In every elementary classroom across the globe, teachers try to create a room full of good listeners.
Any teacher worth their salt knows that when a student opens their mouth to talk, their ears magically shut off and they stop listening. Unfortunately, this applies all too often to singers as well!
When we open our mouths to sing we tend to focus only on what is coming out of our mouths. We begin to ignore everything going on around us: other singers, the accompaniment, fire alarms… and any other noise that might distract us from listening to our own voice!
The first step toward a choir that uses their ears is to be very specific about what they are listening for.
Musical-U share’s some practical tips to get your choir to sing in tune and train their ears.