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Chanticleer members sing barbershop off-stage

Seen on Facebook: They're one of the world's most elite and most famous professional vocal groups, and they appreciate the power of a barbershop tag as much as we do. Check out four members of Chanticleer saying farewell with a tag ... and a fifth voice at the end that, in this case, was no overtone. Someone get these guys into a district contest. They've obviously got the pipes, and they even al...
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Mid-Winter Quartet Bonus – HARMONY PLATOON

When Mid-Winter comes to the FWD next January, guys who love to quartet will have the opportunity to experience a new convention event: HARMONY PLATOON.  Here's how Platoon works. Two months prior to the convention, register at www.HarmonyPlatoon.org to get high- quality learning tracks and music to five songs we'll be singing in Long Beach. Starting a day before the “official” convention openin...
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New “instant replay” rule in effect for Fall 2013 contests

A "scoring variance" is defined as when at least one judge awards a song with a score that is significantly higher or lower than the other scores from the panel. Judges have long discussed these variances in the days and weeks following a contest; since early 2012, the Society's Contest & Judging (C&J) Committee has been looking at methods to address significant scoring differences (vari...
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What the Music judges discussed at Category School

NOTE: Every three years, all Society judges and candidate judges wishing to certify are required to attend Category School. Held during the three days prior to Harmony University, judges and judging candidates receive instruction and testing; they also officially acquire, maintain or lose their certification. Category School is also the point in which any formal tweaks to the scoring or interpreta...
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What the Singing judges discussed at Category School

Every three years, all Society judges and candidate judges wishing to certify are required to attend Category School. Held during the three days prior to Harmony University, judges and judging candidates receive instruction and testing; they also officially acquire, maintain or lose their certification.   Category School is also the point in which any formal tweaks to the scoring or interpretatio...
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What the Presentation judges discussed at Category School

Every three years, all Society judges and candidate judges wishing to certify are required to attend Category School. Held during the three days prior to Harmony University, judges and judging candidates receive instruction and testing; they also officially acquire, maintain or lose their certification.   Category School is also the point in which any formal tweaks to the scoring or interpretatio...
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On Myths and Legends

Deke Sharon's excellent Total Vocal blog discusses the path from really good to excellent: You cannot get better at performing by thinking about it. You cannot become a better singer by studying vocal pedagogy texts. [...] The problem is not a lack of goal, vision, or desire for excellence. The problem is an understanding of and persistence trudging through the marshes and the weeds. It's a long...
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Da Capo to open for Manhattan Transfer

  Da Capo, a top-ten finalist in Toronto, is slated to perform alongside the ten-time Grammy award winning The Manhattan Transfer this Saturday, July 20th at 8:00pm ET. The Manhattan Transfer, a Vocal Group Hall of Fame inductee, has been entertaining audiences for more than forty years, releasing over twenty albums during that time.  The concert, held at the Ferguson Center for the Arts in...
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