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Visual for the vocal training activity.  I use a type of "koosh" ball to toss from teacher to student using "woo" as it makes an arch through the air.  The student catches the ball and tosses it back to the teacher reproducing the same vowel.  (thanks Phyllis Braund)

Visual for the vocal training activity. Use a type of "koosh" ball to toss from teacher to student using "woo" as it makes an arch through the air. The student catches the ball and tosses it back to the teacher reproducing the same vowel.

Click here to get all the "Dos and donts of breathing for singing": http://tips.how2improvesinging.com/dos-and-donts-breathing-for-singing/

Dos and Dont's of Breathing for Singing

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How To Warm Up Your Voice

Check out the infographic for better vocal health. Includes links to vocals warm-up and work-out exercises. How To Warm Up Your Voice So You Can Vocalize and Stay Healthy

Music Education – A choir director’s responsibility for vocal technique training

A choir director’s responsibility for vocal technique training: "Choral warm-ups should be treated as group voice lessons. Identify something your group has trouble with, and choose vocal exercises that address the problem.

Here is a compilation of FAVORITE SIGHT SINGING TIPS as requested by Tom Sherwood on   December 25, 2000.  (these look so useful... even 12 years later. I might use them with my kids!)

ChoralNet: the professional networking site of the American Choral Directors Association

Boomwhackers "Ebeneezer Sneezer" - LOVE this song in my classroom!  Using xylophones, boom pipes, ankhlungs and boomwackers!

Boomwhackers "Ebeneezer Sneezer"

Major scale song for boomwhackers or just solfege hand signs!

Buzzing flea: vocal warm up by Artis. Children sing better when they are relaxed and enjoying themselves, so this is an effective and fun warm up that will help improve the quality of their singing. In this activity children have to concentrate to follow the different stages involved in eating a buzzing flea. It allows them to explore the range of their voices, which will then equip them better to hit the pitch and right notes in a song.

Buzzing flea: vocal warm up! Children sing better when they are relaxed and enjoying themselves, so this is an effective and fun warm up that will help improve the quality of their singing.

16 fun clapping games for children's choir | @ashleydanyew

Clap Your Hands: 16 Clapping Games for Children's Choir

16 clapping games for children's choir, including video links. These games can be used at the beginning of rehearsal, or in the middle as a change of pace.

Vocal and Stage Essentials for the Aspiring Female R&B Singer: A Guide to Technique, Performance, and Musicianship

Vocal and Stage Essentials for the Aspiring Female R&B Singer: A Guide to Technique, Performance, and Musicianship

S-Cubed!  Successful Sight Singing Course for Ages 9-16.  Help your middle school and upper elementary music students learn to sight sing music fluently with this new method offered by Music in the Middle with Mr D.  Follow him on TPT and see each new lesson as it is rolled out beginning in mid-late August 2013!

S-Cubed! Successful Sight Singing and Sight Reading Course for Middle School

If you’re anything like me, you sometimes get to the day of a rehearsal without any coherent plan (I’ve talked about this problem before; it’s a perennial one). So I thought you might find it useful to have a basic toolkit of ideas for warm-ups for those occasions when you just feel totally uninspired and …

Pick and mix warm-ups for your choir

a basic toolkit of ideas for warm-ups for those occasions when you just feel totally uninspired and …

Use these simple, engaging warm ups to get your choir ready to sound their best. Students will begin with physical stretches, then they will activate their breath, and they will finally move into head voice.Warm ups are easy enough for anyone to lead, regardless of choral training.

Use these simple, engaging warm ups to get your choir ready to sound their best. Students will begin with physical stretches, then they will activate their breath, and they will finally move into head voice.Warm ups are easy enough for anyone to lead, reg

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