HELPFUL RESOURCES

Vocal Exercises to Help your voice: https://serenatatwohome.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/vocal-warmups-to-change-the-way-you-sing.doc

Music Links

Down to the River to Pray https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGPJWclWkpk

I’m Gonna Sing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIyQw7IEsIc

HMS Pinafore Finale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9Y5Fmy0RNU

Circle of Life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f51DU7ulAg0

Hakuna Matata https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzP50ZHSG6M

John Denver https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RwKm1yENjI

West Side Story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N-R4vmKHA4

Oklahoma https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma_Dm2x_G9Q

A Gershwin Portrait – Medley 6 (Gershwin in Love) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iqSIyylSnE

Phantom of the Opera Medley Ed Lojeski https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYw-teHxoNU

Lennon/McCartney Medley 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVGJ1zci_ow

Dance the Cachucha – Gilbert and Sullivan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzgFNVZa8AU

Les Miserables, arranged by Ed Lojeski  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-JAp-6gY0s

A Gershwin Portrait – Medley 3 (Swing Set) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTlFhDvkoyk

Training Links

I don’t know how to read music. This can appear to be a more daunting problem than it actually is. With some basic information and experience (i.e. practice), and use of the rehearsal tracks, you will soon develop enough knowledge to navigate through the musical scores provided (and even experienced choir members still have to ask question from time to time). Here are some helpful web pages and You Tube videos.

  1. Music theory lessons – This website has a number of lessons and activities that cover the basics. Included in these is one explaining the differences in British and American terminology (e.g. crotchet = quarter note, which is useful as some resources use American terminology while we use British terminology).
  2. How to Read Music (for singers!) – This is a short (just over 6 minutes) You Tube video. It is entertaining and informative (though it uses American terminology and only covers the Treble Clef).
  3. How to Read Music In 15 Minutes – This a slightly longer and more comprehensive introduction (including covering the Bass Clef). He is dealing with piano music but almost all of it is relevant for singers.

There are a lot of these types of basic lessons posted on the web and You Tube so feel free to explore!

Music Theory: Workbook 1 & Workbook 2

Choral Warm Ups – https://www.voicescienceworks.org/choral-warm-ups.html

Vocal Warmup Exercises – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwC4qfpZLoo

Daily exercises for an awesome voice alternative – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU2VD5ckFOc

Vocal Warmups for Male Singers – EricArceneaux

Opening Up the Voice – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5hS7eukUbQ

Increasing Range – https://www.youtube.com/watch?

Improving Vocal Tone – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMFH6Ob801I

Strengthening the Voice – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lyl_yt0RN0s

Professional Vocal Warmup – Lindsey Bair https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5hS7eukUbQ

Vocal warmup and workout for men – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La155cWwlj4