How to maneuver thru various pages of my website.

  1. 1.At the bottom of each page we give you links to click on to go to other pages.

  2. 2.At the very top of each page is a list of pages in that topic,  Click on anyone you wish,  (The darkened one, is the page you are currently on.

The Author’s Comments

I started this website because I felt that I had gained some insight into some topics that others rarely seem to have - specifically topics 1 & 5.  I thought perhaps some would find these topics of value.  Then people encouraged me by saying that I explained things well, so I added topics that are well known by most trained musicians but still are not well known by the average singer.  

I would appreciate any comments about what works and what doesn’t work and how I could make the presentations better.  I would also be very interested in your progress and/or frustrations in your learning journey in singing. Any comments are appreciated.  Click on my E-Mail Address to send me a message.


These are topics developed by Ted Norton, a retired Houghton College, NY music professor where I was Coordinator of Music Education for 37 years.  Especially since retirement, I have been an active member of the Barbershop Harmony Society both in singing and in teaching.  Along with my lovely wife Nan, we have 5 wonderful children, 8 grandchildren with five great-grandchildren.  I was born in 1928 (You do the math).

            Corduroy Quartet 




     1. Introduction to Sight Singing (Vocal Music Reading)

  1.        1a. A Track for Beginners

  2.        1b. A Track for Improving the Skills You Already Know

  3.        1c. Additional Sight Singing Information

    2. Memorizing Music


    3. How Well Do I Sing? - A Checklist

    4. Singing Better Thru Proper Breathing

     5. Singing Better Thru  Register Understanding

    6. Singing Better Thru Vowel & Consonant Understanding

     7. Intonation - Singing In Tune

     8. Learning to Harmonize

     9. Vocal Health, Warm-Ups & Singing Craft

   10. Beyond the Fundamentals - Interpretation & the Visual


     11. Determining How Difficult An Arrangement Is.

     12. Understanding Chord Members

     13. Understanding Minor in Music

     14. Acoustics - The Science of Sound


     15. Music Team Responsibilities

     16. Directing a Chorus

     17. Chapter and Quartet Management

     18. Keeping Smaller Chapters Going


     19. Working With Middle School Boys

     20. Working With Inaccurate Singers - Children & Adults

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