The name of the song: Announce each song clearly and name
the tune if it is not an original song.
The pitch or key: Sing a few notes to give the pitch. Be sure
the whole group has it. If you are too high or too low, stop and start again.
The tempo--beating time: Start everyone at the same time. Shout
in rhythm with the time: "Let's go," or clap your hands, or tap your feet and
start on the next beat. Use simple hand motions; the up and down pump handle motion, to
keep the group together.
Information about the song: The words, the tune. Be sure the
whole group knows the song. If they don't, teach them. It is best to sing with the
Pep--enthusiasm: Don't insist on volume, at least not at f
first. Let the group know that it is singing you want, not noise or volume.
Leadership--control: Plan your selections carefully. Choose
songs that fit the group and occasion. Avoid parodies or songs that may offend someone.
Don't ask the group what they want to sing - tell them.
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