Voice for Life Choir Trainer's Book: An Indispensable Guide to Choral Training

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9780854022007: Voice for Life Choir Trainer's Book: An Indispensable Guide to Choral Training

This volume contains a wealth of information & music for choral singing from the Royal School of Church Music in the UK. Contents: Module A: Using the voice well *Introduction to Module A *Targets *Posture *Breathing *Tone & range *Diction *Style & interpretation *Voice care tips *Blending with the choir Module B: Musical skills & understanding *Introduction to Module B *Targets *Theory *Note names *Leger lines *Note values *Rests *Time signatures *Accidentals *Double sharps & flats *Keys & scales *Intervals & degrees of the scale *Chords & triads *Cadences *Modes *Performance directions *Aural tests for various levels *Sight singing tests for various levels Module C: Repertoire *Introduction to Module C *Targets *Sample questions *Finding the information *Sample answers *Singer's worksheets *Programing for your choir *Repertoire suggestions Module D: Belonging to the choir *Introduction to Module D *Targets *Recruiting & publicity *New singers in the choir *When singers leave the choir *Roles for singers within the choir *Notes for the head chorister or choir captain *To audition or not to audition *General progress *Weekly standards *Discipline *Choir pay *Copyright issues *Child protection *Rehearsals *Planning to start a choir Module E: Choir in context *Introduction to Module E *Seasons for all choirs *The gift of music *The power of music *What is a community *The community of our choir *The wider community *The roots of our choir *The changing repertoire of our choir *Serving the sider community Sessions for church or worship choirs *Christian ministry & music *Regular & special services *Festivals & seasons *Places of worship Appendixes *Boys changing voices *Girls' developing voices *The countertenor voice *Reference information

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