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.


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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