Re: [bbshop] Re: Pentatonix at the LAAF ... AND More!
- Well said!
Being a "youth" myself (at least for another two years, according to the
Society) I wholeheartedly agree. Choose GOOD arrangements of GOOD songs,
and sing them well. That does NOT mean HARD arrangements, nor does it mean
Sing well, be proud of your product, and sell that. Good singers will buy
On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 7:13 PM, Bill Byrd <wlbyrd@...> wrote:
> It's not about the songs, When trying to attract younger A Capella singers,
> it's quality. Ringing chords and moving music.
> Sloop John B, Have A Little Talk With Myself, Shenandoah, Early American
> Uptempo Medley, It Only Takes A Moment,Goodbye Dixie Goodbye, Let's Burn Up
> the Town, Their Hearts Were Full of Spring, Bogoroditse Devo, Make Our
> Garden Grow, Lux Aurumque, Nat King Cole Medley, Hit That Jive Jack, Still
> Fighting It, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?, O Love That Will Not Let Me
> Go. The songs listed above are the tracks from The Westminster Chords CD.
> Not a lot of "contemporary" songs there. Mostly good song that ring, and
> are sung very well. That's the key for getting the younger singers, the
> same thing works for good singers of all ages. I don't see the mega
> chori worrying about singing enough contemporary songs to attract anyone,
> they sing the best songs they can find, and sing them well. They seem to be
> attracting lots of good singers and quite a few of them are younger.
> Don't try to reinvent the wheel, good singers singing good songs really
> well attract good singers.
> My opinion, your mileage may vary,
> Bill Byrd
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