What Barbershop Is

The California Note Catchers, mid-February, 2009

 

 

 

So, you love singing, but you aren’t sure exactly what barbershopping is?

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After all, we’re women, so there’ll be no handlebar mustaches or striped jackets. Well, barbershoppers are people who enjoy harmonizing together.

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Barbershoppers also sing a capella, that is, without accompaniment. Some barbershoppers in our chorus also form quartets.

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There are four parts in barbershop music: tenor, lead, baritone and bass. We sing a variety of music that has been arranged in the barbershop style; you’d be surprised at some of the tunes we have in our repertoire! There’s Christmas music, patriotic music, traditional barbershop music and more.

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