Hello Cheyne Gang!
This week we revisit 2 songs that Caro recorded for us in June. These songs will help with our breathwork, our phrasing and will encourage us to extend our out-breath. There are two tutorials and two sing-alongs in the form of a round.
Please feel free to re-visit the last 3 posts on the site. There are 9 short 1 minute videos that form part of a series that was filmed at Papple Steading in East Lothian. You can find these here.
First Bird Song - Tutorial
This is an Irish song about hearing the first birdsong of the Spring. I've chosen it because the phrasing for the breath is short-short-long, and it's a really pretty tune!
First Bird Song - Sing-Along
This is an audio file of the song in a round - when put in a round it sounds like birds waking up voice by voice. It should be a bit of a challenge to hold on to the original tune by the end!
Cuckoo (as I Went Walking) - Tutorial
This is a Medieval English song about hearing a cuckoo when out for a walk on a May morning. I've chosen it because the long phrase supports extension of the outbreath, so it works to sing the song on its own or keep it going for a bit of a challenge.
Cuckoo (as I Went Walking) - Sing-Along
This is an audio file of the song in a round - it has a fun circularity, again a bit of a challenge once all the parts build up, and a good opportunity to sing the full and more challenging longer phrase in the song.