J:8061125:C:Choral Ensemble Intonation
Choral Ensemble Intonation
(Method, Procedures and Exercises)
James Jordan & Matthew Mehaffey
- GIA Publications
Faced with persistent intonation problems in their own choirs, authors James Jordan and Matthew Mehaffey developed an innovative new method of choral ensemble solfege that offers dramatic improvement in tuning any choral ensemble. Not just a temporary fix, this method encourages the building of intonation skills within the choral rehearsal setting, using solfege syllables in creative ways to develop aural capabilities in each individual singer. The related video shows these techniques in action with surprising results. Topics such as good vocal production, physical movement and modal analysis are also discussed to aid in the teaching and learning process. Practical and effective, this is a helpful tool for choir directors at every level.