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  Post Road Chorus - Our Music
Although no one can say exactly when or where barbershop music began, the growth of the tradition was certainly aided between the 1860s and 1920s by the types of songs popular at the time - songs characterized by sentimental lyrics and uncomplicated melodies that could be harmonized with a variety of four-part chords.
Barbershop harmony's four voice parts are still called by their traditional names - tenor, lead, baritone and bass - whether referring to men's or women's vocal groups.
A barbershop arrangement has the appearance of SATB music, but it is important to remember that the notes for the baritone and bass parts written in the bass clef are sung one octave higher than written.
www.postroadchorus.org /our_music.htm   (1374 words)

  
  Barbershop music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Barbershop harmony, as codified during the barbershop revival era (1940s-present), is a style of a cappella, or unaccompanied vocal music characterized by consonant four-part chords for every melody note in a predominantly homophonic texture.
Barbershop music features songs with understandable lyrics and easily singable melodies, whose tones clearly define a tonal center and imply major and minor chords and barbershop (dominant and secondary dominant) seventh chords that resolve primarily around the circle of fifths, while making frequent use of other resolutions.
Barbershop harmonies remain in evidence in the a capella music of the fl church.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Barbershop_music   (2686 words)

  
 Sweet Adelines International Singers
Barbershop music, with its close, unaccompanied four-part harmonies and ringing chords, is a uniquely American folk art.
Although no one can say exactly when or where barbershop music began, the growth of the tradition was certainly aided between the 1860s and 1920s by the types of songs popular at the time - songs characterized by sentimental lyrics and uncomplicated melodies that could be harmonized with a variety of four-part chords.
Barbershop harmony's four voice parts are still called by their traditional names - tenor, lead, baritone and bass - whether referring to men's or women's vocal groups.
www.sweetadelineintl.org /history-barbershop.cfm   (367 words)

  
 Post Road Chorus - Our Music
A barbershop arrangement has the appearance of SATB music, but it is important to remember that the notes for the baritone and bass parts written in the bass clef are sung one octave higher than written.
Whether it is a rousing march or a tender ballad, the music is performed "as written" in both vocal and instrumental music.
Developing lyric flow in a barbershop ballad, outside the written rhythmic notation, is a challenge for the choral director and the singer.
postroadchorus.org /our_music.htm   (1374 words)

  
 Barbershop Music
Barbershop harmony is a style of unaccompanied vocal music characterised by constant four-part chords for every melody note in a pre-dominantly homophonic texture.
Barbershop music features songs with understandable lyrics and easily singable melodies whose tones clearly define a tonal centre and imply major and minor chords and Barbershop (dominant and secondary dominant) seventh chords that resolve primarily around the circle of fifths, while making frequent use of other resolutions.
Artistic singing in the Barbershop style exhibits a fullness or expansion of sound, precise intonation, a high degree of vocal skill and a high level of unity and consistency within the ensemble.
www.clubwebsite.net /iabs/barbershop.htm   (311 words)

  
 Rochester Music Men History
Barbershop music is not so much a kind of music as it is a style of singing.
Barbershop harmony is a unique "art form" that originated in the United States in the late 1800's and has been enjoyed for over 100 years.
Barbershop singing is a folk style of singing that developed in the late 1800's ostensibly by men socializing while waiting for shaves and haircuts at the barber shop, hence the name.
www.rochestermusicmen.org /history.html   (381 words)

  
 Hire A Barbershop Quartet, Barbershop Quartets, Barbershop Quartet Singing, Barbershop Quartet Music
Barbershop quartets are a type of a cappella music featuring 4-part vocal harmony with no instrumental accompaniment.
A barbershop chorus is a larger version of a barbershop quartet with several singers on each part.
Barbershop singers also perform popular songs from the 1950's including "Under The Boardwalk", "In My Room", and "Down By the Riverside" as well as Broadway show tunes, patriotic songs (such as "America The Beautiful"), religious hymns, and Christmas songs during the holiday season.
www.gigmasters.com /BarbershopQuartet/BarbershopQuartet.asp   (336 words)

  
 Blaschke | Barbershop
Barbershop harmony is a style of unaccompanied singing in which three voices harmonize to a melody.
The music is characterized by consonant four-part chords for every melody note, featuring major and minor chords with the barbershop (dominant-type) seventh chords resolving primarily on the circle of fifths.
To become a sheet music hit, songs had to be easily singable by average singers, with a average vocal ranges and average control.
blaschke.us /html/Barbershop.html   (1314 words)

  
 Leeds Ladies Barbershop Harmony Club: White Rosettes
Barbershop Harmony is a style of unaccompanied vocal music characterised by consonant four-part chords for every melody note in a predominantly homophonic texture.
Barbershop singers adjust pitches to achieve perfectly tuned chords in just intonation while remaining true to the established tonal centre, Artistic singing in the Barbershop style exhibits a fullness or expansion of sound, precise intonation, a high degree of vocal skill and a high level of unity and consistency within the ensemble.
Barbershop music can be performed by a chorus, consisting of nine or more member, or a quartet of four members.
www.whiterosettes.org.uk /about_barbershop.html   (389 words)

  
 Barbershop
Barbershop harmony is a style of unaccompanied vocal music characterized by consonant four-part chords for every melody note in a predominantly homophonic[?] texture.
The melody is consistently sung by the lead, with the tenor harmonizing above the melody, the bass singing the lowest harmonizing notes, and the baritone completing the chord.
Singing a cappella music in the barbershop style is a hobby enjoyed by millions of men and women worldwide.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ba/Barbershop_quintet.html   (457 words)

  
 Singing Barbershop
Barbershop a cappella singing is divided into four parts and includes a bass, tenor, baritone and lead.
Women's barbershop is believed to have begun with a small group of women married to men who sang in barbershop quartets.
Kelly Kirchoff, spokesperson for Sweet Adelines, says the non-profit music organization's primary goal is to educate the public about women's barbershop, and therefore, a large portion of their budget is dedicated to educational programs and materials.
www.acfnewsource.org /art/singing_barbershop.html   (888 words)

  
 Science Fair Projects - Barbershop music
What sets barbershop apart from other musical styles is the predominant use of the dominant-type seventh chords.
As a result of scholarship by Lynn Abbott and Jim Henry it is now generally accepted that barbershop singing originated in African-American communities in the U.S. around the turn of the century, where barbershops were social gathering-places.
The primary men's organization is the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America (S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A.), now becoming known as the Barbershop Harmony Society, while women have two organizations, Sweet Adelines International and Harmony Incorporated.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Barbershop_quartet   (1058 words)

  
 Welcome to Sounds of the Seacoast Women's A Cappella Chorus
The music known as “barbershop harmony” is as American as apple pie, and as much a part of our musical heritage as jazz, country, and spiritual.
Barbershop harmony is unaccompanied, four-part a cappella harmony.
Although barbershop-style music is usually built on simple melodies and is relatively easy to sing, the a cappella style and the ear training necessary for independent part singing make it one of the most challenging and rewarding accomplishments of a vocal ensemble.
www.soundsoftheseacoast.org /festival.htm   (1127 words)

  
 Barbershop Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Barbershop singing did actually begin in barbershops — and on street corners (sometimes called "curbstone" harmony) and at social functions and in parlors.
That was the birth of the Barbershop Harmony Society, also known as the SPEBSQSA (Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America), and a rebirth of barbershop harmony which hasn’t slowed down since.
The Barbershop Harmony Society’s headquarters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, boasts the world's largest privately-held collection of sheet music, serves as repository for barbershop memorabilia, early recordings, costumes, research materials and historical documents tracing the roots of the barbershop style.
www.heritagesquare.us /barbersh.htm   (702 words)

  
 More about us...
The Northern Gateway Chorus is the Barbershop chorus of the Stevens Point, WI chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Singing in America, Inc.
Barbershop is a four-part vocal music sung without any instrument accompaniment, and is truly an original American art form.
This means a music leader will listen to your singing range, and suggest you try singing one of the four voice parts best suited for you.
www.barbershoppers.8m.com /more.htm   (392 words)

  
 Barbershop harmony quartet and chorus music CDs, DVDs, videos and sheet music
Barbershop is one of the areas of the a cappella world where finding arrangements isn’t hard – there are many, many outlets for them.
This is the music of the golden age of harmony!
Barbershop may have its roots in American music, but there are terrific Sweet Adelines quartets and choruses all over the world, and we carry many of their albums.
www.singers.com /barbershop   (850 words)

  
 Amherst College Songs Project: More about Barbershop Music
This site is not intended to push the Barbershop style, which is but one of many musical types that I like and that I continue to study.
Music was sold sheet by lonely sheet and was generally intended to be played on a piano in the parlor and sung by family and friends.
So, it's logical and, I believe, supportable, to say that the quintessential barbershop song has the characteristics of the songs that the style grew from - simple, singable melodies, interesting, but not complex implied harmonies, and lyrics that bring a swell to the breast and a tear to the eye.
personal.riverusers.com /~s/AC_Songs/Barbershop_Music.html   (424 words)

  
 Spring Valley Chorus, Schaumburg, IL
Barbershop songs are sung by men and women across the world.
Since the key to barbershop music is its harmony, it is especially important to pay attention to accuracy in tuning and to singing with good breath support.
Barbershop singers learn to expand their knowledge of music and vocal production.
wannerrr1.home.comcast.net /barbershop.htm   (332 words)

  
 History of Barbershop Music
arbershop music, with its close, unaccompanied four-part harmonies and ringing chords, is a uniquely American folk art.
t the turn of the century amateur singers, usually men, could often be heard singing improvised barbershop harmony at parties and picnics.
This follows the pattern of many early American hyms written for men and women, with the melody in the male tenor voice and the women singing harmony above.
www.glcsing.org /History.html   (367 words)

  
 Barbershop Music Downloads and More Music Sub Categories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Barbershop Music Downloads - At this point, about as familiar with rap music as i was with eastern european economic trends, calculus.
we don t read music, we don t write music, it s an oral tradition, khan says.The hills - and for that matter, the flats - of northwest tucson, marana and oro valley are alive with the sound of music.
northwest s music scene isn t as concentrated or readily identifiable as the fourth avenue congress street scene in downtown tucson, but it may be even more diverse.John and the regal brass band, remain committed to performing at the detroit international jazz festival this weekend.
www.music617.com /i2_Barbershop-Music-Downloads.html   (477 words)

  
 WIBS - Wisby Barbershop quartet
The barbershop music has its roots in North America, and it was developed during the beginning of the 20th century.
It was exclusively a music for the white, male population.
The texts in barbershop music are about love, or like in some older songs, nostalgic dreams about previous homecountries and old friends.
www.bingeby.com /barbershop.html   (224 words)

  
 Raised in barbershop music, teen directs - The Boston Globe
The South Shore Men of Harmony is a 32-member barbershop chorus, chartered in 1951 as the Scituate chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.
The way barbershop singers have been portrayed on TV or movies in the past can best be summed up by the scenes of the quartet singing ``Lida Rose" to Robert Preston's Harold Hill in the movie version of ``The Music Man."
Barbershop groups stress the fellowship involved in getting together with other like-minded men.
www.boston.com /news/local/articles/2006/10/08/raised_in_barbershop_music_teen_directs   (776 words)

  
 Introducing barbershop to music educators
Music teachers are busy people—concerts, festivals, programs, workshops, in-service meetings, faculty responsibilities and classroom management expectations, to say nothing of rehearsal schedules.
To alert music teachers to our interest in supporting singing in the schools in general, and supporting the activities of the local music programs, begin attending junior high and senior high choral activities in your vicinity.
We may be able to provide a member of the music department staff in conjunction with an upcoming staff visit to your district, or recommend another knowledgeable Barbershopper/music educator who can present an informed session about barbershop singing to the teacher and students.
www.barbershop.org /web/groups/public/documents/pages/pub_id_051963.hcsp   (1221 words)

  
 NPR : Barbershop Quartets, Present at the Creation
Barbershops often served as fl community centers, "the place where guys hung out," he says.
But barbershop quartets soon became associated with white performers when the recorded version of the music became widely distributed, Averill says.
Barber's music, which simply meant the kind of stuff you hear when there are a couple of lutes around and people are getting haircuts and passing the time by singing rather badly, is not barbershop."
www.npr.org /programs/morning/features/patc/barbershop/index.html   (749 words)

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