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To Warm-up or Not to Warm-up

Posted on Jun 24, 2013 7:26:32 AM by Travis Beck in breathe, in Choral Techniques and Repertoire, in listen, in posture, in space, in stretch, in Warm-ups

I find warm-ups to be essential to any choir rehearsal for two major reasons: 1) they are an opportunity to teach musical concepts in isolation that will be used later in the rehearsal on the choir’s repertoire; and 2) they help transition the voice and the body from a day’s worth of speaking and slouching, preparing them for the very different set of demands placed upon the singer by the act of singing.

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