I'm sharing something very special today. I arranged this (one of my favourite Cure songs) this term for the West Bridgford Liberty Singers. The original track has a lot of instrumental work and I re-worked these for 4 part voices. It wasn't an easy song to teach as many of the choir hadn't heard it … Continue reading Show me how you do that trick…
When you sing, your voice is precious but we also need our voices for so much more! Here are 5 ways to look after it. Use your voice wisely avoiding extremes. By this I mean extreme shouting, or whispering - the things that put a stress on our voices. If (like me) you're a mummy, … Continue reading 5 ways to look after your voice….
I do love a Beach Boys hit! I love their harmonies and their sentiments and I've been dying to try one of their songs for about 5 years now! When I run my community choir, I have a large number of people, some are hard core attendees and some are more transient, so the way … Continue reading Singing workshops…. how they work
What on Earth is 'Pop up Singing'?! Let me explain. The word 'choir' often gives the wrong impression. It implies that you need 'to be able to sing' (more on that later) or be able to read music, or have experience of singing in groups. So I don't use the word. The 'Pop Up' nature … Continue reading Why Pop Up Singing works…..
I've sung both of these songs before with both my previous adult choir and the school choir which I ran for 4 years. I'd like to think I know them both inside out! But every time I revisit a song after some time away from it, there are little additions and changes that I cannot … Continue reading Sweet Disposition/Together Again
Sing Yourself Human Did you know you can use singing to switch off bits of your brain and given them a rest….? As odd as it sounds, it’s really true…… It turns out your brain can either ‘think about stuff’ or it can ‘feel sensations’ but it can’t do both those things at the same … Continue reading Sing yourself calm – Guest Blogger Jackie Shears