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How To Sing a Cappella

Forget strumming that guitar, blowing that trumpet or beating those drums and learn to make beautiful music with your voice.

Instructions

  • TIP: Before starting a practice, warm up your instrument with vocal exercises.
  • Step 1: Call area churches, schools, and cafes and ask if your group can perform for them.
  • FACT: Did you know? All hymns for the first 1,000 years of Christianity were sung a cappella.
  • Step 2: Practice with your group.
  • Step 3: Assign each group member a part of the song you’ve chosen to perform. Many a cappella groups consist of a lead vocalist, a bass or low voice, a baritone, and a tenor voice.
  • Step 4: Learn the different vocal parts of the song by listening carefully to the recording.
  • Step 5: Find others in your area that are interested in a cappella and join them to create an a cappella group. Try a church, school, or music store.
  • Step 6: Listen to a cappella examples in the many forms it comes in, including barbershop, doo wop, gospel, and more.

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