Jim's published articles

Jim also shares his coaching talents and experience in educational articles.  This page is continuously growing, so stop back every now and then to see what's new.


Improve your voice between rehearsals – Originally published as a “Harmony How To” article in the November 2000 issue of the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Harmonizer publication, this article contains  Jim’s top non-rehearsal activities for the voice, body, and mind that can help you be a better singer.

Increase your chorus rehearsal effectiveness by 50% – What could your chorus accomplish if every chorus rehearsal was 50% more effective?  This article gives you some simple techniques to make every rehearsal minute effective for every singer and to integrate vocal, visual, and choreo elements of your performance more quickly and effectively.

Just breathe! – Improper breathing is likely the source of more poor singing than nearly all other causes combined.  This article highlights the single largest breathing problem of all, how it impacts your singing, and what to do about it.

Pick a quartet name without pain – One of the biggest frustrations for any new quartet is picking the quartet name.  This article presents an easy process to pick a name you all like, in a timely fashion, and without trampling on anyone’s feelings.

Speak better to sing better – The average person speaks between 2-3 hours or more per day, and the speaking habits we practice every day also impact our singing.  This article teaches how to improve your speaking habits in ways that will also help your singing.

Warmup BASICS – You have been tabbed to do warmups for your quartet or chorus?  Here's a warmup organization based on Body, Air, Sound, Intonation, Chords, and Sing (BASICS).


Jim Emery
612-802-7288
james.e.emery@gmail.com



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