The Reluctant Soloist

The Reluctant Soloist

A Director's Guide to Developing Church Vocalists

Book - 1994
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The fifth book in Abingdon's series of how-to books for church musicians desiring further training, The Reluctant Soliost views solo singing both form a technical and a worship/ ministry standpoint.This book addresses such needs as:* "I have some voices in the choir that with polish could make fine soloists, but I don't know exactly how to apply the polish"* "I know just enough about voice pedagogy to be dangerous and would like help on the technical aspects to help the whole choir"* I would like a thoughtful presentation of why solos are a part of worship"* "How do I help select repertoire for the eager ( but untrained and inexperienced) soloists in my church?"Developed with the church choir director in mind, The Reluctant Soloist is an easy-to-understand treatment of issues faced by most local church musicians. Topics covered are: A Philosophy of Church Solos; Basic Vocal Techniques; Choosing Repertoire for the Inexperienced Soloist, Creating Your Own Solos/Repertoire/Using the Hymnal/Octavos/Keyboard Literature; Not Everyone Is Ready for the Big Time!; Preach It--Telling the Story; and Ministry Matters.* Written by an experienced authority in the field* Helpful for directors with no formal voice training* Helps develop soloists for the church music ministry* Discusses the ministry aspects of solo singing
Publisher: Nashville : Abingdon Press, c1994
ISBN: 9780687006564
Call Number: 783.8 ZT981r
Characteristics: 79 p. ; 21 cm


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