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From the front of the choir · 21h ago

How to give and receive starting notes 3: all the ways it can go wrong

There are many ways that starting notes for a song can be given out. There are also plenty of ways that starting notes can be confusing or misheard!Here are some useful tips for making sure ...
From the front of the choir · 1w ago

How to give and receive starting notes 2: receiving your note accurately

There are many ways that starting notes for a song can be given out. There are also plenty of ways that starting notes can be confusing or misheard!Here are some useful tips for making sure ...
From the front of the choir · 2W ago

How to give and receive starting notes 1: giving notes out

There are many ways that starting notes for a song can be given out. There are also plenty of ways that starting notes can be confusing or misheard!Here are some useful tips for making sure ...
From the front of the choir · 3W ago

Should you pander to your choir or just run things your way?

Many choir leaders have a strong style and particular choice of repertoire. They lead large, thriving choirs which have a strong vision.Other choir leaders involve their members more and ask...
From the front of the choir · 4W ago

Do your singers know what kind of choir they’re in?

When you lead a choir you have a clear idea of what you want that choir to be. But have you made sure that your choir members are on the same page as you?Everyone makes assumption and you ma...
From the front of the choir · 1M ago

Before you use songs from other cultures check your sources!

Just because a song is in a foreign language, you still need to respect its origins.Sami family by Morten OddvikThere is a huge amount of misinformation out there when it comes to songs from...
From the front of the choir · 1M ago

New choir season, new ideas – but how much can you really change?

It’s the time of year when many people decide to change things, to try something new. But the problem is that you’re still the same person. How much can things really change?time for a chang...
From the front of the choir · 1M ago

Why you should start the year singing – and then sing some more!

Those of us who sing regularly or who work with singers know how beneficial singing together is. There is now a growing body of research to support our beliefs.photo by Garry KnightWhy not s...
From the front of the choir · 1M ago

Singers and choir leaders: what bad habits have you got into?

We are all creatures of habit. Which is no bad thing until it starts to affect what we do adversely.photo by CTRLF5How many bad habits have you got into this past year and how might you chan...
From the front of the choir · 2M ago

How to care for your voice over the festive season

Christmas is a time for singing. It’s everywhere. Sometimes it seems that Christmas is the only time that many of us sing!photo by Richard TowellWhether you’re in a choir or just singing car...