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  Sweet Adelines International Singers
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.
Barbershop singing is no longer restricted to male quartets; there are many women's quartets, and both men's and women's choruses now enjoy this unique art form.
www.sweetadelineintl.org /history-barbershop.cfm   (367 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 quartets perform at all types of events including weddings, festivals, private parties, conventions, grand openings, and fundraisers.
www.gigmasters.com /BarbershopQuartet/BarbershopQuartet.asp   (336 words)

  
 Barbershop Quartets St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles
A barbershop quartet is any four-person vocal music group that performs a cappella,; without instrumental accompaniment--the popular American music of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
The barbershop style of singing has its roots in an old American pastime known as "woodshedding," in which one person would lead a group in song by taking up the melody of a popular tune, and the rest of the group would then improvise harmonies to that melody.
Most barbershops had a radio, and the term "barbershop singing" is said to have originally referred to the way in which customers would improvise or "woodshed" harmonies to whatever popular song might be playing on the radio as they waited their turns for a haircut or shave.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_tov/ai_2419100090   (956 words)

  
 St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture: Barbershop Quartets
A barbershop quartet is any four-person vocal music group that performs a cappella,; without instrumental accompaniment--the popular American music of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
The barbershop style of singing has its roots in an old American pastime known as "woodshedding," in which one person would lead a group in song by taking up the melody of a popular tune, and the rest of the group would then improvise harmonies to that melody.
Most barbershops had a radio, and the term "barbershop singing" is said to have originally referred to the way in which customers would improvise or "woodshed" harmonies to whatever popular song might be playing on the radio as they waited their turns for a haircut or shave.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_tov/ai_2419100090   (973 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Quartet Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In music, a quartet is a method of instrumentation (or a medium) used to perform a musical composition, consisting of four parts.
A string quartet is a form of instrumentation in Western music tradition that consists of two violins, a viola, and a cello playing a multi-movement musical composition utilizing the sonata form.
The 'quartet' is a type of chamber music popular beginning in the 18th century, when public concert-giving began, towards present day, and is considered the most important form in chamber music.
www.ipedia.com /quartet.html   (443 words)

  
 Barbershop music Summary
Barbershop harmony, as codified during the barbershop revival era (1940s-present), is a style of 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 singing is performed both by men's and women's groups; the elements of the barbershop style and the names of the voice parts are the same for both.
www.bookrags.com /Barbershop_music   (3510 words)

  
 Barbershop quartets surprise area sweethearts with singing valentines
When the quartet arrived at her work, Necklaus thought she was in trouble.
Barbershop history: According to the Barbershop Harmony Society, barbershop music is a product of African-American musical devices, European hymn-singing culture and an American tradition of recreational music.
Barbershop decline: Barbershop music's popularity subsided in fl and white society by the late 1930s, according to historians.
www.decaturdaily.com /decaturdaily/news/050215/quartet.shtml   (814 words)

  
 U.S. barbershop quartets thriving:- - News - Webindia123.com
Some may think barbershop quartets have gone the way of the buggy whip, but there are 30,000 members of the U.S. Barbershop Harmony Society.
And barbershop enthusiasts are recruiting members to join quartets and choruses, sing recreationally and compete, according to the Barbershop Harmony Society based in Kenosha, Wis.
Barbershop quartets and choruses contribute more than 100,000 hours of labor per year singing for more than half a million people, says the Barbershop Harmony Society.
news.webindia123.com /news/showdetails.asp?id=91782&cat=World   (172 words)

  
 Barbershop Quartets on Early 78s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Quartet singing was incredibly popular in the acoustic era, but no quartets of the acoustic era were known as barbershop quartets.
The song does not actually refer to barbershop quartets but "barbershop" is used as a musical term (it is a type of harmony).
The term "barbershop quartet" became commonplace after the formation, in 1938, of SPEBSQSA (Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America).
www.garlic.com /~tgracyk/barbershop.html   (528 words)

  
 Singing Barbershop
The barbershop quartet evokes an image of four white men, dandily decked out in straw hats and striped vests, earnestly harmonizing a sentimental ballad in a small town 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.
www.acfnewsource.org /art/singing_barbershop.html   (897 words)

  
 An Information Manual for Barbershop Quartets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Coaching a quartet or chorus is a tremendous responsibility and is not to be undertaken lightly.
Any listener to a barbershop performance expects to be thrilled by the sound of a ringing climax, or awed by the purity and beauty of a soft and elegant expression of a song.
Barbershop harmony is a style of unaccompanied vocal music characterized by consonant four-part chords for every melody note in a predominantly homophonic texture.
www.barbershop.org /web/groups/public/documents/pages/pub_cb_00025.hcsp   (13173 words)

  
 An Information Manual for Barbershop Quartets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
A retired medalist quartet may re-form and regain its name and rank, providing three members of the quartet, attaining that rank in the same contest, are in the quartet.
Coaching a quartet or chorus is a tremendous responsibility and is not to be undertaken lightly.
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.
www.spebsqsa.org /web/groups/public/documents/pages/pub_cb_00025.hcsp   (13073 words)

  
 Barbershop Quartets
Instead, he pleaded his case by hiring a barbershop quartet to serenade his wife, Linda, at her office.
For the casual listener, barbershop quartets sound effortless, which Williams says is the whole point.
With barbershop quartets in nearby cities such as Wilmington, New Bern and Greenville, New River Harmony is fitting comfortably into the community.
www.thehumorwriter.com /My_Serious_Side/Barbershop_Quartets/barbershop_quartets.html   (992 words)

  
 NPR : Barbershop Quartets, Present at the Creation
Billy Murray and the Haydn Quartet sing "By the Light of the Silvery Moon." The group was making records for Edison Records as early as 1894.
Barbershop quartet expert David Wright and NPR's Jim Wildman listen to barbershop tunes and discuss the barbershop style
But barbershop quartets soon became associated with white performers when the recorded version of the music became widely distributed, Averill says.
www.npr.org /programs/morning/features/patc/barbershop/index.html   (739 words)

  
 Barbershop Quartets to compete in local event
Barbershop, said members of the Columbia singing group, is more than just a style of music: It’s a lifestyle.
White said that since barbershop is sung by men only, many wives of local barbershoppers sing with the female equivalent, the Heart of Missouri Sweet Adelines.
The society said barbershop tends to stick on topics such as love, friendship, mother, moon, June and the girl next door.
www.showmenews.com /2002/Apr/20020407Ovat003.asp   (613 words)

  
 Nevada Appeal - News
Crowley, director of the Carson City Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, said the chapter is sponsoring several young men from area high schools to compete in the 2007 Far Western District 17th annual High School Quartet Competition.
The early barbershop quartet was immortalized by Norman Rockwell with his painting, "Barbershop Quartet," which appeared on the Sept. 26, 1936, cover of (The Saturday Evening) Post magazine.
Barbershop harmony is part of the continuum of American music that traces to African-American musical roots similar to those that sparked ragtime, rhythm 'n' blues and jazz.
www.nevadaappeal.com /article/20070227/NEWS/102270063   (921 words)

  
 Singing Valentines Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Barbershop quartets across the world are ready to serenade your sweetheart at home, at work, or anywhere else you choose -- worldwide!
Thousands of barbershop quartets will take to the streets in the days leading up to Valentine's Day (February 14, 2006) bringing tears of joy and surprise to lucky sweethearts.
Unbeknown to the quartet he was also there having coffee with the young woman and as we sang the tears swelled up on the eyes of both of them.
www.razorsedge.org.nz /valentines.htm   (593 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.
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.
The great thing about mixed barbershop quartets is that they combine the best of the single-gender groups, and build on them.
www.singers.com /barbershop   (835 words)

  
 the BARBERSHOP HARMONY WebRing index
Not only are they new to quarteting, but two of their members are new to the Pride of Kentucky Chorus and one is brand new to the Barbershop style of singing.
We are Z Street, a barbershop quartet singing in the MetroWest (Boston) and Central Massachusetts area.
We are a Barbershop Quartet from the Burlington, Vermont area and members of the Green Mountain Chorus.
tricospeb.net /ringsites.shtml   (4787 words)

  
 Barbershop Quartet Asheville, NC - Buncombe, North Carolina Barbershop Quartets, Asheville Barbershop Quartets
Barbershop Quartet Asheville, NC - Buncombe, North Carolina Barbershop Quartets, Asheville Barbershop Quartets
Here are the online press kits of 1 professional Asheville barbershop quartets and barbershop quartets who will travel to Asheville to perform at your event.
The quartet members can boast of a combined total of over 80 years of a cappella, Barbershop quartet, chorus and musical experience.
www.gigmasters.com /BarbershopQuartet/BarbershopQuartet_Asheville_NC.asp   (286 words)

  
 Barbershop Quartet Anaheim, CA - Orange, California Barbershop Quartets, Anaheim Barbershop Quartets
Barbershop Quartet Anaheim, CA - Orange, California Barbershop Quartets, Anaheim Barbershop Quartets
Here are the online press kits of 1 professional Anaheim barbershop quartets and barbershop quartets who will travel to Anaheim to perform at your event.
Please check off all the barbershop quartets you wish to contact, and when you're finished, click the 'Proceed to Contact Form' button which is located near the bottom of this page.
www.gigmasters.com /BarbershopQuartet/BarbershopQuartet_Anaheim_CA.asp   (250 words)

  
 Barbershop quartet music CD recordings
Florida-based barbershop quartet Autograph, winners of the 2001 Sunshine District Quartet Championship and rising in the rankings at the SPEBSQSA International competitions.
First formed as a Barbershop quartet in 1972 from members of other groups, the HE sounded great right away, a fact that became clear to all with their 1975 Gold medals as International Quartet Champions.
That they were the second youngest quartet ever to win the championship would seem to imply a lack of experience, but when they won they had 45 years barbershop singing among the four.
www.singers.com /barbershop/bbshop.html   (7948 words)

  
 Lamplighters Barbershop Chorus & Quartets
Founded in 1938 in Tulsa, Okla., the Barbershop Harmony Society is the largest all-male singing organization in the world.
Barbershop harmony is a uniquely American musical art form.
It is known for its four-part harmony and the
www.evbarbershop.com   (162 words)

  
 Barbershop Quartet: Book & Music Lists, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Music & Art Department serves as the main barbershop music resources center for the Rome Division of the Johnny Appleseed District of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA).
Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America.
A music information file that includes magazine articles and newspaper clippings about local ensembles and information on the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA) is kept at the reference desk in the Music & Art Department.
www.clpgh.org /subject/music/lists/barbershop.html   (487 words)

  
 Barbershop CDs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Men's barbershop choruses sing toe to toe with all-male choruses of any style, anywhere in the world.
Women sing barbershop too, and these CDs are just the tip of the iceberg of what's out there in women's barbershop music.
Both the Barbershop Harmony Society and Sweet Adelines International hold contests each year to determine who's "the best of the best" among choruses and quartets, and they produce recordings of the read more...
www.a-cappella.com /category/barbershop?r=a-bs3   (332 words)

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