Monday, November 6, 2017

Choral Cacophony Podcast #12 - The Julie Andrews Connection

Andrew, tenor: Ha, thats my name.
For some reason, Pete always calls this warmup the "Julie Andrews" one. 

Despite searching, I haven't found an actual connection between her and the exercise. 

That doesn't mean there isn't one -- in my mind--- Imagining Ms. Andrews doing this warmup seems to encourage me, at least, to help my pronunciation be a bit more British- ey and crisp. Whatever, it has a good result and is a nice variation on a scale warmup.
Chapter 1 - Warmup in unison on vowels, then  Pierre teaches the simple tune for the warmup.
Chapter 2 -  Incorporating the words with the tune.
Chapter 3 - A little faster and moving up the scale - still in unison.
Chapter 4 - and finally different notes for basses/ altos and tenors/sopranos to make it a round - ear-training!!!

The words:

I just want to sing today
And sing correctly all the way
Because to sing correctly is the way to sing

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