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Classical Voices on TV
Submitted by on 29/03/2016

Originally submitted by George Badland on Wed, 15/07/2015

Pappano's Classical Voices is a series of programmes on the TV at the moment that was mentioned last evening. The subject matter and the manner in which it is dealt, is both highly entertaining and very surprisingly in my case, educational.

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What is barbershopping and should we be modernising?
Submitted by on 29/03/2016

Originally submitted by George Badland on Wed, 24/06/2015

There has been some intense debate recently about where we, as a chorus, should be heading. Views held by some individuals feel we should be looking to the future and altering our artform to take account of the perceved  preferences of younger audiences. Well,…

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Precious Time
Submitted by on 29/03/2016

Originally submitted by George Badland on Fri, 12/06/2015

The older on gets, the more one realises that time doing what you like doing is quite precious because statistically it takes up a greater and greater time one has left to do it.  This coming Sunday will be the start of my 80th year, so my thought today is why not…

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Good Ensemble Singing
Submitted by on 29/03/2016

Originally submitted by George Badland on Mon, 04/05/2015

One of the requirements of good ensemble singing, whether it be a capella or accompanied, is that no individual voice should be heard sticking out. That is not to say that sections should not 'stick out' from time to time, clearly we always need to hear what the leads…

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MAKING MUSIC BY SINGING.
Submitted by on 29/03/2016

Originally submitted by George Badland on Thu, 12/03/2015

What makes for good music can obviously be quite subjective, but I think most of us know when we hear something that is really very good, even if we don't always know why.

 

But how do we achieve…

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INITIAL BLOG
Submitted by on 29/03/2016



Originally submitted by George Badland on Wed, 04/02/2015

This series of blogs needs to be credited to a number of people because obviously not every word written was my own.

 

I should like to thank Henry for his patience, proof reading and general…

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