Singing a chorus: what do you need and what methods to use?
Choral performance has a strong impact on a wide audience of listeners. To achieve this result, you have to work hard. It is necessary to conduct regular regular rehearsals – chants. The study and nuancing of the choir’s repertoire begins with singing. Let’s follow together the purpose of singing the choir. HEATING BUNDS Waking up in the morning, a person feels that a certain hoarseness is felt in his voice. During the night, the vocal muscles from inaction “froze”.
And quite a while passes until a feeling of freedom of speech appears. Consequently, the fact that in order to tune into active singing the vocal cords is all the more necessary to “warm up” is an important rule of hygiene of the voice of any vocalist. Ligament warming up can begin with singing in unison, mouth closed. Then switch to vowel sounds. Start with the sounds of the primary zone, moving up and down the range.
DEVELOPMENT OF VOCAL SKILLS Singing requires you to develop the following skills: breathing, sound production and diction. For example, for the development of a short breath, quick exercises are carried out, slow – for a calm breath. In the process of singing, they learn chain breathing; soft, hard and aspirated attack. Possible types of sound science, clear articulation are being worked out. To do this, you can walk along the main steps of the fret (mi-i-i-i, i-a-a-e), using the strokes of legato and staccato.
During periods of singing the choir, the leader has the opportunity to get acquainted with the sound of the voices of individual singers, and help them eliminate certain shortcomings.
DEVELOPMENT OF CHORAL SKILLS Choral skills include intonation and ensemble. The ensemble should develop when the choir is sung in all directions – rhythm, order, tempo, diction, dynamics. For example, the use of vibration in the choir is prohibited due to the instability of intonation. An exception is a solo part. Elements of polyphony during the chanting contribute to the harmonious development of the choristers. The best exercises for developing a comprehensive singing ensemble are arpeggios and diatonic scales. Rhythm is well practiced by stomping a strong beat and slamming weak (mainly for children’s choirs). Coherence is the success of any team. And therefore, it is very important to achieve in the choir collective the simultaneity of all sides of singing.
LEARNING DIFFICULT WORKS EPISODES Almost every work has various difficulties. It can be harmonic dissonances, roll calls of parties, polyphony, different nature of sounds, slow tempo, complex rhythm (quintole, sextol, dashed rhythm). All this is more efficiently practiced in a relaxed atmosphere of chorus singing. Only through careful training of individual segments of the score can we really achieve professional performance.
Correctly organized chanting of the choir gives amazing results in the process of preparing the works to be studied. It is an active way of mastering the multifaceted aspects of vocal and choral art. Author – Tamara Maslova (votes: 1, average: 5.00 out of 5)