Barbershop Quartet singers?

Barbershop Quartet singers?

Postby Mr_Understanding » Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:28 pm

Yeah -- ok, it's random -- but BM is all about harmony, right?

Camp Understanding will be running a radio station this year for the citizens of BRC, but most of that work will be done on the front end, so we're looking to put our musical chops to work.

Years and years ago, when the world was new, I was the member of SPEBQSA, the world's worst acronym meaning the Society for Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America. I was 15 --- everyone else was 60. At a couple events, we'd go around randomly breaking into song -- and in this day and age, people that can hit notes and sound musical are a rarity that people find fun.

I'm looking for another tenor, a baritone and a bass in the Bay Area (I'm in SF) with good ears and a willingness to do a little work prior to the event. How many times we'd perform is open, and sobriety is optional.

It's corny, it's weird, and though I wouldn't be surprised if it had been done before, I've not heard of it.

Let me know...
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Postby golgotha-a-go-go » Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:40 pm

I noticed.
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Postby Mr_Understanding » Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:00 pm

I would expect anyone who knows Latin to notice. :)
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Postby pinemom » Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:23 am

BTW, on behalf of the Eplaya Bar camp, was such a nice treat to hear ya'll sing for us...if this was not your group disregard, no dont disregard...
...Im sure your fab!
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Baritone / bass

Postby wakingupat31 » Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:43 pm

Hey, sounds like a great idea! I live in SF and have a bit of quartet experience though it's been a while since I've sung with a group. I'm a low baritone/mid bass. What songs were you thinking of preparing?
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Postby mdmf007 » Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:59 pm

I could see the barbershop classics - Bohemian Rhapsody, Macarena, and so many others.
I can sing too - would love to join ya's
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Cool...

Postby Mr_Understanding » Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:25 pm

I figured we'd just do some simple stuff out of the SPEBQSA song book.

We just need another tenor and a bass -- know anyone else who might work?
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Postby pkinkead » Fri May 11, 2007 1:04 pm

Hi there,
I think you've recently heard from my Dad, who's been a barbershopper for 30 years back in Connecticut. I'm a baritone here in San Francisco and would love to join you for some musical stylings on the playa. I'm an experienced musician, but have very little barbershop experience except for what the old man has exposed me to. We gave it a shot at last year's BM, but would like to make a better effort this year with a bit more planning and rehearsal.

With Dad, that gives us two tenors. I'd be happy to hook up with you and even attend a few rehearsals with the Golden Gate Chorus to bone up on skills.

I don't check this board regularly, so email is a better way to reach me. pete@pranaproperties.com

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Postby Thecatman » Mon May 28, 2007 8:14 pm

Go for it man! I'm more into Aerosmith, Deep Purple, Foghat etc, but at BM I could get into anything. Except rap crap but would tolerate it because BM is about sharing.
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Lyric tenor

Postby chiefdanfox » Thu May 31, 2007 11:13 pm

g to g
Decent bari, can reach into alto
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Postby chiefdanfox » Thu May 31, 2007 11:14 pm

Oakland here
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Postby pianoplaya » Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:25 am

sounds nice but unfortunately I'm rather mezzo soprano than Bariton or Tenor. ;-)
but with lots of choir experience...
hope too meet some people with musical ears, this will be my first BM - and coincidentally my first posting here as well!

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barbershop again in 2008?

Postby clumma » Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:56 am

Hi everybody! I'm also ex-SPEBSQSA (the name was actually a parody on FDR's many New Deal programs and their acronyms). I haven't sung barbershop in years but I think it'd work great on the Playa. It sounds like there was a group last year -- sorry I missed it!

I PMed Mr_Understanding and he says he's probably not going to do it this year. Anybody else interested? I'm near San Jose.

I used to be a lead, but I also can sing tenor and bari quite well. Can sing bass in a pinch (sang bass in my high school choir, but I've lost some low range since then).

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