Let me start with an explanation of a theory I've developed about contemporary a cappella syllables: The human voice, though most of history has been used in a very limited function, singing words, or simple syllables such as "ooh" and "ah." More recently, "bum" and "doo" have come into the vernacular in doo wop and barbershop styles.
Last weekend I was in San Francisco for the Bay Area Harmony Sweepstakes. I've been there before - 2003 as competitor and 2004 as host. It was nice to be back - held in the Palace of Fine Arts right in the most interesting (imo) section of San Francisco.
[Fox TV's video recap here.]
The Top 11 are coached by Randy Travis, who seems to open every pre-performance video with some variation on "I heard he/she was going to sing [name of song], and I thought, uh-oh, I don't see how tha
Hello everyone. Please read carefully, this is a request of help finding a good and serious group in Boston who wants to win next years CARAs with me.