The Warm-Up Sequence
follows a listing of the reasons behind a "warm-up" for a
rehearsal and options which you might choose when "warming-up"
your ensemble. Many consider this facet of the rehearsal sequence to be
the most important, and I do not disagree. Through our working
lifetimes, we constantly seek other options for the "warm-up"
sequence and refine that which we have already been doing.
of the Warm-Up:
and engage the minds of participants
There follows some
specific strategies which are appropriate for any orchestral or
instrumental warm-up - they are submitted - not to diminish the
importance of the warm-up sequence for choral ensembles - but as
specific strategies which help in any instrumental venue. For choral
ensembles - I would suggest use of the Robert Shaw or Norman Luboff
Guidelines which over the years - have been oft-printed in the ACDA
Only: Oft Used Warm-Up Activities
Only: Tuning Strategies: