Magic Choral Tricks Table of Contents from #203 to #286

The categorization is a work in progress. Here’s the list of what the letter abbreviations mean:

T = Tuning, B = Breathing, S = Synchronization, L = Leadership, PS = Placement/Sound, N = Nerves, M = Mental Focus, Pr = Presentation, E = Energy, H = Health, HWK = Homework

And here are the postings in order from #203. Just google Magic Choral Trick #__, and the link should be available to click on

203. The Bloom Gesture
204. Rip it Up Fabulous Singing – At the Party After the Gig
205. More Spinning
206. Avoid Finale Sopranos and Altos
207. Eyeballing
208. Thought Balloon
209. Singing Outside of Your Range
210. Your Face is Not As Active As You Think
211. Cheek Wings
212. Choirs and Social Consciousness
213. Pancake Flip for Pitch
214. Refreshing the Thought
215. Where’s the Tonic Chord?
216. Why Choirs Sing Flat
217. Onion Skin Stacking
218. Oversinging
219. Staying Healthy for the Gig
220. Our Toddler Minds
221. Staying Conscious
222. The Believable Breath
223. Directors and Mockery
224. Keeping the Voice Supple
225. The Prayer Hands Slide
226. Singing in Klingon http://www.kli.org/tlh/sounds.html
227. Singing at Funerals
228. The Fifth is King
229. Our Singing Brain and Our Speaking Brain
230. Giant Beach Ball Breath
231. Choreography – Pitfalls of Rehearsing While Speaking the Words
232. Cheek Wings of the Mind
233. Power Poses – Rich Sound
234. The Front Row
235. Target Pitches
236. Cheering Up
237. The Wavering Pitch
238. Finger Under the Chin
239. Swing/Back Beat………………………………………………………………S, Pr
240. One Thing
241. A Reminder About FBI
242. Reach For the Sky, Lion
243. Leadership with Integrity
244. Cheekbones Up
245. Nights When the Numbers Are Down
246. Intention and the Superpower of Noticing
247. The Game of Excellence
248. Ready Set Go!……………………………………………………………………………………………….E
249. Directors – Subtle Hand Signals……………………………………………….L
250. Soft Palate Stuff………………………………………………………………..PS
251. Video Lessons in Humility…………………………………………………….Pr
252. Collection………………………………………………………………………M, E
253. They Don’t Really Need Me There…………………………………………….L
254. Toes and Rose……………………………………………………………..…..Pr, PS
255. Hand Signal for a Tall Throat………………………………………………….L
256. Complete Magic Choral Tricks List…to Date
257. Thoink…………………………………………………………………………Pr
258. The ‘Ah’ Snarl………………………………………………………………..PS
259. Visualization………………………………………………………………….HWK
260. Being Present…………………………………………………………………M, E
261. Before the First Note…………………………………………………………E, Pr
262. Always ‘On’…………………………………………………………..…..…E, Pr
263. Mental Intensity……………………………………………………..……….E, M
264. Question Mark ‘s’…………………………………………………………….S, Pr
265. Science Makes it Loud…………………………………………….…………T, PS
266. The Face Peel……………………………………………………………PS
267. Pitch Revisitation………………………………………………………..T
268. Diligence and Talent……………………………………………………..L
269. Performance Day…………………………………………………………E, M
270. Quiet Intensity………………………………………………………PS, E, M, Pr
271. Your Back Story…………………………………………………………..Pr
272. Nothing Pays Worse Than a Free Gig……………………………………L
273. Revving Up the Sound Machine…………………………………PS, E, M, Pr, L
274. Brass and Woodwind Voices…………………………………………….PS
275. Descending Onion Skin Stacking…………………………………………T
276. Why?………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Pr
277. The Chorus Culture………………………………………………………..L
278. Snit Thinking………………………………………………………………PS
279. Tall Filling the Vowel……………………………………………………..PS
280. Hurry Up and Wait Tip……………………………………………………L
281. Mooing Your Way to Legato…………………………………………S, E, PS
282. Standin’ Up Type Sittin’ Down……………………………………….E, PS, M
283. Lip Roll Warm Up………………………………………………………..PS
284. Rushing ……………..……………………………………………………L, S
285. Dragging………………………………………………………………….S
286. Toilet Paper Breath Gauge……………………………………………….PS

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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

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