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).

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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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