Eric Whitacre said once: The terror of performing never goes away. Instead you get very, very comfortable being terrified!
A wedding is a fantastic occasion. A chance to bring together all your family and friends to celebrate the best day of your life. Everyone gets to dress up. There’s likely to be a formal wedding ceremony, whether in a church or registry office, followed by a fantastic wedding reception with lots of good food […]
Learn basic barbershop chord structures to be aware of proper balance. Diligently study successful leads’ strengths and adapt them to your own voice and personal style. Plan ahead for maximum mental focus in each rehearsal and performance. Be fully prepared in every aspect of your music. Be consistent — sing each song the same way every […]
Keep your throat lubricated as much as possible. Drink lots of water, and get in the habit of always having a water bottle nearby. Breathe steam!- use a humidifier or vaporizer, especially during the winter months, and especially at night. This can work miracles for both treatment and prevention of problems. If you do feel […]
Barbershop is always sung by single voice groups – either all male or all female – and the singing is in four parts, named after the male voices who traditionally sing them. These names are used even in women’s choruses. The parts are:
Singing out of tune is a recurring problem that we hear from performers. An important element of the barbershop “lock and ring” sound is in-tune singing. We need to sing quality musical tones that are specifically in pitch to the anticipated melodic line. To make this happen, we must sing in tune both horizontally and vertically.