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Vocal Techniques for the Young Singer



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Vocal Techniques for the Young Singer
By Henry Leck
63 minutes

Features Henry Leck, guest artist Steven Rickards and the Indianapolis Children's Choir. An approach to teaching vocal technique utilizing the advantages of visualization, movement and aural modeling.

The purpose of the DVD is to demonstrate basic vocal techniques taught by Leck in the choral setting. It includes mental focus, breathing, posture and vowel formation exercises. The DVD includes a written description of each exercise with accompaniment. The teaching on this DVD is unique in its approach to the use of the primary learning anchors: aural, visual, kinesthetic: movement and physical.

As a guest artist and vocal model, Steven Rickards (a countertenor) demonstrates vocal technique through the use of his voice, a Frisbee and a Slinky. The video also includes exercises and vocalises to improve choral intonation and tone.   

For elementary choirs - about grades 4-5-6. 


  • Mental Focus
  • Singer's Posture
  • Relaxation Exercises
  • Breathing Exercises
  • Pitch Memory
  • Vowel Formation
  • Vowel Modification
  • Vowel Uniformity
  • Vocal Modeling
  • Learning Anchors
  • Choral Tuning
  • Variety of Choral Timbre
  • Stylistic Artistry


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I am new to teaching middle school chorus and thought this would be a helpful tool in teaching adolescent students
Patricia T on Aug 4, 2012
I've seen Henry Leck at work at a conference. He gets outstanding results with his strategies.
Highland S on Apr 19, 2012

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