Improve and become a better singer

Here are a few pointers that we have found that may help to improve your singing.

Below are pointers that maybe of help to both new and experienced singers. We do need to remind you that we are not responsible for external content, and do not ourselves make any recommendations, and cannot be held responsible for any transactions between yourselves and any persons\organisations below.

We suggest that you also try searching the internet with phrases like "choral music reading tutorial" and "learn to be a better singer".

 

Resources created by our Music Director Philip Norman

Philip has created a 12 page compact Choral Singers Toolkit which has proven useful for both new and accomplished singers. Click on the image for the PDF (opens in a new window).  

He has also created Pitching Exercises for all voices that are helpful for singers, especially those who are not confident in their abilities. For best results use these exercises regularly. The can be found here at www.pnms.co.uk/questors/pitching

 

Learning to Sing

Here is a guide to the basics of learning to sing.... bbc.co.uk/sing/learning/ (link is external)

The Choral Line, choraline.com (link is external), also has a lot of self-help material as well as resources for purchase

There is an on-line keyboard to help with tuning  virtualpiano.net/ (link is external)

In 2015 choralpractice.com (link is external) sent us news of their free app to help with practice but this is untested by us

 

Sight Reading

Just learning the squiggles on sheet music for some can be daunting. Here are a couple of links that might help. Some useful information even for those who know some of it.

Musicnotes has some useful help in reading music at www.musicnotes.com/blog/2014/04/11/how-to-read-sheet-music/ (link is external)

You could also check out http://www.easyeartraining.com/learn/how-to-start-sight-reading-music-in-choir/ (link is external)

 

 

Singing Teachers

Here are details of some singing teachers who have been recommended by our members.

Lydia Marchione www.lydiamarchione.com/teaching               Recommended by a couple of our members
     
Catharine Robinson              www.selectideas.co.uk/robinson Previously recommended by a member of the choir
     
Amy Lawton www.amylawton.com Recommended by one of our Basses
     

If you know or, better still, can recommend any further information for this page then please do not hesitate to inform a member of the committee.