Magic Choral Trick #134 Trumpet Lips

This trick comes under the heading of guiding the voice further forward in the mouth.

Unlike the Brass Buzz in which the lips are in the player’s lip position, Trumpet Lips copies the shape of the trumpet’s bell.

Yes it does feel foolish, but it will bring the sound forward, and brighten the vocal quality of the whole group. It’s also impossible to form this shape without also narrowing the opening through which we’re singing. Narrow cheeks, and narrow air column is always good for focusing the sound.

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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 May 7, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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