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A Cappella Pop

A Complete Guide to Contemporary A Cappella Singing

By Brody McDonald

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A Complete Guide to Contemporary A Cappella Singing. Composed by Brody McDonald. Choral Method; Method/Instruction. Pop. Book. 204 pages. Alfred Music #00-38006. Published by Alfred Music (AP.38006).

Item Number: AP.38006

ISBN 9780739086278. English.

A Cappella pop singing . . . it's the hottest trend in the nation! Author Brody McDonald's award-winning ensemble, Eleventh Hour, was the first high school group to appear on NBC's The Sing-Off, and now you can similarly challenge your top high school and collegiate age singers with this book! With a foreword by Deke Sharon, topics include forming your ensemble, music selection, rehearsal techniques, sound reinforcement, vocal percussion, and much more!

  • Foreword by Deke Sharon 
  • Introduction 
  • How to Use This Handbook 
  • Getting Started 
  • Chapter 1: What Are We, Anyway? 
  • Chapter 2: The Audition 
  • Chapter 3: So What Do We Sing? 
  • Chapter 4: How to Structure Your Rehearsal 
  • Chapter 5: Rehearsal Techniques 
  • Chapter 6: Turkey Bacon 
  • Chapter 7: Practice vs. Rehearsal 
  • Refining 
  • Chapter 8: The Balancing Act 
  • Chapter 9: Planning Your Set List 
  • Chapter 10: Your Visual Plan 
  • Chapter 11: What to Wear? 
  • Specializing 
  • Chapter 12: Vocal Percussion by Jake Moulton 
  • Chapter 13: What About the Bass? with Trist Curless 
  • Chapter 14: The Solo Vocalist with Nate Altimari 
  • Performing 
  • Chapter 15: Moving to the Stage 
  • Chapter 16: Booking a Gig 
  • Enhancing 
  • Chapter 17: Live Sound for Pop A Cappella by John Gentry 
  • Chapter 18: Microphone Technique 
  • Chapter 19: Effects (FX) Pedals by Christopher Given Harrison 
  • Growing 
  • Chapter 20: A Cappella Meets PR 
  • Chapter 21: Creating the Culture 
  • Chapter 22: Pop A Cappella in the Classroom with Alex Phan 
  • Chapter 23: The Feeder Program 
  • Chapter 24: Making A Recording by Freddie Feldman 
  • Chapter 25: The Sing-Off 
  • Acknowledgments 

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  • September 15, 2012 A Capella Pop

    I found this book both interesting and helpful, even my interest is in forming an adult singing group and this was definitely aimed at the high school chorus director. The vocal percussion section is quite eye-opening, like "so that's how they do that!"

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