Rehearsal

Virtual Voice Lesson: Maintaining Vowel Shape

In a series of video lessons, soprano soloist and voice teacher Shauna Fallihee guides you in the essential steps to freeing your natural voice and singing with ease.

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Virtual Voice Lesson: Breathing with Ease

In a series of video lessons, soprano soloist and voice teacher Shauna Fallihee guides you in the essential steps to freeing your natural voice and singing with ease.

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Vehicular Vocalises

Warm-ups to do in the car on your way to rehearsal, brought to you by the Washington Vocal Consortium.

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IPA for Dummies

Well...not for dummies, but for choral singers who wonder, "Do I really, really have to learn the International Phonetic Alphabet?" Of course you don’t, but your singing experience could be much more enjoyable if you do.

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Reaching for Artistic Excellence

How Choruses Actively Plan for Improvement

No matter where your chorus is on the road toward artistic excellence, you can take steps to get better—a diverse sample of choruses tell their inspiring stories.

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Mind Over Meter

So you thought you could count...that is, until you met the 7/8 and 5/4 time signatures. Honestly, why are those meters so troublesome?

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"Blend, You Rascals!"

A Choral Cliché Explained

The late Robert Shaw used to give this directive—right before explaining what a ridiculous request it was. Even so, choral directors continue to say it, and singers continue to wonder, Is it me? What should I do?

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Going for Baroque

Sure they wore different fashions back then, but did they sing differently too? Check out these tips and warm-ups that will help you to sing difficult baroque pieces like the B Minor Mass with more ease and authenticity.

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Ligeti in Winter

Much in the same way you might stop and get to know your neighbors during a snowstorm, a difficult piece can draw singers together in solidarity amdist the flurry of notes.

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Deliberate Practice

You might consider any type of practice to be deliberate, but it may take a very specific kind of practice to achieve real proficiency.

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