Barbershop

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Have you ever wondered what barbershop singing is all about?    Yes?    Then read on….

Barbershop is a genre of A Cappella singing – we don’t use instruments – just our own voices. It consists of four parts, sung together in close harmony:

• lead, the vocal part which generally carries the tune
• bass, the part which provides the bass line to the melody
• tenor, the part which harmonizes above the lead
• baritone, the part that completes the chord

Barbershop started in the USA and was first sung by men, so we still use the names of the male voice parts.

It is a versatile style of singing with arrangements from modern pop, musical shows, sacred songs as well as traditional barbershop ballads and up-tunes – something for everyone and for all ages.