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Evoking sound : the choral warm-up : method, procedures, planning, and core vocal exercises / James Jordan ; foreword by Helen Kemp.

Jordan, James Mark (Author). Shenenberger, Marilyn (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Stan Getz Library MT85 .J67 2005 37684001050433 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

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  • ISBN: 1579993893
  • ISBN: 9781579993894
  • Physical Description: xxi, 326 p. : ill., music ; 29 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
  • Publisher: Chicago : GIA Publications, c2005.

Content descriptions

General Note:
GIA Publications: G-6397 (book); G-6397CD (CD).
The compact disc consists of instrumental acc. for each vocal exercise. Each acc. is recorded twice, once with flute and cello playing the vocal line, and once with piano acc. only.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 308-323) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
I: Music aptitude and the choral ensemble -- Music aptitude and the choral ensemble -- II: The fourteen pedagogical cardinal rules -- The fourteen pedagogical cardinal rules: a brief overview -- Philosophy of the choral warm-up: is a warm-up necessary? -- The collective mentality of the choral rehearsal: abandonment of vocal responsibility -- III: Building vocal skill -- Building vocal skill: a pedagogical hierarchy for choirs -- Philosophy of teaching techniques -- IV: Specific teaching techniques -- Alignment and body awareness -- Spaciousness and proper vocal production through the use of the sigh: relaxation of the vocal tract--creating space -- Breathing: inhalation and exhalation -- Building resonance -- Vocal technique "recipes" -- V: Aural immersion and aural preparation of the choir -- Aural immersion and aural preparation of the choir -- Blending through standings and rehearsal room chair arrangements -- Energizing the sound of the choir: a philosophical challenge -- VI: Physical gesture and kinesthetic as teaching tools -- Physical gestures to reinforce choral warm-up principles -- An application of the work of Rudolf von Laban to propel musical line -- VII: Building consistent tempo skills through the choral warm-up -- Strategies for teaching rhythm -- VIII: Constructing your warm-up -- Rehearsal planning template -- IX: Troubleshooting choral ensemble problems and suggested solutions -- Troubleshooting chart -- X: The core vocal exercises: harmonized melodic formulae for warm-ups -- The core vocal exercises -- XI: The choral warm-up teaching cards and fore vocal exercises.
Participant or Performer Note:
Marilyn Shenenberger, piano ; Dawn Williams, flute ; Robert Cafaro, violoncello.
Subject: Choral conducting

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