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Begin every rehearsal with a well-planned, technique-building warm-up. This will focus attention, provide a firm foundation for quality singing, and fine-tune your groups' ensemble skills.
The time you invest in teaching your students to read music today will save valuable rehearsal time tomorrow. So incorporate a few minutes of dedicated sight-reading practice as often as possible.
These handy reproducible books provide simple lessons and assessments on the basics. And Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory is a complete method that offers a well-paced, practical curriculum.
Foster an understanding of music in relation to history and culture. We can learn so much from studying the past.
Establish a library of solid vocal literature, and encourage students to polish their individual technique. Each time a singer makes personal progress, the quality of the ensembles in which they participate will improve in turn. Encourage solo singing at contest, or just for fun!
Echo Songs/Rounds/Partner Songs
Train singers one step at a time. First, cultivate basic singing and listening skills with echo songs. Next, explore singing in canon. Finally, combine two independent melodies with a partner song. These are the building blocks to singing in harmony!
There are many types of learners in a general music classroom and a multitude of skills to teach, so it is important to vary lessons and activities. Start by assembling a collection of strong curriculum-based resources, and then add creative supplements that will enhance core learning.
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