Month: November 2014

Singing for Corporate Events

Having a choir singing at your next corporate event may not seem the first thing you might consider, but it makes a lot of sense. Corporate events nowadays are as much about entertaining your staff and suppliers as they are about educating and informing.

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Preparing for Christmas

When you sing in a choir, Christamas effectively starts on 1 December, certainly in terms of public performance.  I’m sure, like me, you cannot abide these shops which insist on playing Christmas songs in their stores from October onwards.  However, for choirs, it’s usually about October when the choirmaster starts introducing Christmas songs to learn.

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The Top 10 habits of Highly effective Lead Singers

  • Learn basic barbershop chord structures to be aware of proper balance.
  • Diligently study successful leads’ strengths and adapt them to your own voice and personal style.
  • Plan ahead for maximum mental focus in each rehearsal and performance.
  • Be fully prepared in every aspect of your music.
  • Be consistent — sing each song the same way every time.
  • Practice singing the melody against a continual fixed tonal center — an electronic pitch pipe works great.
  • Always rehearse as though in front of an audience.
  • Develop a physical exercise plan that works for you.
  • Drink a lot of water every day to keep your body and vocal cords hydrated.
  • Find a great bass, baritone and tenor whom you trust musically, and who in return, have faith in you to lead them onward and upward.

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