Chorus chanting: 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 - rehearsals. Studying and nuancing the repertoire in chorus begins with singing. Let's follow together the purpose of singing the choir.

Warming up ligaments

Waking up in the morning, a person feels that there is some hoarseness in his voice. During the night, the vocal muscles from inaction "froze." And it takes quite a while until a feeling of freedom of speech.

Therefore, the fact that to tune the vocal chords to the active singing is all the more necessary to “warm up” is quite understandable - this is an important rule of voice hygiene of any vocalist. Warming up the ligaments can begin with singing in unison, mouth closed. Then go to the vowel sounds. Start with the sounds of the primary zone, moving up and down the band.

Vocal skills development

Singing requires the development of the following skills: breathing, sound and diction. For example, for the development of a short breath, fast exercises are conducted, slow - for a quiet breath. In the process of chanting, chain breathing is learned; soft, hard and aspirated attack. Possible types of sound science, precise articulation are being worked out. To do this, you can walk through the main steps of the harmony (mi-i-i-i, i-aa-ao), using the legato and staccato touches. During periods of chorus singing, the leader has the opportunity to get acquainted with the sound of the voices of individual singers, and to help them eliminate certain shortcomings.

Development of choral skills

Choral skills include intonation and ensemble. The ensemble should develop when chorus is sung in all directions - rhythm, structure, tempo, diction, dynamics. For example, the use of vibration in a choir due to instability of intonation is prohibited. The exception is the solo part.

Elements of polyphony when singing contribute to the harmonious development of choristers. The best exercises for developing a comprehensive singing ensemble are arpeggios and diatonic scales. Rhythm is well practiced by stamping a strong beat and weak clapping (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 aspects of singing.

Learning difficult episodes of the work

There are various difficulties in almost every work. These can be harmonic dissonances, roll calls of parties, polyphony, different character of sounds, slow tempo, complex rhythm (quintol, sextol, dotted rhythm). All this is more efficient to work out in a relaxed atmosphere singing the choir. Only through a thorough training of individual segments of the score is it really possible to achieve professional performance.

Properly organized chorus singing gives amazing results in the process of preparing works to be learned. It is an active way of mastering the multifaceted aspects of vocal and choral art.

The author - Tamara Maslova

Watch the video: How to Write a Melody for a Catchy Chorus in 4 Steps AKA How to Write a Hook. Hack Music Theory (January 2020).


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