From the classroom to the concert stage, experience a high school choir's vocal transformation from beginning to advanced level. Step by step, through daily practice and using proven techniques this experienced educator transforms these young singers' singing into a free, healthy, blended and mature sound. A must-have in your professional library! This 2 DVD set also includes a booklet containing 36 exercises.
For the first time, two of America's most respected conductors - instrumental and choral - enter into a collaboration, using cutting-edge technology to illustrate their teaching principles for learning the basics of conducting technique. Through insightful masterclass dialogue, unique multi-angle video demonstrations, and state-of-the-art motion capture animation, conductors willbe able to study the gesture of both renowned conductors. Revolutionary graphics show the skeletal movement of each conductor in real-time to give conductors an in-depth and accurate picture of body mechanics and architecture. Topics covered on this DVD include: - Basic conducting patterns in legato and marcato for all basic meters - Conducting with and without a baton - Extensive demonstration of preparatory gestures - Explanation of the architecture of conducting - Body Mapping principles applied to conducting - Discussions on Sound Shaping and Sound Morphology - Unique interactive menu allows conductors to study conducting patterns from several angles This DVD is a complete tutorial for basic conducting technique as taught and demonstrated by two of America s master teachers and conductors.
Join Henry Leck and a choir made up of young male singers from the Indianapolis Children's Choir and the Indianapolis Youth Chorale. They explorethe historical, physical, emotional, and individual musical perspective of theboy's changing voice as well as how the process affects the choral ensemble asa whole. This video offers choir directors, studio voice teachers and young singers the opportunity to examine the process of vocal maturation and how that process might be approached within the choral ensemble. Includes warmups and vocal exercises, ranges and guidelines for vocal classification, technicaldata, interviews with several young singers, and several excerpts of solo and choral repertoire in performance.ou in school." It all adds up to the perfect blend for any choral director.
Whether you've just started middle school or are at the end of your high school years, figuring out who you are and how you fit in this world is not easy. After spending decades with young musicians in schools, churches and communities, John Jacobson is offering unique insights into what it means to be growing up in a 'choir of citizens' that are all singing a different tune. We each have our own special song inside of is. It is what makes each of us unique. Discover your own song as you listen to this audio presentation and turn the journey into one of joy, hope and finally, harmony.
It will make you think. It will make you laugh. It may change the way you approach your job as a choral director. The Perfect Blend provides an entertaining, yet practical approach to the voice and to the choir. Over 100 exercises, including photos to explain them, rehearsal and programming tips, vocal health and the aging voice, plus "things they didn't teach you in school." It all adds up to the perfect blend for any choral director.