In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument

Home | Doo Wop | Barbershop | World | Contemporary | Christian | Vocal Jazz | Choral | Christmas | Instructional | Arrangements

Classical | Opera | Musicals | Personality | Young Singers | Disney | Videos | Songs | The Artists

Deke Sharon and Dylan Bell
A Cappella Arranging

Basic Arranging in 10 Steps
Principals in Arranging
What is Arranging?
The Arranging Sprectrum
Discovering Your Toolkit
Five Myths About Music Making
Vocal Conventions
Song Selection
Listening to the Original
Listening to Other Versions
Form and Conceptualization
Preparing Your Materials
Melody and Lyrics
The Bass Line
Background Vocals
Final Touches
Record / Rehearse
In Depth Analyses
Change Up and Clever Bits
Arranging For Other Vocal Formats
Vocal Percusion
Specific A Cappella Styles
Writing For Your Own Group
Writing Medleys
Breaking the Block
Final Thoughts

At the heart of every vocal group is the music it performs. This often means writing its own arrangements of popular or traditional songs. This book is the long-awaited definitive work on the subject, wide ranging both in its scope and in its target audience - which spans beginners, music students, and community groups to professional and semi-professional performers, vocal/instrumental songwriters, composers, and producers - providing genre-specific insight on a cappella writng. The tone of the book is instructive and informative, yet conversational: it is intended to stand alongside any academic publication while remaining interesting and fun. Dubbed "the Father of Contemporary A Cappella" author Deke Sharon has firmly established himself as one of the leading vocal harmony talents today having arranged over 2,000 songs which are published worldwide. Deke was vocal producer on NBC's "The Sing-Off" and served as arranger, on-site music director and vocal producer for Universal's "Pitch Perfect" movie. A Cappella Arranging is a good textbook - and a "good read" - for every vocal arranger, whether amateur or professional; every vocal music classroom, and any professional recording studio. We highly recommend this book.

Item code: 7809B | Book | $29.95 add item to cart
Contemporary  | A Cappella | 358 Pages | Softcover | 8 x 11
884088608989 | 1458416577 | 00333442

Closer Look
Music series: Contemporary A Cappella Publishing

Related: Vocal Arranging

Select a Category

Hear about Local A Cappella Events and Auditions

Enter your email address and zip code to be informed about local a cappella performances.

Email Address: ZIP code (5 digit):

Want to Sing? - Find a Chorus Near You

List of Choruses by State | List of Choruses by City

Specialty Arrangements

Find a Song