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Top four reasons to become a Lifetime Member

2018-06-13
If you’ve ever considered becoming a lifetime member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, now is the time! Our current rate - twenty times (20x) the regular dues rate - will go up to twenty-five times (25x) the regular dues rate beginning August 1, 2018. *Coming to Orlando or Harmony University this summer? Sign up at one of these events and receive a Marketplace Gift Certificate as a one-time extr...
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Secure your local music programs (with NAfME’s Ronny Lau)

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From the May/June issue of The Harmonizer, pages 12-13. Interview with Lorin May, Editor, The Harmonizer   Members frequently contact the Outreach department after having seen music pulled out of a specific school to which they have been connected, and they ask how the BHS can act on their behalf. Our conversations have turned to the local nature of most music education funding issues, and...
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Youth Policy Procedure FAQs

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As chapter and district leaders, you have several key responsibilities to the members that you encounter; responsibilities that the Barbershop Harmony Society acknowledges and shares. One such important responsibility is to our youth members, and especially members under 18 years of age. BHS has a Youth Policy which can be found here. Over the last several years, we have been taking steps to bette...
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Vocal Health: Voice Production and Resonance

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This regular series will examine different facets of vocal health in which we hope to dispel myths and inaccuracies. Most importantly, our goal is to provide support for those who have experienced vocal concerns and provide constructive solutions for singers.   This article is designed to be an introduction to how the vocal sound is produced and resonated. It also serves to clarify sometime...
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Vocal Health: Intro to Healthy Singing

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This regular series will examine different facets of vocal health in which we hope to dispel myths and inaccuracies. Most importantly, our goal is to provide support for those who have experienced vocal concerns and provide constructive solutions for singers. Healthy Singing In order to establish a dialogue around the topic of vocal health, it is important to understand the components of healthy...
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Chorus Voice Matching (not blend!)

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This is the third article in a series for chorus directors and music teams. It is a companion to a video that HU produced in 2016 and a previous article on riser spacing. Avoid the fight A natural tendency in choral singing is to compete with the surrounding voices, a tendency called the Lombard Effect. This can be problematic if someone with a “smaller” singing voice stands next to someone wit...
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Building Musicians: Resources for Learning Musicianship

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This regular series will examine different facets of building musicians in which we hope to dispel myths and inaccuracies. Most importantly, our goal is to provide support for music teams and provide constructive solutions for singers. Personal Musicianship  Singers join our chapters for many reasons, but all share the love of singing barbershop chords. Some singers come to us with years of sing...
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An explanation of potentially confusing music theory terms

A correction on the letters page of the Sept/Oct issue of The Harmonizer contained the following note: In a paragraph that explained why the term “Chinese 7th” is problematic, the following was added to Joe Liles’ tag intro: It’s clear why Barbershoppers gave this chord a nickname, because the real name is a mouthful. (“7th chord in 1st inversion, drop 3”; we also use drop 2 and drop 2/4 variatio...
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Vocal Care for Senior Singers

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Keep your voice in top shape by NOT treating it like you used to - By Jim DeBusman, retired BHS music staff - jdebusman@att.net Keeping yourself active through singing has the power to heal and stimulate your mind and body. There are so many of us out there today who have been helped with our bronchitis, asthma and other forms of breathing issues because we sing. Follow the below steps to mainta...
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2017 Youth Chorus Festival and Senior Chorus Festival order of appearance announced!

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The Youth Chorus Festival will look a little different this year! In addition to adding Women's and Mixed choruses to the lineup, the 2017 Midwinter Convention will also include the five District choruses participating in our Senior Chorus Festival pilot program. The draw for order of appearance was made with all choruses mixed together, resulting in an exciting mix of singers in each session.  &...
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