Magic Choral Trick #213 Pancake Flip for Pitch

So simple – but effective. This is useful for when singers are sustaining a pitch and it’s hanging just a little flat.

Upper arms against the body

Elbows bent

Palms down – as if palms and forearms were resting on a counter top

Sing the pitch and sustain it

If the pitch starts low, or if after a moment or two it begins to droop, turn the palms over.

That’s it. You should hear the pitch perk right up again.

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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 16, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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