3 Quick Tips to Improve Your Announcements

 

In this video, I discuss my favorite 3 tips for helping cantors improve their announcing skills.  Let's be honest, announcing is more than just saying "please join in singing" or in the case of a pandemic "please REFRAIN from singing".  Sorry, I couldn't resist!  It's time we think more deeply about every aspect of ministry and put our best foot forward!

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How to become a good sight reader (and not wait for your neighbor to sing first)

Hi singers!

I want to tell you how sight reading changed my life….because it can change yours

In 2005… I first joined a collegiate level choir, it became painfully obvious that I needed to learn more about sight reading (even though I could already play piano!).

Every rehearsal we would be looking at some brand new music and  I was the guy that would wait for the singers around me to “get the right note”, and then I WOULD SING A SPLIT SECOND LATER.  yikes.

I was really embarrassed and had many thoughts…

  • Is there something wrong with me?
  • Why can’t I figure out the pitches like everyone else even though I can ‘read music’?

These are questions that bothered me all the time…

After every rehearsal, I would go home and listen to our music OVER and OVER until it finally stuck in my head.

I finally had ENOUGH, and I started talking with the student singers

They all told me about how they had taken ear training...

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Traditional vs. Contemporary Music... Fight!

Uncategorized Mar 31, 2020
 

In this video, you will learn a subtle point about the "best" kind of church music for any particular parish.  Enjoy!

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3 Factors That Affect Community Singing

community singing Mar 05, 2020
 

In this video, you will learn the three main factors that affect community singing!  Enjoy!

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