ERIC Number: EJ701325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-1
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Harmonizing and Improvising in the Choral Rehearsal: A Sequential Approach
Bell, Cindy L.
Music Educators Journal, v90 n4 p31 Mar 2004
This article challenges choral teachers to motivate their choirs to a new level of choral singing and harmonic creativity and outlines a sequential process for introducing improvisation into the daily warm-up. It argues that students can learn to harmonize and improvise by ear as part of each day's warm-up period. Sections include: (1) Chord Partials; (2) Choral Comping; and (3) The Solo Improviser. A list of MENC resources, a list of selected readings, and 14 notes are included.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Sequential Approach, Creative Activities, National Standards, Music, Music Teachers, Singing, Music Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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