporary and classical singing.

Item code: 7891DVD | DVD | $39.95 add item to cart
Choral | Run Time: 116 Minutes

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