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Directing a Barbershop Chorus

Directing a Barbershop Chorus

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Detailed training on directing a barbershop chorus
Detailed training on directing a barbershop chorus

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Directinga Barbershop Chorus
Methods, Techniques, and Philosophies
© 2011 Barbershop Harmony Society
(800) 876-SING www.barbershop.orgStock No. 4053
 
Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Why
are
you directing?
1.1
What
does
it
take to be a director?1.2 Leadership characteristics
of
successful directors
Developing as
a
director
2.1 Chorus Directors Workshop Intensive (CDWI)
2.1.1
Defining characteristics of the CDWI2.2 Harmony Education Programs (HEP Schools)2.3 Chapter Operations Training Semlnars (COTS)2.4 Harmony CollegelDirectors College2.5 Coaching for you as a director2.6 Concerts2.7 Videotape2.8 Professional courses2.9
Other
resources
Chorus
directors
as
leaders
3.1 Planning3.2 Teamwork3.3 Motivating3.4 Adapting your style3.5 Communicating
Conducting
skills
4.1 Posture4.2 Right
hand and
arm
4.2.1 Preparatory beat4.2.2 Downbeat4.2.3 Cutoff4.2.4 Mixing patterns4.3 Left
hand
independence4.4 Dynamics4.5 Freestyle conducting4.6 Basic body language4.7 Questions to ask
about
your condtlctiI124.8
Other
conducting tips
Running
an
effective rehearsal
5.1 Benefits
of
a well-planned rehearsal5.2 General
rehe~al
techniques
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5.3 Preparing for rehearsal5.4 Rehearsing efficiently5.5 Secrets of masterful rehearsing
Developing
tone
6.1
Posture6.2 Respiration6.3 Support6.4 Freedom in neck, throat,
jaw
and facial muscles6.5 Resonation
6.5.1 Principles
of
resonation6.5.2 Physical requirements6.5.3 Exercises
Some
basic
considerations of
pitch
and
intonation
7.1
Pitch7.2 Intonation7.3 Practical tips for improved intonation
Some
thoughts
about
rhythm
8.1
Pulse8.2 Duration8.3 Phrasing8.4 The importance of rehearsal drill
Balancing
voices
9.1
The rules of proper balance9.2 Establishing the ensemble volume9.3 How balance affects intonation9.4 Training the chorus to balance properly9.5 Other considerations for lead singers
Developing
an
interpretive
plan
10.1
What kind of song is it?10.2 Building a plan for a lyric-dominant song10.3 A checklist for lyric-dominant songs10.4 Building a plan for a rhythm-dominant song10.5 Arrangement devices
Why you
should
know
music
theory
Learning
styles/teaching
methods
12.1
Learning styles: the two sides of the
brain
12.1.1 Definitions
12.2 Matching teaching methods to personality types12.3 Connecting the two sides
of
your
brain
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12.3.1 What side of the brain
do
the "average" singers of each part seem to use?12.3.2 Quick ways to identify learning style preferences

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