The Choral Warm-Up
(Method, Procedures, Planning, and Core Vocal Exercises)
- GIA Publications
Here is a comprehensive guide to teaching healthy vocal technique through designing an efficient choral warm-up that gives the choir "tools" to sing and hear better. Among the topics presented are alignment (using Alexander Body Mapping principles), inhalation, exhalation, support, resonance, vowel colors, leaps, range extension, crescendo/decrescendo, martellato, staccato, diction, rhythm and consistent tempo, and intonation. Vocalises are included, with accompaniments and modulations upward and downward. The 24 Core Vocal Exercises make up Chapter 20 of the text book, and are also featured on the attached CD. The soft-cover Accompanist Supplement includes the 24 Core Vocal Exercises, piano accompaniments complete with modulations, and the same demonstration CD that comes with the text. This is much more than a choral warm-up book!