small internet publisher offers David Bramhall's detailed and
entertaining new book on organising and training children's choirs. The
book is available only in electronic form and arrives in your email as a
readable, printable file which can be opened on any computer
your young choir"
impressed with this book .... well written, with a very engaging and
often amusing style" - The Mastersinger
David Bramhall describes in detail his methods and philosophy and expresses in forthright language his often
controversial views on choir-training, with a wealth of musical
Whether you are a music teacher in a primary or secondary school, a
church organist or the conductor of a children's or youth choir you
will find this book an invaluable source of guidance, ideas and
Topics discussed include .....
The National Curriculum
What little children can and can't do
Early-years singing activities
Solfa and signing
Using notation - when and how?
Repertoire for younger children
Singing in parts
Boys versus girls
The rules of Copyright
Warm up exercises
Pacing your choir's work
How to teach a song
The young voice and how it works
Tone, articulation & breathing
Singing in tune
Finding performance opportunities
How to organise a concert
How to organise a concert-tour
Singing with an orchestra
When things go wrong
Here are some of the things competition judges and newspapers have
said about David Bramhall's choirs in the past: ... a great deal of choral
expertise ..... very beautiful indeed ..... a terrific performance
..... such a lovely sound and a good atmosphere ..... glossy, sensuous
singing ..... entire programme was an adventure in choral singing ...
a fine choir, beautifully trained ... What a wonderful choir! When can
you come to Texas?
Click on the links on the left to see sample sections from the book.
Click on the "Buy now" button to get the
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