6 Ways to Engage With Your Choir - Salvation Army Canada
6 Ways to Engage With Your Choir

Even without the ability to meet in person and rehearse right now, we can stay connected with our members, hold online rehearsals, and encourage at-home practice.

For vocal exercises that include demonstration videos, audio files to download and practice with, as well as sample scores, click the links below.

Develop Tone and Healthy Placement

Exercise 1: Straw Phonation

 


Straw Phonation (ascending)  
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    Play Straw Phonation (ascending)


Straw Phonation (descending)

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    Play Straw Phonation (ascending)

 

Exercise 2: "Ming Moh" 



"Ming Moh" (ascending)

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Play Straw Phonation (ascending)

"Ming-Moh" (descending)

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Play Straw Phonation (descending)

 

Build Your Range

Exercise 3: "Blah Blah"



"Blah Blah" (ascending)

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Play Straw Phonation (ascending)

"Blah Blah" (descending)

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Play Straw Phonation (descending)

 

Exercise 4: "Koo" 



"Koo" (ascending)

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Play Straw Phonation (ascending)

"Koo" (descending)

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Play Straw Phonation (descending)

 

Exercise 5: Triads w/ Tongue Out 



Triads with Tongue Out (ascending)

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Play Straw Phonation (ascending)

Triads with Tongue Out (descending)

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Play Straw Phonation (descending)

Work on Pitch Accuracy

Exercise 6: "Bumblebee"



Bumblebee (ascending)

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Play Straw Phonation (ascending)

Exercise 7: Octave Jumps 



Octave Jumps (ascending)

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Play Straw Phonation (ascending)

Octave Jumps (descending)

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Play Straw Phonation (descending)

Practice Vowel Shapes

Exercise 8: Lip Trills and Vowels 



Lip Trills and Vowels (ascending)

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Play Straw Phonation (ascending)

Lip Trills and Vowels (descending)
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Play Straw Phonation (ascending)

Exercise 9: "Nee-ah" 

Nee-ah (ascending)

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Play Straw Phonation (ascending)

Nee-ah (descending)

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Play Straw Phonation (descending)

Focus on Breath Support

Exercise 10: Hum

Hum (ascending)

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Play Straw Phonation (ascending)

Hum (descending)

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Play Straw Phonation (descending)


Exercise 11: "VV" Triads

VV Fifths (ascending)

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Play Straw Phonation (ascending)


VV Fifths (descending)

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Play Straw Phonation (descending)