NovemberPines's picture

At the Feet of Giants: Arranging for Beginners

So having been to a few SoJams, and regularly attending the arranging forums and such, I feel there are several questions that always get asked and rarely answered about arranging.  People come in wanting to know about syllables, bass lines, solos...they're inexperienced and they want to know the basics.

DekeSharon's picture

Why Jen and Jo Aren't My Friends

 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.