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By Walter Lamble

"This e-book comes from a really positive song educator with unheard of adventure, who has good judgment and a true knowing of what a starting instructor may still understand. The e-book places into print matters which are greatly mentioned at conventions and at meetings, and which are universal wisdom for the skilled instructor, yet that aren't lined in a tune schooling classification. it's a simple and easy publication, written in a language that's effortless for someone going into the occupation to appreciate. It makes necessary feedback in precisely approximately each element of the function of a choral song teacher." -- Michael Schwartzkopf, Professor of track schooling, Indiana college institution of song

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Thus you have established the groups you want by defining them musically, not sexually. I have never encountered a young man who asked to be assigned to the treble ensemble, even if his voice had not changed. I have, however, met several young women who insisted that they were tenors. A brief discussion of the harm that can be done to a young voice when it is pushed to sing too low solves that problem every time. When first encountering changing or unchanged voices, the teacher’s primary objective is to not harm the voice.

Second, how much time will be devoted to introducing concepts (key signatures, time signatures, note values, and the like), and how much will be spent drilling? Finally, how will different levels be delineated? What will be different from one level to the next? In the structure provided by a method that I have used, sightsinging is studied daily in class. Students’ concept-learning, as well as their drill time, is divided into three levels, according to the level 38 The Academics of the Rehearsal 39 of the choir they are in.

Lord God almighty! Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee. 37 3 THE ACADEMICS OF THE REHEARSAL A. Teaching Sight-Singing As musicians, the chances are very good that our backgrounds include some instruction in reading music, whether it was piano lessons while we were very young, or playing in the school bands or orchestras, or singing in choirs. To varying degrees of proficiency, reading music, and in particular reading choral scores, is a skill which has not eluded most of us. The same is not necessarily true of high school choral music students.

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