Stretching the Voice"Legato Singing"
Singing a hymn is a tremendous way to increase your vocal technique. But you must make "technique" an important part of your singing.
(Actually, this should be an important goal for the congregation as well. Martin Luther did not allow the congregation to sing any hymns--the choir did all the singing--for the first two years in the church. The entire congregation also had practices during the week, p. 271, Here I stand, Banton. and during the catechetical hour, the family was to sing.)
By technique we mean the following:
Be sure to sing with your family around the Thanksgiving table. Happy Singing!