humor in the choral rehearsal
Date: September 10, 2007
Kathy Bower's post "how to say this isn't working" gets me thinking about
humor in the choral rehearsal and how important it can be to maintain a
positive energy throughout a technical rehearsal. I.e., one way to tell a
chorus that something isn't working is "that would have been perfect...if
you were trying to do it wrong." Or when an alto section isn't projecting a
particularly low part, "altos, let's try that again.....this time like
mountain women" or "this time like women of the earth".
What other humorous sayings do you use in your choral rehearsals that are
effective? If there are enough singular responses to me personally, I'll
post a compilation.