Evoking Sound – The Choral Rehearsal Vol. 1


Techniques and Procedures by James Jordan

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This comprehensive and engaging sourcebook is an essential guide to a productive and musical choral rehearsal written by a leading voice in choral pedagogy.

Intended for choirs of all skill levels, The Choral Rehearsal: Volume 1 covers a wide range of subjects and features sections devoted to:

• The spirit of the rehearsal
• Rehearsal preparation and planning
• How to listen
• Conducting gesture as a rehearsal technique
• The accompanist and the rehearsal
• Skill teaching within the rehearsal
• How to teach artistic phrasing
• Rehearsal accountability
In this ambitious and comprehensive—yet practical—text, James Jordan and a team of expert contributors give practical insights drawn from many decades of experience in the rehearsal room. Just a few of the topics covered in this volume include approaches to teaching rhythm, using recording technology as part of the rehearsal process, introducing your choir to IPA, incorporating Dalcroze and Laban methods into the rehearsal, and the count-singing system of Robert Shaw.

This book is destined to become a trusted companion to anyone seeking to make the most of the choral rehearsal.