Why have we made ‘3 Steps to Sing’ to learn Alto Messiah ?
We often hear from people who say they would love to sing in a choir but hesitate because they are concerned they cannot ‘read’ music.
Our aim was to create a method so anyone can learn the words and notes at home and feel so much more confident before singing with a choir.We chose Handel’s Messiah as this was by far the most popular piece of music people wished to learn to sing
Please click below to view a sample of Step 1
VISUAL LEARNING DVD
The joy of using ‘3 Steps to Sing’ is you just put the disc into your DVD player/Computer and start singing right away!
You see the alto words and notes change colour exactly in time as the Alto Messiah part is sung by a professional singer who is a real pleasure to hear – and you just join in!
No need for hours of learning the words ‘parrot fashion’, no need for ‘note-bashing’ trying to work out what pitch to sing and no more having to guess the tempo of the music.
You will be amazed how quickly you learn and before long you are singing the words at the right pitch in harmony with the professional singer. No need to worry about the tempo and what the notes mean as you are learning both without even knowing it!
Of course there are some tricky bits which need more practice but even these you will find you learn pretty quickly by just going over several times until they become second nature to sing.
We believe this is such an easy way to learn because both ‘sight’ and ‘hearing’ are stimulated at exactly the same time so the ‘brain’ learns intuitively. It really does become quite addictive with the tune in your head and you sing all day!
Once you feel you know your part you can also practice by turning off the singers voice (using the DVD/Computer menu options) but you still hear the music and sing as the words and notes change colour.
ALTO MESSIAH VOICE PART REHEARSAL CD
You will need a vocal score of Handel's Messiah to use in conjunction with your CD.
It is helpful to work through the vocal score marking the Messiah Alto part with a highlighter.
A narrator guides you when to sing and calls out bar numbers and rehearsal letters so you don’t get lost.
This is a great way to rehearse and ensure you are singing the right ‘pitch’ for the Alto words and to rehearse using the vocal score.
ALTO CHORUS BACKING TRACK CD
Listen for the Alto Messiah Vocal line and join in.
We are delighted with the feedback we have received to date:
"Absolutely brilliant! It is so easy to use and the voice of the singer is so clear to listen to"
"We love the DVD and have it on all the time .... we show it to everyone who comes and they all start singing ... it really is quite addictive"
"We love your new '3 Steps to Sing', please, please make these for other choral works"