This past Saturday, I hosted a webinar on the topic of singing the Schubert Ave Maria. Each attendee received a handout afterwards covering:
- The history of the piece (spoiler alert: Schubert did not write the Ave Maria – at least that wasn’t the name of the song, it wasn’t in Latin, nor was it intended as a setting of the Hail Mary prayer)
- The translation of the Latin text and its setting in the song
- The pronunciation of the Latin text using the International Phonetic Alphabet
- A deconstruction of the song for practice purposes, including
- Deconstructed sheet music
- A practice track for a singer to work with before adding the actual accompaniment
I posted a video of the webinar to YouTube last night, and you can find here. (Note: I accidentally did not record the first half of the webinar in real time – forgot to take it off pause when I was waiting for folks – so the first half was made after everyone had left; which allowed me to fix a few things I had issues with, tech-wise, during the actual webinar.)
You can watch it here:
If you are interested in getting the handout about the history/translation/pronunciation, please click here and I’ll be happy to send it to you.
What other topics would you like to see in a webinar? Someone suggested “O Holy Night” when we get closer to Christmas. Some ideas I have include:
- International Phonetic Alphabet
- Structuring your Practice Session
I’d love to hear your thoughts! Leave them in the comments.
Have you been asked to sing the Ave Maria (any version, not just this one) or another song for an upcoming wedding, and you want to make sure you do it right? Contact MVS to set up a discovery call
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