Nick’s Notes

Welcome to first edition of the new format. Let me know what you think.


It was nice to hear from John Draper this week and know that they had a great time and arrived back safely.

The WhatsApp group has been sharing some lovely sunset, baby and chick photos. If you haven’t yet joined (and have a suitable mobile phone) the link is: https://chat.whatsapp.com/L1zL0xrVdikJT48Wfqm72W

Vicky and I have been mainly redesigning our back garden this week.


One of the perennial problems that Newstead Abbey Singers, and every group that sings unaccompanied, always have is that of keeping pitch. In the grand scheme of things I have always maintained that, at our level, other things are more important but it is an annoyance sometimes. Over the next few weeks I am going to share with you my thoughts with reference to some of our current repertoire.

This week we are going to look at God so loved the world. Before watching the video have your copy to hand and warm up.

Here is the video Tuning Part One: https://youtu.be/CxhLxFtBo5A
The choir of St. Paul’s for you to listen to, or sing along with: https://youtu.be/X5Akz6J8Rw0

Keep safe, keep well, keep singing.

1 thought on “Nick’s Notes

  1. Thank you Nick – I found this very interesting. I’ve often regretted that my formal musical training ended at O Level so, having known for a long time that repeated notes can be problematic as regards tuning, it’s helpful to know why!

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