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Paul’s Big Adventure: A Year of Songs

You may know Paul Olguin as an arranger, director, or quartet singer... but his most well known credit these days is likely his incredible class on Woodshedding at HU 2014. Following up on his wildly successful 100 Tags in 100 Days project last year, he has taken on a new mission: A Year Of Songs. So, here's the plan. I will write an original song intended to be sung by barbershop harmony singe...
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Sing the songs we’re teaching the teachers to sing 

Next month, the Barbershop Harmony Society will have a major presence at the national convention of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA,) including a showcase featuring Crossroads and The Fairfield Four gospel quartet. It's a big deal: thousands of educators from elementary educators to college professors come looking for what's new, what's hot, and for the beat of the music around the...
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Freshen up for Singing Valentines

Valentines Day is just around the corner!  Have you got your charts? "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," "Heart of My Heart," and "Sweet and Lovely" are all great staples, but if you're in the mood for something new take a look at these: All I Do is Dream of You How perfect is this song?  Like it was made for Singing Valentines. We almost dare you not to sing it. When I Fall in Love Come on, it's like...
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New Kirby Shaw arrangement: “Shut De Do”

Look for Dr. Kirby Shaw, arranger extraordinaire and presenter at the International Youth Barbershop Chorus Festival at the Midwinter Convention. Kirby is an accomplished musician, conductor, writer, arranger, improv artist, and teacher. He's a staple at many ACDA events, often leading interest sessions and reading sessions with characteristic wit and charm. If you're in New Orleans, you can than...
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All-Chapter Chorus songs span eras and styles

Greg Clancy directs. Twenty quartet medalists form the driving heart of the chorus. You're just a few songs away from an unforgettable singing experience at Midwinter Convention. You'll remember "It's A Brand New Day" as a great show opener by the Interstate Rivals. This one grabs the audience by the lapels, gives them a shake and warns them they might have a bit too much fun tonight. A change o...
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“No One Is Alone”

    Earlier this year we launched Jon Nicholas's Hooked on a Feeling attached to the mega blockbuster "Guardians of the Galaxy." Next month, Into the Woods comes to the big screen with similar Hollywood pomp and circumstance.. (Think of the 2012 Les Miserables movie but with Stephen Sondheim at the helm.) Get ahead of the excitement stirred by Into the Woods with "No One is Alone," ...
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“A Hard Day’s Night” easier than you’d think

This week's newest, hot chart is by the Fab Four! And who better to arrange a Beatles tune than Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers (LABBS) member Dr. Liz Garnett? Liz also arranged the best-selling "Happy Together," and a number of other charts in our catalog. "A Hard Day's Night" has a driving rock tempo with sensible range and easy a cappella treatment. (Popapella, Barberpop, etc)...
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Rediscover the grandmasters: Back catalog has hundreds of classics you still haven’t sung

Our favorite phone calls at Harmony Hall come from customers unfamiliar with some of the grandmaster barbershop arrangers. "Do you have this music by Way-esh?" "It looks like SAY-Boo." Did you know you can search by arranger in the Harmony Marketplace? Try typing in Waesche, Szabo, or Latzko to see the hundreds of charts these men wrote. Then realize many of these guys wrote without being able to...
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Adam’s Goldilocks Charts

You may know him as Music Publications Editor Adam Scott, but 'round the shop we call him Chief Porridge Officer. He serves many diners with many tasty arrangements: hard charts suitable for huge voices, easy charts suitable for beginners and range-limited singers. And something else, the specialty of the house: "Goldilocks charts" that are complex enough to hold interest of the sophisticated ense...
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