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7 Ways to Love Your Choir, with Ryan Guth

September 23, 2016 -

Click to listen to podcast version:  7 Ways to Love Your Choir Be the leader they need You wouldn’t know this since I’m the guy who wrote “Your choir sucks because you suck”, but I’m a sappy, open, and vulnerable choir director. It doesn’t take much to get me all choked

I'm looking for new and different ways to teach students (middle school and high school) how to find their soft palette area and create more space there. Specifically, I have a high school student that has never quite caught on with many different techniques, both metaphorical and scientific. ... See MoreSee Less

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Nicolle OmisteOvertone singing causes one to become very aware of how to manipulate the soft palate.

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Tom KlonglerI find having them learn to be aware of laryngeal position tends to make soft palate lift occur. Place a finger on the "Adams apple" and yawn to make it lower/swallow to feel it rise

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Elaine PhilhowerLollipop

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Penelope CruzThe most effective method I've learned from and subsequently do is for the student to stand in front of a mirror and shine a flashlight into the back of the mouth and raise and lift the palate. You might have to demonstrate while they're peering into your mouth with the flashlight first.

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Chris BarlettaWalnut

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MaryAnn McKavitt EastYawn

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Diana Kalliope GrinaYawn! Or try to sound like Patrick on Spongebob. They have fun with that.

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Roger Ames"Hungah" with no hard "g" gets them to notice what's going on around the soft pallet - create warmups with it. Works well. Emphasize the ng feeling, stay there for awhile in certain exercises.

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Shane InmanFeeling the "cool spot" in the back of their throat when they take a quick breath on Ah! It worked well with my kids!

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Roger AmesLike mint gum. Very good, as well.

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