Magic Choral Trick #206 Avoid Finale Sopranos and Altos

I was just doing a Finale (music writing program) sound file for one of my choirs, which I guess is breaking my own rule about top quality learning sound files. First of all – because there are no words, but more importantly because for some unfathomable reason, Finale’s Sopranos and Altos sing consistently flat.

The Bass sound isn’t too bad (except for the weird, random changes in vowel.)

Haven’t done Finale learning sound files for a while – so I’m just now remembering why I always used to use Trumpet in C for the Soprano and Alto parts, and Trombone for any Tenor or Bass parts.


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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