Magic Choral Trick #205 More Spinning

You may not get 100% compliance immediately from the people who are nervous about looking silly – but its worth some persistence for the effect this has on tuning.

More spinning: Index fingers point at the temples, then rotate fingers, circling the temple area – moving up and forward, then down and back, then around again and again. Seems to work best if both fingers are moving in unison – like the wheels of a car.

Do this while you’re singing a sustained note that’s been sitting a bit low, and it should bring it up to pitch.

Magic.

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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 5, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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