Magic Choral Trick #40 Jerry Lewis

Very simple trick to make your choir’s sound brighter if it’s dull – or if it’s placed a bit far back in the mouth.

Have the choir sing a section of the song (for comparison later)

Sing the same section the way Jerry Lewis would sing it. Yep – nasty nasty nasty. The younger choir members may have to look him up on youtube before attempting this.

Then sing the same section for a third time in what will feel like the usual, relaxed way.

The sound will be brighter and more exciting, (without any of Jerry’s tension in the mouth or throat).


About janetkidd

I've been waving my arms in front of choirs now for more than 35 years - and these are descriptions of all the very best things I've learned. I direct a Women's Competitive Barbershop Chorus, a Men's Competitive Barbershop Chorus, a Med School choir, and for a few weeks each year - Big Choir (about 100 voices) - which performs at an annual fundraising concert. Hope at least some of these Choral Magic Tricks will be useful to you - and thanks for reading. Janet

Posted on December 27, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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