Choir Ninja, with Ryan Guth
About This Show
Formerly the Find Your Forte podcast - Step up to the podium with purpose and make the most of your public or private school's choral program with solutions you never saw coming! Join Choir Ninja, Ryan Guth as he brings you weekly interviews with veteran in-the-trenches choral directors on how to manage your choir, teach concepts like sight-singing and group vocal technique, market your program, and help inspire a love of choral music in your students each day.
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How to teach a piece using sequential layering, with Denise Eaton
2 days ago
In today’s episode I invite Denise Eaton back for a look at her layering method of sequential teaching. In other words, this is a breakdown of her step-by-step process for teaching a new choral piece to her choirs. Highlight to Tweet: “Repetition is your friend and the key to successful learning.” -Denise Eaton #choirninja Show Notes: Eaton's Order of Events for Layering Skills in Sequential Teaching Teach rhythms before looking at song (including all like patterns throughout) Extract and breakdown rhythms for better understanding and skill development Learning rhythm doesn't only include chanting· singing is also encouraged Include emphasis on strong beats -always keep the text in mind Add solfege -always with appropriate, desired tone Introduce the key of the song through previous sight-reading (See resources and sponsor below) Extract only the melodic contour in solfege (before looking at song) for greater mastery later Chant solfege in rhythm -add emphasis on strong beats Chant text in rhythm to reinforce understanding Add syllabic and word stress emphasizing desired vowels Sing on solfege -with desired vowels and tone Focus on accuracy Add in syllabic/ word stress Sing on neutral syllable -with desired vowels and tone Focus on accuracy Add in syllabic/word stress Add in final consonants for rhythmic releases and onset of sound Monotone chant and sing the text -with desired vowels and tone If singing in parts, separate to different notes of the tonic chord Add in syllabic/ word stress Repetition of the release of final consonants will, most likely, be needed Sing on text -emphasizing desired vowels and tone Focus on pitch accuracy Add in syllabic / word stress Explore combinations of voice parts sop 1 / alto Sop 1/Sop 2 Alto/Tenor Sop/Bass Sop/Tenor Women Men 3 Key Takeaways: Score study is absolutely necessary for you to identify items, such as rhythms, to isolate in the earlier steps. Repetition is
Rated 5 out of
Ryan is inspiring! He knows how to speak in a way that motivates me to go into work each day and "step up to the podium with purpose". Love listening each week!
Date published: 2015-10-15