Peter Hunt - Oxford University Press
Musicians in every discipline know the importance of a proper warm-up, and gifted British educator Peter Hunt has assembled a comprehensive and dynamic tool that is simply foundational for choral directors. Here is a gold mine of warm-ups, 60 in all, each with reproducible student sheets, accompaniment tracks, and lesson plans for specific goals in the warm-up session. Unison songs move seamlessly into more difficult part-singing exercises, vocal percussion, ostinato riffs, and choral "snippets" that include echoing and independent vocal lines. Begin your rehearsal with Pachelbel one day and Stand By Me the next, or choose a warmup from more than 12 different countries represented in the collection. Select your materials for a specific geographic region, school theme, or season of the year-the possibilities are endless. Volume 2 contains all of the introductory notes in Volume 1, and is in the same format, but with a broader range of repertoire: folksongs, Medieval and Renaissance pieces, contemporary songs for young voices, and ideas on improvising. There are also new games, exercises, warm-ups and rounds. Practical, motivating and fun, Voiceworks are magnificent resources for promoting good singing at every level!