What is barbershop?

Barbershop harmony is a style of unaccompanied vocal music characterized by consonant four-part chords for every melody note in a predominantly homophonic texture. The melody is consistently sung by the lead, with the tenor harmonizing above the melody, the bass singing the lowest harmonizing notes, and the baritone completing the chord. 

 

Here is an example of Barbershop today: 

 

 

 

Watch this video for a brief history of the society!

 

 

 

For more detailed information about the larger Barbershop organization visit the main website at www.barbershop.org.

 
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