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|Sunday, October 9th, 2011|
Hi everyone! New to the community and wanted to say hi! So how is everyone?
|Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009|
Does anybody out there in a cappella land know what has happened to the amazingly talented insanely funny comedy quartet known as Nightwatch
? Their website is down, their MySpace page hasn't been visited in more than a year, e-mails to Stik go unanswered at his last known e-mail address. Where oh where has my little Nightwatch gone?
Operator! Get me Nightwatch!! Current Mood: distressed
|Friday, March 21st, 2008|
hello! my name is kara and i just recently joined this community. i am a member of the Church of Christ and have a special place in my heart (cheesy but true) for a capella music!
i am posting to request any suggestions you a capella experts might have for a wedding ceremony. all the a capella i have is really the sort with the beat boxing in place of instruments, which i love, but unfortunately does not mix well with lifelong vows! so, if you have any suggestions or recommendations, i would greatly appreciate it! thanks in advance. :)
|Friday, March 14th, 2008|
Quick Research Survey
Hi Everyone, I'm new around here so I hope this is alright to post.
I'm a grad student at York University in Toronto and I'm writing a paper on Contemporary A cappella. I've whipped up a quick survey that I'd love your opinions on be you a performer, arranger or just a fan of the style. It should be quick (only 7 questions) and your participation is greatly appreciated.http://www.questionpro.com/akira/TakeSurvey?id=913312
Thanks so much,
|Saturday, January 19th, 2008|
A Cappella arrangements of any variety for these songs, please? "Fidelity" by Regina Spektor, and "The Way I am" by Regina Spektor.
Dischord did a great job with both of these songs, but I have no idea about how I'd get that sheet music. http://youtube.com/watch?v=Tj9JQTLouiY
- "The Way I Am" cover is on Youtube.
|Saturday, December 15th, 2007|
and a partridge in a pear tree
Tonight my choir
had the first of 4 concerts. We sang a "Musicological Journey though the 12 Days of Christmas." The days were sung in historical styles of western music, starting with a chant and ending with a spoof of a Sousa march. We really enjoyed it, although it was hell for the accompanist. The concert went way better than expected, which made me happy, since the others are likely to get snowed out.
Then today someone sent me a link to this video, which is not the one we did, but is even more fabulous. This is an a cappella group from Indiana University.
|Wednesday, November 28th, 2007|
hi, Current Mood: exasperated
my high school a capella group, all girls, is just starting, and none of us arrange music. we have lots of ideas of songs we would like to do (thats not an issue :) ), but we don't know where to get arrangements from. specifically, we would really like to do "no rain" (by blind melon), but as far as i know there aren't any existing arrangements online.
does anyone have any suggestions of where to find/buy an arrangement? are there any a capella groups who have done it who might give it to us (or sell it to us)?? we are not planning (in fact, it is extremely doubtful) on recording, and would only be performing at our school, so please don't be worried about us taking any other a capella group's glory. if you are in an a capella group, then you probably can understand the desire to spread the love of a capella music, and this would greatly help the music department at my high school survive! ...think about it.
i would really appreciate any people in this group who could either give me an email address of someone to contact, or some website that has an arrangement (SSAA) of "no rain"....
anyway, please help me!
|Monday, June 4th, 2007|
|Sunday, June 3rd, 2007|
On behalf of Santa Clara Supertonic!, Santa Clara University's number-one a cappella
group (okay, number-only
a cappella group, but if there were others we'd still be the best), I'd like to announce that we now have a website
. This website includes our first-ever sound sample, so that people can hear what we, you know, actually sound like. We hope to have more after Wednesday, when we put our first CD together.
Does anyone have any suggestions about the site itself? Aside from, you know, "Don't use the Googlepages editor, it's crap." I know it's crap. I slapdashed this thing together because we have a major concert on Friday and I wanted us to have some
|Tuesday, March 27th, 2007|
Contemporary A Cappella Concert
Contemporary A Cappella ConcertSaturday, March 31, 2007 @ 5:30pm
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Communications Auditorium, Room 101
Come hear some of your favorite music as you’ve never heard it before: with NO INSTRUMENTS! We will perform the songs as you hear them on the radio, using only our voices. Be ready to here some amazing vocal talent and beat boxing!
Featuring UCF's own Crescendudes, Bellatones and Knightingales as well as the MIT Logarhythms!
This event is FREE and open to the public!
|Friday, March 16th, 2007|
By any chance does anyone have the acapella to Such Great Heights or any other postal service songs. I used to have it and dont remember where i got it from.
|Sunday, February 25th, 2007|
|Monday, February 19th, 2007|
A cappella on American Idol
I'm sure some of you are aware that there are two a cappella singers, Blake Lewis and Rudy Cardenas, on this season of American Idol. Those of us who are fans of Rudy would like to invite you to support him as they begin competing in the semi-finals this week:
Rudy is a Venezuelan-born singer and member of the popular a cappella group m-pact (http://www.m-pact.com
). Known for his "Latin flare", Rudy is a versatile performer who also sings rock and jazz. Recognized by critics and journalists this season for his powerful and pure singing voice, Rudy is a stand-out but not the front-runner he deserves to be. In order to keep him on the show he needs fans to support him and spread the word:
1. Watch Rudy on American Idol, this Tuesday, Feburary 20th (FOX). For people who can vote, VOTE FOR RUDY as much as you can during the designated hours for your time zone! For details on how to vote, click on the FAQ at the bottom of this message.
2. Check out Rudy's official fansite: www.rucrew.com
-- Register and show your support for Rudy. Join the RuCrew on Myspace: www.myspace.com/rucrew
3. Ask family members, relatives, significant others, neighbors and close friends to help Rudy go all the way! Let them hear Rudy's music and watch his performances. Show them news articles about Rudy's talent and invite them to join the RuCrew.
In short, KEEP THE BOTTOM 3 RUDY-FREE!
Voting FAQs: www.americanidol.com/faqs
The Official Fansite for Rudy Cardenas: www.rucrew.com
RuCrew on MySpace: www.myspace.com/rucrew
|Saturday, January 20th, 2007|
So I'm new here.
I'm a junior at Sarah Lawrence, and I'm about to audition for the fourth time for their female a-cappella troupe, Treble in Paradise.
I haven't made it in the past into the group. My voice, I guess, doesn't "play well with others," and I can't read music. I haven't had the chance to prove I learn extremely quickly by ear.
My question is this:
What should I sing?
I am an alto. I have been training for the past twelve or thirteen years in a musical theater tradition, so I'm pretty much Belty McGee, which is fine for soloists but one can't be a soloist on every song. What kind of songs have your a cappella groups done with alto soloists in the past?
All the a-cappella-y songs I can think of, they've done already and I feel like I will look like a huge tool if I go in doing one of their songs, or ones that the boys have done.
In the past, they've done:
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Marching Bands of Manhattan
Have A Little Faith In Me
The Way You Make Me Feel
Always Be My Baby
Video Killed The Radio Star
Walking On Broken Glass
The guys have done:
Nights Like This (sigh....)
We Built This City
We Are Family
California Dreaming (English AND Spanish)
For What It's Worth
District Sleeps Alone Tonight
Don't Stop Me Now
Right Here Right Now/Shake That Body/Jesus Christ Superstar medley
I forgot what I auditioned with freshman year, last year I auditioned with something I wrote and this year, I sang "Happy Together." They are having Spring auditions and I want to be part of this!
|Sunday, January 14th, 2007|
Does anyone have SATB arrangements of:
Don't Stop Believin'
Black Horse in a Cherry Tree
I Will Remember You
(if not, that's fine, we can do them ourselves....but we don't have infinity time.)
Thanks in advance
|Tuesday, January 9th, 2007|
I bet somebody already asked this, but, let me ask it again:
What's the legalese for composing / performing / recording arrangements of someone else's music? Do I have to pay royalties? Am I protected under Fair Use? More?/less?/something else? I've never before been in a group that's good enough to need these questions answered. o_O
Thanks in advance.
|Tuesday, December 12th, 2006|
What are some good sources for acapella music? I'm looking for something hard (ideally six-part) that's suitable for singing in various churches. The King's Singers stuff is perfect, but there's only so much of it. Surely there must be good sources for this sort of thing.
Any suggestions? I don't mind paying for the music.
|Thursday, November 9th, 2006|
Hello. I'm new to this LiveJournal thing, but anyways. My school choir program does an annual variety show, and I'm looking to find an A capella number that would really bring the house down.
A capella songs they've done recently include:
Duke of Earl, Don't Worry be Happy, Walking on Broken Glass, Back in the U.S.S.R., And so It Goes.
The problem is that we have to purchase sheet music, and can't just sound it out. So if any of you have suggestions and/or know a good place to get awesome a capella sheet music, that would really be great.
|Wednesday, November 8th, 2006|
I'm looking for an arrangement of Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone"... does anyone have it and is willing to donate/sell it or does anyone know where I can find it?
|Sunday, October 29th, 2006|
Does anyone have a great-sounding arrangement of Sleigh Ride for choir or quartet? Not being American really puts a hindrance to my finding sheet music of it. That's Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson. Help, anyone, please please?