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It has always been a good idea for groups that are serious about their career and want to get good paid gigs is to have a promo video that they can send to bookers, media and agents.


Instructional

Ysaye Barnwell


Instructional

There is an awesome power in the human voice, and when uncommon voices are blended for a shared goal (for example: children at play or marchers singing at demonstrations) we become a community of individuals absorbed in a shared communal experience. Technology is changing some fundamental aspects of how, when, where and why we communicate as humans beings, but our voices - blended in song - articulate shared goals, causes, ideologies passions, beliefs, faiths, work, rituals, and tell our collective stories. Our blended voices are the core of our humanity.


John Rutter discusses the power of choral singing

John Rutter


John Rutter discusses the power of choral singing

John Rutter talks about what he thinks makes choral singing unique and its power to bring people together. Y


Advice for Emerging Composers

John Rutter


Advice for Emerging Composers

In this short film John Rutter reflects on his 50 or so years of composing some of the world’s most loved choral music, and offers some advice for emerging composers.


Ward talks Bach

Ward Swingle


Ward talks Bach

A clip from the Martin Lawrence documentary Bach and Friends


How to build a vocal arrangement

Sam Black


How to build a vocal arrangement

DK Music Academy, vocalist Sam Black recently made an acappella rendition of Stay With Me by Sam Smith.


Mastering Microphone Technique: 10 Tips

Deke Sharon


Mastering Microphone Technique: 10 Tips

Never used mics before? Used them but still haven't mastered good microphone technique? No problem: These ten tips will help.


Creative Vocal Arranging in 4 Steps

Deke Sharon


Creative Vocal Arranging in 4 Steps

Spice up your arrangements and make them more creative with these 4 steps!


The Power of A Cappella

Deke Sharon


The Power of A Cappella

Music producer for The Sing-Off and Pitch Perfect 1&2.


Vocal Transformation

Christine Bass


Vocal Transformation

Christine Bass' Vocal Transformation DVD features techniques for getting better vocal production in secondary school choirs.


Lucid Listening: Vocal Groups 2

Michelle Weir


Lucid Listening: Vocal Groups 2

Lucid Listening is a method for ACTIVE listening to recorded music in a way that is more meaningful and educational than casual listening. Through repeated, full-focus listening and the noticing of musical detail (such as the intensity level, emotions conveyed, degree of conversationalism, musical feel, use of vibrato, tone color, instrumentation, groove, and much more,) you and/or your students will be on the path to becoming a more sophisticated and insprirational musical artist!


The Value of Vocal Music in Education

Deke Sharon


The Value of Vocal Music in Education

School music programs are being cut, and education priorities focused on STEM. Is there any real value to a vocal music education?


Directors of Choral/Vocal/A Cappella Groups: Listen Up!

Deke Sharon


Directors of Choral/Vocal/A Cappella Groups: Listen Up!

You may be doing something in rehearsal that you think is helping but is in fact undermining your ability to create great music.


How To Arrange for Any Group

Deke Sharon


How To Arrange for Any Group

It's not hard to arrange for groups you know well... but how can you arrange a song that sounds good when sung by a variety of different groups that you've never met?


Dynamics

Deke Sharon


Dynamics

Learn a new way to approach dynamics in your singing group using numbers


Arranging for Women's Voices

Deke Sharon


Arranging for Women's Voices

5 key pointers to help you create great arrangements for women's a cappella groups


Modifying Arrangements for the Studio

Deke Sharon


Modifying Arrangements for the Studio

Are you about to record your live arrangements, but want them to be more than just what you do live? Here are 7 tips to help make your studio versions shine


Why Vocal Harmony Matters

Deke Sharon


Why Vocal Harmony Matters

For most of human history everyone sang... but that changed. Why did that happen, why is it a problem, and what can be done?


Arranging Tips

Deke Sharon


Arranging Tips

We're kicking off our latest segment full of aca-tips, tricks and advice with the one and only Deke Sharon - we were lucky enough to quiz Deke on a few topics while he was recently down under.


What Makes a Good Arrangement

Deke Sharon


What Makes a Good Arrangement

Deke Sharon talks about what makes an arrangement pop!


New York Voices on teaching jazz & vocal music

Kim Nazarian & Darmon Meader


New York Voices on teaching jazz & vocal music

Nazarian and Meader talk about their experiences as jazz and music educators. In addition to their various teaching posts, the members of the New York Voices host a vocal jazz camp every summer at Bowling Green University, where Nazarian is an artist-in-residence.


Polyphonic Overtone Singing

Anna-Maria Hefele


Polyphonic Overtone Singing

overtone singing is a voice technique where it seems like one person sings two notes at the same time. You can sing the overtone scale on one fundamental. Another fundamental has its own overtone scale, so in order to have more overtones to sing nice melodies, you can use different fundamentals and change them while singing. this video is live, and every human being is capable of learning overtone singing ;)


How to sing overtones

Aj Czeresko


How to sing overtones

Short tutorial on how to sing and control overtones. Leave a comment and give me your thoughts!


How To Write HUGE Harmonies

Joe Quick


How To Write HUGE Harmonies

Curious how to get huge vocal harmonies? Arranging is everything. In this video I break down how to get started writing everything from two part all the way to a five part arrangement.


How to create rich and resonant choral chords

Knut's Music


How to create rich and resonant choral chords

Having trouble making the chords in your vocal arrangements sound rich and resonant? There's a few guidelines you can follow to make each chord ring out strongly! So, in this episode, we explain the "harmonic series", the physical property of sound that makes this happen, and look at how to structure the notes in the chords so that each part will strengthen the overall sound.


How to Arrange Vocal Harmonies

eHow


How to Arrange Vocal Harmonies

How to Arrange Vocal Harmonies. Part of the series: Vocal Tips. Vocal harmonies need to be arranged in a very unique way. Learn how to arrange vocal harmonies with help from a professional singer and musician in this free video clip.


How to write good counter melodies

Knut's Music


How to write good counter melodies

A good counter melody, or counterpoint, can be as important to a song as the melody and lyrics! But how do we approach creating one for our choral arrangements? In this video we look at some tips for making counter melodies that are effective, memorable and support the main tune!


Different approaches to making an arrangement

Knut's Music


Different approaches to making an arrangement

There's more than one way to work when you're arranging for voices, and each has advantages and disadvantages! We'll look at the different approaches in this episode, and also how you should arrange an accompanied choral arrangement compared to an unaccompanied.


How to Write Harmonies

Saher Galt


How to Write Harmonies

How to write beautiful vocal harmony parts using a modernized and refined version of a technique from the 1500s.


Writing effective choral ostinatos and riffs

Knut's Music


Writing effective choral ostinatos and riffs

Ostinatos and riffs/vamps are incredibly important in pop music, and learning how they work can greatly improve your arranging skills! So, in this episode we look at different kinds of ostinatos and how you can go about implementing them in your songs.


Deciding who sings what in a song arrangement

Knut's Music


Deciding who sings what in a song arrangement

We're ready to start deciding what each vocal part is going to sing in each section of the choral arrangement! We'll look at how to distribute the melody and bass lines, and what sort of things you should think about when deciding on which voices should be singing what!


Choral warm ups

Idea of North


Choral warm ups

This video demonstrates warm up activities that can be used at the start of a vocal ensemble or choir rehearsal. They focus on developing the singers acapella singing skills. The filming for this video took place at the teacher’s workshop for In Concert and was led by renowned vocal ensemble The Idea Of North.


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