Page 10 - Voice for Life Workbook 4 - Red
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Ask your choir trainer to check your answers to the last exercise. Then look at the music below.
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  This time there are no breath marks. Use the breath mark symbol shown in the last exercise to mark in the places where you think it is appropriate to breathe.
              What won - drous love is this, O my
4    
soul, O my soul! What won - drous love is this, O my
8 
soul! What won - drous love is this that
11    
caused the Lord of bliss to lay a - side his
14  
crown for my soul, for my soul, to
17   
lay a - side his crown for my soul.
                                                                               When you have put breath marks into the music, try singing it yourself. Think about the questions below.
• Do you think you have placed • Do you need to take all the
the breath marks in the best places? breaths that you have marked?
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10 Module A: Using the voice well Red book UK prepress January 2020.indd 10
 Staggered breathing
Sometimes it may not be possible to get through a phrase that your choir trainer has asked you to sing in one breath. Staggered breathing is a way of ‘cheating’ within a choir to create an illusion of a long phrase being sung with no breaths at all. Each singer takes a quiet breath at a different time from the person next to them – this way the sound keeps going throughout the phrase without a break.
When you stagger your breathing, don’t pronounce consonants at the end of the words. Otherwise, it will be obvious that you have taken a breath because your consonant will sound at a different time from everyone else in the choir. (In particular, watch out for ‘s’ and ‘c’ sounds – they are especially obvious.)
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