Have you tried singing in a virtual choir? Have you tried conducting a virtual choir? Have you tried editing all videos or recordings of a virtual choir?
It is not easy, the result is not comparable with a live performance. And you can also sing any song, … sure? Perhaps they are few of them a little more indicated or free of certain difficulties.
Choirs are very excited to participate in virtual choir works, they increase morale, they show that they are capable of singing alone, of self-conducting, and many times the singers themselves talk about how difficult it is to hear your voice, keeping the rhythm, keeping the pitch; and what about the sound engineer, you have to balance all the voices, the exact speed, the exact tuning, the sound blended balance, …
Virtual choirs can sing any work that has been written for choir, the only thing to do is sing it well in rhythm and tuning, even with piano / forte / mp / mf, breaths, etc …
After talking to several directors, there is a common feeling, there are works that work better than others. And the works that work best have certain characteristics in aspects that facilitate singing and self-direction. Of course a well trained choir, working with a good sound engineer, having plenty of time, can go ahead with all songs, all.
There is something that the singers appreciate when they sing in a choir, they are the references of both the director and the rest of the choir. We could well say that singing in a choir is having references for rhythm, tuning and sound quality.
Music written specifically for virtual choir takes into account these aspects of rhythm and tuning, how to help the singers to conduct by themselves, to be able to perform while listening to a base recording through the headphone.
After all that has been said, it is easy to understand that the music that is composed for a virtual choir has certain characteristics or restrictions. These characteristics are aimed at achieving singers self-security so that the references of the conductor and colleagues are not so necessary.
The use of the air, of the silences, of the phrases, of the tuning, of the text itself, of the vowels, … are aspects that are taken into account and that can make a work delivered to a choir end in a recording public sharing of a virtual choir.
Maybe you would like to see some samples. Right now I only want you to read above article. If you agree, you can go to see the samples. Maybe you will notice that it seems to be usual music, please pay attention to each detail, all of them where written thinking on a virtual choir.
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Good luck with your virtual choir. Please try, it is an incredible experience, singing, conducting, engineering,..Please try, and after try my specially written music for virtual choir.